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Old August 9, 2018, 11:17 PM   #1
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Regular Smith & Wesson M&P trigger upgrades?

Looking to improve the trigger on a plane Jane M&P 45c.

Id like it to be as good as possible I guess, light pull, clean break, no grit, short take up, little over travel.
Just a fun gun, not to be used for any particular purpose, so having a light trigger isn't a concern.

I know you can do your own polishing and minor upgrades for little to no money.

I also know there are a variety of trigger kits available.

What do you all prefer?

Best for the money?

Best regardless of money?

Etc. . .

Thank you for any suggestions.
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Old August 9, 2018, 11:23 PM   #2
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I have just fired mine time and time again. I have the first generation of them in .45ACP. I am sure I have put at least 15,000 rounds through it so far. The trigger has smoothed out as I have shot over the years.
No matter how many times you do it and nothing happens it only takes something going wrong one time to kill you.
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Old August 10, 2018, 09:54 AM   #3
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Had an Apex DCAE kit put in mine. Significant improvement, makes it close to a Walther PPQ in my estimation.
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Old August 10, 2018, 10:20 AM   #4
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All of my M&P 1.0’s have Apex forward set triggers in them. My 2.0 didnt need any work done, GTG out of the box
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Old August 10, 2018, 03:16 PM   #5
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Apex. Nuff said.
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Old August 10, 2018, 04:30 PM   #6
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I put an Apex forward set sear and trigger kit in my 1st Gen M&P9. The improvement in trigger pull and reset was significant.

I just bought a 1st Gen M&P40 at a great price. I installed only the sear in it, and it still improved the trigger pull by a noticeable amount.

I don't usually alter any of my guns from OEM, but I decided to take the plunge on these two, since the OEM triggers were pretty hard to live with. It was money well spent, IMO.
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Old August 10, 2018, 04:46 PM   #7
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I sent mine to Dan Burwell. I prefer his standard trigger job to any Apex baggie job I have seen. Unfortunately, he is said to be hard to contact these days.
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