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Old March 30th, 2017, 06:41 PM   #31
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I doubt thumb safety had anything to do with it, but we`ll wait an see what they say at S&W
Mine is one of the early TS models. It's NEVER malfunctioned with either my reloads, Freedom Munitions ammo, or anything else I've put through it.
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The only malfunctions/problems I've ever had with any of my pistols was with WWB Value (Bulk) Packs from Wal*Mart. In the past, when I had the malfunctions, I found that there was a visible difference (no micrometers needed) in overall length (which I've never seen in their 50 round [racked] boxes), leading me to suspect that Winchester's Value Packs were nothing more than 'Factory Seconds'.
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The only malfunctions/problems I've ever had with any of my pistols was with WWB Value (Bulk) Packs from Wal*Mart. In the past, when I had the malfunctions, I found that there was a visible difference (no micrometers needed) in overall length (which I've never seen in their 50 round [racked] boxes), leading me to suspect that Winchester's Value Packs were nothing more than 'Factory Seconds'.


Same here almost every malfunction Ive experienced with my SA Pistols (except 22) has been when using WWB.
I wont buy ANY WInchester AMMO.
Theres enough others available somI choose to skip it.




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Old March 31st, 2017, 04:18 PM   #34
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I just shot my new S&W Shield .45 today.

300 rounds of Federal, Winchester White Box, Remington and Sig Sauer 185gr JHP and Winchester PDX1 230gr JHP.

Not one malfunction. 2 six round mags and 2 7 round mags. 200 or so more problem free rounds and she is a guaranteed carry pistol!
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Though i shy away from WWB these days due to some of the boxes have been showing up at walmart with crimped primers... i suspect this is NATO bulk ammo, which seems much hotter. Never had any malfunctions with WWB either. My main go to ammo today is AE federal 124gr... it works, and its VERY consistant. The WWB hasnt failed me, but i just prefer un-crimped primers because i save all my brass because i reload alot.
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Old April 19th, 2017, 08:18 PM   #36
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I`ll guess ahead of what they`ll tell you...
"We couldn't find anything wrong, your gun works perfectly fine"
I surely hope i`m wrong in your case, and it gets fixed.
Just called Smith yesterday, my gun is still in repair status, but the rep who was a good guy to talk with said, so far, they replaced one of my 2 mags, some mag components in another, and the barrel, so er, yeah, guess there were some issues.

Not completed yet, I'll post if any other work was done when I hear something. It is still not released from repair department and I think they want to be 110% sure they got it all. I'm pleased that Smith took the time to read my notes, and I also sent in a few pics showing the round in jammed half way into the barrel after racking slide. I'm glad I sent it in. I have 4 other MP"s with no issues, so I knew even though I'm not an expert something was way off about this one. I'm sure it will be like a new gun when returned.

I'm also pleased that I could get an "in-process" status and being informed of the work they've done so far. I'm pleased with the communication.

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Though i shy away from WWB these days due to some of the boxes have been showing up at walmart with crimped primers... i suspect this is NATO bulk ammo, which seems much hotter. Never had any malfunctions with WWB either. My main go to ammo today is AE federal 124gr... it works, and its VERY consistant. The WWB hasnt failed me, but i just prefer un-crimped primers because i save all my brass because i reload alot.
I keep a swaging die set up in my old Rock Chucker for that.
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Just called Smith yesterday, my gun is still in repair status, but the rep who was a good guy to talk with said, so far, they replaced one of my 2 mags, some mag components in another, and the barrel, so er, yeah, guess there were some issues.

Not completed yet, I'll post if any other work was done when I hear something. It is still not released from repair department and I think they want to be 110% sure they got it all. I'm pleased that Smith took the time to read my notes, and I also sent in a few pics showing the round in jammed half way into the barrel after racking slide. I'm glad I sent it in. I have 4 other MP"s with no issues, so I knew even though I'm not an expert something was way off about this one. I'm sure it will be like a new gun when returned.

I'm also pleased that I could get an "in-process" status and being informed of the work they've done so far. I'm pleased with the communication.
Excellent!

S&W CS is top notch in my experience.
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It's in shipping. Others have posted about suspected mag problems or feed type problems, so I send the gun and BOTH mags. Contrary to others who said they were told not to send mags in?

I also think my pics helped. Gotta run, long week. I'll post when I get it back out after receipt.

Regarding WWB, I've no complaints with 4 other MP's. Maybe the .45 Shield is a different beast, but that's what I"ll go back to the range with.

Thanks to all responders, and yes, I've had to send one other piece to Smith long ago. Very satisfied with the communication this time as well.
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It's in shipping. Others have posted about suspected mag problems or feed type problems, so I send the gun and BOTH mags. Contrary to others who said they were told not to send mags in?

I also think my pics helped. Gotta run, long week. I'll post when I get it back out after receipt.

Regarding WWB, I've no complaints with 4 other MP's. Maybe the .45 Shield is a different beast, but that's what I"ll go back to the range with.

Thanks to all responders, and yes, I've had to send one other piece to Smith long ago. Very satisfied with the communication this time as well.
I've been shooting WWB ammo for as long as they've been selling it, and have had no problems shooting it in 1911's, glocks, M&P's, Kahrs, or revolvers.

Some guns are ammo sensitive (though that's usually related to HP ammo), so you can find folks who'll swear that (fill in the blank here) ammo "is crap" because it "won't work" in their gun.
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I've been shooting WWB ammo for as long as they've been selling it, and have had no problems shooting it in 1911's, glocks, M&P's, Kahrs, or revolvers.

Some guns are ammo sensitive (though that's usually related to HP ammo), so you can find folks who'll swear that (fill in the blank here) ammo "is crap" because it "won't work" in their gun.

Can't wait to get mine back and try it again with just WWB!
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I was out at the range all day yesterday, shooting all my shield 9`s (and all my ported 9`s including my PC9L) and both my G43`s, using only WWB ammo, not one single malfunction in any of the 500 rounds i shot all day. I dunno, some guns are just simply finicky.

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whoops sorry guys, ya`ll talkin about the 45 shield, not 9mm.
Buddy of mine has a brand new 45 shield, shoots WWB out of his, no malfunctions.
But he DOES bitch about how hard it racks...lol. I told him to just keep shootin the hell out of it... after a few hundred rounds, he`s noticing it loosening up now.

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