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Old 02-11-2019, 10:10 AM
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:43 AM
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The safety on mine was very very difficult to engage and dis engage. So much that I simply left it dis engaged all the time. I always yelled and anyone that wanted to shoot it to keep their fingers off the trigger at all times!!
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:18 AM
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I probably didnít explain well enough...

My finger was off the trigger. Solely disengaging the safety mechanism ALONE was the cause of discharge!
A lot of people complain of the 41's safety getting bumped to the ON position. Yours is the first I have ever heard of the gun firing merely by disengaging the safety! I think a call/email to S&W's repair shop would be in order.
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Old 02-11-2019, 4:47 PM
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FWIW, I've never had this problem w/my Model 41 which was made in the 1980's.

When was your Model 41 made? Whatever the case, I think that a competent S&W gunsmith (or the S&W factory repair shop) should be able to fix the problem.
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Not an issue I have ever dealt with.

If it was me, I would call the mother ship and see what they say. My guess is they will send you a shipping label for warranty repair.
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My finger was off the trigger. Solely disengaging the safety mechanism ALONE was the cause of discharge!


Is this repeatable? Did you try to pull trigger when safety was partially engaged, and then it fired by toggling safety alone? Ruger Mark IV had a recall for this reason.


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Old 02-11-2019, 10:56 PM
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The safety on mine was very very difficult to engage and dis engage. So much that I simply left it dis engaged all the time....
My 41 is the same.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:54 PM
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wow..neither of my 41's have ever had safety issues FWIW.
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Yes, return to S&W for service. Competitive bulleye shooters generally do not use the safety because forgetting to switch it off ruins a match score.
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You can also use mag disconnect as extra safety. I feel an unresponsive safety is more of liability than benefit.


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