M & P Shields: Are they hard to find without the thumb/external safety?

M & P Shields: Are they hard to find without the thumb/external safety?

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    M & P Shields: Are they hard to find without the thumb/external safety?

    Though the retail price is the same for both, do they actually cost more than those with the thumb safeties?


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    They only cost more because of demand; greater demand means more profit.
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    Ours cost $350 before shipping etc. Purchased from G & R Tactical.

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    They were both the same price at the gun show I visited today.
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    At my LGS the NTS model is a few bucks cheaper.

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    I rented a shield at the range(w/safety)yesterday. Loved shooting it and plan to buy one at the gun show next week. The safety is so stiff to engage and disengage that it really is not a factor for me since I don't plan on using it anyway. But it being there may come in handy under circumstances I haven't thought of yet.

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    I got a M&P Shield for my wife. It has the thumb safety but it is out of the way. She didn't even notice the safety till about the 5th time she cleaned it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mark32812 View Post
    I got a M&P Shield for my wife. It has the thumb safety but it is out of the way. She didn't even notice the safety till about the 5th time she cleaned it.




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    Your point being?

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    My point being if you get a Shield with the thumb safety, it is small and easy to ignore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark32812 View Post
    it is small and easy to ignore.
    That's what she said.

    But the safety is one more thing that can go wrong right when you don't need it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark32812 View Post
    My point being if you get a Shield with the thumb safety, it is small and easy to ignore.
    Bad idea. If you carry a gun with a thumb safety, use it and train with it. Otherwise carry a gun without one. It also sounds like your wife needs to become much more familiar with the gun she is carrying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captains1911 View Post
    Bad idea. If you carry a gun with a thumb safety, use it and train with it. Otherwise carry a gun without one. It also sounds like your wife needs to become much more familiar with the gun she is carrying.
    I agree. If a gun has a safety, train to use it or buy a gun with no safety. There should be no two ways about this.

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    I liken non thumb safety versions to baby pigeons, they exist, but I have never seen one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captains1911 View Post
    Bad idea. If you carry a gun with a thumb safety, use it and train with it. Otherwise carry a gun without one. It also sounds like your wife needs to become much more familiar with the gun she is carrying.
    When I bought my Shield a safety was the only option. Myself I don't use the safety because my other EDC guns don't have safeties. I know how the safety operates and shoot the shield about once a week.
    My thoughts are...know your gun!!
    Don't want to trade that gun for a non safety because my shield is reliable and the trigger has smoothed out nice.

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