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Old 05-29-2018, 06:41 PM
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I have a M&P Shield. I am considering adding night sights and the APEX Trigger. Does anyone know how the Apex compares to the 2.0 or Performance Trigger?
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:04 PM
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Yes, the Apex duty kit makes the trigger more crisp, with less take up and over travel.
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Yes, the Apex duty kit makes the trigger more crisp, with less take up and over travel.
I thought the 2.0 addressed these issues? If it were me I would hold off on the Apex trigger until I had shot it a bunch (1k rounds or more) to see how it breaks in before I made any decision on swapping triggers. Shooting an extra hundred bucks worth of ammo will most likely do more to improve your shooting than an Apex trigger anyway.
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Old 05-29-2018, 11:05 PM
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I thought the 2.0 addressed these issues? If it were me I would hold off on the Apex trigger until I had shot it a bunch (1k rounds or more) to see how it breaks in before I made any decision on swapping triggers. Shooting an extra hundred bucks worth of ammo will most likely do more to improve your shooting than an Apex trigger anyway.
It did, but the trigger goes from “better” to “amazing” by adding the Apex kit. Some people like the stock 2.0 trigger and Ill admit it wasn’t bad, but I still put the Apex in both of mine mine because I prefer the solid trigger shoe and I wanted to get the best trigger action possible.
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The mass manufactured and assembled 2.0 trigger is better than the 1.0 trigger. The Apex triggers for each model are much better than any factory trigger.

Many people are satisfied with and shoot factory triggers well. Most who have also shot Apex triggers prefer them. Be careful though, Apex can turn you into an addicted trigger snob. But it’s actually a good thing.

It is easier to shoot an Apex trigger accurately and quickly because of their design and manufacturing. They push the envelope. Stock triggers do not.
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Or........ save yourself $$ and do the burwell DIY trigger job

VERY easy. DOES NOT REQUIRE BEING A GUNSMITH

Improves the trigger........

1 hour or less...........
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The Burwell DIY trigger job is really worthwhile to do to any new factory trigger. You polish metal mating surfaces. The trigger system will immediately become smoother and pull weight can be lightened by the reduction in friction by 1/2 pound. Definitely recommended.

However, it does not change anything other than quickly reducing friction. This would happen anyway after hundreds of firing cycles.

Apex has actually designed replacement parts with different dimensions and springs that typically (depending on which kit you buy) will:
Shorten take up
Shorten break
Allow trigger pull weight to be adjusted with different springs
Shorten over travel
Shorten reset
Make everything very smooth

You get what you pay for. Some folks just do not need such an enhanced trigger, especially considering adding 25% or more to the cost of the gun. For close range blasting practice and personal defense, (polished) factory triggers get the job done fine.

It’s like having a nice performance car and running factory tires. They work. Replace with quieter, better handling, high speed performance tires and the joy in your ride, as well as performance, increases.
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