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Old 01-15-2020, 04:55 PM
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Anyone know of an oversized safety available for the 41? TIA!!
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:10 PM
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Anyone know of an oversized safety available for the 41? TIA!!

Never heard of one, google couldn’t find one, probably not enough demand for someone to make them.


The newer 41’s seem to have issues with hard to operate safeties as you found out.

An extension could be welded on and shaped.

https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/356330

If you took the safety out you should be able to smooth the detent and ball/pin

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Old 01-15-2020, 07:29 PM
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Mine isn't just difficult, it, for a lack of a better word, gets locked in the safe position. If I used pliers to move it I believe it would snap off.

I have to hold the gun flat in my left hand and use my forefinger and thumb and keep playing with the safety until something moves and then the safety clicks down like you would expect it to do all the time.

My thinking is, if I could get an oversized safety I would take the pistol to a smith and have the safety installed when I had them figure out and fix the issue.
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Old 01-15-2020, 08:29 PM
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I recommend that you put the safety in the off position and keep it there. this is not a self defense gun, it is a target pistol.

If you are hunting insert a magazine and do not cycle the slide until a target presents itself. For target shooting, do not insert a magazine until you are ready to shoot.

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I recommend that you put the safety in the off position and keep it there. this is not a self defense gun, it is a target pistol.

If you are hunting insert a magazine and do not cycle the slide until a target presents itself. For target shooting, do not insert a magazine until you are ready to shoot.

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This has been my experience with my 41 also.
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Old 01-15-2020, 09:13 PM
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The safety can be fixed just take barrel slide and grips off look through the frame and see if the pin of safety is hitting the sear if it is rubbing it take it out remove metal from the pin were it was rubbing take a little at a time and try it until it works smoothly it’s really not that hard only one screw holds it in and smooth up detents I have fixed several that way
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Old 01-15-2020, 09:15 PM
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While I want my guns to function flawlessly, Cranky makes a good point.

Iíve shot 2 cases through mine at paper targets and mostly just left the safety off. I hunted blue grouse with it once and did use the safety for that one shot..

With the problems you posted it seems you should send it and a description of what doesnít work to S&W.

The way you describe the safety could be something is broken or misfit.
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:20 AM
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If you get a new safety lever make sure it’s the right one they made two styles old style has a notch in slide and a hook on back of lever they sits in slide new style does not have that
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:22 AM
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This is old style
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Old 01-16-2020, 01:26 AM
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Good info on the safety Turtle !
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Old 01-16-2020, 11:27 AM
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Here is new style safety lever
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Old 01-18-2020, 08:11 PM
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A Lawsuit Waiting to Happen

Two things will happen once S&W is sued for an accidental shooting due to a Model 41's safety being inoperative: (1) Newly-shipped 41's will have operative safeties; and (2) there will be a recall to fix the rest of our guns for free.

In my opinion, S&W's ignoring this obvious problem is nothing more than the Boeing 737 Max safety issue, but on a smaller scale.

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