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I have handled a couple M & P Pistols and found the Massachusetts
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The only thing I can think of, would be installing a 48 state compliant spring set. The Performance Center (or others) might be able to make it smooth enough even with the high rate springs to make it able to be lived with?
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Thanks for the reply, I have an S & W 99 40 cal, and the trigger is fine
on that one.

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I have handled a couple M & P Pistols and found the Massachusetts compliant trigger pull to be objectionable. Any easy cures?
No. Gunsmiths in MA charge about $100 to get the trigger back to where it should be. There is also a "how to" floating about the net, showing what and how to take off, as well as where and how to polish all the bits before putting it all back together.
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IIRC, the trigger spring (easy to change) and the sear spring (it's a muvver) are different in the Mass compliant weapons. Your best bet on the sear spring would be to change the entire sear block- around $35 if you DIY. The result is a roughly 6.5 lb trigger much like a good double action revolver.
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The best solution in my opinion would be to move out of the People's Republic of Massachusetts and into a state not governed by liberal zealots. I left about a year and a half ago and haven't looked back.

But more realistically as others have mentioned you can change out the sear block with a free-state version. The trigger pull is much better. However if I recall correctly it would have to be put back to MA-spec to be sold again in the People's Republic.
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Why bother with changing springs....shoot it! It WILL smooth out fast and you get to practice as well. Dry firing helps greatly as well. My Full size .40 has over 12,000 rounds downrange and probably as many dry fire cycles and it keeps on getting better...........
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I can't speak for the .40 or Mass. version?
But I do know as Randy said, now that I'm about 3K rounds into my 9c, the trigger's gotten better as the round count heads north.

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I imagine the wolffe reduced power striker spring and some polishing of linkage will help. Sure doesn't cost much to try it, but you have to satisfy yourself on reliability.
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I have handled a couple M & P Pistols and found the Massachusetts
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Buy a non Massachusetts compliant trigger ecquipped gun??????
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There are places to get a better trigger.Mine went Dan Burwell and got it to a 4lb pull.Shooting it will cost to much $ waiting for it to smooth out if it even does.Mine was so hard to pull I thought there was a saftey I was not aware of so I put it down to take another look,seriously it must have been 12lbs or more
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I had Dan do my trigger on my 40 M&P also. It is like night and day compared to what it was. I left the trigger on my 9mm M&P which I carry as my duty gun at the facory pull. It was really bad at the beginning but after over 5000 sent down range it has become acceptable.
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Its not advisable to change springs on the MP. I am not familiar with the Mass. guns, however stoning the sear block is the way Burwell does the MP as far as lightning the trigger pull, polishing a few other spots smooths it out. I used his well done directions and pictures. Its not difficult at all. I had an MP that started out five pounds eleven oz., it is now four pounds eight oz. and very smooth. You start changing springs you will risk light primer strikes, why go there if not necessary.
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IIRC, the trigger spring (easy to change) and the sear spring (it's a muvver) are different in the Mass compliant weapons. Your best bet on the sear spring would be to change the entire sear block- around $35 if you DIY. The result is a roughly 6.5 lb trigger much like a good double action revolver.
You must have really good DA revolvers! Typically, a really good DA revolver is 10 pounds, although several gunsmiths specialized in getting Python triggers down to abotu 6.5 pounds in DA. The key, of course, is to make sure there is reliable ignition with a trigger that light.
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