Two new additions to the family. :D



  • First addition... we got a new pup. His name is Captain. He's about 10 weeks old, had him about 3 weeks. He's a Corgi/Border Colli mix. Wasn't sure if his ears would stand up or not since Corgi's do and Border Colli's don't.

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    Second addition... Got a new concealed carry today. Smith and Wesson M&P Shield 45. Was hard to find one without a safety as it hasn't been out long at all. Super slim profile, single stack. Completely disappears in any attire. It's comparable to the Springfield XDS, which has been out for quite some time. Going to replace the sights with Trijicon HD's or XS Big Dots, Apex trigger kit, spring and sear upgrades, etc.

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    @BBigford said

    Second addition... Got a new concealed carry today. Smith and Wesson M&P Shield 45. Was hard to find one without a safety as it hasn't been out long at all.

    You want an item in your trousers which could go off and blow off your crown jewels? 🙂

    Why without a safety?



  • @Breffni-Potter said in Two new additions to the family. 😃:

    @BBigford said

    Second addition... Got a new concealed carry today. Smith and Wesson M&P Shield 45. Was hard to find one without a safety as it hasn't been out long at all.

    You want an item in your trousers which could go off and blow off your crown jewels? 🙂

    Why without a safety?

    The safety on that firearm is in the trigger. If you notice the two part design...

    I believe what he meant is a lockable slide lock. Which requires a key to unlock the slide before it can be fired.



  • @prcssupport said in Two new additions to the family. 😃:

    @Breffni-Potter said in Two new additions to the family. 😃:

    @BBigford said

    Second addition... Got a new concealed carry today. Smith and Wesson M&P Shield 45. Was hard to find one without a safety as it hasn't been out long at all.

    You want an item in your trousers which could go off and blow off your crown jewels? 🙂

    Why without a safety?

    The safety on that firearm is in the trigger. If you notice the two part design...

    I believe what he meant is a lockable slide lock. Which requires a key to unlock the slide before it can be fired.

    Ya there are quite a few hand guns without a typical safety. I had a S&W Sigma that had a double trigger like that and also had a longer trigger pull. Glocks are the same way. My Taurus 380 is like that also, without the double trigger just has a long trigger pull.



  • Even older designs like a 1911 that had the traditional slid lock had other safety features. If you completely removed the slide lock, the gun still wouldn't fire unless the grip safety was depressed and the trigger was pulled. The gun physically can't go off unless the trigger is pulled because the hammer is blocked from hitting the firing pin.

    Glock has a similar design. If the trigger isn't depressed, the firing pin is completely blocked from hitting the primer.

    Edit: Didn't mean slide lock, meant thumb safety.



  • @prcssupport said in Two new additions to the family. 😃:

    @Breffni-Potter said in Two new additions to the family. 😃:

    @BBigford said

    Second addition... Got a new concealed carry today. Smith and Wesson M&P Shield 45. Was hard to find one without a safety as it hasn't been out long at all.

    You want an item in your trousers which could go off and blow off your crown jewels? 🙂

    Why without a safety?

    The safety on that firearm is in the trigger. If you notice the two part design...

    I believe what he meant is a lockable slide lock. Which requires a key to unlock the slide before it can be fired.

    Just to clarify, every gun I own has a barrel lock & key. More commonly known as a cable lock. That's just used for kids in the house (my buddy uses cable locks plus his safe with his kids). This one is missing a manual safety (thumb safety).



  • @Breffni-Potter said in Two new additions to the family. 😃:

    @BBigford said

    Second addition... Got a new concealed carry today. Smith and Wesson M&P Shield 45. Was hard to find one without a safety as it hasn't been out long at all.

    You want an item in your trousers which could go off and blow off your crown jewels? 🙂

    Why without a safety?

    I carry it in the back. That would only be a concern for appendix carry. Plus the holster I have guards the trigger so no accidental mishandlings should happen.

    No manual safety, you still have to pull the trigger to make the gun go off. The safety is built into the articulating trigger. Though, I'm going to be dropping in an Apex trigger cause the stock trigger is a little gritty.

    Why no thumb safety? It's a self defense firearm. More safeties means more things to do in a crisis. Sometimes you only have a split second to react, your heart is racing, and your mind is clouded. Even cops, who are typically well trained, forget to disengage the safety when they go to pull the trigger on an attacker, rendering their self defense weapon useless, resulting in them using it as a hammer. Also, if you aren't used to safeties, it'll get you every time because remember "practice doesn't make perfect, practice makes permanent." 😃



  • I made a short video on the specifics of some of the mechanisms on a few different firearms so you can see some differences of safeties, levers, etc.

    Important note for anyone new or need a refresher on firearms safety... you'll notice I check the guns over and over for bullets. Even before the video started, I unloaded the magazines and checked the chambers. Even if you know, and verified, there is no mag in the firearm, no bullets inside either the mag or the chamber, don't pull the trigger when the firearm is pointed at something unsafe to shoot at. Only in demonstrations will I put a hand in front of the muzzel, and even then I prefer a safety orange gun (dummy gun). But in the instance of the 1911, an orange gun couldn't be used to show the action.

    Youtube Video


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