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Old December 27th, 2016, 08:59 PM   #1
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M&P 9mm New Owner Questions

I'm sure something along these lines has been posted, but I did a little searching and couldn't find the answers to my questions. I'm new to the handgun life, and also new to the M&P family. I received an M&P 9 for Christmas from my very rad girlfriend and after reading most every blog, article and review that I could come across for the gun, it seems as if there are some better sight and trigger options out there for this particular model. I suppose it's worth mentioning that I reside in California, so I know that limits certain firearm accessories purchases. That's being said, what are some good trigger and site options for the M&P 9? I'd like to make range time with this piece as fun, reliable and accurate as I can in the long run and I figured that a trigger and site might be the best first purchases. Any help is much appreciated.

-Kenny
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Old December 27th, 2016, 10:05 PM   #2
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Welcome to our little corner of the web!

Welcome also to handgun shooting, one of the most fun things you can do with your clothes on!

Since you are new, I'd suggest you leave the pistol alone for the time being, you really need to learn to shoot before you start making modifications, you might want to look into getting some coaching to help you learn how to properly use the pistol, even if you don't intend on carrying it concealed, a concealed carry class is often a good idea to help you learn good safety procedures and the laws about guns in your area.

Your girlfriend gave you an incredible gift, don't forget to make this an activity you both can enjoy, there are a lot of couples that like to shoot together.

As I said, I don't recommend you make any modifications right now, once you have some skills you'll have a much better idea of what you want. When you get ready, some of the most popular mods to this pistol are trigger parts from Apex Tactical. I prefer to leave the sights alone.
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Thank you. I've shot pistols in the past. I'm prior service military. I plan on taking some courses shortly. The gf steady shoots. She has a beatific AR15 and a Sig P226. Thank you for the forewarning. I'll get some time in prior to changing anything.
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Old December 28th, 2016, 02:09 AM   #4
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G56 gave you great advice that I agree with for a new gun owner. Shoot the gun as is for awhile to get an idea if you even want to change anything. And I especially applaud the suggestion for training. It doesn't cost much and actually costs less in the long run if it helps you to avoid newbie mistakes.

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Old December 29th, 2016, 11:12 AM   #5
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When you do get ready to mod out your 9mm, the number one modification that most of us make is to upgrade the trigger with an Apex Tactical Kit or at least some of their parts. A close second is probably night sights. Hope this helps!
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Most people are going to tell you that the Apex trigger (any of the options) is probably your number one mod. And they'd be right.
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Old January 5th, 2017, 11:02 PM   #7
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Thank you. I've shot pistols in the past. I'm prior service military. I plan on taking some courses shortly. The gf steady shoots. She has a beatific AR15 and a Sig P226. Thank you for the forewarning. I'll get some time in prior to changing anything.
Your girlfriend...my kinda woman...can i have her...??? LOL
Just kidding, thats awesome you have a shootin partner...hats off to yah.
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Welcome to the board. I haven't been on here much lately, but I have owned my 40 & 45 M&Ps since they hit the market. Let me know if you have any questions I'm just up the road from you in Elsinore.
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If it is a new firearm, I recommend putting at minimum 500 rounds downrange before modifying anything. This way if anything breaks, you can still get it repaired under warranty.
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Why does everyone want to change their firearm before they even shoot it?????????Get a dog.................
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Old January 9th, 2017, 08:18 AM   #11
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Why does everyone want to change their firearm before they even shoot it?????????Get a dog.................

Wow dude, dosent take much to set you off, does it.... why so judgmental all the time. Did you ever stop to think that some people might be very seasoned gun owners in knowing that they need to change things they dont like, even before the first round is ever chambered...? I`ve bought many a guns that felt good in the hand, but knew i needed to do some things different to the gun right from unfired brand new. It`s THEIR money that paid for it my friend, they can do what ever they want, anytime they want.

Dont just assume ALL people are brand new shooters or idiots... some people DO have experience with firearms and KNOW they want some things changed BEFORE they ever shoot it. Please leave your insults somewhere else besides this forum... some of us dont really care for the insulting type A attitude that you seem to throw in here quite often.
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Wow dude, dosent take much to set you off, does it.... why so judgmental all the time. Did you ever stop to think that some people might be very seasoned gun owners in knowing that they need to change things they dont like, even before the first round is ever chambered...? I`ve bought many a guns that felt good in the hand, but knew i needed to do some things different to the gun right from unfired brand new. It`s THEIR money that paid for it my friend, they can do what ever they want, anytime they want.

Dont just assume ALL people are brand new shooters or idiots... some people DO have experience with firearms and KNOW they want some things changed BEFORE they ever shoot it. Please leave your insults somewhere else besides this forum... some of us dont really care for the insulting type A attitude that you seem to throw in here quite often.
Exactly!

I've been shooting for 58 years, carrying full time for over 30, and have probably logged as many hours working on guns as anyone here, except those who are full time smiths (I was only P/T).

I've been shooting competitively in one way or another for going on 40 years now.

I learned many years ago that it's best not to underestimate anyone you don't know, especially "old guys."

No sense being an ass about things, either. As my daddy told me many years ago; son, everybody likes a little ass, but nobody likes a smart ass.
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