M&P thumb safety adjustment?

M&P thumb safety adjustment?

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    M&P thumb safety adjustment?

    Just got my new mp9c, 100 flawless rounds later I am VERY happy with the m&p. However, the only thing that bothers me is the looseness of my thumb safety. Are all m&p thumb safeties this loose, or does this vary between individual guns? Also, can S&W do something to tighten this up? I really love the gun, but I'm thinking of trading it in to just get one with no safety. Thanks.
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    Take them off. Call S&W and order the frame plugs to fill the holes that are left. If that's not an option, I think someone here did a quick write up on tightening up the thumb safety on an M&P.

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    For what it's worth, the thumb safety on my 9c is pretty soft as well. Not sure I'd call it loose but I'd definately prefer that it be a little more "positive". I've thought about calling S&W to see if there's a tweak but haven't gotten around to it.

    I may eventually remove the safety since those safety levers add some width to the gun but I like having a manual safety and I like the way my thumb rides this one when firing.

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    I have the M&P 45 Compact and this is my only complaint about it; the vague thumb safety feel. I've actually discovered that it had come off in the holster more than once.
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    The easiest fix is to remove the safety lever. But if you just have to have a thumb safety, you can give it a more positive detent by filing the the notch in the lever just a bit deeper. It doesn't take much and it is a cheap replacement if you do screw it up.
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    Actually seen these get loose enough to engage as the slide goes into battery on some other officers M&P's"BAD" situation if you don't know that its happening.
    Quote Originally Posted by KSP View Post
    Just got my new mp9c, 100 flawless rounds later I am VERY happy with the m&p. However, the only thing that bothers me is the looseness of my thumb safety. Are all m&p thumb safeties this loose, or does this vary between individual guns? Also, can S&W do something to tighten this up? I really love the gun, but I'm thinking of trading it in to just get one with no safety. Thanks.

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    +1 on removing the safety and buying the frame plug. I ordered my 9c without the thumb safety.

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    I took my thumb safety off my 9c and added frame plugs. You can't tell it ever had one. Prior to removal, the safety was very firm though. A lot like my 1911.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockrocker View Post
    Actually seen these get loose enough to engage as the slide goes into battery on some other officers M&P's"BAD" situation if you don't know that its happening.
    Having taken several M&P's apart I am fairly familiar with them. I am curious how this happened? The safety is below all the internals and you can't even remove it until you pop out a roll pin. From a technical stand point I am very close to calling bullshat on this.

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    It is fairly simple to increase the pressure needed to move the M&P safety. The thumb safety option is why I purchased my two .40 models and would not have considered the pistol otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C hawk Glock View Post
    Having taken several M&P's apart I am fairly familiar with them. I am curious how this happened? The safety is below all the internals and you can't even remove it until you pop out a roll pin. From a technical stand point I am very close to calling bullshat on this.
    I could see how it would be easy to bump the safety up while firing with a thumbs high grip... Never had it happen to me but, possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmy40 View Post
    I could see how it would be easy to bump the safety up while firing with a thumbs high grip... Never had it happen to me but, possible.
    Read the post I responded to, they are two different things.
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