This is a discussion on S&W M&P 40 - Trigger Improvements? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; 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 ...
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've been thinking about sending my Pro to Dan Burwell to get it even better.
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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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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.
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.
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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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.
I had Burwell work on my M&P. He made it lighter, but it is still too mushy for my taste.
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 !
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.