No safety?

Discussion in 'M&P Forum' started by CFinnley, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. CFinnley

    CFinnley New Member

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    I bought me my first m&p .45. N its the first gun ive ever handled wit no safety. Im a beginning gun enthusiast n maybe its there n I dont recognize it. I think some m&ps have a removeable safety but im not seein where it "could" go on mine. Am I missing something
     
  2. psymmonds

    psymmonds New Member

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    No your not missing anything. The standard m&p doesn't have a safety. I just got an m&p 40. But I've done a lot of research, you would have had to gotten one with it. It would have cost you at least another $20 to get that version. I'm not sure if you could install one though. My other guns have one as well, so it may take a bit to get used to
     

  3. Wiseman3

    Wiseman3 New Member

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    A thumb safety is an option. just remember with all firearms youre the best safety the firearm has. in other words keep your nose picker off the trigger until your ready to go bang ;) also you can't add one without changing the slide. you don't have the milled recess for it
     
  4. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    Most ppl that own it prefer it without the safety. In double action it takes a good pull to get it to fire so there is your safe zone for you.

    Going to a firearm without a manual safety takes a bit of getting used to, I have a Sig P229, no safety but it has a decocker (which I like) coming from a Beretta 84 (manual safety/decocker) it took a bit of time to get comfortable with the idea...
     
  5. Corndork2

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    Do you have a firing pin lock? Mine does not have a manual safety. However, it does have a firing pin lock. Mine uses a little key that allows me to engage or disengage the safety.
     
  6. CFinnley

    CFinnley New Member

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    I dont think it has a firing pin lock but i wouldnt know lol. It has a double action trigger. I got it for a conceal carry but wit no safety i dont wanna take the chance
     
  7. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

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    Personally on semi-auto striker fired I do not like not having a manual safety, it's just personal preference.
     
  8. cvia

    cvia New Member

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    Just got an M&P 40 to. No safety on it. Its kind of like a glock from what I'm told. Some models have a thumb safety. I'm very new to guns to and kinda wish I had one. Next is a 1911. Oh I carry mine every day.
     
  9. CFinnley

    CFinnley New Member

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    How easy would it be to install a firing pin lock? With kids around its not enough to keep the ammo seperate
     
  10. marc29th

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    I think you may have bought the wrong handgun for you. It looks like you have two real choices train with this M&P until you're comfortable with no safety or trade it in on a handgun with a manual safety.

    Also all modern handguns have a firing pin block that will keep the gun from firing if dropped.
     
  11. kodiak

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    1. Get a proper holster
    2. If you're carrying keep it on you.. in the holster
    3. If your not carrying...lock it up. It's irresponsible to do otherwise with kids.
    4. The only time your finger should be on the trigger is after you have identified and acquired your target and are ready to engage.
    5. Invest in some training
     
  12. CFinnley

    CFinnley New Member

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    O ok. Ima fan of all firearms. May not be used to it now but ill learn to love it lol. Its all a process n its already loads better than my hipoint
     
  13. CFinnley

    CFinnley New Member

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    Im trained n i got my kids trained but no matter how many precautions you take **** could always go wrong
     
  14. kodiak

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    #5 was not meant to be derogatory. I mentioned getting some training based off your first post. There is nothing wrong with being cautious. Take another look at 1-4. The weapon is not going to go off by itself. Have you ever carried a revolver?
     
  15. CFinnley

    CFinnley New Member

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    I have a judge but i dont carry it everyday. I never been that much into revolvers
     
  16. Corndork2

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    Adding a firing pin lock would be very difficult. Instead practice smart storage. Lock your ammo in a separate storage area from your firearm. Put a trigger lock on your firearm. And, lock your firearm in a sealed cabinet.

    That'd three locking mechanisms and two storage areas that would need to be breached by children to attain the items necessary to fire off a round.

    This strategy does limit your home defense ability, as obviously you wont have ready access to your firearm -- but your kids wont either
     
  17. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    There are a lot of people carrying Glocks and Glocks dont have external safeties. Learn and practice safe gun handling and you will be OK .
     
  18. Corndork2

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    I was also worried about not having a saftey on my first handgun, but good handling and practice, and you'll get comfortable. Be safe!
     
  19. CFinnley

    CFinnley New Member

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    Thanks for the info people
     
  20. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    I believe that the gun already has a firing pin lock, but I may be wrong. IF you have the schematics or an exploded view of your gun you should see it, on the slide, I think it's located under the rear sight. someone correct me if I'm wrong...

    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/sid=859/schematicsdetail/