S&W M&P pistols now with thumb safety

    S&W have launched a series of polymer M&P pistols with a thumb safety. The non-thumb safety models are still available.

    Mp Pistol

    From the press release:

    “Soon after the introduction of the full-size and compact M&P45 pistols, we began receiving requests from law enforcement professionals and recreational shooters asking for a frame mounted thumb safety on other M&P calibers,” said Leland Nichols, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Smith & Wesson. “The optional external safety provides an even broader range of choices to the M&P line, adding flexibility in order to meet the needs of our customers.”

    The M&P9 (9mm full size) thumb safety model has an MSRP of $719 and the non-thumb safety is going for $679. That is a $40 premium. I suspect many will pay the premium.

    UPDATE: To clarify, I think all the models (calibers) now can be bought with a thumb safety.

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