Bought My First Shield!

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Re: Bought My First Shield!

Postby AndyC » Fri May 19, 2017 11:15 am

Wow, these magazines are a real bear. I'm not just talking spring-power - something's catching somewhere. They literally feel like metal-on-metal after the 3rd round.

I can load Hi-Power, CZ, 1911 etc mags in a trice - but this is ridiculous.
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Re: Bought My First Shield!

Postby Excaliber » Fri May 19, 2017 12:43 pm

AndyC wrote:Wow, these magazines are a real bear. I'm not just talking spring-power - something's catching somewhere. They literally feel like metal-on-metal after the 3rd round.

I can load Hi-Power, CZ, 1911 etc mags in a trice - but this is ridiculous.


True.

The good news is they soften up considerably with use, but I don't think they're ever going to get to "1911 smooth."
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Re: Bought My First Shield!

Postby Excaliber » Fri May 19, 2017 12:49 pm

rotor wrote:
rentz wrote:
dlh wrote:SoccerDad---check out this video--->
He takes down his Shield without pulling the seer down through the receiver--more like a Glock take-down. I was able to do that too with my Shield, however, since then I have been pulling the seer down as recommended in the manual.

Note that by inserting a magazine that action will put the seer back into its proper place--at least I think that is how it works on reassembly.



There's a different way than this? That's the only way I've ever taken down my shield , lock back turn takedown lever unlock side and it comes right off

You are supposed to push the yellow sear down. In the manual. Magazine insertion restores it. Very easy to do.


Technical point:

The "yellow thing" is a sear release lever, not the sear itself. That's located inside the frame.
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Re: Bought My First Shield!

Postby dlh » Fri May 19, 2017 1:49 pm

Excaliber wrote:
rotor wrote:
rentz wrote:
dlh wrote:SoccerDad---check out this video--->
He takes down his Shield without pulling the seer down through the receiver--more like a Glock take-down. I was able to do that too with my Shield, however, since then I have been pulling the seer down as recommended in the manual.

Note that by inserting a magazine that action will put the seer back into its proper place--at least I think that is how it works on reassembly.



There's a different way than this? That's the only way I've ever taken down my shield , lock back turn takedown lever unlock side and it comes right off

You are supposed to push the yellow sear down. In the manual. Magazine insertion restores it. Very easy to do.


Technical point:

The "yellow thing" is a sear release lever, not the sear itself. That's located inside the frame.


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Re: Bought My First Shield!

Postby striker55 » Fri May 19, 2017 2:22 pm

Ordered one today! :clapping:


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