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northhike 04-24-2012 03:04 AM

Question about saftey on S&W M&P
 
I purchased a new S&W M&P 9mm but it did not come with a saftey. How hard is it to install one or is this a gun smith situation? My wife would prefer a saftey on the gun.

Thanks!

Donn 04-24-2012 08:53 PM

Got two M&P's, full size and a Compact 9 neither of which have external safeties. I've never thought twice about it. In fact, I feel safer carrying the M&P's in C1 with no external safety than my 1911's which have three. M&P's are available with a thumb safety, surprised you didn't get one. Might require a new slide.

silverado113 04-24-2012 09:00 PM

Yeah I think it may be cheaper to buy a new one with a thumb safety.

Polygon 04-25-2012 10:00 PM

It would be cheaper and easier to just get one with a safety. Personally, I don't see why you absolutely NEED one on a DAO. They can't fire unless you pull the trigger.

levelcross 04-26-2012 02:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by northhike (Post 780259)
I purchased a new S&W M&P 9mm but it did not come with a saftey. How hard is it to install one or is this a gun smith situation? My wife would prefer a saftey on the gun.

Thanks!

The official word from S&W is they can not put a thumb safety on the M&P without it originally being on the gun. I tried to get them to put one on mine while they had it in for some minor work.

I want to look at one with the thumb safety side by side and see if it is just some lame answer or if there is something different between the two guns.

I like it fine without it but the little girl wanted it if possible.

chuckyd46032 02-18-2013 11:02 PM

Mine doesnt have a safety either. I hsve to carry it with empty chamber.

danolator 02-19-2013 09:53 AM

I ordered mine with the safety because that's how I prefer to carry. If Glock offered an external safety as an option, I would sell the M&P in a heartbeat.

nicklarimore 02-19-2013 11:10 AM

You can do it, all it entails is getting a new sear block housing, the thumb lever, the detent, and spring then cut the notches into the frame for the lever. Not as difficult as it sounds but it is kinda hard to find the parts. You will almost have to find someone who took the safety off of theirs and wants to get rid of it.

JonM 02-19-2013 02:02 PM

If it bugs her you bought the wrong gun.

Some handguns with safeties all excellent guns: beretta 92series, 1911, fnx, cz75, browning hipower, taurus 92 series, hk usp series, czsp series just to name a few amongst many others.

Having a gun your scared of to carry for whatever reason leads to leaving it at home. Leaving it at home violates the cardinal rule of self defense: have a gun.

If you bought it and took it home and said "here honey i got you a gun" you did her a disservice. Always let her pick her gun. She may surprise you.

To date my wife chose as her shotgun of record a srm 1216, she picked out a xdm 9mm and a beretta m9a1

robocop10mm 02-19-2013 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chuckyd46032 (Post 1143326)
Mine doesnt have a safety either. I hsve to carry it with empty chamber.

Why on Earth would you "have" to carry it with an empty chamber? The gun is PERFECTLY safe with a round in the chamber.

The safety is a solution looking for a problem. The feature was probably added to meet some stupid Kali reg.


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