Thursday, August 22, 2013
S&W M&P Shield Safety Alert Issued 8-22-2013
Well, it's now official so I better do my part to get the word out. I hate doing this, but I did review both the 9mm and 40 S&W Shields in the last year and gave them both a thumbs up. Earlier today I learned that S&W had issued a Consumer Safety Alert on the Shield. They didn't use the "R" word and the inspection burden falls on the customer.
Here's the official announcement and inspection process document from the Smith and Wesson website: http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Category4_750001_750051_791654_-1_757978_757978_image
Per the Alert, you must immediately stop using your Shield and perform the inspection. I followed both video and written inspection instructions and found them quite easy to follow.
The good news is my Shield isn't affected. The bad news is that I have to post this blog because others won't be so lucky.