The main complaint about the Smith & Wesson M&P pistol is often the trigger, which has been described by many as “squishy” or “gritty”. And to remedy that people often modify the trigger, but for those who don’t know where to look enter the APEX Tactical Specialties line of M&P trigger enhancement parts. I have found them to be quick and affordable ways to tune the trigger of S&W’s popular polymer framed pistol to whatever the trigger the shooter desires.
Now, if you’re a fan of Smith & Wesson firearms, it may prove advantageous for you to know about APEX Tactical Solutions. The company specializes in customizing S&W revolvers and semi-autos. From tuning triggers to modifying cylinders to swapping out hammers, APEX works the ins and outs of most S&W models.
Reset Assist Mechanism
The APEX Reset Assist Mechanism (RAM) is the least expensive and most simple of APEX’s M&P trigger enhancement parts. Needless to say, it’s also the most universally useful.
The RAM gives the M&P’s trigger a very positive reset—after a shot is fired there is a positive, even audible “click” as soon as the trigger has been released far enough that the striker has been reset and the gun is ready to shoot again. This allows for easier, faster and smoother follow up shots. MSRP is $22.95.
Competition Spring Kit
The APEX M&P Competition Spring Kit is ideal for firearms that are either designed to be range guns or are being used for competition.
Lowering the trigger pull to less than three pounds while smoothing out the trigger and reducing the grit felt during the pull. Not only does this make for an easier to master trigger pull for less experienced shooters, but the shorter trigger is an advantage for those who are already competitors, allowing for shorter split times and smooth target transitions. MSRP is $24.95.
Forward Set Sear and Trigger Kit
For competitors or range shooters APEX also offers their Forward Set Sear and Trigger Kit, which mimics the popular single action trigger pull of a 1911-pistol by moving the trigger break point farther forward than the factory trigger. The resulting trigger pull is lighter than is safe to carry but ideal for competition use.
The Forward Set Sear and Trigger Kit does everything the Competition Spring Kit does, smoothing and lightening the trigger pull, while also moving the break point forward. MSRP is $159.95.
Duty/Carry Spring Kit
APEX also has a Duty/Carry Spring Kit available in their M&P line. The APEX Duty/Carry Spring Kit smoothes out the trigger pull but also adds a pound and a half to the pull. While the primary safety on any firearm is the user, having a heavier trigger pull can reduce the possibility of a negligent discharge.
The APEX Duty/Carry Spring Kit is excellent for those who are looking to smooth out the M&P’s gritty trigger pull while maintaining a trigger weight that is safe-to-carry. MSRP is $19.95.
Smith & Wesson’s M&P line is one of the most popular firearms for competition and carry alike. By adding these simple enhancements to the trigger, the gun is able to out-perform many of its competitors. The variety of options available from APEX make their enhancement kits ideal for any M&P owner and a great way to get the most out of an excellent handgun.