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Old May 18th, 2014, 05:06 AM   #1
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New triggers much better

I have a couple of older Pros. The new factory stock triggers feel better than my Pros do. The reset is better and the break feels crisper.

I'm considering swapping my older M&Ps for newer ones at my LGS but wonder if it might be cheaper to put the APEX parts in.

What are people doing who have older guns and want newer triggers?

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Old May 18th, 2014, 04:22 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! I would do the Apex if I were you.

The difference in the new triggers is the striker block. If you wanted you could just spend the $36 for the Ultimate Striker Block and it will make a world of difference. Hope this helps!
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Welcome to the forum! I would do the Apex if I were you.

The difference in the new triggers is the striker block. If you wanted you could just spend the $36 for the Ultimate Striker Block and it will make a world of difference. Hope this helps!
So what is the difference between the older striker block and the newer striker block? Is there a way to know which version is present in my M&P40?
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Apex. It accomplishes your goal of a better trigger at less cost/expense.
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Old May 18th, 2014, 09:18 PM   #5
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I recommend splurging on an Apex Forward Set Sear & Trigger kit (FSS), but if that's too much then the cheaper Duty/Carry AEK still rocks. The difference between an older M&P trigger and the Duty/Carry kit is night and day, but the FSS is an even bigger improvement. The hardest part of the job is removing, re-installing and re-zeroing the rear sight. Youtube has plenty of videos showing you how to do the upgrade.

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Old May 19th, 2014, 10:47 AM   #6
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Apex. It accomplishes your goal of a better trigger at less cost/expense.
+1 for Apex. And get their armorer's block while you're at it. Makes your life so much easier.
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Old May 19th, 2014, 12:09 PM   #7
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My wife's new Shield's trigger feels much better than my stock trigger's did.
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Old May 19th, 2014, 07:06 PM   #8
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So what is the difference between the older striker block and the newer striker block? Is there a way to know which version is present in my M&P40?
The difference is the new striker block is more rounded I believe, more like Apex does them or like it shows on the Burwell D.I.Y.

S&W M&P Trigger Job

How old is your .40? I maybe wrong here, but I think the new striker block was put in beginning sometime in 2013.
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I have followed this question for a long time and my only question is why S W doesn't put parts equal to apex into the production line?
It shouldn't effect the price that much.
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Does the DCAEK get rid of that "notchy" first part when taking up the slack for that safety part on the trigger? And does it get shorten that over travel pull enough your liking? I have a new m&p 9mm, and I was kind of expecting more in stock form. Not sure if there's anything else to improve it a bit while keeping it USPSA legal.

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I have followed this question for a long time and my only question is why S W doesn't put parts equal to apex into the production line?
It shouldn't effect the price that much.
Welcome to the forum! Many of us wish S&W did, but since they don't we are grateful for Apex and that their parts aren't very costly and easy to install.
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would seem to me that at least 80% of the people owning M&P toss the gritty trigger that with all the smarts in S&W they would just put a better trigger in to start. Even worse case they jacked the price of original purchase (hopefully not) they would have much happier gun owners. One would only have to scan just a few topics on or in the forum and see what people don't like about the product they are selling and fix the issues. It couldn't possibly be a cost issue when they buy in bulk - so why not make a product that the masses don't have to fix? It's not like it's only 1 or 2 people customizing their weapon to suit themselves????
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Welcome to the forum Hermit375!
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Old January 11th, 2015, 10:54 AM   #15
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Not so sure about the triggers being better, I recently got a new CORE, it is a 2014 production, the stock pull weight is heavier and I'll swear the trigger pull is worse than on my original M&P I got in 2006. Even after installing the Apex sear and striker block the pull weight is still heavier than on my 2006 production pistol.
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