We proceed to the 22A, and after 6 rounds, the hammer goes click, no boom. I take control of the pistol and try again with a new round, same results. I pull the mag, do a function check, reinsert the mag and try again with same results. I go ahead and call a cold range and we pack up and head home. If anyone who knows me personally, I am a gun-cleaning freak. Once they are exercised, I give them a nice cleaning and put them up until their next workout. So once home, I break the pistol apart and start cleaning. I examine the slide and notice right off what the problem was, a broken firing pin. First thing I thought of was trying to find a new pin to replace the broken on. Well that was an impossible task, even with the Internet and the S&W site. I conducted a search of the Net and found that others have had similar problems and have sent their pistols back to S&W and they repaired them, even when they were out of warranty.
I make a call to S&W and talk to a CSR, he asks a few questions and I tell him what happened and explain that the pistol is way out of warranty and wanted to know if it would be cheaper to scrap it and buy a new on or repair it. He asked me if I was the original owner and I said yes, and had documentation to prove it. Well he got my contact information, sent me a pre-paid Fed-Ex shipping label with instructions to send it back to fix it. So I did sent it back.
Yesterday I got the gun back and took it to the range and it functioned just like it was new and didn't cost me one penny. I have not been a fan of most S&W pistols, except for the Model 22a, that's my training partner. I am VERY IMPRESSED with S&W customer service and their commitment to their products. I would like to express my appreciation to S&W for being an "ALL AMERICAN COMPANY" and standing behind your firearms. Thank you S&W!!!!!!
BTW, at the last Anti-Brady Campaign Event, I picked up a Mosin.