Embarrassing confession: Until I saw the press release that S&W was introducing an M&P Shield without a slide mounted safety I did not realize mine had one. I saw it, but because it makes utterly no sense (IMO) for it to have one I completely overlooked it.
Played with it a bit and it is low profile enough that I am not particularly worried about inadvertently activating it and I will continue to carry it safety OFF. Also, the trigger pull feels like it is the same or maybe even a smidge heavier than my Glock 17 trigger so that is not a worry.
Textbook example of why you should carefully examine new firearms purchases and thoroughly read the owner's manual (I skimmed mainly to see what type of ammo to feed it).
Can't gather any moss...
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