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    East Tennessee
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    Shooting, outdoors, bicycling, playing music, exploring
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    M&P Performance Shield 9m

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  1. Tried the new magazine and recoil spring. Both functioned perfectly! I put the 3913 up against the PC Shield again, hoping my grouping would be better with the 3913, but it was about the same as before. I think my problem is the rear sight dots on the 3913 are much harder for me to see than the fiber optics on the PC Shield. I am going to do a little glow paint on the 3913, and make the dots slightly bigger and give it another try. I am almost confident with the gun enough to carry it, except for that little clickyness in the single action take up. I need to check that out again.
  2. About a week ago, I did get a replacement recoil spring and a new old-stock S&W OEM magazine. The new recoil spring was almost 3/4" longer than the original I was replacing, and MUCH stiffer. I do not know if the original was just that worn, or if the new recoil spring is heavier duty. Anyway, I crammed the new spring in, it was difficult, but it seems to work. I shot about 6 rounds in the backyard. It seems to group better, could be just me though. No issues with the new magazine. I am going to try to put more rounds through the new setup this weekend, and do more comparisons with my PC Shield. I will report back on findings.
  3. Yes, the firing pin block safety, good call. I will have to find out what it looks like and check on it. The gun is definitely used, so there should be no breaking in necessary. But cleaning, maybe the safety is what is grinding, clicking.
  4. I tried racking the 380 and new 9mm, side-by-side. The 9mm was significantly tougher than the 380, even if it was not as tough as a regular Shield 9mm. If someone has enough hand weakness, arthritis, etc., the 380 might still be the way to go. I went to buy the 9mm EZ for my students, and backed off because it was not as EZ as I thought it would be. I was wanting something my students could feel confident racking. They would be more confident with the 380, but I personally do not like 380's, so I ended up not buying anything right now. Time to re-think.
  5. I was just talking to a friend of mine a couple of nights ago, who bought one the same as you. He said the slide had known issues with an excess of whatever they coat the slide with, cerakote, paint, I am not sure what it is. He said he sanded some of it off in key areas of where the slide rubs (inside grooves), re-lubed and it works fine. Maybe see if there is anything about that on another forum. I did not listen closely to everything he was saying, so I might not have it exactly right, but it is worth looking into. It sounded like the gun just needed some finishing.
  6. Well, just did a much heavier cleaning around the trigger and safety mechanisms. I put a lot of lube around the long metal parts that connect the DA trigger to the hammer, there was some friction there. The DA trigger pull is still fine, the SA is not "hitching" in the rest anymore, but the reset still has 2 clicks before breaking. I wonder if that is how it is meant to be? I lubed and worked the safety, it is feeling a little better.
  7. Any idea if I spray soak with the Lucas Extreme Duty or Ballistol and get it on the firing pin, are they going to leave enough oil residue to shorten the life of the firing pin?
  8. I just purchased a used Smith and Wesson 3913, in decent condition. It is not the LS, but it is DA/SA. Overall, this is a great little gun, and I think it is worthy of replacing my M&P PC Shield as my carry gun but I want to get the bugs worked out first. I think it needs a little, hopefully minor work and I am hoping someone here might have some quick answers for me. (1) Failure to return to battery It looked like someone did not use it for a while and it needed a clean and lube. I shot it prior to the clean and lube, and I had intermittent failure to return to battery issues where I just had to gently push the slide about 1/8 inch to continue firing. I did a clean and lube with Lucas oil. My BF also thinks the feed ramp may need some smoothing. I took it back to the range after the cleaning, and no more issues with failure to return to battery. I am not sure if the clean/lube was the only problem. I am going to get a new recoil spring. I am hoping that I really do not need to do much with the feed ramp. (2) Take up in Single Action mode The Take up in SA mode is gritty, not smooth, almost feels like it is "hitching". If I shoot and do not let the SA trigger back out, no issues. If I shoot DA, no issues. It is only if I let the trigger take up all the way out before firing in SA mode, that I get that gritty, not smooth feeling. Any ideas of what this might be? Also, the safety feels a little gritty. I am wondering if I just take the Lucas Extreme Duty Contact Cleaner to the trigger assembly and safety, if that will do the trick. I am not sure if I should do this without removing the firing pin, and that looks like quite the project on this gun. Any ideas, feedback, are welcomed.
  9. I am not sure what I am looking for a Black Friday deal on, but I will know it when I see it!
  10. One day, I posted a picture of a beautiful Wilson Combat 1911, just to post. The caption was something like "Mama likey!" They had someone call my house, pretending to be interested in buying that 1911. They said I was using "code" for selling a gun and were insistent about buying it. Told them sorry, it is only a picture of something I would like to have. I does not matter what I post, whether it is a Carry Permit class, or just a happy picture. My whole business is flagged as promoting gun sales. I even did a seminar about NASA at my place for kids. FB would not let me pay to advertise it. Nothing to do with guns. They just completely refuse me paid advertising FOR BEING A GUN OWNER/BUSINESS.
  11. I was doing a little thinking about this small business Facebook dilemma last night. I think Facebook is the best way to reach locals in this area, unfortunately. It is a constant circus of trying to outmaneuver Facebook for a Facebook crime I never committed. You see, what I do here in Wears Valley with a firearms simulator (no live ammo, no working guns) is prohibited in foreign countries. Facebook governs us, according to what is legal or not in Communist countries, read the small print. I just wish everyday people were aware and would find something else to use to communicate with each other in the States. Tourism and people outside of the area, Facebook helps, but there are other better ways.
  12. Everyday I risk loosing my business page and clients on FB. There is a FB backup feature. I use it, and download that information to my hard drive. I do not know how easy it would be to re-upload that information to a new business page; I have not tried it yet. Depending on the infraction, you can put up a replacement page. But if you are not careful, they could decide to take down your whole identity, personal, business and it all. A regular website is much safer. I have not had too many problems getting into Google searches, although, they won't take my money either for paid ads, unless the ads are so stripped of firearms terms, that you barely know what it is I am advertising.
  13. FB is not even owned by Americans. Some of their first venture capitalists were Chinese. That is interesting, because the Chinese barely let their own people use FB. It is a huge data collection avenue for countries that do not like us and want to disarm us. They censure us, and push the leftist disarmament agenda. Because it is "Free", small businesses, like mine, without a lot of advertising capital, get sucked into it. Nothing is "Free" on the Internet. There is a price.
  14. No matter how hard I try to give them my money (on my business page), they will not take my money and insist that I am either selling firearms (I am not) or encouraging people to buy firearms (maybe a little, if you consider firearms safety training encouragement).

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