Today, Smith and Wesson has announced a safety alert that has the potential to cover virtually every single Shield on the market today. For those with one of these faulty pistols, it is a serious condition that should be addressed immediately.
The recall covers “ALL M&P Shield™ firearms manufactured before August 19, 2013.”
“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.”
There is both a picture and text walk thru as well as a video to determine if you have one of the faulty pistols so you can determine if your pistol is faulty.
Please contact Smith & Wesson directly at 877-899-6259 to arrange for the repair, if necessary, of your pistol. You can find out more information at the official recall page.
We’ll keep you updated should any more information become available.