This is a discussion on M&P - Which Did You Get? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by sgb It's a SGB model #2 holster , I'm a fledgling holster maker. PICTURES! We must have pictures!...
Mix here as well.
Shield, of course, has one
9 Compact doesn't
9 FS did, but I removed it
.45c currently has one, but only got it because it was a deal at the time and knew I could eventually remove it...and Smith only sent one set instead of the two I asked for when I called in.
So I have a mix, but my preference is without.
No safety for me...not on a carry weapon. If I have to use it, I don't want ANYTHING to think about, except front sight focus and press.
No mag disconnect either, the only safety I want on an EDC is the one between my ears.
Hunting and target weapons is a completely different subject. Just my $.02
"The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it".
Put me down for no safety. I was originally very interested in the XDM's because of all their "safety" features when buying my first hand gun. Then the more I researched and learned I came to the opinion that those are only distractions and your only true safety is your brain and finger. If I ever have to pull my gun I want to know all i have to worry about is getting on target and pulling the trigger.
The safety on the regular M&P line is too big and obtrusive. I don't mind the safety on the Shield at all, barely even notice it.
ya when i asked if you noticed it, i meant when carring it when its holstered, shoulda been more specific. just looks like it would dig through the holster maybe.
The stupidity of some people NEVER ceases to amaze me.
.40 full size with a safety. Since I also own a HK USP and 1911 variant the safety seemed like a good idea.
"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson
Nemo Me Impune Lacesset
Well, since the term "M&P stood for a Smith & Wesson model that came without a safety throughout the 20th century put me down for no safety.
“No possible rapidity of fire can atone for habitual carelessness of aim with the first shot.”
Theodore Roosevelt, The Wilderness Hunter, 1893
Very true... :)
My opinion shouldn't be taken seriously due to the fact that I've been shooting guns for over 30 years and have only recently been active on gun forums, where all the real world knowledge apparently is.
I have three center fire M&P semi-auto's- .45 full size, 9mm full size, and 9mm compact. All without manual safeties or magazine disconnects.
I also have an M&P .22 semi-auto. It is not available without the manual safety. I purchased the .22 to have the same shooting feel and manual of arms as my center fire M&P's so I followed the instructions from someone on the S&W forum and disassembled the .22, removed the safety lever (in the off-safe position of course) and reassembled. Now they are all as close as I can get them to feeling the same!