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I FINALLY DID IT!!!
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So right before Christmas I bought a S&W M&P 9mm full size pistol (with night sights) from Tanner's. I really like the gun, but the trigger wasn't anything worth bragging about. I bought the competition trigger pack from Apex Tactical with the intentions of having a gunsmith install it.

I put off having it installed for months. Today I finally started calling my local gun shops to see if somebody could install it. Most gun shops either didn't do any gunsmithing work or they had a very long wait time. I researched some youtube videos and saw how it appeared to be not too bad to install. After work I went over to Harbor Freight and bought $20 worth of tools. After dinner I watched the youtube videos and started installing the parts one at a time. There was a lot of trial and error, but after 2.5 hours of work my M&P 9mm now has a trigger pull of around 3 lbs and a shorter reset.

I'm very proud of myself for installing these parts. I'm always afraid of completely stripping my pistols and installing custom parts. I usually just field strips my guns when I clean them after the range. In addition to having a new, better trigger, I also now know how to completely strip my pistol to the bare bones and put it all back together.

Oh, and I saved about $50 doing the installation myself too. Wink
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Well done!Thumb I wouldnt be able to do it.
das, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#3
You just opened a can of worms let me tell you. Next thing you know you'll be taking all your guns apart just because you're bored.

My M&P was my first too. I had more trouble getting the pins in and out and the rear sight than anything else.
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csmith;141284 Wrote:You just opened a can of worms let me tell you. Next thing you know you'll be taking all your guns apart just because you're bored.

My M&P was my first too. I had more trouble getting the pins in and out and the rear sight than anything else.

The hardest part for me was lining up the trigger return spring, slide lever and (I forget what it is called) square chunk of metal that sits in front of the slide lever. Then I figured out what this one tiny metal bar (Apex slave pin) was that came with the package, and that made it easy.

I imagine it is easy doing the same stuff to Glocks and, really, any striker fired pistol too. I'm half tempted to remove the magazine disconnect on my SR9c now.
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#5
Glocks are significantly easier. Even the double actions aren't much different.
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#6
I don't have the balls to mess with the rear sight on mine. I know an armorer though.
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Philadelphia Patriot;141286 Wrote:I'm half tempted to remove the magazine disconnect on my SR9c now.

Thats a 5 second task ... get to it!
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#8
Take them apart is easy so no cookie for you. Putting them back together is good but putting them back together, having it work and leaving no extra parts on the table is a real accomplishment.
Dave, proudly annoying members of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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Dave;141305 Wrote:Take them apart is easy so no cookie for you. Putting them back together is good but putting them back together, having it work and leaving no extra parts on the table is a real accomplishment.

I had to keep the original sear spring (which they say happens very often) to give it a good trigger pull. I'm really considering switching out the trigger itself for a more "Glock like" trigger (see below).

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