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Old 01-01-2014, 09:38 PM   #21
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It is tiny, and hard to take off, compared to others. Would rather have the gun with no manual safety. One less thing to deal with. I keep in a holster that covers the trigger, so I don't need a safety.
I don't even notice mine is there unless I'm looking to engage it for some reason. I don't see the safety as an issue one way or the other. I just ignore it.
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I don't even notice mine is there unless I'm looking to engage it for some reason. I don't see the safety as an issue one way or the other. I just ignore it.
Still thinking about it. Think I will shoot if for a while, and see if it becomes an issue.
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Love my Shields. No problem with the safety. Ive just practiced flicking it off every time it clears the holster and its become second nature. I'm familiar with all sides of the safety argument, but choose to use the safety myself. To each his own.
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What would be a reason not to remove the safety? I can see the potential for it to get put on safety, and me not know it.
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I have been considering a shield and wouldn't mind a safety if it wasn't ambidextrous. Ambi safeties are a HUGE turn off for me. Usually a deal breaker. All my gun shop had when I was looking for a m&p 40 was with safeties and I had them special order one with out it before I'd buy.
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I have been considering a shield and wouldn't mind a safety if it wasn't ambidextrous. Ambi safeties are a HUGE turn off for me. Usually a deal breaker. All my gun shop had when I was looking for a m&p 40 was with safeties and I had them special order one with out it before I'd buy.
Th Shield does not have an ambi safety. It departs from the traditional M&P line in that regard.
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Th Shield does not have an ambi safety. It departs from the traditional M&P line in that regard.
I'm pretty sure the one I saw had the m&p type safety? I could b mistaken
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I'm pretty sure the one I saw had the m&p type safety? I could b mistaken
Maybe I'm wrong. God knows it has happened before.

But I'm about 95% confident right now (without looking it up, because I'm tired and want to get to sleep) that all Shields do not have an ambi safety.

Maybe you're thinking of the 9c or 40c? Or maybe they recently started putting the ambi safety on Shields.
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Shield does not have an ambi. Personally, I would have liked it to extend forward a little more, as my thumb naturally passes in front of it to sweep it off. Like everyone else has said, to each his own. Use it, don't use it, remove it! It's your gun and you're carrying it, so do what suits you best!
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What did you not like about yours specifically?

I didn't like the trigger or ergonomics. The XDS trigger is crisper. Might be heavier but the break and take up feel much cleaner. I found the Shield to be a little harder to grip. I also don't like the M&P trigger safety.

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