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9MM Shield - Slide Lock Problem

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Old December 15th, 2013, 02:20 AM   #1
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9MM Shield - Slide Lock Problem

I finally bought a Shield to be my wife's Concealed Carry Weapon. Much to my dismay I cannot engage the slide lock at all. So I cannot even take down the gun. Has anyone encountered this and is there a solution before I return the gun to my gun shop.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 04:24 AM   #2
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When I got my Shield I had a problem engaging the slide lock because it was so hard to rack the slide, it was very hard to pull the slide back far enough to engage the lock. Racking the slide many times made it easier and after about 800 rounds it's fine.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 04:26 AM   #3
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I finally bought a Shield to be my wife's Concealed Carry Weapon. Much to my dismay I cannot engage the slide lock at all. So I cannot even take down the gun. Has anyone encountered this and is there a solution before I return the gun to my gun shop.
New the slide lock is hard to pull back. A simple way to do it is put a empty magazine in and pull slide back. Remove the magazine. You are all set.

There is nothing wrong with your shield. It will get better with use.
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Itll be stiff new after its shot a little bit itll get better.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 06:47 AM   #5
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This problem is caused by the recoil assembly getting stuck on an interior ledge of the slide. If you can move the guide rod to the side (usually toward the ejection port side) while holding the slide back you should be able to get it going.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 06:52 AM   #6
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Thanks for the help guys--this little devil is a lot harder than my full size M&P 9
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I think most of us went through this with the shield! I did not think I would be able to rack it at first. After racking mine a few times it started to get better. Be sure to follow the directions when re-inserting the spring and make sure it is straight horizontally and vertically before you put it back together.

Make sure the sear deactivation lever is in the correct position before and after assembly.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 11:42 AM   #8
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Make sure the sear deactivation lever is in the correct position before and after assembly.
You actually use the lever?I just pull the trigger after letting the slide back down just like a Glock. Have to hold onto the slide or it will shoot off the frame.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 12:17 PM   #9
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You actually use the lever?I just pull the trigger after letting the slide back down just like a Glock. Have to hold onto the slide or it will shoot off the frame.
Yes, I use the lever, it is a safety feature to keep you from having to pull the trigger. I have heard of way too many accidental shootings while cleaning guns. I don't think you can be too safe and it doesn't shoot off the frame.
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Yes, I use the lever, it is a safety feature to keep you from having to pull the trigger. I have heard of way too many accidental shootings while cleaning guns. I don't think you can be too safe and it doesn't shoot off the frame.
A BIG +1.
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The Shield recoil spring is pretty stout. Just rack the slide a few hundred times. It'll lighten up a bit.
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You actually use the lever?I just pull the trigger after letting the slide back down just like a Glock. Have to hold onto the slide or it will shoot off the frame.
Pulling the trigger is the way to go.
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Pulling the trigger is the way to go.
Says the man with an odd limp.

Concerning NDs with the "Glock way" of weapon takedown, the saying is: "There are those who have, and those who will." But, S&W has offered us a simple way to tip the balance toward a "those who won't" category. Then Gaston's fanboys, who would enslave us to the infamous "Glock way" (ignoring well documented incidents), carelessly subvert S&W's efforts.
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Yes, I use the lever, it is a safety feature to keep you from having to pull the trigger. I have heard of way too many accidental shootings while cleaning guns. I don't think you can be too safe and it doesn't shoot off the frame.
I use the lever too, because I read the provided manual and that is what the instructions said to do. Shortcuts should never be taken when it comes to safety. That includes actually reading the manual of any potentially dangerous device PRIOR to use, no matter how knowledgeable you think you may be. Technology changes and I for one do not like finding that out the hard way.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 03:31 PM   #15
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I could not rack the slide when my 40 was new. I finally got it back and left it locked back for three days. It seemed to soften the spring abit.
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