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Old 08-10-2010, 06:18 AM
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Well finally made it to a range on Sunday and starting breaking myself back in to shooting and my M&P 40cal. Really nice pistol which is what I would expect from S&W.

Only thing we noticed was there was allot of play in the trigger, has anyone else noticed this? Did you do anything to the mechanism or adjust your squeezing of the trigger yourself?

For now I was planning on leaving it alone and adjusting to it.
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:11 AM
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I found that the trigger has three stages to it, ( and forgive my terminology, as there are probably more professional ways to articulate this). The first being the trigger safety, which I take up immediately; the second being the striker block, which I take up while settling onto the target; and finally the sear release. I just attribute all that motion to the multiple functions that the trigger performs. I spent a lot of time dry firing to get used to the feel. I am new to the pistol game, and have never put so much thought into the trigger squeeze as I have recently.

For what its worth- I was just about to buy an Apex kit when I noticed a change in my trigger for the better. After about 600-700 rounds and hundreds more dry fire cycles, my trigger seems to have really smoothed out. I am now seriously reconsidering whether or not to do any trigger work at all. I suppose it could be that I'm just getting better adapted to it, but either way it works for me.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:10 PM
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I was in the same boat. I was a long time Glock shooter, but after holding a M&P, I made the switch. I shot horrible the first time out, and was considering an apex kit. I really didn't want to do any trigger mods as this was my duty pistol, so I decided to learn to shoot the pistol. Like djm stated, the trigger will smooth out the more you shoot/dry fire it. I dry fire any chance I get now and now I am back where I was when I shot Glocks. Don't sweat it, it will get better. Sometimes I think people are quick to find the easy fix rather than learn to shoot it as is. My 2 cents.
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I spoke with the guy that sold me mine and he explained it as in the 3 step process and that it was designed and made to have play in the pull because if gave law enforcement more time to contemplate the shot. This is what I got out of it. His suggestion was to fire another 500 or so rounds and get the feel of it. My wording and explanation are not perfect but I think ya'll get the point.

I'll adapt / learn how it all works and go from there. Over all goal is to get back into competition
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:48 AM
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After shooting 200-300 rounds I became very comfortable with my M&P. It is a great gun. I have about a 1000 rounds threw mine now. No problems.
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I had to dry fire the pistol while looking at it to notice the there were two stages before the sear point. I pull straight thru them while the pistol is coming up to line of sight and just make the final press when the sights "click" onto the target.

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The Glocks and M&Ps have a long pull for the first shot, but for repeat shots, the trigger resets with a short forward motion. Once you get used to this and only go forward to the reset point, you can make it sound like it went full auto (well, almost).
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The Glocks and M&Ps have a long pull for the first shot, but for repeat shots, the trigger resets with a short forward motion. Once you get used to this and only go forward to the reset point....

I hadn't played with the reset before yesterday, but WOW! I had to really force myself to stay on the trigger during the recoil, but my shot group tightened up to about 1-1/2 inches at 10y.

Question though...how hard is it to train yourself to only let off the trigger to the reset point, and to do it quickly for follow-up shots?

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I hadn't played with the reset before yesterday, but WOW! I had to really force myself to stay on the trigger during the recoil, but my shot group tightened up to about 1-1/2 inches at 10y.

Question though...how hard is it to train yourself to only let off the trigger to the reset point, and to do it quickly for follow-up shots?

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More practice and dry fire.

Start slowly and progress from there.
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