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Old 01-06-2013, 08:52 PM
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Default Can someone check this with their 9MM Shield?

I posted earlier about FTE concerns with my Shield. One member suggested maybe I was getting too much pressure from the fully loaded magazine. So today, with an empty chamber and the safety on, I inserted a fully loaded magazine into the gun and pulled the slide back an inch or so...and it just stayed there.

If I loaded the mag minus one of full capacity, it would snap back into battery every time.

Is this by design? Seems like a full magazine may be slowing down my slide?

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Old 01-06-2013, 09:05 PM
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I posted earlier about FTE concerns with my Shield. One member suggested maybe I was getting too much pressure from the fully loaded magazine. So today, with an empty chamber and the safety on, I inserted a fully loaded magazine into the gun and pulled the slide back an inch or so...and it just stayed there.

If I loaded the mag minus one of full capacity, it would snap back into battery every time.

Is this by design? Seems like a full magazine may be slowing down my slide?

Thanks
My slide will not go back into battery after I pull back slide about one inch and release unless magazine is removed or inserted completely empty. (Slide would move forward but stop about 1/4 inch from battery when released at about one inch with any number of shells in magazine.)

I have never had any issues with my Shield and there have been posts regarding the slide not going completely into battery when you pull slide back slightly and release.

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Old 01-06-2013, 09:13 PM
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Not trying to be a dic$, but I wouldn't do that.. No reason to pull the slide back a little.. Just saying.. Ron
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Just don't carry the gun +1. Problem solved.

For the record, if I have one in the chamber and I insert a fully loaded mag in my M&P 45, the slide doesn't move as easily. It will stay back about 3/16" if I ease it back that far.
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As above. When cycling a round in the chamber never short stroke the slide. Always pull the slide all the way back and allow it to snap forward under all of the spring tension. If you slow it down in any way it could hang up. As to your current issue. My guess. The gun is newish. You wanted to place a full magazine into the gun with one n the chamber. In this condition when the slide is retracted it drags on top of the round at the top of the magazine. The magazines may need to wear in a little. The spring may be a little tight. Not uncommon. I think after you shoot a couple hundred rounds this will go away. Just use one less round for now until everything wears in a little.
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Load your magazines to full capacity (7 and 8 rounds respectively) and let them sit for a week or so. Then, lock the slide back on the empty gun, insert a fully loaded magazine (8 or 7, whichever), and then sling shot the slide, or use the slide release (if you can.) If you prefer, you can drop the magazine and load it back to full capacity, so that you are carrying 8+1 or 7+1. You may have difficulty getting the fully loaded magazine in when the pistol is in battery, but after a while you should be able to do so.

Personally, I only use the 8 round mags, and I carry 7+1 in the gun, with two 8-round back up mags. If I can't get it done in 24 rounds, then I'm in more trouble than I can handle with one more round.
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As all have said you are finding an issue that is self induced. No reason to pull the slide partially back. Pull the slide fully back until it stops, then fully release the slide, letting the recoil springs snap the slide closed. No more issues.

Now if you trying to find another fault, you will likely find with a round chambered, and a full magazine, if you slightly pull or the the slide back or if the slide gets bumped back an 1/8 to 1/4 inch or so, the gun will not go back into battery, by itself. Wrong, it does go back into battery if the trigger is pulled. Just prior to the break point the slide will snap back into battery. This happens because the slide reset groove, in the upper slide, hangs on the trigger bar. When the trigger is pulled, the trigger bar passes this reset groove and releases pressure on the slide, so that the slide goes back into battery, just before the break point. You can test this with a fired casing in the chamber. I don't suggest trying it with a live round, except at the range with the muzzle pointed down range.

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