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  1. What do I do now?

    MP SHIELD Pistols
    Hello fellow M&P'ers i have an M&P Shield 9mm Performance Center. First time out, almost every other shot resulted in the slide sticking back. This is without the lock engaged and rounds still in the clip. I had to hit the slide with the palm of my hand to break it loose. I made SW aware and...
  2. Questions from a new Shield owner from PA

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, Folks! I just got my Shield 40 and have some questions that I hope you don't mind answering. Sights - purchased the Ameriglo iDot sights. I like them better than the stock sights. Thoughts? Any suggestions on better sights? IWB Holster - looking to get one. Any suggestions on models and...
  3. Shield .40 Recoil Spring Failure

    MP SHIELD Pistols
    When I field stripped the shield after the Range today I was surprised that my captured recoil spring was now non-captured. Oops. Did I miss something? It looks like the cap piece that threads or is fixed to the internal guide rod came loose at some point. The good news is the gun functioned...
  4. 9mm VTAC extraction issue

    MP Pistol Tech Help
    Hi everyone - Quick background on my issue, I have a VTAC in both 9mm and 40. Recently, I upgraded both with the APEX options. I also replaced the recoil springs with the blue painted factory recoil springs sold by Brownells. Since doing that, Ive experienced an issue with the case just barley...
  5. New Shield 9mm...Bad recoil spring? (With Pictures)

    MP SHIELD Pistols
    I just picked up a new Shield 9mm yesterday. I put about 200 rounds through it so far. I've had some issues with mine that other people also seem to be having with their new Shields. Sometimes it is hard to reassemble the pistol after a take down to get the slide back on properly (and yes the...