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Safety Extension

This is a discussion on Safety Extension within the MP SHIELD Pistols forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; This is not a post about the merits of safety or no safety, just on the modification I made to mine. The Shield 45 I ...


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Old November 23rd, 2016, 04:50 PM   #1
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Safety Extension

This is not a post about the merits of safety or no safety, just on the modification I made to mine. The Shield 45 I bought had one, which I prefer since I grew up with a 1911 carried locked/cocked. The safety worked ok but I felt it was just a little too small for my tastes. I did this mod with the safety installed but the slide removed. After covering the bottom half, including behind the safety, with painters tape, I made a small cup around the safety with the same tape. I filled the cup with JB Weld and let it cure overnight. The reason I did this with the safety installed was so I could stand the bottom up on the installed mag while the epoxy cured. When I removed the tape, the safety stuck out about 1/8" more-exactly what I wanted. I did a little shaping with a jewelers file mainly to rough it up so it would accept paint more readily. I'm thinking about using some of my wife's nail polish. At $20 a bottle, it must be the best paint in the world! Actually, I think a permanent marker will do the trick.
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Old November 24th, 2016, 02:30 PM   #2
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I'd like to see your finished extension
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Old November 24th, 2016, 03:40 PM   #3
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I prefer them the way they are; stiff and very flat, as I don't ever want mine to get activated.

Mine will never be used.
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Old November 25th, 2016, 05:45 AM   #4
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Mmm OK seems a little odd to me but if you like it.

I am happy with the size of it on my 45 shield.
I flick it off when it goes in the holster from the night stand and on when it comes out at end of day.

Since the safety rides against me as Im RH I dont want it any bigger and its current size seems to get it done.


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Old November 25th, 2016, 05:19 PM   #5
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I prefer them the way they are; stiff and very flat, as I don't ever want mine to get activated.

Mine will never be used.
My vote goes here ^^^^^^^^^^^^ what Rick said
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Old December 6th, 2016, 11:08 AM   #6
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I jbwelded a piece of golck slid release to mine for a little more grip. also extended the mag release and added a trigger stop.

My big 3 shield gunbutton modifications

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Old December 14th, 2016, 04:20 AM   #7
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I would pay good money for an extended safety lever like the slim 1911 levers or a slimmed down MP compact safety lever.

I would not JB Weld anything to the controls on my gun. I just don't trust epoxy that much.

Smith and Wesson will never make one though, they have too many lawyers on staff.

Maybe an aftermarket manufacturer? There are over 1,000,000 Shields in circulation so the "potential" market is out there.

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Old December 14th, 2016, 06:22 AM   #8
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I thought an extension was a great idea at first, and still see the merit, but I've gotten used to it and train with it, and it's not a problem any longer. I noticed it did lose some of it's stiffness pretty quickly...at least on my gun. Or it could be I just got used to that too?
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