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Help with M&P mag release rusting

This is a discussion on Help with M&P mag release rusting within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by gasmitty ...after all, this is their "Military and Police" line, not their "doctor and accountant" line... Your comment got my mind to ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    ...after all, this is their "Military and Police" line, not their "doctor and accountant" line...
    Your comment got my mind to wandering and I started imagining a line of firearms specifically built for and marketed to doctors and accountants. It gave me a much needed laugh at the end of my day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jblitz View Post
    Agree with try another holster with a larger sweat shield.
    This is a good option but I'm not in the mood to spend $100+ on another holster at the moment. I will keep the option open if that's what I have to do.

    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Meanwhile, give S&W a call and talk to their service department. They need to know about the potential for that part to corrode - after all, this is their "Military and Police" line, not their "doctor and accountant" line. They should expect their guns so marketed to see rough duty.
    Yes I'll be calling S&W

    Quote Originally Posted by DrahtDog View Post
    You have tried GREASE instead of oil? Grease should stay put, much much longer than oil. I find it hard to believe that they have greases that keep parts from rusting on underwater oil rigs under salt water in the ocean but wont keep your m&p mag release from sticking. You could aways trade it for a glock and deal with it that way. Id probably really put in a new one then grease it because once its pitted, your probably not going to get all the rust off. Maybe your part wasnt treated from the factory like it was supposed to be or something like that.
    Yes I used GREASE, and I never said it didn't work, it's to early to tell since it's only been a day that I noticed the rust.

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    you are not the only one with this problem, mine has been getting rust in the same area. I took the button out and scrapped at the rust with a knife gently to make sure it wasn't some type of sauce. It was definitely rust. I am using a theis horsehide holster with this, but I am in phoenix az so it gets pretty hot and sweaty here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbebenelli View Post
    This is a good option but I'm not in the mood to spend $100+ on another holster at the moment. I will keep the option open if that's what I have to do.



    Yes I'll be calling S&W



    Yes I used GREASE, and I never said it didn't work, it's to early to tell since it's only been a day that I noticed the rust.
    Try Dustin @ Ozark (he's a member here) $45 shipped/insured horsehide/kydex and the one he built us for the M&P 40C seems to cover all and then some (without being bulky)

    http://www.ozarksholstercompany.com/
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    I just noticed my Shield has rust in the mag release area. I will be working on it this weekend. I hoped to be shooting and cleaning our guns tomorrow. It looks like I will definitely be cleaning even if I don't make it to the range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muckaleewarrior View Post
    I just noticed my Shield has rust in the mag release area. I will be working on it this weekend. I hoped to be shooting and cleaning our guns tomorrow. It looks like I will definitely be cleaning even if I don't make it to the range.
    all my M&Ps get a couple FrogLube treatments and NEVER rust. Best way is to remove it, heat it hot as hell, and coat it in frog lube. Wipe off, repeat. Rust will never happen again.
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    Thanks smolck,

    I will have to do a makeshift job with what I have until I get some of that froglube.

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    It's not rust. It's a fungus/mold. I had the same problem with my Shield. The fungus ate into the plastic and I had to use an emery board to smooth the surface. I would think that lubing it would make the fungus growth worse. I now make certain to wipe down the button when I get sweaty.

    I sent an email to S&W relating my experience, but did not get a reply.
    I know little on the subject so I'll speak at length.

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    I have had to tame my shield apart twice because of the rusty mag release, last timeafter getting it all cleaned out again i lubed the hole and the mag release with clear electrical dielectric grease, it is designed to keep moisture out of electrical connections and for the last two months it has been fine
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    Samething happened on my shield sent it they replaced great service

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    Not being a Shield owner, I noticed Grant Cunningham posted the linked video on his site recently. Obviously, it's neither a new nor an infrequent problem. Have to wonder what S&W is doing about it.

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    Ill have to start hitting mine with a bit of oil. Hot and sweaty in Texas!

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    Here is my correspondence with S&W:

    Me: "I carry a 9mm Shiled IWB in a kydex holster that has full slide coverage. Recently, the mag release button gets stuck in the open position after I drop a mag. I have to manually push the release back into place for mag retention. Is this a cleaning issue? Is it an equipment issue? What should I do?"

    S&W: "You can try taking it out and cleaning it and the hole that it is in. Re-install it and see if that will help. If not, we will have to get it in here for inspection."

    Me: "That did the trick. There was a rust colored dust on it. (I assume it was some fungus/mold.) Solvent with a toothbrush failed to remove it completely, leaving a bumpy surface. I used an emery board to lightly smooth it out. Now it works flawlessly."

    Realize that there are no instructions in the Shield manual on removing the mag release button.

    S&W CS has an excellent reputation. I'm surprised that this issue has been around for at least 2 years and they won't acknowledge it's existence and how to deal with it.
    I know little on the subject so I'll speak at length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick63 View Post
    S&W CS has an excellent reputation. I'm surprised that this issue has been around for at least 2 years and they won't acknowledge it's existence and how to deal with it.
    My point exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    My point exactly.
    How is smith and wesson supposed to address a very small problem that only happens in a few guns? I live in a hot and humid climate myself, I have never had my M&Ps rust, even before I used FrogLube. I am also a member of the S&W forums nothing over there leads me to believe this is a "common" problem.

    Anyone who sweats on a gun, or is in extreme conditions has the responsibility to ensure their gun functions properly and keep them dry/lubed. I'm not sure you can blame the manufacturer for that.
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