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Old 01-14-2021, 10:10 AM
CTPete CTPete is offline
Safety/non-safety slide swap on Shield - is it ok?? Safety/non-safety slide swap on Shield - is it ok?? Safety/non-safety slide swap on Shield - is it ok?? Safety/non-safety slide swap on Shield - is it ok?? Safety/non-safety slide swap on Shield - is it ok??  
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Default Safety/non-safety slide swap on Shield - is it ok??

I have two Shield 2.0 pistols in 9mm. One has a safety and the other does not. I have always treated the slides as interchangeable - meaning that either slide could be used on either frame. I have never had any issues or malfunctions.

Recently, I was told by a gun shop owner that I should not put a slide that came on a non-safety frame onto a frame with a safety. He claimed the safety might not work as intended.

I've been shooting M&Ps since they came out and I have never heard this.

Can anyone comment on this?
Pete T. (aka Ted1Trading)
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Old 01-14-2021, 11:05 AM
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All the safety parts are apparently in the sear housing block. Unless you see something other than the striker block/safety plunger and the tail of the striker hanging out the underside of the slide, I'd say they're probably interchangable.

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