GUN Took my new M&P out today v. questions for handgun guys

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  1. Emfuser

    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    Please be patient with me, as this is the first handgun I've owned. It's a S&W M&P in .40 cal.

    1) The trigger feels like ass. It's way too heavy for my tastes. Do I buy parts (or a drop in trigger) or send it to a smith?

    2) I know the trigger is partly to blame, but I jerk that thing all over the place. Should I be doing exercises to improve that? Sources?

    3) A nearby shooter was shooting a 10mm and vaporized a wandering deer with one shot. Should I be jealous? :noes:
     
  2. Can't answer #1.

    #2- Dry fire practice will help a lot. Do it as much as you can.

    #3- Jealous, no. Feel lucky you're alive.
     
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    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    I went through 60 rounds. I would have been out there longer, but I had planned on using the plate machine and was (unpleasantly) surprised to find it in use despite the weekday.
     
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    M&P triggers are known for being rough at first but most people say they smooth out
     
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    i hated my M&P
     
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    Mine smoothed out a lot. I've got about 1500 round through it and it's been a champ so far. I may look into getting it worked on, but for now, it's fine for me. :dunno:
     
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    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    Does that break get any cleaner? The trigger pull feels god-awfully heavy to get the thing to break. I can travel it smooth and then I hit hard resistance for it to actually let the hammer go.

    :hs:
     
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    The trigger will work it self out, ALL triggers are like that. But that has nothing to do with poor marksmanship. There are top shooters like Sevigny that shoot stock triggers with heavy trigger pulls. I have done some pretty fast splits on my relatively stock Glock.

    I would say, before you get a trigger job, get some trigger time in with the gun now. Only way you will get better is through range time and dry fire practice.
     
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    despite what people say dave's trigger is not stock
     
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    I can trade it in on a Glock. :mamoru:
     
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    it was only a matter of time before you chimed in :ugh:
     
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    rented a whore of an M&P at a range, trigger felt great to me. this thing was used and abused.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    lol I have the same gun and the same issue. I've always been told it's bad to dry fire the gun? I've only put about 200 through mine and it's pretty stiff.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    who ever said dry firing that gun is bad is an idiot. I think it even says in the manual you can dry fry it. Hell glocks and xds you have to dry fire to disassemble
     
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    Go troll somewhere else.
     
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    My impression of striker-fired pistols is their triggers are never as nice as pistols with a hammer & sear; but never having owned an M&P I can't comment specifically on that one.

    What everyone else said. Dry fire a lot at home, and go to www.tacticalresponsegear.com and get some .40 dummy rounds; work 1-2 into each mag you shoot at the range; first it'll help you see if you're jerking the trigger / flinching, and second it'll make you practice your failure drills. (Tap Rack Bang)

    I'm surprised you can own a 10mm in the same county as a nuclear reactor; what if the shock wave had breached the cooling system? :noes:
     
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    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    Why would I get rid of this gun when I can keep it and get a Glock later on down the road? :mamoru:
     
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    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    (and the stock trigger on the glocks felt even worse :o)
     
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    That's why you make it not stock. :naughty:
     
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    Dang, you must be a 1911 guy. Stock glock trigger felt fine to me.
     
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    balance quarter on front of slide

    pull trigger without dropping quarter

    repeat at least 20 times any time you think of it.

    I'll usually dry fire watching TV.
     
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    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    Thanks :cool:

    Cock it each time to reset the trigger?
     

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