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I have a M&P 9 I replaced my Taurus 709 with. The Barrel is obviously a victim of poor quality control. The chamber cut where the chamber meets the rifling was not cut all the way at the factory causing it to not allow rounds go fully into battery after firing about 50+ rounds through it "when even slightly dirty". After you clean it, It will do fine again but it's always a tight fit making it hard to pull the slide if you wish to empty a live round. A gunsmith cleaned it up helping it a little bit. But he told me it needs a barrel ultimately. I can't get S&W to replace it since I am not it's original owner. For now it functions and feeds fine. It's just a shame it has this issue. Anyone know any place to get a cheap barrel? I looked and all I can find is match barrels that cost over $100 and I would rather just trade the thing off than pay that. Any help would greatly appreciated. Last S&W I ever buy. I should have kept the damn Taurus lol.
 

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had a 709 slim. ultra reliable, but it shot low left all the time. dang taurus trigger. replaced it with the s&w shield 40. 2nd best pistol on the market for social work. (the best being the KAHR). Recently bought another Shield, This one the 9 Plus. Just wanted that 10 round flush fit magazine. Its my EDC. Love it!

Shame about your barrel. I would probably just buy a Lone Wolf barrel for it. Yeah, its going to cost you a bit over $100, but they are about the cheapest option. Or trade it in on a K AHR if you dont want a S&W. Maybe check out the new Taurus CX4. $350 or there abouts gets you a pistol a bit smaller that the Shield with two 11 round flush fit magazines. It has a flat face trigger that is very nice, but a tad heavier than my Shield Plus has. I like it just about as much as the Shield. And did I say that Taurus fixed their trigger with the CX4!
 

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Right now, you “might” get a good deal on a trade. Or a consignment deal. But I’d simply replace the barrel, $100 bucks in the grand scheme of the life of a gun isn’t that much.

Big question...have you tried different types of ammo?
 

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I have multiple S&W M&P’s, love them. Zero problems with them and none have less than 5,000 rounds through them.

Blame the original buyer for your pain, not S&W. Every product has some units with flaws. It’s just a fact of manufacturing. How the manufacturer deals with that is what makes the difference. If you had bought new, they would have resolved your problem. The person you bought from had to know of the defect, and they should have gotten warranty to fix it.
 
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Lone Wolf Distributors sells barrels for them.

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I had the same problem with a S&W M&P 22 Compact. Barrel was so tight that the round would not extract most of the time I fired it. I finally went and made some wooden rods to cram down the barrel to poke the spent casing out after firing it. It was happening about half of the time

I finally sent it back to S&W and they sent it back with a work order that said nothing more than "repair barrel." But I could also tell that they polished the feed ramp.

But since I got it back I have not had a single round fail to extract or eject with any of the various ammunition I have used.

They paid shipping both ways and fixed it and returned it to me in about 3 weeks.

So, unhappy with S&W quality.....but very happy with S&W customer service.
 

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I had the same problem with a S&W M&P 22 Compact. Barrel was so tight that the round would not extract most of the time I fired it. I finally went and made some wooden rods to cram down the barrel to poke the spent casing out after firing it. It was happening about half of the time

I finally sent it back to S&W and they sent it back with a work order that said nothing more than "repair barrel." But I could also tell that they polished the feed ramp.

But since I got it back I have not had a single round fail to extract or eject with any of the various ammunition I have used.

They paid shipping both ways and fixed it and returned it to me in about 3 weeks.

So, unhappy with S&W quality.....but very happy with S&W customer service.
I have an old S&W 61-3 Escort the chamber was "belled" out. Would not always extract. Spent cases were a job to reinsert. Gunsmith didn't figure it out. I did. The cases over expanded.
 

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had a 709 slim. ultra reliable, but it shot low left all the time. dang taurus trigger. replaced it with the s&w shield 40. 2nd best pistol on the market for social work. (the best being the KAHR). Recently bought another Shield, This one the 9 Plus. Just wanted that 10 round flush fit magazine. Its my EDC. Love it!

Shame about your barrel. I would probably just buy a Lone Wolf barrel for it. Yeah, its going to cost you a bit over $100, but they are about the cheapest option. Or trade it in on a K AHR if you dont want a S&W. Maybe check out the new Taurus CX4. $350 or there abouts gets you a pistol a bit smaller that the Shield with two 11 round flush fit magazines. It has a flat face trigger that is very nice, but a tad heavier than my Shield Plus has. I like it just about as much as the Shield. And did I say that Taurus fixed their trigger with the CX4!
Same mine shot low and left too. No matter how much I adjusted the sights. not sure if it was the funky trigger or not. I just learned to aim up and right.
 

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I just sent it back to my local gunsmith he is going to try and fix the old barrel by trying to dremel out the ring they left not cutting it all the way. If not he says he will try to find a used barrel. If neither works out I am just going to trade it off for a new Taurus and accept my loss. Thanks for your feedback.
 

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Same mine shot low and left too. No matter how much I adjusted the sights. not sure if it was the funky trigger or not. I just learned to aim up and right.
well if it shoots low and left no matter how much you adjust the sights, i'm gonna guess it might not be the gun or the amminution
 

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well if it shoots low and left no matter how much you adjust the sights, i'm gonna guess it might not be the gun or the amminution
It’s the trigger. Taurus is notorious for it. It breaks all the way back and leaves little room between the trigger break and blackstrap. The larger your hand, the more trouble you have with it.
 

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It’s the trigger. Taurus is notorious for it. It breaks all the way back and leaves little room between the trigger break and blackstrap. The larger your hand, the more trouble you have with it.
So like he said....it’s the shooter. :ROFLMAO:
Like literally, the shooters anatomy, not his skill.(y)
 

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The trigger on the original Shield, if I don't stick my finger all the way in it goes all over the place at 25yds.
 

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The trigger on the original Shield, if I don't stick my finger all the way in it goes all over the place at 25yds.
Never had an issue with the Shield trigger. My 40 Shield shot well. The Shield 9 plus trigger? Yeah, you are rightBy comparison the 1st gen Shield trigger sucks. The Shield Plus has an excellent trigger.
 
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