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Old 05-18-2017, 07:22 AM
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With the sales and rebates I recently bought a .40 S&W and .45 ACP Shield. The 45 trigger is obviously better and the pull is least 1# 2 oz less than the 40.
Does anyone know what the actual difference is between these models ? Will a 45 sear fit the 40 and does S&W sell them ?
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:37 AM
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With the sales and rebates I recently bought a .40 S&W and .45 ACP Shield. The 45 trigger is obviously better and the pull is least 1# 2 oz less than the 40.

Does anyone know what the actual difference is between these models ? Will a 45 sear fit the 40 and does S&W sell them ?


Buy an Apex sear. They're about $60 and much better than the SW sear.


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If you want to improve the trigger on your 40 the apex duty carry kit is the way to go. I have it on my shield 9, 45 and 9c.


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The Apex hard steel sear was a great improvement on my 9mm. Should help your .40 too.
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The Apex sear for the 9/40 is slightly different than 45. For the 45 it's 100-063.

Personally, I don't have a problem with the stock sear. If you want just polish it up and it smooths out nicely. These are defensive pistols and not target guns.
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If you can find a S&W Performance Center sear, that would be better.
I use to get them directly from S&W, but i`m told that they no longer let them out.
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The Apex sear for the 9/40 is slightly different than 45. For the 45 it's 100-063.
it is now the same sear for all shield calibers including the 2.0


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^^^Good to know.
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Thought I'd learn why the .45 Shield trigger was different and better that the .40. Guess I'll have to call S&W and hope I find someone that knows.
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Thought I'd learn why the .45 Shield trigger was different and better that the .40. Guess I'll have to call S&W and hope I find someone that knows.

The striker block safety on the S45 is different than the S9/40 that might have something to do with it. Most of the grittiness on the trigger comes from the SB.


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