S&W Shield Recall Notice

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S&W Shield Recall Notice

#1 Post by jdad » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:17 pm

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Re: S&W Shield Recall Notice

#2 Post by AJMD429 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:01 pm

One more instance of a firearm design with TOO MANY PARTS.

They keep trying to make them 'fool-proof' but it only makes more things potentially to break or go wrong, which can make them dangerous even in well-trained hands, let alone the 'fools' they apparently are designing them to be proof against... :roll:

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Re: S&W Shield Recall Notice

#3 Post by Grizz » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:13 pm

Doc's right, too many and too dainty parts that are too cute. from engineers who grew up gaming on computers instead of erector sets..

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Re: S&W Shield Recall Notice

#4 Post by K1500 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:58 pm

Uhh..I'm pretty sure tha Shield has fewer parts than the 1911. This sounds like a manufacturing defect issue, not a parts count issue.

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Re: S&W Shield Recall Notice

#5 Post by 30-30 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:07 pm

K1500 wrote:Uhh..I'm pretty sure tha Shield has fewer parts than the 1911. This sounds like a manufacturing defect issue, not a parts count issue.
+1 ... I think the Shield is like the Glocks, Glock has 33 parts...that's why I stay with Glock... :)

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Re: S&W Shield Recall Notice

#6 Post by Molasses » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:00 am

They show how to do a check on the linked page. Went ahead and did the test. No problems here; the little nub on the back of the trigger that's supposed to keep the trigger from going to the rear unless the hinged lower half of the trigger is pulled still moves in and out of engagement like it's supposed to. The problem appears to be that on some of 'em, (they're saying it appears to be from recent production but want to be sure and throw a broad enough net to ensure they catch 'em all) that hinged portion is dragging and not letting the nub go back to the "safe" position when the trigger goes forward.

I'm wondering if they've had some triggers where the holes weren't exactly the right size or if it was some of the hinge pins or maybe they had someone assembling that portion that was overzealously whacking the pin into place and either riveting it or crimping the plastic around it? Maybe just plastic flashing from the mould that wasn't cleaned out of the holes?
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Re: S&W Shield Recall Notice

#7 Post by jdad » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:27 am

The problem is the pin.
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Re: S&W Shield Recall Notice

#8 Post by Molasses » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:47 am

jdad wrote:The problem is the pin.
Yup, went back and looked again and they do say so. Huh, reading IS fundamental, and it appears I've got the mental part down pretty good.
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