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Old December 6th, 2016, 03:54 AM   #16
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WWB is the one ammo I refuse to purchase any longer.
It is the only ammo to malfunction in my MP pistols.



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Old December 6th, 2016, 05:52 AM   #17
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Ok , perhaps my problem was the lack of cleaning it before I lubed it and shot it. I never thought a gun that's never been shot out of the box is going to need cleaning. I don't remember reading that in manual ether.

Not busting your azz, but you better go read the manual, it IS in the manual.
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Old December 6th, 2016, 08:27 AM   #18
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Not busting your azz, but you better go read the manual, it IS in the manual.
Of every gun made, regardless of manufacturer.
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Old December 6th, 2016, 07:52 PM   #19
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I would always first, question the operator, considering a brand new gun, limp wristing, riding the slide, riding the slide stop...all possible growing pains with any owner of a new gun.

Also as many have said new springs, tighter tolerances, new from box no cleaning...al possible problems with a new gun.

I took my PC shield right out of the box and on to the range immediately, doing nothing, and some range ammo they had that I hadn't used before...no issues, but I wouldn't ever really question the gun (within reason) until after at least a couple hundred rounds.

My first ported gun, takes a lot of getting used to the filth the porting adds.
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Old December 8th, 2016, 01:04 PM   #20
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Ok guys great advise , thank you. I will post a follow up after my next range experience
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Old December 8th, 2016, 07:42 PM   #21
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I picked up my new .45 Shield, field stripped it right there in the shop (which has a range), inspected the barrel. It was pretty clean but pushed one patch through with a pencil, came out fairly clean. I put one drop of EWL on the barrel where the slide rides and one drop on each slide rail. Ran 500rds of Independence ammo through it, 200rds of Federal 230gr HST, and another 150rds of WWB. Zero malfunctions of any kind and my wife, who's 5'4" shot half of those rounds. We love the Shield and I consider it go to go as my daily carry. When I'm at work my wife has it on her every day. It's possible you may have a premature (hahaha he said premature) spring fatigue? After my full size (see my other post here) came all screwed up from S&W it's possible you have a bad one? I don't screw around with any kind of problem, back to the factory it goes under warranty. I'm really pissed about my full size!
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Old December 9th, 2016, 07:39 PM   #22
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I read on a forum that all S & W shields are fire tested before sold , is that true ? Because I have no paper work in my package that it went through a field test inspection.
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Old December 10th, 2016, 07:47 AM   #23
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I read on a forum that all S & W shields are fire tested before sold , is that true ? Because I have no paper work in my package that it went through a field test inspection.
They`re suppose to, but nobody can prove that every gun does.
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Old December 13th, 2016, 02:40 AM   #24
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S&W has been turning out crap barrels lately in the PC Shields. I had to send mine back for obvious machining errors and incredibly bad accuracy. They took 2 months to get it back to me and it came with a replacement barrel that also had visual imperfections. It shot better, but still nowhere near acceptable or normal compared to other Shields.

Had such a bad experience with this pistol that I have sworn off S&W. Plenty of other great firearms out there.
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Old December 17th, 2016, 09:02 PM   #25
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how does a novice analyze a barrel for imperfections
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Old December 18th, 2016, 07:41 AM   #26
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how does a novice analyze a barrel for imperfections
Unless you have someone with experience to actually show you, theres a lot to learn. But one easy thing to look for, is digs, scratches, dents, heavy wear marks etc etc etc. If its a question of you thinking something is wrong with your particular gun, have others that are experienced, inspect it, and shoot it to see if the results are the same as yours. Other than that, i dont know what to tell you other than ask questions and listen to what other experienced people have to say.

Always remember, your not listening if your talking. Eyes an ears open, learn from the experts. Soak up as much knowledge as you can.
Thats exactly how i learned everything that i know today.
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Old December 19th, 2016, 02:53 AM   #27
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Your accuracy problems could be fatigue 100 rounds is a lot for a novice shooter.
I have over 5k through my PC Shield now and not 1 problem except my empty mags won't fall free and 1 broken front sight rod.
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Old December 29th, 2016, 05:27 PM   #28
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Most of you are in agreement that Winchester whitebox ammo is good. I disagree but that's just my opinion. I have had failure to eject and some failures to feed with it. I like Blazer Brass for the range.
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Old January 1st, 2017, 04:26 PM   #29
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Your accuracy problems could be fatigue 100 rounds is a lot for a novice shooter.
I have over 5k through my PC Shield now and not 1 problem except my empty mags won't fall free and 1 broken front sight rod.
I will give a further update when I go to the range with new ammo. I am in really in good shape with weight training and cardio everyday so not sure if fatigue got the best of me perhaps mental fatigue. I am going back to the range with American Federal then I will update.
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Old January 1st, 2017, 05:17 PM   #30
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I read on a forum that all S & W shields are fire tested before sold , is that true ? Because I have no paper work in my package that it went through a field test inspection.
I have bought a lot of guns over the past 30 years or so. Most don't have an expended casing included, but if you look down the barrel when you first disassemble it, it is obvious that is had been fired. Obvious on my new Shield.
No telling how many times though.
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