This is a discussion on New shield 9mm within the MP SHIELD Pistols forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; Just brought it home, thought I would field strip it to acquaint myself. Cannot pull slide back as hard as I try. never had this ...
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|November 27th, 2016, 11:40 AM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: DeKalb, IL
New shield 9mm
Just brought it home, thought I would field strip it to acquaint myself.
Cannot pull slide back as hard as I try. never had this experience before.
Should I go back to the store or is it fixable here at home?
|November 27th, 2016, 02:07 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Welcome to our little corner of the net.
Chances are you are experiencing the same problem that I have, which is poor hand strength, in my case due to aging hands. The small pistols are notorious for strong springs, the small slides are hard to grip, so all of this kind of adds up. When I was looking at small pistols I couldn't even begin to pull back the slide on the 40 cal pistols.
One thing that makes it easier is to use one hand to hold the slide firmly, and then PUSH the frame forward, instead of trying to pull the slide back, this helps a lot of people. I haven't looked recently, but a number of companies were making what they call slide rackers, which help the many owners of these little pistols to retract the slides. You might want to Google for a Shield slide racker and see what pops up. I'm sure you will get a lot of suggestions. Click on one of those videos, there's lots more like this listed.
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|November 27th, 2016, 04:33 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jul 2016
These M&P smith shields are VERY stiff when new.
It`ll take quite a few 100 rounds for it to loosen up.
|November 28th, 2016, 05:03 PM||#8|
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Middle Tennessee
|December 1st, 2016, 01:19 PM||#9|
Join Date: Nov 2016
I thought I had problems with mine too but that is one tight azz spring on these things. I also have low hand strength and the first few times I stripped mine I had issues until I used the method in the first video.
|December 4th, 2016, 03:27 PM||#10|
Join Date: Apr 2016
Hi Bob! You will need a UpLula or some type of Mag loader, congratulations on new M&P
Last edited by Jb1AL; December 4th, 2016 at 03:29 PM.
|December 4th, 2016, 06:28 PM||#11|
Join Date: Apr 2015
SLIDE PROBLEM ISSUE
I had the same problem and found that the yellow sear disconnet lever had jammed in the sear ,once I got it free I was able to lower it and never had the slide issue again.
Last edited by BULLSTONE; December 4th, 2016 at 06:34 PM.
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