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motorwerks
09-22-2011, 9:10 PM
I had to send my Smith and Wesson 1911PD back for a new plunger tube. This is the second time its been in. Granted the first time it went back it was mostly cosmetic, and I could have loc-tited the grip bushing back in myself, but I'm bummed its gone (I'm going to have to use an AR or a Shotgun for HD). Smith's warranty section has been fantastic to work with though.

JoeinLA
09-22-2011, 9:55 PM
:(

Yeah i didnt think guns designed to go to war and defend your life could break. Until i had a coupke that broke. And them you're out of the gun for weeks. I also have a SW that i sent back yesterday bc the frame broke in half! Yeah, i couldnt imagine that something like that was possible. hopefully s&w's customer service is as good as ive read on the interwebz.

llamatrnr
09-22-2011, 10:49 PM
Here come the Glocksters! :party:

zfields
09-22-2011, 10:54 PM
I feel ya. My CZ is in the shop coming up on 2 months now. Awaiting a full replacement that just doesnt seem to hit stateside.....

tacticalcity
09-22-2011, 10:59 PM
Eventually I plan to send in my Glock and Kimber for refinishing. That's gunna suck being without both for however long it takes. Lately I've been all about the handgun.

Oceanbob
09-23-2011, 6:20 AM
Here come the Glocksters! :party:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....

We don't need no factory rework.....:43:

On a serious note...Smith and Wesson isn't what it used to be.



Be well, Bob

hkdad
09-23-2011, 6:30 AM
:(

Yeah i didnt think guns designed to go to war and defend your life could break. Until i had a coupke that broke. And them you're out of the gun for weeks. I also have a SW that i sent back yesterday bc the frame broke in half! Yeah, i couldnt imagine that something like that was possible. hopefully s&w's customer service is as good as ive read on the interwebz.

Frame broke in half???? :(

ZX-10R
09-23-2011, 6:45 AM
Anything mechanically made will and can have problems. The expectation is that what you get should be 100% out the box is not always the case. Which is why you have returns and warranty. It seems they are taking care of you which is nice.

Thinks happen...Look at Microsoft Windows products. Be happy we do not use it as weapons.

JoeinLA
09-23-2011, 7:58 AM
Frame broke in half???? :(

Yeah, check it out. And I REALLY liked this gun, too. I guess the material that the lower frame is made out of isn't exactly durable. Only 7 weeks old and 4200-ish rounds... And no, I wasn't using it as a hammer!

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-p839WH7/0/M/i-p839WH7-M.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-Tz9C6Bd/0/M/i-Tz9C6Bd-M.jpg

Bart1
09-23-2011, 8:03 AM
Wow! That's just nuts! I had a SW1911 that was fantastic in every way though. I should have kept it but I prefer a dark(blk)gun. SW does have great cs.

huckberry668
09-23-2011, 9:05 AM
And it's a frame of a. 22.....

himurax13
09-23-2011, 10:58 AM
This is a perfect example of why you should always have more than one. Don't forget the saying "Two is one and one is none". ;)

hkdad
09-23-2011, 11:14 AM
what is that lower made of? cast aluminum?

JoeinLA
09-23-2011, 11:32 AM
Say aluminum alloy frame on the website.

sfbay
09-23-2011, 11:59 AM
How the hell do you put 4200 rounds through it in 7 weeks?!

You lucky dog !!!!

hkdad
09-23-2011, 12:28 PM
How the hell do you put 4200 rounds through it in 7 weeks?!

You lucky dog !!!!

it's a .22! why? is it not possible?:confused: i shoot 1k+ of .22s in a day!

JoeinLA
09-23-2011, 12:34 PM
Yeah, I was going to the range 3-4+ times a week, and blowing through 200+ rounds of .22 as a warmup. I'm already missing my .22. I'm sad, just like the OP.

msand951
09-23-2011, 12:42 PM
I had a 40 cal. taurus millenium . Its broke somewhere on the frame and the trigger or hammer didnt work. It was one of my first gun purchases. I like to rapid fire and test them out with different ammo to see if it would jam or malfuntion but the frame broke. But Taurus had a good warranty. I sent it in and they fixed it. When I got it back I was still disappointed so ,I sold it to my brother in law for 250.

msand951
09-23-2011, 12:45 PM
4200 rounds in 7 weeks . I'd expect 7k rounds at least. 1k per weekend. On a 22 cal. You can shoot every day if you wanted to.

motorwerks
09-23-2011, 7:20 PM
Here come the Glocksters! :party:

I've been leaning that way for a while. I took a class a couple years ago now that was all G19's and they grew on me. I'm really a Rifle shooter and this is the only handgun I own. Ether way, since we all like pictures....

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/motorwerks/1911problems/DSC_9837.jpg

I'm even more sad because 2 weeks ago this knife and all but one magazine were stolen with my go-bag that was in my truck. :facepalm:

MKT
09-23-2011, 10:04 PM
This is the second plunger tube I've heard of coming unstaked in the last couple weeks. Wonder if the plunger tube posts are too short to start, of if the posts aren't getting properly peened?

PRCABR4Christ
09-23-2011, 10:18 PM
This is the second plunger tube I've heard of coming unstaked in the last couple weeks. Wonder if the plunger tube posts are too short to start, of if the posts aren't getting properly peened?

when I do plunger tubes I also loctite them in (a drop along the tube, and a drop in each post), and they'll last until the zombies are all gone :eek: lol

motorwerks
09-23-2011, 11:00 PM
I read a few threads about these coming undone. Some said it was poor quality plunger tubes. I had contemplated having a smith do it.

psango
09-24-2011, 12:16 AM
A good Ed Brown or Wilson Plunger tube is easy to install and should stake in just fine with the proper tools. I never thought of the Loctite, but may use that as well the next time I do one just takes a couple of minutes.

I hate to have guns out for repair, that's why I've purchased many of the tools and keep a small stock of parts so I can do some of my own repairs and upgrades. Anything that requires milling or machining I have to send out. A small milling machine would be a great addition! and of course being able to hot blue and nickel plate would also be fun. Oh and having a 25 yard range in the basement would also be cool.

motorwerks
09-24-2011, 1:09 AM
I'm that way with all of my Rifles, and shotguns, but I dont touch this thing. I'm a little freaked out, I just checked the tracking number and its departed Oakland twice.

Sep 23, 2011 10:21 PM Departed FedEx location OAKLAND, CA

Sep 23, 2011 12:50 AM Departed FedEx location OAKLAND, CA

:confused:

okglockman
09-24-2011, 7:55 AM
Wowzers... Hate to hear about your stuff being stolen..

motorwerks
09-24-2011, 8:23 PM
Sep 24, 2011 11:35 PM At destination sort facility EAST GRANBY, CT

Sep 24, 2011 8:10 PM Departed FedEx location NEWARK, NJ

Sep 24, 2011 6:32 AM Arrived at FedEx location NEWARK, NJ

OK cool made it to CT, should be there Monday!

motorwerks
09-26-2011, 8:56 AM
Awesome.... it made it to Smith and Wesson this morning. :mnl:

motorwerks
09-30-2011, 9:49 PM
Awesome.... it made it to Smith and Wesson this morning. :mnl:

More awesome, I got an Email back from me asking for an ETA the other day and it said repair was backed up 2-3 weeks......

Then tonight while I was sitting her eating dinner, I got an email on my phone from Fed-Ex saying it would be here on the 4th. :)

JoeinLA
09-30-2011, 10:01 PM
Lucky. I called and was told they had it and it would be 2-3 weeks before they even looked at it. I didnt receive and havent yet received any email. I asked if someone would contact me and let me know what was going on. the guy was basically like, call when you want, but we'll get to it when we get to it, and maybe we'll contact you when we want to. He was actually kind of a smug ***. Wasnt exactly living up to the rave reviews for s&w customer service...

motorwerks
09-30-2011, 10:15 PM
Lucky. I called and was told they had it and it would be 2-3 weeks before they even looked at it. I didnt receive and havent yet received any email. I asked if someone would contact me and let me know what was going on. the guy was basically like, call when you want, but we'll get to it when we get to it, and maybe we'll contact you when we want to. He was actually kind of a smug ***. Wasnt exactly living up to the rave reviews for s&w customer service...

WTF! Try this email, this guy is the one that got back to me the next day, and was pretty good about it.

dfellion@smith-wesson.com

JoeinLA
10-01-2011, 9:01 AM
Thanks for the contact! I'll email him and see if he can help me.

motorwerks
10-02-2011, 3:37 PM
LOL the guns supposed to be here in the next couple days and I just got a letter from Smith today saying 2-3 weeks LOL :facepalm:

motorwerks
10-04-2011, 12:15 PM
Any luck?

Mines back. The tube is fixed for now, they say they replaced the trigger too but it looks like the same trigger to me. I just asked them to take a look at it because it seemed to be a little loose up and down. Oh well whatever its back not and I'm really happy about that.