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Old April 11, 2013, 09:16 PM   #1
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Shield 9mm Sights

So I got my own Shield 9 in last week, took it to the range on Wed and the 3rd magazine in the white dot on the front sight just popped right off! I was stunned. This is supposed to be a CCP and the 3 mag in this happens? I still finished my 100 rd 124gr +p test to see if the rounds would work but obviously couldn't judge accuracy very well. Called S&W and they told me I could paint it myself or send it in and they would get it back to me in a few weeks. I suggested they send me a new sight and I will get it installed. Guess the new sight should be here in like 5 days.

Anyone else have this happen? Disappointed to say the least! My wife's Shield has several hundred rounds thru it with no problem!
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Old April 11, 2013, 09:17 PM   #2
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Not that uncommon tbh, heard of it happening a bunch a few years ago when the M&Ps first came out.
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Old April 11, 2013, 09:22 PM   #3
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Disappointing still.

Eventually I want night sights for it but I didn't think I would have to get them first range trip!
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Old April 11, 2013, 09:23 PM   #4
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Oh I;m not saying it's not disappointing, it is. Just saying this has been a problem before the Shield.
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Old April 11, 2013, 09:25 PM   #5
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He said most likely the sight had oil or grease on it when they painted it so it hardened put didn't stick to the sight.
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Old April 11, 2013, 10:50 PM   #6
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It happens with most guns that have white dot sights. S&W took care of you, though.
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Old April 12, 2013, 08:44 AM   #7
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Same thing happened with my full-size M&P.
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Old April 12, 2013, 08:55 AM   #8
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I would just paint the sights and call it a day.. not that it's not disappointing, but way better than malfunction which needs to be sent in for extensive period of time (and anguish).

Glad to hear S&W is taking care of it though.
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Old April 12, 2013, 09:18 AM   #9
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I wouldn't have even wasted the time sending it back- some Testor's model paint in gloss white would fix it instantly and permanently.
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Old April 12, 2013, 10:32 AM   #10
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Minor thing.

I will check my shield when it comes in (at least you got yours)!


On every one of my new guns, my Dad would whip out a bottle of paint or whiteout and put it on the front site even if it was brand new and I didn't want it. - oh well, he was right though it works.
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Old April 12, 2013, 10:55 AM   #11
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Same thing happend to mine after about 200rds. I just painted it, I am waiting on some Trijicon sights anyway.
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Old April 12, 2013, 02:20 PM   #12
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Common and no big deal. But irritating I'm sure.

Best approach is a toothpick and some hobby paint.
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Old April 12, 2013, 02:29 PM   #13
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I had heard some reports of this happening before I got mine in Jan but so far after ~700 rounds all dots still intact. <knocking wood>
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Old April 12, 2013, 05:22 PM   #14
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I did paint it but they're still sending me a new one. I didn't end up sending it to them. I'm sure night sights are in the future but this was a let down for sure.

My wife's Shield has been flawless though!
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Old April 12, 2013, 08:02 PM   #15
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I used White-Out on a Colt 1911 I had. It lasted yeaarrrrsssssss ... 15 years or more. Then I sold it.
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Old April 22, 2013, 03:30 PM   #16
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Shield 9mm Sights

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I had heard some reports of this happening before I got mine in Jan but so far after ~700 rounds all dots still intact. <knocking wood>
I guess I should have kept my mouth shut. Mine fell out at the range this weekend. I'll give white out a try until I upgrade the sights.
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Old April 22, 2013, 03:32 PM   #17
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Call S&W and complain. They sent me a new front sight for free. Took about 5 days to get it and $10 to have it installed
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Old April 22, 2013, 05:31 PM   #18
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Re: Shield 9mm Sights

Just had these installed. Like them a lot. Warren Tactical.
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