Sorry to hear that the CSX gave you issues.
Sounds like the RSA broke.Started the day at the indoor range. Glock 43, Smith & Wesson 640, and a Smith & Wesson CSX.
G43 had one failure where the extractor failed to seat on the round chambering. Easy to fix. Mix of Federal 147 ball and Federal 124 HST. HST was more accurate, no surprise there. Wrote G48 on the targets, brain seizing up.
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Spent some time helping a young fella with a new S&W 442. His first revolver. Wasn't grouping. Showed proper grip, sight alignment for 25, 15, and inside 7 yards. Suggested he paint the front sight post. Got him lowered, on paper and grouping around 14 inches at 5 yards. Think he will stick with it and improve with practice.
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The CSX is an interesting pistol. Feels good, natural pointer, very accurate instinctive shooting. Funny trigger feel. Sometimes nice and light, other times heavy, heavy squeeze. Grip is like sandpaper, rough on the shooting hand.
Compact, compelling form factor. Recoil is not bad at all for such a small pistol.
Safety is too light in my opinion. Disengages too easily and no click in either direction. Slide cycles with safety engaged and disengaged. There is also a trigger safety which is ridiculous on a single action pistol in my opinion. Also the source of a problem.
The CSX ate everything, no failures. Until the end. Running Federal 124 HST the trigger went dead. Flopping loosely. The guide rod extending 1/4 inch forward of the slide. Slide will not cycle. Locked up tight with a live round in the chamber.
Will ship the CSX back to S&W for repair. With the live round chambered.
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CARRY.
I would take a hard pass on the CSX. Thinking I will pickup another Glock, a G26 though will be fatter than the CSX.
Likely. First one encountered where I can't get the slide to move.Sounds like the RSA broke.
Think it was a good idea perhaps poorly executed. Maybe the 2.0 version would have these features:At first glance, the CSX struck me as a stinker. Sorry that your experience so far validates that.
Nah, we had a Glock 27 do the same thing. It was a pain, but we got it apart.Likely. First one encountered where I can't get the slide to move.
My guess, S&W may have to destroy the pistol frame to disassemble.
I have had to step on ejection levers of Ruger Mini's before. Tap slides with a mallet. This one won't move. Tried pushing down on the barrel shroud. Pushing forward, backward. Had a young strong fella try. Tapping forward with mallet. Tapping backward. Had to take some care around the muzzle due to live round. No joy.Nah, we had a Glock 27 do the same thing. It was a pain, but we got it apart.
S&W wouldn't take the pistol back. Wanted me to visit a gunsmith on my dime. Screw that.
Put the pistol on the bench, placed a shop rag on top and began banging with a heavier mallet. Took 3 strikes to get back in battery. Slide still wouldn't move.
Rotated the pistol 90 degrees, repositioned rag and 2 hard strikes on the side midships to the recoil spring assembly. Slide moves, round ejected.
Disassembly noted unusual wear marks on the barrel near the shroud. Low round count too.
Going to replace the recoil spring assembly and sell this pos.
Three bad handguns in 9 months from Smith & Wesson. Forum rules don't permit my non Christian response.
They didn't want to deal with the live round. I wanted them to assume responsibility for any damage a gunsmith might do. Smith & Wesson is sending crap out the door lately.I am surprise that s&w would not fix it .. They been pretty good about repairs for me even on out of warranty stuff ...Maybe cause there was a live round stuck in the gun they would not legally be able to take it back ? And od to me saying take to a smith as this is a newer gun with limited to no spare parts out there
I would imagine no shipper would ship a firearm with a live round in it, for obvious reasons.They didn't want to deal with the live round. I wanted them to assume responsibility for any damage a gunsmith might do. Smith & Wesson is sending crap out the door lately.
I too doubt any shipping company would knowingly ship a loaded firearm. Surprised S&W did not offer to reimburse you for the gunsmithing fees to fix the pistol.I would imagine no shipper would ship a firearm with a live round in it, for obvious reasons.
That said, S&W should have offered to pay whatever a local gunsmith would charge to get the live round out. That's utter BS that they expected you to pay out of pocket.
S&W ain't what it used to be, for sure.
Yup pretty sure they haves rules that is a no no to ship ammo with a gun ( why glock had to take out there ammo tray in the first gun boxs as I recal) ... I mean esp if a live round is chamber in the gun ..But they should have offered to at least cover some of the fee to clear the gun )I too doubt any shipping company would knowingly ship a loaded firearm. Surprised S&W did not offer to reimburse you for the gunsmithing fees to fix the pistol.
I handled a CSX last year when it came out. It was not for me and with all the issues it has experienced, I'm glad it wasn't.
The G26 will be my next purchase. Looking forward to it.I would take a hard pass on the CSX. Thinking I will pickup another Glock, a G26 though will be fatter than the CSX.