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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-26-2015, 07:28 AM
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Lloyd I have a Shield 9mm that I bought bnib. The trigger broke at 8#+ and was very difficult tell when it was gonna go. Instead of the whole apex kit I bought and changed out the sear only with a fully machined one from apex and it worked good. My trigger breaks at 4-4.5 labs, much more predictable. That being said after years of shooting 1911 all steel pistols I am learning to shoot this gun. I think it's the light weight that's throwing me off.... everything is left and a little low but it's not the gun, it's me and I'm sure I will improve with more trigger time.....Mike
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-28-2015, 04:50 AM
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I've put 100 trouble free rounds through mine. I cleaned up the trigger before I ever fired a round and I'm quite pleased with it. Accuracy has been just fine as well. I'm going to replace it with a 9mm core as I just don't shoot 45acp much anymore. The M&P is a fine handgun IMO.
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thanks for the help guys

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well I ordered one yesterday. I guess ill find out soon enough

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got it today and took it to the range. That's one advantage to no tracking snow! It ran everything without a burp. Put about 300 rounds through it and some were light target loads. Seems like a good gun. I didn't shoot it for groups, just offhand so I don't know how accurate it really is. Trigger is much better then my other m&ps . It probably breaks at about 5lbs.

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Sorry to rehash an older thread, but why not. Actually thinking of an M&P compact in .40. Have a full size, and like the option of using the longer mags in the compact. Was talking with a friend of mine at a gun show, that's on a small dept. here in Ohio. Not sure if his dept. had a bad run of full size M&P's, but stated they had problems with them. Said he'd never buy one, Smith sent out a 'smith and reworked the dept. guns. I've probably put 3,000 rds. out of mine, and other than a couple of jams when it was new, has always been reliable. Just wondering Lloyd how that .45 compact has worked out, now that it's been a couple years? gypsyman

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its been a great gun as have my full sized 9mm and my 40 shield. That 45 has digested probably 5k of mixed factory and cast handloads and I don't remember it missing a beat even once. Its not a tack driver but shoots the rcbs 200 swc into 2 inches at 25 yards with its best load and shoots about everything under 3 inch which is plenty good for self defense. The trigger isn't anything to write home about. But its gotten a bit better with use and dry firing. I once had it and the full sized 9 boxed up to send in for trigger work but pulled them out of the box because I just couldn't see 200 bucks to have those two triggers done. there not target guns and will never be shot in competition. The 9mm is most a plinker and the 45 sits in the magazine rack between the wife and my recliners in the living room in case someone comes crashing in the door. Don't think a 3lb trigger for that is nessisary. I wish I could do an easy 30 dollar trigger job myself like I do with the glocks but there a bit more complicated and I just done feel comfortable doing it. Push comes to shove id think id hands down take a full sized m&p over a full sized glock. Full sized glocks feel like 2x4s. Now comparing the compacts to my 19 and 23 id call it about a toss up. Both feel good in the hand both are very reliable and both cost about the same.

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