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Carry Gun Thumb Safty or no thumb saftey?

This is a discussion on Carry Gun Thumb Safty or no thumb saftey? within the Polls forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; Originally Posted by MP45COMPACT' post='236268' date='Jan 7 2010, 12:01 PM Total waste of parts...not needed. Don't have thumb safety on 9c now but would like ...


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Yes Absolutely!! 83 19.39%
No Way!! 201 46.96%
Either way is fine with you.... 144 33.64%
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Old May 28th, 2010, 06:19 PM   #31
 
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Originally Posted by MP45COMPACT' post='236268' date='Jan 7 2010, 12:01 PM
Total waste of parts...not needed.
Don't have thumb safety on 9c now but would like the option if I were to buy it again
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Old August 30th, 2010, 10:02 AM   #32
 
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I like the idea of a safety. I started with Browning Hi-Power and Colt Gov't models. Using a safety is second nature for me. I carry in Condition One so the safety is a necessity. I feel better carrying locked and loaded with a safety on.



I would like to be able to add safeties to all my M&Ps.
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Old October 24th, 2010, 10:53 AM   #33
 
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Either way is fine with me.... but the pistol I carry has no thumb safety.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 09:54 AM   #34
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My duty weapon is an M&P 9mm without thumb safety and I decided to have my personal weapon to be nearly identical so muscle memory would be the same, without any fumbling.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 10:19 AM   #35
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I will carry a gun with or without a thumb safety. In the M&P line, I really like the TS if for no other reason than it helps me index my grip quickly and consistently, but I would certainly not feel unsafe with a factory or Apex DCAEK trigger and one in the pipe on a non TS M&P.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 10:39 AM   #36
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I voted "either way" because I have carried both. And would carry either.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 12:20 PM   #37
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It's personal preference. I prefer mine without safety's.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 01:06 PM   #38
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Thumb safety on my MP40c and wouldn't have it any other way...
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Old March 6th, 2013, 02:43 PM   #39
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I picked up an M&P full size at a gun show one day and just couldn't believe how good it felt in my hand. But I laid it back down and went on my way as I have a Glock and a couple of XDMs.

Then, when I saw you could get an M&P (that fit my hand almost as good as my 1911's) with ambidextrous thumb safeties (like my 1911's) I had to get one (9MM). Then I got another one (.40 S&W).

The thumb safeties make the M&P very much like my 1911's and I don't miss the Glock or the XDMs.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 02:55 PM   #40
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While I have no problem having a gun with no thumb safety for a range gun I may be a bit old fashion in wanting a thumb safety when carrying a weapon. I will carry with no safety but not with one in the chamber. When you think your gun is around things that could potentially catch the trigger it makes sense to me. The accidental discharge of a 9mm is not something I take lightly. I have no qualms about my personal skills but having seen stranger things happen i want my trigger to be dead if there is something that perchance pulls on it.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 03:03 PM   #41
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The thumb safety is just one more step in a life or death situation before you are ready to fire. Additionally it creates a possiblilty of a failure to fire, either human induced or mechanical. I prefer not to have that variable in the equation.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 03:17 PM   #42
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I'd prefer a gun with no safety like my FS 9. However, I don't mind it on my Shield and it's my EDC gun. I just practice taking it off and putting it on both at the range and at home.
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On a ccw gun, I'm ok with a gun with no manual safety.

But I do want a manual safety when open-carrying on duty just on the off-chance some goblin is able to get his hands on it. Study after study shows a several-second delay in a person picking up a stranger's gun before they can fire it if it has a manual safety engaged at the time. For that reason, I want a manual safety on my duty gun even though I fully acknowledge that neither the new M&P nor the glock I've uniform-carried for over a decade genuinely, mechanically needs it.

And just personal opinion, but anyone who is slowed down by a 1911-style safety (as the M&P has), frankly just needs to train with it more. And before I get jumped on, I simply say, "consider the top ipsc shooters over the decades" - they almost all use it and don't seem too hindered by it.
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If you train your draw and grip where the strong hand thumb rests on the safety, there is no delay or extra step required to turn it off. When the gun comes up on target the safety is off, or something went so wrong you are not going to it the target anyway.

Now, that applies to an M&P or a 1911. There are other guns with silly things like slide mounted safeties or a safety where the thumb of a normal human can't comfortably sit, and those I consider a detriment on a carry gun because it is an extra step and you might not get it off when needed.
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If you train your draw and grip where the strong hand thumb rests on the safety, there is no delay or extra step required to turn it off. When the gun comes up on target the safety is off, or something went so wrong you are not going to it the target anyway.

Now, that applies to an M&P or a 1911. There are other guns with silly things like slide mounted safeties or a safety where the thumb of a normal human can't comfortably sit, and those I consider a detriment on a carry gun because it is an extra step and you might not get it off when needed.
Agree, that's why the caveat in my post about 1911-style safeties. A beretta/walther style, etc, could definitely be a detriment speed-wise, and something I definitely don't want on a carry gun. I do have an old smith 5906 with that style safety and for me personally it gets used as nothing more than a decocker. If it were a nightstand gun, then maybe it might get used as a safety, but not when actually carried.
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