S&W M&P Triggers

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    Question S&W M&P Triggers

    For the folks who have M&Ps, what do you think of the safety level of the M&P trigger?
    I currently carry a Sig P228, decocked, round in the chamber. I'm very comfortable with that due to the long deliberate trigger pull on the first shot, and the fact that I can ride the slide/hammer with my thumb when holstering.
    However, I have been looking at an M&P because I want to move up from 9MM, change to a polymer, and don't like the Sig P250. I've fired the M&P along with a few others, and like the way it shoots. I don't really want one with a thumb safety, but having only the passive trigger on it leaves me a little nervous to carry with a round in the chamber.
    I realize, my apprehension may work itself out with a little practice and more hands-on with the gun.

    Anyone else have one with just the passive trigger? Are you comfortable carrying with a round in the chamber?

    I browsed through several threads, and didn't see one on this. If it's already there, please just post a link.
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    I've got an M&P9c that I carry with a round in the chamber. I'm perfectly comfortable with it that way. The trigger is nice and crisp on mine. The only safety you need is the one between your ears.
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    I just got the 45 Compact with manual thumb safety. But even without the safety, it's DAO so it's not cocked until you pull the trigger, anyway.
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    I have a M&P 9mm and .45 and I have to admit I show a little more respect for the M&P trigger than a DA/SA or long DAO. That shouldn't be interpreted to mean I'm not careful with a DA/SA but it is a bit different.
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    Same concept as the Glock and I have carried Glocks since the G19 was first introduced (20+ years) with no problems. Just make sure you keep the booger hook OFF the bang switch until you want to fire, which should be standard practice with all firearms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpringerXD View Post
    I just got the 45 Compact with manual thumb safety. But even without the safety, it's DAO so it's not cocked until you pull the trigger, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by varob View Post
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    Maybe I'm wrong about this? I very well could be. But I was under the impression that with it being DAO, the striker didn't cock until the trigger is pulled?

    Can someone clarify?
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    It is listed as a DAO action. However, the travel and "feel" of it is more like a single action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSteve View Post
    It is listed as a DAO action. However, the travel and "feel" of it is more like a single action.
    I agree about the feel, but technically speaking, am I correct in saying that the striker doesn't cock until the trigger is pulled?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSteve View Post
    For the folks who have M&Ps, what do you think of the safety level of the M&P trigger?
    I currently carry a Sig P228, decocked, round in the chamber. I'm very comfortable with that due to the long deliberate trigger pull on the first shot, and the fact that I can ride the slide/hammer with my thumb when holstering.
    However, I have been looking at an M&P because I want to move up from 9MM, change to a polymer, and don't like the Sig P250. I've fired the M&P along with a few others, and like the way it shoots. I don't really want one with a thumb safety, but having only the passive trigger on it leaves me a little nervous to carry with a round in the chamber.
    I realize, my apprehension may work itself out with a little practice and more hands-on with the gun.

    Anyone else have one with just the passive trigger? Are you comfortable carrying with a round in the chamber?

    I browsed through several threads, and didn't see one on this. If it's already there, please just post a link.
    I have one with a thumb safety and one without a thumb safety. I feel pretty comfortable with each of them.
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    My M&P's trigger is fine, I have a thumb safety but, sometimes I carry it with it off. If you keep your finger off the trigger and have a good holster you will be fine.
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    FWIW, M&P triggers are spec'd at 6 1/2 pounds from the factory and have plenty of take-up. Most folks seem to want LESS in their M&P triggers.
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    I have one with a thumb safety, but don't feel it's necessary. I've considered removing the safety, just haven't gotten motivated about it yet. The gun really feels fine without it, once you get used to its feel.

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    My 45s (fs and compact) have safeties and my 9s (fs and compact) don't- really doesn't make me any difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpringerXD View Post
    I just got the 45 Compact with manual thumb safety. But even without the safety, it's DAO so it's not cocked until you pull the trigger, anyway.
    How did you come to this conclusion? The trigger bar just trips the sear and moves the striker block. AFAIK there is no cocking going on, once the sear is tripped the striker releases.

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