S&W M&P 40 - Trigger Improvements?

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    S&W M&P 40 - Trigger Improvements?

    I tried shooting an M&P 40 recently, a rental gun at the local range. I really like the ergos, size/weight, and mag capacity, but I did not like the trigger pull at all. The rental gun had a long trigger pull that stacked up a lot, and I couldn't feel where it was going to break.

    Has anyone here had trigger work done to an M&P? I have gotten used to my Sig P229 - could I realistically expect to get an M&P trigger to feel as good as a Sig DA trigger? I know it's subjective, I'm just looking for opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    I tried shooting an M&P 40 recently, a rental gun at the local range. I really like the ergos, size/weight, and mag capacity, but I did not like the trigger pull at all. The rental gun had a long trigger pull that stacked up a lot, and I couldn't feel where it was going to break.

    Has anyone here had trigger work done to an M&P? I have gotten used to my Sig P229 - could I realistically expect to get an M&P trigger to feel as good as a Sig DA trigger? I know it's subjective, I'm just looking for opinions.
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    I did my own using this for reference- S&W M&P Trigger Job

    Very easy to do and does wonders for the M&P trigger.
    I have mine down to a little over 4lbs, with a excellent reset.


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    My M&P 45 C is indistinguishible from a Glock or XD trigger. It was rougher at first then the other two but after 300-400 rounds its smoothed out. also i have very little take up then begins to stage, at that point is light and quick.
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    Walter,

    The M&P trigger problem plagues the entire line. It may be something that will be in the future for S&W as they try to compete with XD and Glock. We very well may see custom work through S&W for these.

    That said, you won't notice the trigger problem if you run defensive drills. It's very notable during fundamentals and grouping runs.

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    I have had trigger work done on 4 different M&P autos and have enjoyed shooting every one of them. The name mentioned above have great reputations (although I had my local smith do the work on mine). Also, ditto on the "you won't notice the trigger problem if you run defensive drills..." comment, at least 99% of shooters will not.
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    The S&W performance center will do a trigger job on the M&P's but I have not personally seen or felt one they have worked on. It may be worth checking into.

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    An above post mentions Bowie Tactical. David Bowie has an excellent reputation for specializing in trigger mods for GLOCK/M&P. His M&P trigger options include either a "short" of "long" set-up depending on your hand size & preference. While I won't (can't) offer an opinion on your SIG comparison, I will give David a complete personal recommendation. Good man, great work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLaw View Post
    The S&W performance center will do a trigger job on the M&P's but I have not personally seen or felt one they have worked on. It may be worth checking into.
    Vito at S&W did the work on my M&P9 adding there performance center sear and a fluff and buff (the feed ramp looks like a mirror). Plus the S&W work will not affect the warranty for those that care. My M&P was new when I sent it in and the trigger was awesome when I got it back and the more I shot the better it got. I sold it Saturday to a gun shop owner and he asked if he could dry fire it. "sure" His eyes lit up saying "that's the best trigger I've felt yet on a M&P"

    So yeah S&W dose good work but I don't know if S&W's performance sear is a different factory part # than the original or they cut and smooth the original sear like Burwell dose. They did send the orignal sear back with the pistol though.
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    I had Burwell work on my M&P. He made it lighter, but it is still too mushy for my taste.

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    S&W Performance Center

    Agreed, Bowie and Burwell are great (I hear) and I had my M&P 9 done by S&W. I have almost 2000 rounds through it and it's my favorite trigger of all my guns. as previously posted, the package I got included the perrformance sear and ramp polish. Works great !

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    Thanks for all the input.

    I think I will get an M&P 40 and do some trigger work. The M&P looks like one of the best striker fired options available.

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