Originally Posted by jocko
the aluminum bats give far less "issues" than the wood bats. u can even port the aluminum bat to quiet down the "swiish" as u clubbing away. I hear Easton is the best to; Just sayin. Kel tek used to make bat but they broke before they left the factory
The only thing I have read and now seen in the shield is the out of battery thing. no reports of anything else, but this would be a concern for me and I see no reason for this happening either, so more than likely it could be an isolated event in some shileds that got out and shouldnot have or it will soon be addressed by Smith... Teethhg pains are just that, every "new" child has um
I can take my Shield out of battery with a shell chambered and mag inserted loaded. When I remove the magazine and leave chambered it seems ok. The magazine takes effort to seat when chambered. My guess there is vertical pressure.
It has not been an issue with me. I pocket carry in a De Santi and I holster before I place in pocket. If a person was IWB and the holster was very tight I would place my thumb on the back of slide when bolstering to prevent the slide from moving out of battery. I personally think the issue has been blown out of proportion. I really have not had any problems with my gun going out of battery.
P.S. While on the Shield subject I want to be completly honest. The gun is great and very reliable but there is a price for reliability. Loaded with 8 rounds of 124 grain Gold Dot the gun tips the postal scale at 24.1 oz. That is 1 oz heavier than my Beretta Nano with 7 rounds and about 5 oz heavier than my CM9 loaded.
The Shield is pushing Glock 26 weight and the only reason I can pocket is the thickness is .95 where the Glock is 1.18 which makes a big difference in your front pocket.
The 24 oz was not as much of a shock to my system as when I went from the CM9 pocket to the Beretta Nano. The extra 3.5 oz was felt. If a person is going to jog or bike the gun needs to either go in a fanny pack or use a belly holster. I have biked with 24 oz in my pocket and it does not work.