ske1eter said:After all of the comparisons with a Glock, which doesn't have an external safety, I fail to see the reason to add one to an M&P. Why is another safety important? :roll: Sounds like an attempt to ruin a good gun to me.
The main gun safety is the one between your ears.
elbowtko said:The neat thing about an M&P is that it is often described as a 1911 and glock hybrid, where many of those two users have transitioned to M&P because of the things they offered.
I know quite a few people that went to the M&P because it was a lightweight polymer framed striker fired with a manual safety plus a light trigger (or it can be made so), add some novak sights, low bore axis, and a 1911 grip angle then heck they even get handgasms just holding it and thinking about the thing. Add some reliability and hell you got yourself a modernized 1911 right there.
These safety features are the reasons for why some departments choose the M&P over the glock.
With such a light trigger on the M&P, it is essentially cocked and UNLOCKED 1911, part of the reason for a manual safety is so one can utilized a light trigger. I don't clearly see why it should not have an external safety, both can't be fired when hit against a wall or dropped even with the safety off. There have been however numerous cases of glocks fired when holstering/unholstering by snagging, other guns that don’t have manual safeties have super hard DA triggers to prevent that kind of accident.
Another argument most people don’t make... My Ar-15 and shotguns have manual safeties as well, and I train myself to take them off, why should my pistol be any different? Do people die in combat because they forgot to take off their safety if they do, why have I not heard of anyone making a "Safe-action" Ar-15?
Not to offend anyone who does decide to go w/o a manual safety, many of our decisions are due to personal comfort levels.
5shot said:I agree that I would never want an additional safety on my 9mm M&P. For those of you who do want one, I am interested in knowing your reasons.
BateleurRGB said:[quote name='5shot']I agree that I would never want an additional safety on my 9mm M&P. For those of you who do want one, I am interested in knowing your reasons.