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M&P9c safety or not?

This is a discussion on M&P9c safety or not? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; As others have mentioned it is a personal choice, below are the reasons behind MY personal choice. The safety should be betwwen your ears, not ...

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    As others have mentioned it is a personal choice, below are the reasons behind MY personal choice.

    The safety should be betwwen your ears, not on a gun.

    My opinion is that a non 1911 type gun with a trigger heavier than 4 pounds doesn't need a safety, it is one more mechanical part that can malfunction at the worst possible moment.


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    I have 5 M&P pistols... 4 with no external safety...

    I sure wish I had gotten the 5th without one as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycler View Post
    But if you do buy one with a safety, please treat it as though it didn't have one. The M&P safety doesn't have much of a detent in it.

    p.s. I went safety-less with mine.
    Wise words. My first M&P was special ordered with a safety. What I found was that when I put it down on a bench or picked it up, frequently the safety would change position. It really is that touchy . . . therefore it can NOT be relied upon.


    Quote Originally Posted by KG4ZRC View Post
    I have 5 M&P pistols... 4 with no external safety...

    I sure wish I had gotten the 5th without one as well...
    Agreed, after my experience noted above, all other M&Ps are w/o the safety. I have no hesitation about carrying them w/o a safety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbabbler View Post
    IMHO, its always better to have the option available. You can carry a Safety-equipped pistol with the safety off but you can't carry a non-safety equipped any way but one.
    This is my view as well and why I bought the version with the thumb safety. I own an XD9SC and do not carry because it does not have a safety, but that's because of the way I carry (mainly in a MaxPedition bag). Better to have and not need.

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    I got my Midsize .45 M&P with the safety, mainly because I always carry a 1911, so this is what I am used to. The M&P 9c I got the wife has no safety, I figured if she ever had to use it that is one less thing she has to remember to do under stress. I would go with what you are comfortable with.

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    get the thumb safety, try it out and if you dont like it then take the pistol apart, knock out the pin in the back, lift up the sear, and pull the safety out.

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    Just got back from the range with my brand spankin' new M&P9c with the ambi safety. I'm liking the safety. At least I'm happy with it for now. It's requires a purposeful push, as of now I don't see myself accidentally knocking it off safety. Not to say it won't wear in after a while.
    And like tennvol said, if I get to a point where I don't want it anymore, I'll just remove it.

    Mini Range Report:
    Picked it up yesterday and took it to the range without cleaning it first. Put 100 flawless Winchester target rounds through it. Not even the slightest hiccup as fast as I could pull the trigger. Sights are perfect, feel is great. Trigger is already good, will probably get better with more pulls.
    I'm in love.

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    Is the safety that easy to remove?

    Thanks for all your responses. I'm leaning towards no safety.

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    Don't pull the trigger, voila, no need for a safety. I wouldn't want to forget to flip it off if my life's on the line. M&P 9c here ;)
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    I EDC 1911 format handguns... so I train with the thumb safety. My M&P with safety has nightstand duty, so my manual of arms is the same.
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    and others....

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    Quote Originally Posted by monte View Post
    Is the safety that easy to remove?

    Thanks for all your responses. I'm leaning towards no safety.
    I heard that it was very easy to remove the safety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenLED View Post
    That. Go with what YOU prefer and are trained to handle.
    yup you need to go with what you want. I like safeties but dont "require" them on a gun. I will never be one of those that say they dont think they belong on a gun because you may forget..well train like you will shoot and always use it have it on flip it off and you will never forget..but dont go to the range and leave it off all the time just for convenience at the range..thats the path to forgetting when it counts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shpadoinkel View Post
    Just got back from the range with my brand spankin' new M&P9c with the ambi safety. I'm liking the safety. At least I'm happy with it for now. It's requires a purposeful push, as of now I don't see myself accidentally knocking it off safety. Not to say it won't wear in after a while.
    And like tennvol said, if I get to a point where I don't want it anymore, I'll just remove it.

    Mini Range Report:
    Picked it up yesterday and took it to the range without cleaning it first. Put 100 flawless Winchester target rounds through it. Not even the slightest hiccup as fast as I could pull the trigger. Sights are perfect, feel is great. Trigger is already good, will probably get better with more pulls.
    I'm in love.

    I gotta agree I like the safety on my Ruger SR9c also. no need for a "removal" :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNBurl View Post
    No safety. All my carry guns follow the KISS principle.
    ^^^^^^^^^^YEP^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    no safety on mine. with this firearm, and others like it, I don't believe its necessary.

    My brother has the M&P 9c- no safety
    Mine does not
    My nepherws M&P. 40 has it and he somewhat regrets having it on there
    To each their own
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    Quote Originally Posted by monte View Post
    Is the safety that easy to remove?

    Thanks for all your responses. I'm leaning towards no safety.
    Yes, it is

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