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Old December 19th, 2016, 04:42 PM   #1
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New Shield owner

Just bought a 9mm Shield today. Have a bunch of other firearms and decided I needed another. ......not!
Anyway, haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. Did clean and lube so pretty soon.
One unusual thing I found was the need to search for the "yellow colored thing" and fold it out before the slide was able to be removed.
Never ran into that before.
Unusual.
Looking forward to putting a few hundred rounds thru it without any failures. Hopefully it's better than a Kimber I bought not too long ago.
I'll report on the results when I get to the range. I live in AZ so it's not a problem this time of the year.
Merry Christmas.
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Old December 19th, 2016, 07:48 PM   #2
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Welcome to our little corner of the web!

Let me give you the background on the little yellow thing. When S&W was doing their research for a new pistol, the M&P series, they went to trainers all over the country to see what they wanted in a new clean sheet design. One of the most common recommendations was that you shouldn't need to pull the trigger to take it apart, the Glock is designed so you have to pull the trigger before you can remove the slide, this design has resulted in hundreds of negligent discharges and several deaths over the years.

Rule number one is never point a gun at anything you don't want to kill, strict adherence to that simple rule would save hundreds of lives, but too many people are careless, not paying any attention to where the pistol is pointed, and not making sure the pistol is unloaded before they pull the trigger. Saving lives was the reason why the trainers asked for that feature and S&W was smart enough to make that happen. If someone buys a Glock they still have to pull the trigger to remove the slide, and people are still getting shot because the owner's are careless.
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Welcome, Good luck, I hope you enjoy it as much as do mine.

s far as the yellow/green lever goes...You can, slide back, (make sure the gun is not loaded, and then treat it as if it is loaded) flip the take down lever, slide forward and pull the trigger, (without using the yellow/green sear disconnect) and remove the slide. The yellow/green lever is a (safer?) option.
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Old December 21st, 2016, 07:18 AM   #11
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Welcome, Good luck, I hope you enjoy it as much as do mine.

s far as the yellow/green lever goes...You can, slide back, (make sure the gun is not loaded, and then treat it as if it is loaded) flip the take down lever, slide forward and pull the trigger, (without using the yellow/green sear disconnect) and remove the slide. The yellow/green lever is a (safer?) option.
Thanks, that works!
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Welcome to our little corner of the web!

Let me give you the background on the little yellow thing. When S&W was doing their research for a new pistol, the M&P series, they went to trainers all over the country to see what they wanted in a new clean sheet design. One of the most common recommendations was that you shouldn't need to pull the trigger to take it apart, the Glock is designed so you have to pull the trigger before you can remove the slide, this design has resulted in hundreds of negligent discharges and several deaths over the years.

Rule number one is never point a gun at anything you don't want to kill, strict adherence to that simple rule would save hundreds of lives, but too many people are careless, not paying any attention to where the pistol is pointed, and not making sure the pistol is unloaded before they pull the trigger. Saving lives was the reason why the trainers asked for that feature and S&W was smart enough to make that happen. If someone buys a Glock they still have to pull the trigger to remove the slide, and people are still getting shot because the owner's are careless.
About as close as they can get to help make them idiot proof.
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New Shield 40S&W

Bought me a shield yesterday in 40S&W, I have had a Taurus PT100 for over 23 years and always liked the caliber. I shoot others also, Smith MP9 which is my range gun for fun along with several 45's and 22's. Before I went back and got my Shield i purchased a first for me a Glock 42 in 380acp and saw the Shields were on sale so that's when I decided to get one a day later. I wont be able to get out till next week bust rest assured she will be taken to the range.
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Bought me a shield yesterday in 40S&W, I have had a Taurus PT100 for over 23 years and always liked the caliber. I shoot others also, Smith MP9 which is my range gun for fun along with several 45's and 22's. Before I went back and got my Shield i purchased a first for me a Glock 42 in 380acp and saw the Shields were on sale so that's when I decided to get one a day later. I wont be able to get out till next week bust rest assured she will be taken to the range.
Shield 40's are awesome pistols! Hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine!
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