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Old 04-10-2018, 11:03 PM
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Bought a Shield 45 last year and carried it for awhile and then it dropped out of my EDC. Looking at bringing it back in now but I use to have a problem that I never addressed. Occasionally, the slide won’t hold back on the last round, also if I pull the slide back on an empty mag, the slide hold open doesn’t engage unless I pull back with quit a bit of force. It is also really difficult to drop the slide using the slide release. Is this a common problem?

Here are two videos of my Shield 45.
Love the pistol but need the slide hold open to work correctly.

Smith & Wesson 45 Shield Review at the Range, S&W Single Stack - YouTube

Smith & Wesson 45 Shield Chapter 2 Carry Review: At the Range - YouTube
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your supposed to rack the slide. It's a slide lock, not a slide release.
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:46 AM
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your supposed to rack the slide. It's a slide lock, not a slide release.
Correct-o-mondo....the heavy duty guide rod and spring by S&W was intentional to reduce recoil...Slide lock never was intended to be a slide release.
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:22 AM
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Check the slide lock lever spring. It may have popped out of place or even broken.
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