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Didn't know how to word this better in the topic line b/c of the space...but this is a question on the safety of the M&P.



I'm curious to how the DAO pistol works (first one I've owned...coming from the 1911 family). There isn't a "hammer" like other pistols, so I'm guessing the fire pin is the only thing that comes back and then goes forward? If so, could you drop the pistol juuuust right and have it go off?



Since it is a Double Action pistol, I imagine it would be kind of hard to accidentally pull the trigger to get it to have an accidental discharge, so the only way I can think of for this to go "boom" without wanting it to go "boom" would be the above scenario.



Just curious....I do own a M&P40, just was wondering about this.



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Notice the hinge in the middle of the trigger? If you push on the bottom part of the trigger (unloaded), initially it travels by itself, it has to travel a certain distance before the rest of the trigger can follow.



The firing pin cannot contact the primer unless the bottom part of the trigger is pressed, you have to pull the trigger to get a cartridge to fire.
 

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Ahh, didn't know it had an "internal plunger". I searched a bit for info on it and couldn't find the safety features (except for the internal lock and mag disconnect, which I didn't care about).



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Mine does not either, from what I can tell it is SAO. The sear is kept when you rack the slide, but there is a positive block on the pin to prevent it from firing when droppped.
 

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In a word....No. I have check the design in CAD 5 ways from sunday and even tortured one that had a run in with a machine mauling the grip area.
 

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O crap now im in trouble.... you never saw this post... in fact Im not really here...shhhhhhhhh.
 
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