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RATeamWannabe
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
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re: I've finally decided. S&W M&P Shield




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What would you like to change about the trigger?

Lighter, thats all. Its fine for me, but my gf would like a lighter trigger like I have on my 1911. Considering its her weapon, she has the say-so on this one

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Jims

Try Academy in the mean time. The one in Hammond, if you can get this way, has them come through more often I think.






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dawg23
Baton Rouge, La
Member since Jul 2011
1767 posts

re: I've finally decided. S&W M&P Shield


The Shield would be perfect if it came with a slightly lighter trigger (to avoid paying for an APEX) and had a double-stack magazine.

The trigger reset is pretty decent (the APEX trigger kit reportedly improves reset also), as are the sights. Accuracy is plenty good for a BUG.

In size, it's like shooting a Kahr P9 with a reset trigger. Which means (assuming the Shield proves to be as reliable as Yeager and others have indicated) that it should take a big share of the market away from Kahr, or force Kahr to drop their ridiculously high prices.






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Carson123987
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Middle Court at the Rec
Member since Jul 2011
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re: I've finally decided. S&W M&P Shield


good luck finding one.

get .40






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EMP40 LSU
Member since Mar 2010
379 posts

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On the laser... I don't think they're as bad as people make them out to be. However, if you haven't learned how to shoot iron sights proficiently, you shouldn't get a laser.

Sight picture should be something similar to "co-witness" where you're lining up your sights and your red dot is a hair above the sight. It's intimidating, helpful in low light, and useful if you have to shoot unconventionally for any reason.

It's still not a priority for me and the added bulk on my gun is not worth it to me. My wife got laser grips for her j-frame as soon as she got good with the iron sights and it hasn't affected her shooting.






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shawnlsu
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Member since Nov 2011
6339 posts

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I agree with this.
I've got the crimson grips on my Kimber ultra carry and I don't think I've ever turned the laser on. Just bought the wife a SW bodyguard and the button to turn the laser on is too far forward to get too efficiently






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RATeamWannabe
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
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So the Apex is a good way to go? Was looking online last night and it seemed like several people had filed shite down in the trigger themselves, and some did both the apex and their own gunsmithing.

I dont know if its something I could handle or if I need to find a local gunsmith to do it, but ran it by the SO last night and she was all in.






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dawg23
Baton Rouge, La
Member since Jul 2011
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APEX has been the "gold standard" for M&P triggers for a long time.

Some folks may be capable of doing a better job using a Dremel and an icepick, but most (including me) will be far better off forking over the $$$. If they weren't worth it (or if S&W had designed a better trigger), demand for APEX kits would have dried up a long time ago.






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