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Old 08-23-2013, 12:44 AM
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Default Apex trigger kit vs. S&W warranty

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I've been looking at the SD9VE for a while now and trying to save up money (tuition and textbook prices suck). I've seen a lot of smiling faces and glowing praise about the Apex trigger kit as well as some not so glowing phrase about voiding the warranty and not knowing it. Can someone tell me and provide some evidence that installing this kit doesn't mess with the warranty?

P.S. This is my first post about my first pistol purchase, so please explain the different acronyms and terms that some of you more seasoned gun nuts use
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:36 AM
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If you install the Apex kit keep your factory springs, it's easy to change them back. What will void your warranty and can't be easily changed back is polishing the internals. I would gladly give up my warranty for the improvement I've made to my trigger, what I don't like is S&W won't sell parts to fix it if something happens. I might trade up to a Glock at some point and will have a hard time buying anything S&W ever again.

BTW If you make ANY changes TEST TEST TEST!!!! If you might need the gun to save your tail you want to know it's going to fire. For testing I like to use CCI ammo as they have hard primers. Steel case ammo has even harder primers, but I just don't use it.

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Yeah, what he said. The trigger spring kit is totally worth the install and it's easy to do as well---which means it's easy to put back to "stock" if you have to.

Checking the reliability is also very important. Besides just going out and shooting the cr@p out of the pistol, pick up some of your empty casings and look at the primer strikes.

Save some of the casings from BEFORE you do the mod so you can compare them to casings from AFTER you do the mod. If the primer hits look nice and solid and are not real shallow you should be good to go. If the primer face just looks "dimpled" instead of struck-I wouldn't be happy with that.

Shoot some Wolf steel case ammo and look at the primers afterwards as they are pretty hard.
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Thanks for the insight! I appreciate it
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A differnet point of view.
The SD trigger is usable in stock form, and people who come from a revolver background find it just fine.
People from a 1911 background, or who just like to modify their guns, are often very vocal proponents of the apex kit.
As someone who instructs beginners, I encourage people to learn to shoot the stock gun, expecially proper grip and trigger control. Then wait until you are a seasoned shooter with experience and opinions of your own and decide whether to buy an M&P Pro or modify the SD or whatever.

Especially if money is tight.
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Since I don't have one yet, I was just gonna wait and throw some lead with the stock trigger to see what it's like. The only firearms I have shot more than five rounds through are my 870 and my Enfield MKIII, so this will be a new experience for me. I'll experiment and find out what works.
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