This is a discussion on Shield recoil spring/racking problem. within the MP SHIELD Pistols forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; here is a better pic if it will help anyone....
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|February 1st, 2015, 07:57 PM||#33|
Join Date: Sep 2006
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|February 2nd, 2015, 03:00 PM||#34|
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: winston-salem, NC
Update: spoke with S&W today whom looked at pic and said this was normal. He offered to send a replacement if it made me feel better which I accepted. Will see what arrives and will forward pics if any difference.
Just seams so very strange to me...
More to come.
|August 28th, 2015, 05:33 PM||#35|
Join Date: Aug 2015
I guess this would go here but on the two Shields(9mm)I bought just a week and a half ago, when I broke them down to check everything and make sure what needed lube got it, my only question about the guide rods and springs is that the place where they are dropped in place seems almost non specific. On my LC9 there was one and only one place for the unit to go. On the Shield one had to judge sort of when it was exactly right. I got mine 'right' and took it to the range and it had no issues at all. The wifes we have not fired yet. I just took them out again and found no burrs and spring ends were flat and except for the outer spring snaking a bit(long spring in short space)they seemed perfectly fine. I did lube them again with Rem Oil.
|August 28th, 2015, 06:48 PM||#37|
Join Date: Apr 2015
Energize your Netflix box and start watching a movie... work the slide over and over and over. By the end of the movie your hands will be tired and your weapon will be mostly broke in. If you can, try to get 1K cycles in...
Im still working the action on my new AR...
New weapons NEED a break in, and working it dry is a cost effective way to do a large portion of the work. After your initial break in, or during... start doing some dry fire exercise.
My daughter's 40FS has functioned perfectly from day one without any break in, I feel that is pretty typical for the M&P but, I also think she got lucky. To date her 40 has about 2K rounds in it, the only problem was a squib I loaded on the press. Mine has more, maybe 4k... same story, no problems.
Thats about all I have to say...
|August 29th, 2015, 07:28 AM||#38|
Join Date: May 2014
Luckily though, the manual has some very good example pics.
|January 18th, 2016, 01:22 PM||#39|
Join Date: Jul 2013
You guys are unbelievable. You are insistent that the gun is defective and that it is poor workmanship before you even fire the guns?? Apparently none of you read the manual to learn how to disassemble the correct way. Maybe you should send the gun to a gunsmith for porting and polishing before sending it back to Smith. Or better yet don't ever fire it and you'll never have to find out of it was actually poor craftsmanship!
|January 19th, 2016, 03:42 AM||#40|
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: San Antonio Texas
3 plus years of tearing down and reassembling my 40shield and not once have I had to "pay close attention" or "get the spring just so" when installing the recoil spring. I set it in catch the end in the notch and reinstall the slide. Not 1 time has it ever not functioned properly or have I had to remove and reinstall slide/spring.
It really is an over blown issue by folks that seem to have a hard time READING COMPREHENDING AND FOLLOWING simple instructions. Mainly because they all are "experts" and know more than the folks who designed engineered and tested the gun.
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|January 19th, 2016, 05:38 AM||#41|
Join Date: Jan 2016
I had my recoil spring fail after about 600 rounds. Went to take the slide off to install new sights and, the recoil spring/guide rod assembly exploded. I ordered an "upgraded" version from SSguiderods.com. Have not been able to get out and shoot. Hopefully I will have the time Friday on my day off.
|February 9th, 2016, 10:26 AM||#42|
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: West Plains, Missouri
After having my shield 9mm for about a year, and putting about 600 rounds through it, the recoil spring was still so strong it was still hard to rack back. I finally purchased the one piece stainless steel rod and spring from the people in Florida. The first thing I noticed when it was installed was how easy it was to rack and bring it back to the stop. Four days ago I finally got to shoot it and it worked so much better. Now I wish I would have bought one earlier. To me, it is worth the $40.00 that it cost. The website is: ssguiderods.com/shop/smith-wesson-shield-guide-rod.
|April 23rd, 2016, 10:02 AM||#43|
Join Date: Jan 2016
i just ordered a ss guide rod, thanks dlaugh for putting the link in your post. I have had the issue crop up more often than not when ive field stripped my shield, i have found that rotating the spring and re assembling usually works and its always shot fine at the range, 300 rounds on a fairly new gun. but last nite after successfully putting it back together it would not manually go back far enough to catch the slide stop, so one more time and rotated the spring a little and that time it worked, but im done with the spring assembly and have seen a few times where s&w sends out replacements that continue to do the same, so im in it for a aftermarket spring now.
|April 23rd, 2016, 10:38 AM||#44|
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: NW Arkansas
Bought the ss guide rod assy for the wife's Shield. It solved the racking/locking problem for her. Best $40 we ever spent.
|April 25th, 2016, 01:59 PM||#45|
Join Date: Dec 2015
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