I have been toying with the of getting a new firearn with the $600 rebate check most of us will be receiving this spring. I live in Massachusetts and there are not a great deal of options for us here. In all of my research these past months I have noticed that there are not a lot of manufactures using an external thumb safety anymore.
In my area the best choices for a compact ccw are the S&W M&Pc, and the Walther P99c. Neither of which has an external safety. The M&P has a 10lb trigger pull as per state regulations stating that a gun without the external safety must have at least 10lbs of pull. I know the full sise .45 is available with the safety but I contacted S&W to see if they will be putting it on the compacts in the future and they said they did not have any plans to at this time.
I know that my brain is the best safety and having an external safety does not mean you can ignore the rules of firearms safety. I just get a warm fuzzy feeling when I see that safety engaged with my own eyes. Maybe I am just old fashioned at 29 years old and need to get with the times. It just seems like I have been trying to talk myself into liking the whole idea of not having it. At the moment I am thinking af just getting crimsom trace laser grips for my PPK/S instead.
So after this long rant my question to you is have you noticed this trend and what are your thoughts about it?