Saturday, 24 August 2013

M&P Shield Safety Alert announced by S&W

Smith and Wesson has issued  M&P Shield Safety Alert on August 22, 2013. As the M&P is a very effective handgun platform, the M&P Shield became immediately popular with LEOs, civilian CCW and other armed professionals. The Whiskey Delta Gulf blog considered it important to share this information in the interest of safety.  This consumer safety alert applies to ALL M&P Shield firearms manufactured before August 19, 2013.

Photo by Smith & Wesson Corporation

"Smith & Wesson has identified a condition where the trigger bar pin could damage the lower trigger in certain M&P Shields in a way that may affect the functionality of the drop safety feature of the firearm, potentially allowing the pistol to discharge if it is dropped.

Any unintended discharge of a firearm has the potential to cause injury, and we ask that you STOP USING YOUR PISTOL IMMEDIATELY UNTIL IT HAS BEEN INSPECTED AND, IF THE CONDITION IS FOUND, REPAIRED." 

From the Smith & Wesson website

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation, one of oldest firearms companies in the United States, is located in Massachusetts and Maine. The corporation brands include Smith & Wesson, M&P and Thompson/Center arms. They produce many outstanding firearms, associated merchandise and training to military, law enforcement, and civilian markets internationally.

All costs for shipping and repair on affected firearms is being covered by Smith and Wesson. 

Again, this notification applies to ALL M&P Shield firearms manufactured before August 19, 2013. Contact your local Smith & Wesson Dealer for more information.

Take Care Out There.

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