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new to me Smith&Wesson M&P 9mm Police
« on: January 11, 2021, 01:30:05 am »
So I'm local(ish) to Green Top Hunting/Fishing store.

They got in a large lot of Police trade-ins of Smith&Wesson M&P 9mm.  I got a really great price.

Single action, striker fired, no safety, no de-cocker.



It is a nice gun.  I like the interchangeable grip option.  but.

I'm thinking of open carry, with an OWB holster.  But I like the safety/decocker option on my old Ruger P89.

I'm told these M&P 9s are very customizable, and there is a "civilian" version that does have a safety/decocker.

Is it possible to put a safety/decocker on a Police model like mine?

Also: what do you suggest for attachments/options?  Thanks.
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    Re: new to me Smith&Wesson M&P 9mm Police
    « Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 12:15:24 am »
    They are solid guns for the most part.  The first generation triggers left room for improvement but they functioned well.  As I understand it the modifications you asked about would require a different base gun.  I could  be mistaken though so you might want to check with S&W or a gun smith familiar with the M&P series.   An OWB holster that covers the trigger guard should keep you safe until you attain a firing grip on the weapon.
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    Re: new to me Smith&Wesson M&P 9mm Police
    « Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 01:17:51 am »
    How much?   I picked up a trade-in M&P 40 last year for $300 that looked brand new.    Local shop was selling them, and I figured I couldn't go wrong at that price and I needed something in .40.  I've got an Apex trigger for it too, but I haven't bothered putting it in yet.   

    Also bought my father in law one for his birthday/father's day present since the price was right and he'd helped my wife out on some car repairs around the same time.     
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    Re: new to me Smith&Wesson M&P 9mm Police
    « Reply #3 on: January 12, 2021, 11:53:14 pm »
    If I remember correctly the model with the safety was the "LE" model and the "normal" model was the one without the thumb safety.  I don't think they are legally a single action, except for the competition models, like a Glock is not a single action.  So no de-cocker ever offered that I ever heard of.  S&W made so many different models of M&P in each caliber with different options I may have missed some, but this is what I remember from several years ago when I was looking at them pretty seriously.
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    Re: new to me Smith&Wesson M&P 9mm Police
    « Reply #4 on: January 13, 2021, 11:28:03 am »
    At Christmas 2019, they probably were $300.  They're currently selling for $430-450.  I got mine for $400.

    Again, mine is the LE version.  No thumb decock/safety.

    There is a notch in the frame where one would go. 

    But the sales guy didn't know if putting one in is possible, and the store was crazy busy.

    I've left messages at a couple different gunsmiths; am waiting for answers.
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    Re: new to me Smith&Wesson M&P 9mm Police
    « Reply #5 on: January 13, 2021, 12:26:19 pm »
    At Christmas 2019, they probably were $300.  They're currently selling for $430-450.  I got mine for $400.

    Again, mine is the LE version.  No thumb decock/safety.

    The safety doesn't decock. It's only one function in the trigger. Though it does remind me of my beloved Model 39 family.

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    There is a notch in the frame where one would go. 

    But the sales guy didn't know if putting one in is possible, and the store was crazy busy.

    I've left messages at a couple different gunsmiths; am waiting for answers.

    Smith and Wesson sells the kits for under $20. I see some on Ebay for under $5! I think you'd end up spending more money having a S&W armorer install it.

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    Re: new to me Smith&Wesson M&P 9mm Police
    « Reply #6 on: January 13, 2021, 05:36:56 pm »
    If I remember correctly the model with the safety was the "LE" model and the "normal" model was the one without the thumb safety. 
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    I think the thumb safety model may have been more "government" than "LE".  Because the Army has a thing for thumb safeties.  Witness the M-17 version of the Sig P320.

    Given the dominance of Glocks in the LE market, and of DA revolvers before that, I think it's safe to say that LE agencies aren't as insistent on thumb safeties as the Army.
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    Re: new to me Smith&Wesson M&P 9mm Police
    « Reply #7 on: January 14, 2021, 08:21:39 pm »
    wow.  thank you for the link!
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