Is there a recall on the Smith and Wesson M&P Shield?
The recall applies to models manufactured from March of 2020, through October 31st, 2020. Owners should immediately cease use of any M&P Shield EZ pistols until they can determine whether those guns are subject to the recall. Smith and Wesson can inspect and repair the damaged guns if defects are identified.
How reliable is the M&P Shield?
Mostly I have been pretty tepid on the compact and full-sized M&P handguns but the Shield is an outstanding pistol. I’ve carried it, and I’d carry it again. It is extremely compact, extremely reliable, and extremely accurate. While 7+1 or 8+1 rounds is not quite up to “modern” standards, it’s also nothing to sneeze at.
What is the difference between the M&P Shield and the Shield 2?
It’s basically the same gun. They don’t even look all that different; the fish-scale serrations are the same…the only external difference is the M2. 0 model just has a little bit more of it added at the front of the slide. Other than that, the trigger group is tuned up a bit.
What is the difference between the Shield and the Shield EZ?
The M&P 9 Shield EZ is a pistol in a size and configuration that makes it rather easy to carry concealed. While it is larger than its original Shield namesake, it is still rather compact. It is slightly smaller and thinner than a Glock 19, but it’s still enough gun to be easy to grip and control while firing.
What does Shield mean for guns?
A gun shield is a flat (or sometimes curved) piece of armor designed to be mounted on a crew-served weapon such as a machine gun or artillery piece, or, more rarely, to be used with an assault rifle.
Are there any recalls on Smith and Wesson pistols?
Smith & Wesson issued a pistol recall notice for their M&P Shield EZ pistols manufactured between the dates of March 1st – October 31st, 2020. Smith & Wesson has identified cracked hammers that fail to fully engage the sear which subsequently caused multiple successive discharges of the firearm without depressing the trigger.
Is there a recall on the M&P Shield EZ pistol?
M&P SHIELD® EZ® PISTOL IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE FOR PISTOLS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MARCH 1ST, 2020 AND OCTOBER 31ST, 2020 Smith & Wesson has identified two M&P Shield EZ Pistols on which the hammers manufactured by our supplier were cracked.
Why is Smith and Wesson shield not drop safe?
Smith & Wesson issued a safety alert and is recalling some of their popular M&P Shield pistols. A defect in the guns’ trigger bar pin could defeat the drop safety making them, well, not drop safe.
What happened to Smith and Wesson M&P Shields?
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. ( August 22, 2013) — Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that the Company has identified a condition where the trigger bar pin could damage the lower trigger in certain M&P Shields in a way that may affect the functionality of the drop safety feature of the firearm, potentially allowing the pistol to discharge if it is dropped.