Apex Hard Sear

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Old January 18th, 2013, 07:24 PM   #1
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I installed the Apex Hard Sear in my M&P 40 Shield yesterday and took it to the range today. The factory trigger weighed approximately 6.5 lbs and was okay. After installing the Apex Hard Sear, it is now a very smooth, crisp 4 lbs with no over travel and an unbelielably quick reset. Shoots great now! SWEET!!

Thanks for the installation video Randy Lee of Apex!! Nice work. Lots of help!!
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Old January 19th, 2013, 02:45 PM   #2
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I installed the hard sear and USB on my shield. LOVE it!
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Old January 19th, 2013, 02:54 PM   #3
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Installed the FSS sear and striker block in one of ours, along with pretravel and overtravel stops. Ended up putting in the heavier DCAEK TRS because at 4 lbs. it seemed too light for a pocket carry gun (jacket pocket).
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Old January 19th, 2013, 04:10 PM   #4
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I put the sear in both my M&P45FS and my M&P9C and love them both now. Curious why the sear for my 45 was named "Hard Sear" and the one for my 9C was called "Fully Machined Sear"
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I put the sear in both my M&P45FS and my M&P9C and love them both now. Curious why the sear for my 45 was named "Hard Sear" and the one for my 9C was called "Fully Machined Sear"
Just a change in nomenclature by Apex. Still the same finely machined part.
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 12:55 PM   #6
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I installed the Apex Hard Sear in my M&P 40 Shield yesterday and took it to the range today. The factory trigger weighed approximately 6.5 lbs and was okay. After installing the Apex Hard Sear, it is now a very smooth, crisp 4 lbs with no over travel and an unbelielably quick reset. Shoots great now! SWEET!!

Thanks for the installation video Randy Lee of Apex!! Nice work. Lots of help!!
Did you install only the hard sear or the full kit?
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Did you install only the hard sear or the full kit?
While lighter is better on a competition gun, I draw the line at about 4 lbs for a gun that I carry. I carry my Shield, so I just replaced the sear. That modification takes the trigger to just about how I prefer a carry gun.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 03:26 PM   #8
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Putting an Apex kit into my .40 Shield yielded a pull that's really smooth but is still 6.0 lbs., a bit heavy for my liking.

I'd heard that going back to the original springs yields about (-).5 lbs (sear spring) and about (-)1.0 lbs (TRS) so I put the S&W sear spring (original part) in the .40 and that brought the pull down to 5lbs, 11oz.

Better but still kind of high.

So, I'm considering also going back to the S&W TRS which should put me somewhere around 4-3/4 lbs.

Is this consistent with other's experiences?
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