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Old June 21st, 2016, 04:57 PM   #1
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M&P 9 Full size "Gritty Trigger"

How many rounds should I shoot before the trigger begins to break in? I have heard 500 rounds or just go ahead and get an Apex trigger. Any ideas
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Old June 21st, 2016, 07:24 PM   #2
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Personally...I would just go ahead and order the Apex stuff, its that good.
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Old June 21st, 2016, 08:09 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum!

Dittos the Apex. An alternative would be to google Dan Burwell's instructions on a do it yourself trigger job. But even if you DIY, the Apex tools help a great deal.
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If your complaint is a gritty pull, google the "burwell trigger job" and do that. Easy, and polishing everything to a mirror will take a full pound off the perceived pull weight.
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Old June 22nd, 2016, 12:35 PM   #5
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Welcome to the Neighborhood! If you are thinking about putting Apex in your gun anyway might as well go ahead, it's a good upgrade from the stock trigger!
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If your complaint is a gritty pull, google the "burwell trigger job" and do that. Easy, and polishing everything to a mirror will take a full pound off the perceived pull weight.
ECHO...echo...echo
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Thanks for the advice. I have contacted Dan Burwell
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 04:26 AM   #8
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The single item that will eliminate that gritty trigger is the Apex Tactical USB (Ultimate Safety Block). Install this and your trigger pre-travel will be instantly improved.
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Thanks for the advice. I have contacted Dan Burwell
If he contacts you back you've done better than most.

I just downloaded his M&P trigger instructions after waiting for a time. It's been 3/4 a year and I have yet to hear from him.
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Thanks for the advice. I have contacted Dan Burwell
Whoops! He's out of business.

Google "burwell trigger job" and you'll find instructions on polishing the internals.

Take your time with 1,000 grit sandpaper and then a polishing kit and a dremel on the metal-to-metal points in any handgun until they look like a mirror... and you'll take a pound or more off the trigger while making it glide back smooth as glass, rather than crunching through sand.

Throw the sanding attachments for your powertool across the shop - lest you ruin a gun with dremelsmithing and change angles on critical parts - but the polishing kit is safe for pretty much any hack to play with.
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ECHO...echo...echo
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As it was intended. :-)
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Just a reminder: installing the APEX FSS, DCAEK, etc etc will void any sort of manufacturer warranty you may have. I am an M&P armorer, and yes these kits work very well. As for the stock triggers; yes they are hit and miss, the most complained about component of these pistols. As for break in time, it depends, there is no sure answer. Also, in reference to the FSS kit, unless you are shooting competition, I would stick with the DCAEK kit. Or as others have stated, some polishing can help, but polishing will also void warranty. So yeah, decisions decisions.....


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Just a reminder: installing the APEX FSS, DCAEK, etc etc will void any sort of manufacturer warranty you may have. I am an M&P armorer, and yes these kits work very well. As for the stock triggers; yes they are hit and miss, the most complained about component of these pistols. As for break in time, it depends, there is no sure answer. Also, in reference to the FSS kit, unless you are shooting competition, I would stick with the DCAEK kit. Or as others have stated, some polishing can help, but polishing will also void warranty. So yeah, decisions decisions.....


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Sorry to disagree, but neither putting Apex parts in, nor doing some polishing will void the warranty. If Apex parts go in an M&P and then you send it in to the Mothership for warranty work, the worse that will happen is that S&W will take out the Apex parts and you won't get them back.

We recommend keeping any factory parts that you might replace with Apex and switch them out prior to shipping the gun to Springfield.

As for doing the Burwell Trigger job, it's just modifying the factory plunger and sear. S&W will just replace them also, if that is what is causing the problem. Hope this helps!
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Sorry to disagree, but neither putting Apex parts in, nor doing some polishing will void the warranty. If Apex parts go in an M&P and then you send it in to the Mothership for warranty work, the worse that will happen is that S&W will take out the Apex parts and you won't get them back.



We recommend keeping any factory parts that you might replace with Apex and switch them out prior to shipping the gun to Springfield.



As for doing the Burwell Trigger job, it's just modifying the factory plunger and sear. S&W will just replace them also, if that is what is causing the problem. Hope this helps!


Bill, have you contacted S&W to verify?


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