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S&W M&P 9c Safety Removed

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Fred_G, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. Fred_G

    Fred_G New Member

    So, I went to a defensive pistol class last weekend. Had a great time, learned a lot. I started with my Remington 1911, then after major blistering, I swapped to my M&P.

    Safety did not work well for me, I can rock the 1911 safety not problem, the one on the M&P, not so much. So, I removed it today. I am liking the gun better with no safety. Will have to look into the hole blocking stuff for M&P's with removed safeties.
  2. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

  3. MarshallDodge

    MarshallDodge Active Member

    The problem is that the M&P safety is not in the same place as a 1911 safety. I don't have a safety on my M&P for this reason.

    Many guns are carried without a safety. As long as you are mindful of your trigger finger and use caution while holstering, you should be fine.
  4. Fred_G

    Fred_G New Member

    I took a pistol class this weekend, shooting my 1911, and then my M&P. The safety on the M&P tripped me up a couple of times. I had no problems with the 1911 safety. When I was tired, hot as heck and manipulating the M&P, there seemed to be some difference in the safety location/function that was messing me up.

    Of course, trigger finger control is always important. I am liking the M&P more now without the safety. I was offered a good discount on a slightly used M&P with no safety... But I thought I wanted the safety. Oh well.
  5. Fred_G

    Fred_G New Member

    9mmepiphany, thanks for that link, I could spend some money there. :)
  6. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer New Member

    Why not just not use it? Unless it hits your thumb while shooting or something, it seems like a benign feature. The gun still has its "drop" safeties.
  7. Fred_G

    Fred_G New Member

    I could, but it would be possible for the safety to get engaged. If I don't train with the safety, I would be staring at the gun trying to figure out what was wrong with it. I am a KISS person, because Mr. Murphy seems to like me. I am going to pick up some of the 'plugs' to cover the open part of the receiver.

    I like it better without the safety, and if I ever want it back, it is very easy to put back in. Personal preference I guess.
  8. herrwalther

    herrwalther Active Member

    *Shrug* I have seen safeties on some pistols taken off and asked the same question. The response I often got deals with frame mounted safeties instead of slide mounted. Frame ones are "in the way" if they aren't being used.
  9. Fred_G

    Fred_G New Member

    Why keep something you don't use, but can stop your pistol from firing... Just my thoughts.
  10. herrwalther

    herrwalther Active Member

    Only two reasons I can think of. 1) They thought they would like it and didn't try it out before hand. 2) There was no other option for some reason. For example, in this latest gun panic. Suppose someone wanted to buy a Smith M&P but the only one they could find was the one with the safety. If you want it enough, some will overlook small(ish) details like that to get a firearm they want.
  11. Fred_G

    Fred_G New Member

    I bought this gun long before the crazyness. They had both guns, the one with the safety is the one I chose. I have now rectified that mistake. :)
  12. silversport

    silversport Member

    It's not in the same place???...I thought it was...having never held one, I'll have to take the word of those of you who have tried it but the pics look like it's in a similar position...

    I don't think I would have bought one with the safety as I don't think it needs one (I don't think the original design included it) but if the price were right, I might be tempted to pick one up that has it...

  13. MarshallDodge

    MarshallDodge Active Member

    The safety is in a similar position but not the same.

    I find riding the thumb safety on a 1911 to be comfortable but not at all on an M&P. My guess is that sooner or later someone will introduce something for the M&P that will improve this.
  14. 351 WINCHESTER

    351 WINCHESTER New Member

    Think of it as a glock with another safety. You can use it if you want to. Not a bad idea imho.
  15. Hyrulejedi86

    Hyrulejedi86 Member

    If you don't want you're safety I'll take it! I got a core recently and would like to install one on it if i have the compatible sear.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR
  16. gym

    gym member

    Great link "9", much to order in the future. I wanted the apex kit, and can compare the differences there. Also several other usefull parts.
  17. samurai

    samurai Member

    I don't think you can add the safety to a M&P that didn't originally come with the safety- something about the frame. The safety on a M&P is a "sear safety" and not a "slide" safety, removing it is no big deal. Sometimes you can get the "plugs" from S&W to fill the holes.
  18. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    Within the same frame size, the frames are identical, between the ones with and without the thumb safety. That is why the ones without the safety have a plug in the frame...which can fall out during a detail strip.

    Replacement plugs are available at the link I provided for $2 each
  19. danez71

    danez71 Active Member

    There have been some frame changes though. (and maybe some sear block changes..?)

    For ex., go to page 8 in this link and you'll notice there isn't a cut out in the frame for the safety.


    My 9c was bought in 2009. Mine has the safety and my sear block looks like the one on page 8.
  20. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    I should have added, "within the current frame revision"

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