Decided to put up an S&W Shield Update.
So far I’ve been carrying the weapon legal as much as possible. I’ve placed 118 rounds through the pistol. I’ve noticed smoother action as I go. It has fired ball and Hornady Critical Defense without issue.
So far it has proven reliable with only one minor hiccup. I initially thought there was a failure to fire. After replaying the event over in my head and further shooting I realized I had short stroked the trigger. I have also noticed small black polymer shavings three times while firing. I’ve broken the pistol apart looking for where they frame may have been shaved by the slide and came up empty handed. As stated above, it does have a smoother action the more I shoot it.
One other issue I’ve had which has proved to be major which involves a magazine. Basically, it’s ruined. The spring became bunch in the magazine and is permanently warped. Being that it is a brand new mag, I’ll be contacting S&W on this problem for a resolution. This was a magazine that came with the weapon.
I’ll update again in a few months when I’ve had more rounds through it, but so far it remains 100% reliable. I still consider this weapon to be a great purchase.