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#6929119 - 10/22/17 05:34 PM Shield Slide Stop
shea.mcphail Offline
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Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 370
Loc: Mesquite/Canton
Anybody had problems with their m&p shield slide stop not working? I picked up my shield from Cabelas last weekend, but after getting home I found the slide stop doesnít go up. I fired a round today to see if the slide would stay open after it emptied, but the slide still closed.

#6929283 - 10/22/17 07:44 PM Re: Shield Slide Stop [Re: shea.mcphail]
TXGUNNER308 Offline
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Registered: 12/02/09
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did you clean and lube the pistol prior to shooting it? did you try a different magazine or ammo?
Initial Success or Total Failure

#6929295 - 10/22/17 07:51 PM Re: Shield Slide Stop [Re: shea.mcphail]
fast88 Offline

Registered: 10/13/13
Posts: 691
Loc: Smithville TX
I havenít had that issue. My slide stop is very stiff. Will it not even stay open when you manually rack the slide?

Edited by fast88 (10/22/17 07:52 PM)

#6929401 - 10/22/17 08:41 PM Re: Shield Slide Stop [Re: shea.mcphail]
jeffbird Offline

Registered: 03/09/09
Posts: 3358
Clean it with gunscrubber, then give the slide stop a drop or two of gun oil, and a drop where the rails make contact.

Make sure the recoil spring guide rod is seated correctly and lubed.

Also check to make sure the recoil spring is not broken any where.

Saw one break on a studentís new M&P last week, which was very unusual.

Put an empty mag in and pull the slide all the way back.

It should lock back on an empty mag. Also try it with a different mag.

Please let us know if that helps.
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#6929412 - 10/22/17 08:46 PM Re: Shield Slide Stop [Re: shea.mcphail]
patriot07 Offline
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These type of issues can be mag-related. Have you tried with multiple mags?

#6929617 - 10/22/17 11:55 PM Re: Shield Slide Stop [Re: shea.mcphail]
shea.mcphail Offline
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Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 370
Loc: Mesquite/Canton
Iíve only tried with the mags that came with the gun. After I got home and took it out of the box, I tried racking it but the slide wouldnít ever catch. Tried it with both magazines. Took two shots through it today to see if the slide would stay open, but it still closed. Iíll probably take it in sometime this week. Just sucks having to drive back up there.

#6929773 - 10/23/17 08:03 AM Re: Shield Slide Stop [Re: shea.mcphail]
Skip Offline
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Registered: 10/23/06
Posts: 1206
Loc: Hewitt, Texas
Sorry to hear that. Never had that issue and I've owned 5 Shield's. I had an issue with a Shield .40 where I dropped it and banged the front sight up. S&W customer service told me to send it in and repaired it free. If you have to contact their customer service.

#6929796 - 10/23/17 08:27 AM Re: Shield Slide Stop [Re: shea.mcphail]
Korean Redneck Offline

Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 2613
Loc: Houston
I thought I had the same problem with a glock once but turned out that one magazine had issues. I ended upo trying other mags and it was just that one mag that was bad.
Don't know if that might possibly be the case for you.

#6929889 - 10/23/17 09:24 AM Re: Shield Slide Stop [Re: Korean Redneck]
RLoving1 Offline
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Can't help but will keep eye on my shield for this malfunction. Only problem I have had was I shot the insert out of front sight, mine is the performance center shield. Little super glue and good to go, does it again and going with some night sights.
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#6930398 - 10/23/17 04:42 PM Re: Shield Slide Stop [Re: shea.mcphail]
Tactical Cowboy Offline
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Registered: 08/23/11
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Take the slide off and insert an empty mag. Check to make sure the slide stop will move up when contacted by the follower.

Shields are pretty simple pistols. It shouldn't be too hard to fix your issue.
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#6930400 - 10/23/17 04:43 PM Re: Shield Slide Stop [Re: shea.mcphail]
glb1955 Offline
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Registered: 07/21/11
Posts: 393
Loc: Brazos County Texas
I just sent you a PM.


#6930653 - 10/23/17 07:43 PM Re: Shield Slide Stop [Re: shea.mcphail]
Big Fitz Offline
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To add to what Tactical Cowboy suggested, can you push the slid stop up with your finger when the slide is pulled back? Just a check to see if the slide stop itself is moving freely.
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