Originally Posted by scootle
How do the M&P22 magazines compare in size to their full-sized brothers? e.g. will they fit properly in the same magazine carriers?
If it wasn't mandated to have the thumb safety on the M&P22 vs. a full-caliber M&P, this would make a nice training piece. Minor difference, I know, but enough that you'd likely need holsters specific to accommodate the thumb safety (pretty sure my full-sized Raven is not interchangeable with the thumb-safety equipped pistols).
Will a no-thumb safety version come to the US? Who knows... if one did show up, I'd be first in line!
The M&P22 magazine is thinner than the centerfire M&P pistol magazine.
The manual thumb safety is required because it is a single-action only pistol that uses an internal hammer hidden under the slide.
"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.” - Dalai Lama (Seattle Times, 05-15-2001).