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Old May 16th, 2017, 07:35 PM   #16
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I get what ya guys are saying, i really do, but it just still rattles my nerves when i see and hear of stupid shit people do with firearms handling. You guys are right though... yes i may be a bit arrogant, a bit of an azzhole, but people in general, are just plain stupid, and not just with guns. I almost got shot one day because somebody thought they knew how to handle a gun... they were the expert, so they thought.The bullet from a 9mm pistol went by my head so close that i felt the wind of it when it whizzed by. Wanna talk about soiling your underwear. That tends to make you a bit jumpy with people with guns, trained or not. So please understand my side and why i`m so touchy about stupid things that people do. I apologize if i offended anyone. Ya know what they say though, ya just cant fix stupid.
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Old May 20th, 2017, 10:30 AM   #17
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Use Micro fiber Shop cloths to wipe excess oil from hands and pistol. This is a way I remove and reinstall the slide on my M&P. Similar to racking the slide overhand grasp the slide overhand with fingers and thumb on rear serrations. Hold grip with right hand and push the slide back to the notch then push the take down lever up or down with thumb.

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Old May 20th, 2017, 01:00 PM   #18
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PaPow - I think the original incident, now that I think about it, probably had more to do with ingrained habit than anything else. The thing is, my only other striker-fired gun was a G20 I got in '92 and using the glock manual of arms is not safely, to the Shield's internals that is, applicable.

I'd originally thought that the sear disconnecting feature was merely a sop to pearl-clutching, police department acquisition types who were bothered with the idea of having to pull the trigger when disassembling their service pistols, as a lot of non-gun people become cops. It never entered my mind that there was an engineering/mechanical reason for the sear disconnector until a few seconds after the striker chunked into the sear with full force ... and I'm a pretty mechanically-minded individual.

My actions were only dangerous to a few small internal parts, not to myself or others. I'm gonna dry-fire this thing a few hunnert times and put a couple o' more boxes through and if it is still 100% reliable, I'll conclude it's good to go.
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Old May 21st, 2017, 09:37 AM   #19
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PaPow - I think the original incident, now that I think about it, probably had more to do with ingrained habit than anything else. The thing is, my only other striker-fired gun was a G20 I got in '92 and using the glock manual of arms is not safely, to the Shield's internals that is, applicable.

I'd originally thought that the sear disconnecting feature was merely a sop to pearl-clutching, police department acquisition types who were bothered with the idea of having to pull the trigger when disassembling their service pistols, as a lot of non-gun people become cops. It never entered my mind that there was an engineering/mechanical reason for the sear disconnector until a few seconds after the striker chunked into the sear with full force ... and I'm a pretty mechanically-minded individual.

My actions were only dangerous to a few small internal parts, not to myself or others. I'm gonna dry-fire this thing a few hunnert times and put a couple o' more boxes through and if it is still 100% reliable, I'll conclude it's good to go.
I'm not too sure of that myself.

I use the "glock method" to take down all my various M&P's.

Shocking to some, no doubt, but in the 10 years I've been doing so, no people, critters, or pistols have been injured.
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I'm not too sure of that myself.

I use the "glock method" to take down all my various M&P's.

Shocking to some, no doubt, but in the 10 years I've been doing so, no people, critters, or pistols have been injured.
The thing is, the Glock slide stop is spring loaded to engage automatically and doesn't require the slide to be locked back and the disassembly lever to be manually raised. As long as you don't fumble the M&P's reassembly while the sear disconnector is up, it's not going to harm anything, but in that case it slipped out of my grasp potentially damaging the sear or striker or both.

My car key is perfectly shaped for pushing down that little lever, so I've got no excuses not to use it in the future
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