Smith and Wesson Issues Safety Alert for M&P Shield Handguns

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by PapaGrune, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. PapaGrune

    PapaGrune Inside the firestorm

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  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    The issue in question is related to the lower trigger on the firearm.
    Please note, Smith and Wesson is NOT issuing a recall on the Shield pistols, but is encouraging all owners to have their firearms inspected to see if the issue in question is present. The issue may affect Shields manufactured prior to 8/19/13.
    The issue in question may affect the drop safety of the firearm, and according to Smith and Wesson, may allow the firearm to fire if dropped under certain conditions.
    All Shield owners are encouraged to visit the S&W website to see if this affects your firearm. You can also read details about the issue below.
    Here is a more detailed description of the issue, which can also be found on Smith and Wesson’s website.

    Smith & Wesson has identified a condition where the trigger bar pin could damage the lower trigger in certain M&P Shields in a way that may affect the functionality of the drop safety feature of the firearm, potentially allowing the pistol to discharge if it is dropped.
    Any unintended discharge of a firearm has the potential to cause injury, and we ask that you STOP USING YOUR PISTOL IMMEDIATELY UNTIL IT HAS BEEN INSPECTED AND, IF THE CONDITION IS FOUND, REPAIRED.
  3. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Easy to test... Put an Primed, but Empty Case in the weapon, and drop it a few times, on different Parts of the weapon.... If the primer goes off, you have an ISSUE, if not you have a S&W Semi-auto "Piece of Crap" .... My Opinion.... YMMV.....
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