M&P Shield Manual Safety Removal

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    M&P Shield Manual Safety Removal



    Here is a video on how to remove the M&P Shield safety. You will need some machining equipment. And of course he does not tell you how to disassemble/reassemble the gun.
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    Why would you want to remove a safety?
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    Can't see modifying a carry weapon in such a way as to make it easier for an attorney to make it seem I was itching to use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40Bob View Post
    Why would you want to remove a safety?
    I agree. The safety on my Shield is always off and never once in over a year on carrying has it every engaged.
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    I agree with the two previous posts. I really think the safety on a Shield is for holstering rather than for carrying it with the safety on. It's actually pretty tough to put on & off I can't really believe the designers expect it to be carried on.

    And the prosecuting attorney factor is a huge one IMO. "This man not only used man-killing bullets designed to expand but he also disabled a safety device on his gun". Not for me.
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    Why S&W decided a thumb safety was necessary on the Shield is a question only they can answer. I rarely engage mine, except when holstering. I disengage just before the gun's completely holstered and the trigger is safely covered. Do I have to? No, but I do it anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    Can't see modifying a carry weapon in such a way as to make it easier for an attorney to make it seem I was itching to use it.
    Or, imagine having a negligent discharge in which someone was injured or killed. Imagine how easy the argument would be by the prosecutor when the realization dawns on the jury that the safeties were deliberately removed.
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    Just my humble opinion but I wish someone would make an aftermarket safety with a larger lever. I'd like one about midway between OEM and the one on the M&P Compacts.

    FWIW I've never been bothered by thumb safeties.

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    Hey OP, have you ever heard of "Glock Leg"? just wonderin..
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    The safety on the Shield is so unintrusive, I don't know why there is so much banter about it. Simply leave it off. I sure wish the hobby of trying to make all guns into a version of a Glock would end soon.

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    I would not buy a pistol with a safety unless I wanted a safety.
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    Have to agree with the others. Why even worry about the safety. Leave it dis-engaged. That's how I carry my CZ RAMI. Now if I were carrying it cocked and locked, then yes the safety would be engaged.
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    Ah yes, when all else fails lets really try and see if we can screw up our defensive weapons. After all, we certainly know better than the manufacturer how this thing should work. After we bubbafie it we can go on the forums and complain about how it doesn't work and we'll never own another one. And besides, I've never seen a news story where anyone was crucified for removing a safety device so its obviously ok to do so.

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    It is easy to disengage the safety of my shield with a sweep of the thumb. It is no big deal. That being said, I don't always carry it with the safety on. I do have the habit of sweeping my thumb down though to disengage the safety whether it is on or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GentlemanJim View Post
    Just my humble opinion but I wish someone would make an aftermarket safety with a larger lever. I'd like one about midway between OEM and the one on the M&P Compacts.
    I've wanted something like this for a while. I like the size of the one on Ruger's LC9. I'd be very pleased with one on my Shield.

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