The M&P 9 Shield has been very well received. I’ve seen so many people talking and expounding on it’s conceal ability. The only problem I’ve heard is the safety is too small and hard to engage. It’s not as easy to engage like the M&P 9s or 1911 thumb safeties.
Here’s Falia talking about her experience with the gun.
If you don’t like the safety, what options are there? S&W is supposedly going to release a new version that does not have a safety, but here’s a very simple instructional video showing you how to remove the manual safety. Obviously doing so will put you in all kinds of legal hurt if you actually have to use the gun one day, but if you don’t give a damn, it might help.
The better option of course is for someone like Apex Tactical to manufacture a slightly bigger extended safety lever that’s slightly thicker and longer. If I had some CAD skills I’d totally design it but I don’t. so here’s hoping they’ll make one quick.
Shot a classifier match today and came back home to clean the gun, decided to detail strip it for a thorough cleaning. I haven’t done this since I bought the gun 10months ago.
OMG! That thing is frigging dirty! Why haven’t I done this before? I’ve clean by gun after every time I shoot it and look at how dirty it is on the inside:
The extractor, firing pin, firing pin spring and slide:
Under the grips :
The Sear and disconnector:
After removing the Sear, Disconnector and Firing pin block lifter:
The trigger is super dirty. eesh!
Look how grimy the inside is :
Even the small area under the leaf spring is full of lint :
Gross. I’ve since cleaned the entire gun and feel so much better. If you haven’t detailed stripped your 1911, you should do it right now!
Just had a bad dream a week ago about my wife crashing into a lake with the kids in the car and getting stuck. Horrible! Then I remembered there were tools that could cut through seat belts and break the glass or windshield, so occupants could escape. I started looking online for these tools and found a unique and very simple tool called Res-Q-Me.
It’s a glass breaker and a seat belt cutter all in one simple and cheap keychain like tool. I had to get it. here’s how it looks like :
and a great video showing how it works and some TV coverage :
if you don’t have one yet, go get it on ebay for cheap, it might come in handy one day and save your life or your loved ones.