M&P Shields: Important notice from S&W

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M&P Shields: Important notice from S&W

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Post by OldCannon » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:13 am

Just got this through FFL channels:
To All Smith & Wesson Customers:

Smith & Wesson is in the process of announcing a Safety Alert relating to the lower trigger on M&P Shield pistols. We should be in a position to provide you with more details as to the scope of the affected pistols in a few days. In the meantime, please stop all sales and shipments of M&P Shield pistols pending further notice. We appreciate your assistance in ensuring that the products we provide to customers meet our high standards for quality and safety.

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Post by SQLGeek » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:15 am

Aw poop.

Thanks for the heads up, I'll keep my eyes open.
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Post by LAYGO » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:27 am

I have a Shield arriving at my FFL tomorrow evening. Is he going to keep me from obtaining it? Or is that already too late in the process for the sale to be stopped? UPS has it.
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Post by carlson1 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:57 am

I have had no problems with my Shield. This should be interesting.
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Post by JMod45 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:16 am

Thank you for the heads up, I will keep my ears open on this subject, as I own two of them.

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Post by G26ster » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:49 pm

JMod45 wrote:Thank you for the heads up, I will keep my ears open on this subject, as I own two of them.
Coincidence! I have two ears too!!! :biggrinjester:

Seriously, thanks for the heads up, as I have been considering a Shield also.

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Post by TexasGal » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:50 pm

:headscratch Mine works fine. Well dang it. Wonder how long before we find out what they are concerned about. :totap:
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Post by Warhorse545 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:20 pm

Might be why I have not been able to find them this last month.
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Post by carlson1 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:29 pm

I have a few hundred through mine and I have not had a single issue.

I also picked up a M&Pc that has a new trigger in it. It is smooth and has a positive reset just like the Shield.
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Post by TexasCajun » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:50 pm

There was something on another forum about this same notice. The folks over there (don't remember which one it was) seem to think this may have to do with a missing or lose spring on the lower part of the trigger.
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Post by karder » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:49 pm

My wife is working late and carrying a Shield right now. Thanks for the heads up. I will be looking for more information as it becomes available.
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Post by JMod45 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:38 am

G26ster wrote:
JMod45 wrote:Thank you for the heads up, I will keep my ears open on this subject, as I own two of them.
Coincidence! I have two ears too!!! :biggrinjester:

Seriously, thanks for the heads up, as I have been considering a Shield also.
I do have two ears :bigear: , left and right (I think), as well as two shields, .40 and 9mm. I've put about 200 rounds through each, and haven't seen any problems other than the .40 not liking to load some of my Remington ammo.

Tried doing a google search, just found some things last year where they stopped shipping due to the .40 dropping mags when shooting.

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Re: M&P Shields: Important notice from S&W

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Post by LAYGO » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:55 am

Looking around on 2 M&P specific forums, they talk about if the lower half of your trigger isn't spring operated, then you have the issue.

http://smith-wessonforum.com/smith-wess ... ecall.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://mp-pistol.com/mp-shield-pistols/ ... igger.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=137056" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (pictures showing the issue)
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Post by danpaw » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:11 pm

Uh Oh! Shield leg!

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Post by carlson1 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:31 pm

LAYGO wrote:Looking around on 2 M&P specific forums, they talk about if the lower half of your trigger isn't spring operated, then you have the issue.

http://smith-wessonforum.com/smith-wess ... ecall.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://mp-pistol.com/mp-shield-pistols/ ... igger.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=137056" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (pictures showing the issue)
Checked my Shield and the spring is in place.
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