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From a 1911aholic: Does anyone know yet if the 9 & 40 cal M&Ps can be retrofitted with a thumb safety ala a 1911? Mr. Burwell and Mr. Bowie, have you done this yet? Anyone else?



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It looks like it could with some work, the factory is not selling the sear blocks with the thumb safety yet they are putting everyone they make into new guns. So I am not sure when the parts will even be available to try it out.
 

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I emailed S&W about this same question, and they replied stating that they don't retrofit at this time. Maybe someday?
 

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Dan Burwell said:
It looks like it could with some work, the factory is not selling the sear blocks with the thumb safety yet they are putting everyone they make into new guns. So I am not sure when the parts will even be available to try it out.


Dan do you have any feedback on the safety being so mushy? I took a class with Pat Rogers recently and he had a 45 with safety and he had an issue of the safety getting knocked off in his chest rig. I think he and I would both prefer a more positive on/off safety like a 1911. Have you found any way to correct this issue? This has pretty much been my hold up on the 45 model( i bought a 40 and did your trigger job on it, quite sweet), or better yet a single sided safety that positive?



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jimmyjoebob said:
[quote name='Dan Burwell']It looks like it could with some work, the factory is not selling the sear blocks with the thumb safety yet they are putting everyone they make into new guns. So I am not sure when the parts will even be available to try it out.


Dan do you have any feedback on the safety being so mushy? I took a class with Pat Rogers recently and he had a 45 with safety and he had an issue of the safety getting knocked off in his chest rig. I think he and I would both prefer a more positive on/off safety like a 1911. Have you found any way to correct this issue? This has pretty much been my hold up on the 45 model( i bought a 40 and did your trigger job on it, quite sweet), or better yet a single sided safety that positive?



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James[/quote]



Easy fix just make the "detent" in the safety deeper, I usually tweak everyone's that comes through here for a trigger job just because it is too easy to swipe off. I usually set it so both on and off take the same amount of force, which from the factory isn't the case it is way easier to swip off than it is to put back on.



as for a single sided, I have cut a few off. Either side can be removed without any problems. just cut it off and put some touch up paint on the exposed metal.
 
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