Trigger job and best IWB holster.

Discussion in 'M&P Forum' started by jon2868, May 29, 2013.

  1. jon2868

    jon2868 New Member

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    I have a M&P 9c. I feel like it has a decent trigger pull already... That said, will a trigger job make that much of a difference with it? I am debating. Also, what is the best IWB holster people have found for the 9c? Or is there a better place on the body to carry instead of the WB?
     

  2. jon2868

    jon2868 New Member

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    Thanks for the links!
     
  3. nicklarimore

    nicklarimore New Member

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    +1 on the apex trigger job, love it.
     
  4. ALfiremedic1

    ALfiremedic1 New Member

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    Try Hidden Hybrid Holsters. By far...the best IWB holster I've found.
     
  5. nickel1911

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    Just my opinion, but if your satisfied with your stock trigger, you are probably better off sticking with it. No reason to change it unless you feel it necessary to do so. If you wanted to "smooth" the action a little, try buffing the contact points of the internals. BUT, if you do find it necessary to upgrade your trigger, the Apex Duty Trigger is an excellent choice. It's a very smooth action with a crisp break, and not too light of a pull so it's perfect for carry duty. As far as the holster, I have several, but my favorites are the Crossbreed horsehide and kydex, and the Raven Concealment IWB holsters. Both are very comfortable and definitely worth the price and the wait time. Good luck
     
  6. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Just to add to the above post the apex kit also greatly improves the reset of the trigger.
    If you get the kit make sure it is the duty/carry kit. I do not recommend the competition kit for carry.
     
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  7. AR10

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    Note to self: Right leg works really good, no surgery needed nor wanted, maintain as is for foreseeable future. Specifically refrain from condition known as Glock Leg, sometimes fatal, always extremely painful, and hard to live down for a lifetime.

    If it were me, on my duty weapon, I would go the other direction, and get a New York trigger jib. The bad guy can wait one tenth of a second to get spun around to maintain the good health of your right leg.

    The first and foremost goal of any gun owner is SAFETY FIRST !

    Richard Petty did not drive his NUMBER 43 racecar to the grocery store for a gallon of milk.

    A trigger job is something one does for reasons of competition and speed. Has nothing to do with reliability or safety.

    If you want a competition firearm, you want an inside the waistband holster for it? That sets off red flags in my mind.
     
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  8. jon2868

    jon2868 New Member

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    Thanks for all the advice. Many good points on both sides. I never really thought of the trigger job being a potential safety hazard.
     
  9. nicklarimore

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    Just to be clear the trigger kit we are talking about DOES NOT reduce the pull weight. It stays at 5-6 pounds. What it does do is remove the grit, give it a crisper break, and a shorter reset. Having a good trigger does not always equate into having a competition trigger. That is why they offer a duty/carry and competition kits.
     
  10. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Fixed it for you.
     
  11. j4454

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    Trigger jobs aren't necessary. My m&p has 6,000 plus through it the only trigger mod is the apex RAM for a better reset. The trigger has worked itself out and is as smooth as a babies bottom. If your impatient or don't shoot just have a gunsmith smooth out the components and it will be fine. Those whole kits aren't necessary.

    Holster? What material do you like leather? Kydex? Do you like the king tuck or something simpler? I use a Glaco sto-n-go for IWB it's leather and reasonably priced.
     
  12. nicklarimore

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    Thanks I wouldn't want one of those trigger jobs :)
     
  13. chachimacho

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    FWIW, Apex's new FSS trigger kit comes with two trigger return springs now, the 2nd spring being heavier to keep the pull above 5lb. Just throwing that one out there as another option for ya. If I carried a compact instead of a Shield, that's the kit I'd go for. I have the FSS in my Pro and everyone who has shot it really likes it. Add the heavier trigger pull and I think you'd have the best of both worlds, IMO.
     
  14. rurak

    rurak New Member

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    I've got a desantis iwb leather for my shield and its pretty comfortable
     
  15. Squawk

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    Completely untrue. If that was the case, why would Apex make a Duty/Carry trigger kit.
     
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  16. nicklarimore

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    I didn't know that. That's pretty cool, I wish I could install the FSS kit and still stay in the production class. Guess I will have to make do with the competition kit. (Unless I decide to build a race gun lol)
     
  17. jon2868

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    I ended up purchasing a hybrid holster from Old Faithful holsters. It is pretty much a replica of a Crossbreed. Has a 30 money back guarantee and a 50 year warranty. It is almost half the price of a Crossbreed. I will let you know about the quality when it comes. It got good reviews around the net though.

    Lots of differing opinions about the trigger job. I think I might wait and see if it smooths out. I might even try having someone smooth off the edges like someone suggested. Any opinions on this? Is it a safe thing to do to your gun?
     
  18. nicklarimore

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    It is safe to do if you know what you u are doing. The sear is hard on the outside and soft inside so if you polish too much then you will compromise the integrity if it. Best to let a gunsmith do it. Unless you feel comfortable with it. Good news is that anything that you would need to polish is easily replaced so u can't mess up anything too bad.
     
  19. j4454

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    Yeah it's not too hard I'm sure you can you tube it. http://burwellguns.com/. These guys do awesome work if you can't find a local smith. I only bought a rear sight from them but I've considered getting more work from them. They're awesome.