Excessive Shield Trigger Break

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Old October 18th, 2012, 02:45 PM   #1
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Excessive Shield Trigger Break

Just returned from the range after firing the first 150 rounds through my new Shield. The trigger felt very "heavy". When I got home i used my cheap trigger scale (only measures to 8 lbs.) to check it out. It didn't budge the trigger at eight lbs.! My guess is that the trigger break occurred around 11-12 lbs. I know the advertised break is 6.5 lbs.

Is this normal for a new Shield? Is there anything I should check out? Or do I need to give S & W a call?

Thanks for your input.
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Old October 18th, 2012, 08:14 PM   #2
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Things you could do

  • Shot it a lot
  • Dry fire it a lot
  • DIY Trigger Job
  • Install an Apex Tactical Apex Ultimate Striker Block, Hard Sear or the whole Shield Carry Kit which includes both of the former.
  • Get a gunsmith trigger job
  • Send it to S&W
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Old October 19th, 2012, 03:22 AM   #3
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Trigger Pull

Thanks for the info. From all the options it sounds like I just got a "heavy" one and I need to shoot it and then play with the trigger to get it where I want it.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 03:44 AM   #4
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You can send it to me with a few cases of ammo and I can shoot it for you!
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Old October 19th, 2012, 04:36 AM   #5
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Is there a "Massachusetts" compliant Shield varient???

They require a 10lb+ trigger pull in all Mass guns.

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Old October 19th, 2012, 08:25 AM   #6
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Is there a "Massachusetts" compliant Shield varient???

They require a 10lb+ trigger pull in all Mass guns.

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Exactly my thoughts, there is now a Ma compliant model and it will be 10lbs plus. Here is the SKU 180051
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Old October 19th, 2012, 09:39 AM   #7
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I still like my idea LOL
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Old October 19th, 2012, 09:43 AM   #8
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S&W Response

Spoke with S&W today and they indicated the gun should be in the 6.5 lb. range from day one, and that they want to check the gun out. ...... So off it goes to S&W this afternoon.
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Spoke with S&W today and they indicated the gun should be in the 6.5 lb. range from day one, and that they want to check the gun out. ...... So off it goes to S&W this afternoon.
They will hook you up.
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I've got a 5-er on it's got a Mass-Compliant TRS in it.

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Old October 19th, 2012, 06:45 PM   #11
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I'll let everyone know when I hear back from S&W.
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Old October 20th, 2012, 07:46 AM   #12
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Update On Heavy Trigger Break

Just for the heck of it I checked out all the numbers on my Shield 40 box and guess what? After checking out the SKU: 180050 on the S&W site I confirmed that I have a MA Compliant Shield 40 purchased in Plainfield, IN!

I didn't even think about checking at the time of purchase since I am in Indiana. Now we will see if S&W switches out the parts to make it "normal"!

All of you that bet on "MA Compliant" being the culprit were right!
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 08:47 AM   #13
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I just picked up my Shield last week and havent shot it yet, but my trigger feels very heavy as well. Ill have to check tonight, but it should have 180050 in the SKU on the side of the box??

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The 180050 sku is for the MA Compliant model 40 with the 10.5 lb+ trigger and 180020 sku is the "standard" configuration with the 6.5 lb. trigger. Hope this helps.
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I would take any model 9mm Shield I could get my hands on, I can change out springs myself!
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