I disabled mine per the instructions here for the exact same reason.Landric said:It is a real PITA when shooting IDPA. Having to unload and show clear, then drop the hammer/striker is hard to do without a magazine. So, one has to use an empty magazine, which can make the SO uncomfortable. I got my M&P without the mag safety primarily for that reason.
ToolMaker said:Maybe I’m letting my common sense get the best of me here…
But if the rules of a match are causing people to disable a safety device as common as a magazine safety; is the problem with the firearm or with the rules?
Is this a problem in PPC matches also?
Turtle Dude said:Another advantage of a MD is the following. you can leave the gun loaded, take the mag out. Say you have a gun in your nightstand drawer and your grandkids are in the house. Put the mag in your pocket, the gun can be quickly used if needed by you but the gun is rather safe if a kid grabs it.
What if you shot 16 of your 17 rounds and you are reaching for a new mag and the BG rushes you.