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    M&P shield owners??

    M&P Shield owners,anybody carry with safety off?

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    Always off.
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    Sorry for the double post ........................

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    I carry with it on. My practice draws include disengaging the safety when I bring to aim. At the range, every shot starts with the safety on so I disengage as part of my aim/shot.

    And, of course, always draw as if the safety were off... booger hook far away from the trigger.

    None of the local ranges allow working from a holster, so I have to train however possible - practice draws/dry firing and making the best of live fire exercises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenster1 View Post
    I carry with it on. My practice draws include disengaging the safety when I bring to aim. At the range, every shot starts with the safety on so I disengage as part of my aim/shot.

    And, of course, always draw as if the safety were off... booger hook far away from the trigger.

    None of the local ranges allow working from a holster, so I have to train however possible - practice draws/dry firing and making the best of live fire exercises.
    Same here. I have gotten very good at disengaging the safety as I draw. It has become part of the motion for me and it doesn't seem to cost me any time whatsoever.
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    Yes. Off. I'm a lefty, so can't activate safety with draw hand.

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    I carry with it on all the time. I practice disengaging the safety both at the range and at home under safe conditions. It's almost second nature now to turn it off when drawing it from my holster.
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    With it off. Just because the other guns I owned before I got my shields didn't have safeties so learned to carry that way.

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    LC9 here, but it's a similar gun in terms of size, caliber, and operation. Usually I carry safety "on."

    Yes that adds a point of failure and no disrespect to those carry safety "off." Can not argue with that.

    Just don't want to be that guy who shoots himself in the leg, and I figure if I have to start thinking gun, then I'll think about the safety, the draw, and not have a time penalty. All the Glock and similar owners out there are doing fine and not shooting themselves and that's great. So we're all good.
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    off for me at all times, wish it didn't have one at all

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    I use it just because I'm used to it and using a safety.

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    Have non M&P with safety. Contemplating this question. I don't see any personal safety issues. My firearm has a Glock like trigger safety. Really good holster. Good draw practise. But if a DA ever asks, yes sir my safety was on before I drew.

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    I keep the safety on, I've learned to flick it off during the withdrawing process, pretty easy with the Shield.
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    I use the safety on mine when I appendix carry. Makes my equipemunk feel a little safer.

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    Always off. Guess they just put it on there for the people who wanted one. Doesn't get in the way for me and it's just like it big brother it doesn't have a exterenal safety or mine don't so I carry my Shield in my pocket with safety off.

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