Colorado Springs Police Department Ditches Sidearms With Magazine Disconnects For Better Trigger

August 9 2013
by GSL Staff
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stock_mp9Gun control advocates like to say that the more safety gizmos, locks and safeties that are put on firearms, the safer they are.

This is, of course, ludicrous as the best gun safety is between your ears. There is no substitute for proper and safe gun handling.

That’s why the Colorado Spring Police Department has traded in their Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm handguns which featured a magazine disconnect safety, for newer models without the safety.

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The difference is that the new gun has changes that police said will make it easier to pull the trigger.

“The new 9mm M&P without the magazine disconnect safety allows us to achieve a smoother trigger pull,” Velasquez said.

The models with the safety have fewer internal parts which allow for a smoother trigger pull.

A magazine disconnect safety prevents a gun from being fired when the magazine is removed. This is done to, in theory, prevent a negligent discharge by someone removing the magazine and erroneously assuming the gun is unloaded.

Smith and Wesson actually swapped the guns for free, working with an online gun seller to buy the used guns for resale to the general public.

This resulted in the CSPD being able to upgrade their firearms with no direct cost to the taxpayers.

Police departments are realizing how useless the magazine disconnect feature is, maybe states, such as California who require the feature on all new guns, should take note.

If anyone is interested, you can buy the old guns online at Bud’s Guns.

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