Ya. I already sent it to S&W once. The distributor is a big distributor, they sell a lot of guns of almost every brand. They will either get it fixed or trade me a new one. The dealer I bought it from is one of their top sellers too. So they are going to want to keep their dealer happy too.
It sounded to me like the distibutor is pretty much going to demand that S&W tear the gun clear down to see what's wrong and then if they don't fix it then just give me a new gun. At least that's the way I understood things. The dealer said that I would be taken care of one way or the other.