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Added a SINGLE SIDE THUMB SAFETY!

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Old December 30th, 2014, 06:32 PM   #1
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Added a SINGLE SIDE THUMB SAFETY!

I haven't seen this done before...
I've been considering this for a while but I finally sat down with my full size 45 that has the Apex FSS kit in it (2.5 lbs trigger pull)= the perfect candidate !
After some tweaking and tuning I got it all to work and look clean and factory.
I don't like Ambis on my 1911s so none on my plastic guns!

Note this is a "play" gun more than anything. I basically wanted to showcase what's the most you can do to a M&P45
ATEi slide work, Boresight Solutions frame work












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Old December 30th, 2014, 06:54 PM   #2
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Nice looking gun!
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Old December 30th, 2014, 07:00 PM   #3
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That play gun looks seriously good.
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Old December 30th, 2014, 07:05 PM   #4
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My duty/issue gun is the full size m&p45

There are haters at work that bash the gun in general. So I like to whip out this bad boy to prove what can be done.

I've been getting nice trigger jobs out of Glocks using the newer Ghost evo elite connectors however nothing can touch a nicely tuned Apex m&p trigger.
I've actually started running the heavier duty/carry return springs in some of my guns and really like them.
"Light" is not nearly as important as smooth.


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Old December 30th, 2014, 07:34 PM   #5
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Only M&P haters I have seen are those who have never shot one.
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Old January 1st, 2015, 01:47 AM   #6
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First of all I must say, that is a very nice piece you have. Secondly where did you find the thumb safety? I've been wanting to put the Apex "glock" style trigger and Apex sear kit in my FS 40, but it's my daily carry and I don't want a light trigger pull without a thumb safety.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 04:12 AM   #7
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Oh I have a box full of spare parts. A lot are pull offs from mine and other peoples guns I've worked on.


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Old January 2nd, 2015, 07:38 AM   #8
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I thought to add a thumb safety to a safetyless model required a different sear housing block?

But anyway, that M&P looks amazing
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 08:28 AM   #9
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If the gun has the frame plugs. Then it's all the same sear block



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Old December 30th, 2015, 06:23 AM   #10
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single side thumb safety

HOW ??
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Old February 2nd, 2016, 04:26 PM   #11
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i had the ambi safety, but cut off the right side lever. I am looking for a write up/video on how to make the safety more of a a firm positive click though. I've seen a forum topic on it but not a writeup/photos or a video.
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Old March 14th, 2016, 12:53 PM   #12
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Is that a stainless slide? and if yes is it factory or aftermarket? never seen a factory offered stainless slide on any M&P models, would love to get a 5" pro with in two tone like your M&P.

Would I be correct in guessing the factory black finish on your gun has been removed to expose the stainless underneath and then possibly polished or received a similar upgrade?

I would love to have a 2-tone M&P me thinks is looks absolutely bad a**

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Old March 14th, 2016, 04:34 PM   #13
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Nickel boron plated


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Old May 24th, 2016, 05:54 PM   #14
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The price of being a fanboy

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Only M&P haters I have seen are those who have never shot one.
I own an M&P Shield and like the rest of you, I find myself resorting to spending money on gunsmithing to finish what S&W didn't.
Fit and finish on M&P Semi's is poor in general. Field stripping a pain in the ass, magazines that are poorly designed (sharp edges/angles), poor design of slide release (really not machined/designed correctly), poor design of safety(too small, sharp edges), internal parts with burs.........
The reason you see M&P owners throwing so much at their guns is an attempt at performance improvement.
The only thing I thought about buying for my glock or H&K was a holster.
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My duty/issue gun is the full size m&p45

There are haters at work that bash the gun in general. So I like to whip out this bad boy to prove what can be done.

I've been getting nice trigger jobs out of Glocks using the newer Ghost evo elite connectors however nothing can touch a nicely tuned Apex m&p trigger.
I've actually started running the heavier duty/carry return springs in some of my guns and really like them.
"Light" is not nearly as important as smooth.


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:-) 1911, P35.

But I like the M&P and the trigger on mine, but its simply not a SA Browning trigger and never can be as good.
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