Smith and Wesson Shield pictured above in a Theis leather/Kydex IWB holster.
A week ago I reported a rather strange failure that I had with my Smith & Wesson ShieldÂ and I wanted to post a quick update. The week long delay was due to me not being able to find my micrometer, probably in a moving box somewhere. Anyways, I bought a new one and have checked the round that jammed in the Shield. There isn’t anything wrong with it. Additionally, I have tried the failed round and more of the same ammunition (from the same box) and it feeds just fine.
So what was the problem? Well it could be a fluke of course, it could be that the gun doesn’t like that particular round, or it could be something else. Just to be sure, I’m going to send the gun to Smith & Wesson and have them take look. I’ll let you know what they have to say.
Update 8/3/2012 – It’s back.