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My "New to Me" M&P FS

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Old January 17th, 2017, 11:32 PM   #1
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My "New to Me" M&P FS

Finally out of CA's ridiculous 10-day jail. My "new to me" M&P40 FS. I traded my M&P9c for this. I already have a 9mm Shield that I carry daily so I figured "why not swap the 9c for a FS with caliber conversion?" I already had parts sitting in a box ready to go as well as parts arriving from forum members. This place is great!

- Talon rubber grips (SM) immediately went on.

- I will be swapping the nearly dead Trijicons for M&P OEM sights then painting/nail polishing them like with all of my other pistols soon as soon as a local sends me his.

- OEM, new-style .357 Sig bbl and a Storm Lake 40-9mm conversion bbl are in my possession. Appropriate mags en route.

- Updated sear housing with the PRO sear from a forum member and they're on their way.

- "Hillary Hole" frame plug from Brownell's, updated "H" trigger assembly and slide stop are in my possession.

- Safariland 7377 holster is on its way via 3point5/Experticity internal FFL industry vendor. Can't beat $15 ($25-ish after shipping, tax, and service fee) for a Safariland duty holster.

All will be installed and tested as soon as I everything has arrived. It will be happy shooting indeed.


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Old January 18th, 2017, 05:47 AM   #2
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Nice, your well on your way to a nice rig...!!!!
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Nice, your well on your way to a nice rig...!!!!

Thanks! It's going to be fun for sure. I'm still deciding if the 5" slide is even worth the premium commanded. The pistol already feels super balanced as is.

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Excellent choices, Sir!

The 4 1/4" barrels have always shot and carried extremely well for me.

The only 5" pistols I have any interest in are 1911's, though I prefer the 4 1/4" models in them, too.
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You will like the 40fs. Had mine for about 4 years so far and flawless. I did replace the front sight with a green FO because my older eyes just don't work that well any more. Also installed an APEX sear, firing pin block, and trigger. Never did like that hinged trigger S&W uses. Felt too flexible to me.
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Old January 19th, 2017, 08:52 AM   #7
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I actually like the curved, hinged trigger on the M&P series. I think it's comfortable and "conforms" to my finger like memory foam.

I completely dislike the Glock triggers. Totally uncomfortable for me. I don't own a Glock because of that. Plus they're ugly and feel funny in my hands.
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I actually like the curved, hinged trigger on the M&P series. I think it's comfortable and "conforms" to my finger like memory foam.

I completely dislike the Glock triggers. Totally uncomfortable for me. I don't own a Glock because of that. Plus they're ugly and feel funny in my hands.
Same here on all points.

I've put different Apex parts in several of my M&P's, and have kept the stock triggers in all of them.
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I also like the stock trigger with an Apex sear. I had done most of Burwell's mods on my gun so the firing pin block was already reshaped and polished similar to the Apex FPB.
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Nice piece man!
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A few more vanity shots of the M&P full size. It's currently chambered in .357 Sig.



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