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Old June 2nd, 2016, 06:31 AM   #1
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Question on Apex Trigger

I installed the Apex Shield Carry Kit along with the Apex aluminum trigger on my Shield. Trying some dry fire at home, I found that my index finger sometimes presses a little too high on the trigger, and the trigger safety doesn't get engaged. It's not an insurmountable problem. I can reinstall the factory trigger or alter my trigger pull. But I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem?
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Old June 2nd, 2016, 06:47 AM   #2
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There are some on here who have thousands and thousands of rounds of trigger time, on multiple platforms, so take this with a grain of salt.

I would say your grip needs some adjustment. I've never heard of this issue and I don't have this problem at all. I think it's all in the training. I'd say go to the range and work on it. If it's still somehow an issue, send it back.
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Old June 2nd, 2016, 07:20 AM   #3
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I've never had this issue. It could be a defect but your grip might be at fault. I would also recommend you go to the range and see if the issue comes up again.


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There are some on here who have thousands and thousands of rounds of trigger time, on multiple platforms, so take this with a grain of salt.

I would say your grip needs some adjustment. I've never heard of this issue and I don't have this problem at all. I think it's all in the training. I'd say go to the range and work on it. If it's still somehow an issue, send it back.
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Old June 2nd, 2016, 03:53 PM   #5
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Never heard of this problem either, but it's nothing training won't take care of..
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Old June 2nd, 2016, 05:00 PM   #6
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one thing i have heard done is taking a little off the safety blade so it clears a little sooner. at first with mine it would occasionally hit catch a little then follow threw. after a few boxes of shells it went away.
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 11:09 AM   #7
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I installed the Apex Shield Carry Kit along with the Apex aluminum trigger on my Shield. Trying some dry fire at home, I found that my index finger sometimes presses a little too high on the trigger, and the trigger safety doesn't get engaged. It's not an insurmountable problem. I can reinstall the factory trigger or alter my trigger pull. But I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem?
I went the full Apex system on a 9 and a 40. 9 is fairly new, 40 a few years old. Put the full systems in right away.

A few weeks ago I was thinking about the factory trigger and I put back in the factory triggers in both. Just the trigger to replace the Apex metal one. I like and shoot better with the polymer trigger.

I think I was so pleased when I put in the whole units and was overjoyed by the smoothness that my attitude at the time was not to mess with them.

Can't say I had the issue you did but if you put back in just the factory trigger like you mentioned and shoot well I can't see a downside or a cost (as long as you did not pitch it).

Love the Apex system but like the stock poly trigger better than the Apex metal one. The curve seats the finger in just the right place. I don't think you could "naturally" be so high on the trigger to not release the trigger tab safety.

Sorry if I am stating what you already know but if you have the stock trigger there is no cost in trying it again. No sense spending time retraining if a quick swap fixes it for you.
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Old June 4th, 2016, 05:36 AM   #8
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Isn't that the point of the trigger safety? You need to have your finger on the lower part of the trigger.

If you get the flat faced apex trigger, you will be able to pull from anywhere.
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I went the full Apex system on a 9 and a 40. 9 is fairly new, 40 a few years old. Put the full systems in right away.

A few weeks ago I was thinking about the factory trigger and I put back in the factory triggers in both. Just the trigger to replace the Apex metal one. I like and shoot better with the polymer trigger.

I think I was so pleased when I put in the whole units and was overjoyed by the smoothness that my attitude at the time was not to mess with them.

Can't say I had the issue you did but if you put back in just the factory trigger like you mentioned and shoot well I can't see a downside or a cost (as long as you did not pitch it).

Love the Apex system but like the stock poly trigger better than the Apex metal one. The curve seats the finger in just the right place. I don't think you could "naturally" be so high on the trigger to not release the trigger tab safety.

Sorry if I am stating what you already know but if you have the stock trigger there is no cost in trying it again. No sense spending time retraining if a quick swap fixes it for you.
I also was happy with the stock triggers. That's why I retained them in the three M&P's that I put Apex parts in.
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Old July 3rd, 2016, 07:34 PM   #10
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need some help with this

I installed the duty / carry action enhancement and trigger kit (100-056). I could not get the trigger to operate. It was in the forward position and would not pull. I pulled it apart and re installed it twice with the same results. I re installed the factory trigger and it works as it should. Anyone have any idea as to what is wrong. I hate to think I spent $160 for a few springs and a trigger i cant use. I plan on calling Apex on Tuesday for ideas.
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Old July 4th, 2016, 10:53 AM   #11
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I have that issue, and I'm one of the people with tens of thousands of rounds through pistols. I have a really high grip and my finger hits the top on the trigger. I'm lucky though as my finger is fat enough that it deactivates the safety. Nothing wrong with it, you just need to figure out how to work with it on the shield.

Its funny, I have 1911's tuned to the point that no one but me can shoot them due to the way I pull the trigger.
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