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Jo da Plumbr 03-04-2011 03:42 PM

Should I do a trigger job?
 
Since I may be sending my MP 45 in to have night sights pressed in I looked at a trigger kit also. The MP is a great pistol but does have a long trigger pull. I was surprised to see the website for the trigger kit say not for service weapons or defensive weapons.

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Apex Tactical Specialties is proud to introduce it's new *Competition Action Enhancement Kit.
Designed for the action shooting sports competitor, our drop in kit will yield a consistent sub 3 lb trigger pull. Whether the game is IDPA,USPSA or Steel Challenge our Comp-AEK will withstand the rigors of high speed competition.

The kit contains:
• Apex Hard Sear
• Apex Ultimate Striker Block kit
• Apex Competition striker spring
• Apex Competition sear spring (Two sear springs of different sizes are included with kit)
• Apex Competition trigger return spring
• Apex Aluminum Slave pin for installing the Trigger Return Spring
Our competition striker spring and trigger return spring are shot peened to extend service life.

*For competition use only - NOT FOR DUTY/CARRY OR SELF-DEFENSE APPLICATIONS

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Any one have any idea why this is?
I am not going into competition and use the MP for range and home defense. I'm sure I will be using it more at the range then at home, but it is more important to me that it work well at home then at the range.
Would you do the upgrade if this was your gun?

dog2000tj 03-04-2011 04:05 PM

Well do you like the trigger pull as it is? If so than I would leave it alone. If not, maybe give them a call and ask someone to clarify it. I would guess that for competition use it is set for a light and short pull? :confused:

lonyaeger 03-04-2011 04:08 PM

I sure wouldn't!

Jo da Plumbr 03-04-2011 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by dog2000tj (Post 457481)
Well do you like the trigger pull as it is? If so than I would leave it alone. If not, maybe give them a call and ask someone to clarify it. I would guess that for competition use it is set for a light and short pull? :confused:

The trigger is not crisp and short like the S&W 1911. I do OK with it at the range but I know it is not meant to be a target pistol. I guess my real reason for doing it is because the first thing anyone says about the MP is "bad trigger".
I'm wondering if the not for defense thing is just a cover your azz move by Apex

Jo da Plumbr 03-04-2011 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by lonyaeger (Post 457485)
i sure wouldn't!

why??????
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CA357 03-04-2011 05:08 PM

I think it's the evil lawyers doing the CYA Limbo. Too light/smooth a trigger pull can possibly cause an ND/AD in a high stress situation.

Jo da Plumbr 03-04-2011 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by CA357 (Post 457509)
I think it's the evil lawyers doing the CYA Limbo. Too light/smooth a trigger pull can possibly cause an ND/AD in a high stress situation.

You shot the MP while I was up there. Would you do an upgrade?

CA357 03-04-2011 05:45 PM

Nope, I'd live with it. You're spoiled by the 1911 trigger The M&P is a different animal.

JonM 03-04-2011 05:49 PM

my ruger 10/22 and ruger mk2 both have light crisp triggers measured in ounces. i wouldnt use those triggers on a defensive gun. i like to have at least a crisp 3-4 pound trigger on my defensive guns. mainly due to the control factor while under stress 3-4 pounds is about right for me.

for the trigger job your looking at find out what the final poundage is on the pull then find a similar weight trigger to see how it feels to you.

if you were near me i would let ya try a few of my different gun triggers to see what poundage is preffered .

robocop10mm 03-04-2011 06:24 PM

A good shoot is a good shoot. APEX is concerned about their own liability in the event of a bad shoot. ND into person + "competition trigger job" = very large liability issue. If you intended to pull the trigger and bad guy was shot, it really matters little how heavy the trigger was.


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