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Old April 14th, 2017, 05:07 PM   #1
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Up grade to the 2.0 or upgrade my old full size 9 m&p

Up grade to the 2.0 or upgrade my old full size 9 m&p

New apex barrel and where to send it to for semi fit
And may as well do a apex trigger also .

Or sell for for $???
And put money toward a new 2.0
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Old April 14th, 2017, 05:40 PM   #2
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Used M&Ps are going for $3-350 in my neighborhood, I paid $325 for a LNIB 9fs...
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Old April 14th, 2017, 06:13 PM   #3
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I picked up a 2.0 and its not that much of an upgrade. Unless you think the grip is that big of an improvement.

I would do the apex trigger and see how it goes.
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I picked up a 2.0 and its not that much of an upgrade. Unless you think the grip is that big of an improvement.

I would do the apex trigger and see how it goes.
I have no intention of buying a "2.0" myself.
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Old April 14th, 2017, 08:00 PM   #5
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Its basically like buying a truck that got a facelift one year over the previous on the same platform to me. I guess the trigger is better, but likely nowhere near what the Apex could do. I don't like that they removed the beavertail either. I'd just say do what you feel like doing the most. I don't see any vast improvement. Its not like its really much of a redesign.
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Old April 15th, 2017, 03:42 AM   #6
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I thought they were more accurate had a better barrel and trigger .
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Old April 15th, 2017, 03:44 AM   #7
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Ok looks like I should get a new barrel
? Apex. Which one drop fit semi fit .
Who does this
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Old April 15th, 2017, 04:59 AM   #8
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You Can Install your barrel

According to Apex Tactical (The Semi Drop-In is easily fitted by the end user while for those demanding the most in accuracy.)

Personally I would do the trigger and see how you shoot. Then if you feel a barrel will help install one.

I have two M&P 9mm one purchased in 2008 and a newer 2.0 both shoot very well, I am the most inaccurate portion in the combo. So for me a barrel would be a waste of money. At least until my eyes improve which they won't and my skills at shooting a handgun improve.
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Old April 15th, 2017, 05:53 AM   #9
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Keep your pistol... APEX it, and you`ll have a better pistol than the M2.0
Like others mention, do the trigger... then if you still think you need the barrel, buy it.

The APEX drop-in barrel is easy to do at home... APEX has a video on youtube how to do the fitting. VERY easy...!
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PaPow, are you still waiting for the M&P 9c M2. ? We have a new world class gun range in our little town. It is beautiful.
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PaPow, are you still waiting for the M&P 9c M2. ? We have a new world class gun range in our little town. It is beautiful.
Sure am buddie... thats the only M2.0 i`ll look into buying. Then it will be completely Apex`d.

You`re very lucky, we dont get to have ANYTHING world class here in NY state.
The ONLY thing WE get in NY, is a great big tax bill, one right after the other.
My wife has her 30+yrs in, when she retires, we`re OUTTA NY for GOOD...!
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Up grade to the 2.0 or upgrade my old full size 9 m&p

New apex barrel and where to send it to for semi fit
And may as well do a apex trigger also .

Or sell for for $???
And put money toward a new 2.0
Or better yet keep your old M&P and get yourself a 2.0 also.

that's what I did, and picked up a couple of j frames and a P-38 made in 43 in the past year, also another AR15. But I am nuts
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Old April 15th, 2017, 12:41 PM   #13
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I bought a 2.0 back in Feb. and it does have some nice touches but they are nothing you cannot do to the pistol you have.
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Old April 17th, 2017, 05:41 AM   #14
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I suppose that I'll be the fly in the ointment within this thread, and buck the 1.0 trend.

I have been a long time member of the M&P Forums, and have owned just about every configuration of the M&P family. Full-sized, compacts, 4.25"/5" Pro Series and Shields, as well as APEXing most of them, and I have to say that I would give them all up for what I have found with the m2.0. All of the shortcomings of the 1.0 that were overcome by upgrades like Strippling, APEX Sears, APEX Triggers and aftermarket barrels no longer have to be done with the M&P m2.0.

I have now picked up a 9mm and 40 S&W version of the new M&P m2.0, and love the fact that I don't have to spend money trying to make the gun suit my needs. The grip is perfect to me, and does not need anything done at all. The accuracy out of the box is right up there with my custom 1911 and competition PPQ, which means that the barrel fitting is now greatly improved. The trigger on both my new m2.0s is set at 3.7 lbs and this was done with no aftermarket parts... Just a little know-how on shaping and polishing the stiker's dog-leg and the trigger is now as good as any APEX job I've ever done.

Below are some examples of what my new M&P40 m2.0 can do, without any aftermarket parts... What more could I hope for?

3-shot group shot offhand at 12 yards:


6 Shot group shot offhand at 15 yards:


5-shot, 2.25" goup shot offhand at 25yards


Tell me again why I should spend more money upgrading a M&P 1.0?

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Old April 17th, 2017, 06:24 AM   #15
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gglass, thats pretty darn good shootin at 3 feet from the target...lol... just kiddin, thats great that you have a good shooter like that, people in my area (known good pistol shooters) aren`t getting those results with the M2.0 in any caliber. I`ve got some first gen M&P`s that shoot that good, AFTER i worked them over, without APEX etc etc etc. Personally, i think its a wash. You either get a good one, or you dont. S&W still convinces me that they are STILL consistently inconsistent... they are production line guns, some are great, some are not so great. You, got a great one apparently.

The fly is now off the ointment
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