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Old 02-28-2014, 05:17 PM   #1
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My first poly..

I made a transaction with a friend and ended up with a new Smith/Wesson 9mm Shield.I have never had a polymer firearm and haven't a clue what to watch for in using it.I know there's a lot of other than Kimber gun owners on here so please enlighten me with your knowledge....{p.s...I thought about going on S/W forum but I trust the guys on here already and hope I'm not offending anyone by asking about a non-Kimber}

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Old 02-28-2014, 05:30 PM   #2
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Heck, we like all kinds of guns. We just happen to be in love with Kimbers.

I've heard good things about the S&W 9mm. I do not own one, but I do own Glocks (another poly gun.) Basically, you can treat them like a $2.00 w*** and they will still work. I don't get the same sense of satisfaction shooting the Glocks as I do the Kimber, but to each their own. If the S&W is like the Glock, they don't need/want a lot of oil. Just basic cleaning, light oil on moving parts, load, point, shoot. IMO, poly guns are dependable lead slingers, not tack drivers.
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:32 PM   #3
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I haven't seen anything but good comments about the Shield. I don't have any first hand experience though. I do have two Glocks and find nothing to complain about with poly, striker fired pistols.
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:27 PM   #4
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Jeff, is your shield subject to the recent factory recall?

Smith & Wesson has issued a major consumer safety alert for all M&P Shield Pistols manufactured before August 19, 2013. Released August 22, 2013, the safety alert identified an issue where the M&P Shield’s trigger bar pin could damage the trigger’s drop safety feature—enabling the pistol to potentially discharge when dropped.
Smith & Wesson urgently warns anyone with a Shield to: “STOP USING YOUR PISTOL IMMEDIATELY UNTIL IT HAS BEEN INSPECTED AND, IF THE CONDITION IS FOUND, REPAIRED.”
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:32 PM   #5
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Wasn't that just the .40 Shield Chuck?
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That I don't know.My friend is shipping it to my ffl next week and he just bought it within the last month.Guess I need to get serial # and call S&W before he ships it.Thanks for the heads up Chuck43..
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:39 PM   #7
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The recall is for all Shields here's a link to S&W site.
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I have owned 2 shields one in 9mm and one .40S&W, the 9 was great with a good trigger and was one of the first shields to come out, I made the mistake of trading it for the .40 that I did not like way to much recoil, now have a Sig 938 and love it.
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:59 PM   #9
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The recall is for all Shields here's a link to S&W site.
You are correct Chuck43.Just called my friend and mfg date was in October...
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I just didn't want to see you buying the gun without being aware of the recall Jeff.
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