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    M&P Shield with safety off?

    I'd like to ask folks what their thoughts are of carrying the M&P Shield with the safety in the off position. Do you think it would be safe using either an IWB or OWB holster that covers the trigger?

    Any comments would be welcome.

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    assuming you mean with one in the chamber, my guess would be that the fact your asking the question your not really comfortable with the safety off. if thats the case don't do it.
    practice taking the saftey off as you draw the gun. i think you will find that will work very nicely and be safe.

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    Tbone,
    Use of a safety is completely up to the person carrying a particular weapon. Safeties are there, basically for 2 reasons.
    For the comfort level of the companies attorneys, and the shooter's comfort level as well.

    My experience started with revolvers, and there are no safeties on any of them. There is also a round in the cylinder at the ready with the revolver. So it amounts to carrying fully loaded and with the safety off.
    A semi-auto pistol is only slightly different in that respect. Except the pistol feeds the ammo differently. Trigger control is one of the most important parts of gun handling. Muzzle control is the most important. Practice both of them until you're 100% confident in your methods.

    Few of my pistols have safeties on them, so I've adjusted to carrying it that way without too much concern. I also always carry with a round in the chamber, with the safety off, if the pistol has one. Sometimes it takes quite a while to be that comfortable to carry that way. Sometimes a person never adjusts to carrying with the safety off. None of these methods are wrong if that's what you're comfortable with.

    Like 1Jimmy said, If you're uncomfortable carrying without the safety on you should practice your drawing it and flipping the safety off during the draw.
    Muscle memory is very important in weapons handling. It can never be stressed enough, Practice, Practice, Practice.
    Practice with an empty pistol untill you're completly confident with your carry condition. Then work your way up from there.

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    I just can NOT get comfortable with carrying a pistol, with one in the chamber, without a safety on!!LOL!!
    It is just a personal preference thing. Ya gotta find what works for YOU.
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    Chambered and safety off (in a reliable holster)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris7047th View Post
    Chambered and safety off (in a reliable holster)
    Yep I agree...
    Although none of my guns have a safety, except the ruger p90, I carry one chambered and in a good holster.
    There is a wonnnndeerrrfull thread over at the "other" s&w forum you might like to read about safetys on guns, it hurts my head though..

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    Why?

    It takes a millisecond to disengage this ergonomic safety as originally designed by the late great John Moses Browning.

    Watch any shooting event on "The Outdoor Channel" and you'll see 1911 shooters smoking with this set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blkpitbull View Post
    Yep I agree...
    Although none of my guns have a safety, except the ruger p90, I carry one chambered and in a good holster.
    There is a wonnnndeerrrfull thread over at the "other" s&w forum you might like to read about safetys on guns, it hurts my head though..
    Yeah, I read it and my head hurts too. lol

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    I would go with safety off just like I wouldn't hesitate to carry a regular sized M&P without a safety.
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    Thanks to everyone for all the feedback. Wendy, where is China Spring? I live in Alpine out in the Trans-Pecos.


 

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