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MP Trigger M2 Compact

Our Selection TOP 10 Agency Arms M&P Triggers Kit on the Market

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Apex Flat-Faced Forward Set TriggerApex Flat-Faced Forward Set TriggerApex Tactical SpecialtiesBUY
HYVE Technologies M&P Shield Trigger SystemHYVE Technologies M&P Shield Trigger SystemHYVE TechnologiesBUY
Apex Tactical Action Enhancement Trigger for M&PApex Tactical Action Enhancement Trigger for M&PApex Tactical SpecialtiesBUY
Apex Tactical Specialties Action Enhancement TriggerApex Tactical Specialties Action Enhancement TriggerApex Tactical SpecialtiesBUY
Apex Tactical Specialties Action Trigger ProApex Tactical Specialties Action Trigger ProApex Tactical SpecialtiesBUY
Apex Tactical Specialties M&P Trigger KitApex Tactical Specialties M&P Trigger KitApex Tactical SpecialtiesBUY
Apex Tactical Specialties M&P Duty/Carry KitApex Tactical Specialties M&P Duty/Carry KitApex Tactical SpecialtiesBUY
Apex Tactical Specialties M&P Trigger 100-067Apex Tactical Specialties M&P Trigger 100-067Apex Tactical SpecialtiesBUY
Apex Tactical Specialties M&P Trigger 100-024Apex Tactical Specialties M&P Trigger 100-024Apex Tactical SpecialtiesBUY
Apex Tactical Specialties Action Enhancement Polymer TriggerApex Tactical Specialties Action Enhancement Polymer TriggerApex Tactical SpecialtiesBUY

The M&P is a short recoil-operated pistol, which was manufactured in 2005 by Smith & Wesson (the American company). This striker-fired semi-automatic gun features a trigger system that prevents the pistol from discharging unless the trigger is completely pressed, even if the firearm is dropped. It operates when the slide of the pistol enters the battery, and the striker hitches the sear.

Why do we need the M&P Trigger?

After trigger modification speed and accuracy are much improved over the original trigger.

The original M&P Triggers could cause random pistol malfunction after firing a shot, preventing the trigger from resetting. Smith and Wesson renewed the product line to exclude such unpleasant issues, which are not acceptable for self-defense guns. Aftermarket M&P triggers will ensure a short crisp reset, light pull, safe position, and enhanced general pistol performance.

Best Picks

Apex Tactical Specialties Flat-Faced Forward Set Trigger Kit For M&P

Apex Tactical Specialties Flat-Faced Forward Set Trigger Kit

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This trigger with decreased reset and a smoother uptake is designed for M&P model pistols, except M2.0. The Kit allows diminishing trigger pre-travel and over-travel, meanwhile providing lower finger position on the trigger to use the benefit of lower trigger pull weights.

Apex Tactical Specialties Action Trigger Assembly Enhancement Kit Pro

Apex Tactical Specialties Action Trigger Assembly Enhancement Kit Pro

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This kit is a great upgrade for a reasonable price. The trigger features smooth uptake and reset, mitigating trigger pull (by about 2 lbs) and ensuring more accurate targeting.

1# Apex Tactical Specialties Flat-Faced Forward Set Trigger Kit for M&P

Apex Tactical Specialties Flat-Faced Forward Set Trigger Kit

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Specification

Gun Model: Smith & Wesson M&P, except M&P M2.0

The Apex M&P trigger kit consists of the Tactical Specialties Flat-Faced Forward Set Sear and Trigger. The Kit allows decreasing trigger pre-travel and over-travel, meanwhile providing lower finger position on the trigger to use the benefit of lower trigger pull weights.

There is an option of altering the trigger pull weight due to the included springs (the silver spring gives 3 lb and the green one delivers 4 lb).

If the M&P Pistol was made before June of 2011, you will need to buy a sear housing block assembly, as S&W changed the size of sear plunger and spring after June 2011, from 1/16 in, to 1/8 in. This trigger kit will only work with the new sear block, plunger, and spring.

Pros
  • Center-mounted pivoting safety supports factory safeties

  • Diminishes overall trigger travel by about 50%

  • Easy mounting

  • Smooth uptake and reset

  • Total trigger travel is the same with most factory 1911 type guns

  • Reduces trigger weight between 3.0 and 4.0 lbs

  • Good for competition shooting

  • Completely changed the feel of the pistol: trigger feels less gritty

  • The trigger reset and pull are significantly lowered with the trigger pull decreasing considerably

Cons
  • Operates with M&P Pistol manufactured after June of 2011

2# HYVE Technologies M&P Shield Trigger System

HYVE Technologies M&P Shield Trigger System

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Specification

Gun Model: Smith & Wesson M&P 40 Shield, Smith & Wesson M&P 9 Shield
Caliber: 9 mm Luger, .40 S&W
Trigger Shape: Traditional Curved

The shield trigger is renewed, and it comes without the slope from the OEM trigger, ensuring a clean, crisp break. Our trigger and safety are crafted from solid Aluminum (6061-T6) bar stock, covered with an anodized finish. It is recommended to file down the trigger bar, by removing a slight amount of material on the safety bar to make the safety operate and ensure proper fit.

Pros
  • Compatible with the Shield 9mm, .40, and the .45

  • Option of color combination choice from eight main coatings for 64 models (Red, Black, Tan, OD Green, Copper, Gray, Violet, Blue)

  • 100% made in specialized factories

  • A big difference in trigger pull: short and crisp

  • Nice little trigger shoe

  • A noticeable amount of less trigger creep

  • Installation is very straightforward

  • Reduces take up

  • Clean reset

Cons
  • Uncomfortable: the finger isn’t placed naturally in the correct spot to release safety

  • The super-thin wall on the right side: while installing it on the trigger bar imprinted the trigger bar on the right side and made it none functioning

3# Apex Tactical Action Enhancement Trigger for M&P Shield

Apex Tactical Action Enhancement Trigger for M&P Shield

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Specification

Gun Model: Smith & Wesson M&P 9 Shield, Smith & Wesson M&P 40 Shield
Caliber: 9 mm Luger, .40 S&W

The trigger features a rigid Aluminum trigger case and a smooth face with a center-mounted pivoting safety, complying with the factory’s one. This trigger kit integrates the Apex Duty/Carry Kit and the Apex Action Enhancement Trigger to ensure smooth, consistent trigger pull (around 2 lbs lighter, depending on factory tolerances deviations) with the benefit of shorter over-travel and more significant trigger reset.

This trigger can’t be used in Shield 2.0 or Shield 45. The gunsmith’s installation of the Ultimate Striker Block (USB) into the Shield slide is highly recommended on the safe side. Removing the rear sight can be a bit hard while installation, it’s enough to mount the new striker block and spring. It can be necessary to hammer the trigger pin on installation.

Pros
  • Good for direct replacement of the factory hinged triggers

  • Decreases pre-travel and over-travel by about 20%

  • Reduced trigger pull by about 2 lbs

  • Visibly improves accuracy

  • Greatly adds confidence

  • Smooth uptake and reset as well as diminished reset

  • Well-constructed

  • Much better than factory trigger, especially trigger face

  • Takes most of the slope and the gritty feeling out of the trigger

  • Crisp break feels much better to shoot

  • Pretty easy to install, if you know how to do this

Cons
  • Expensive

4# Apex Tactical Specialties Action Enhancement Trigger for the M&P

Apex Tactical Specialties Action Enhancement Trigger for the M&P

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Specification

Gun Model: Smith & Wesson SD9 VE, Smith & Wesson SD40 VE, Smith & Wesson SD VE, Smith & Wesson Sigma

The Flat Trigger with a rigid aluminum body is a complete replacement kit for the factory-hinged trigger. The center-mounted pivoting safety bar prevents unplanned operation by creating a trigger block that will not disengage unless the shooters put their fingers right on the trigger face, encouraging trigger manipulation strictly in line with the bore axis.

The Shield Action Enhancement Trigger comes with the Return Spring Installation Shield Slave Pin. An adjustment to the trigger bar loop can be needed for due operation.

During installation, it’s better to use a vise and business cards (to protect the sides of the trigger) to push the pin in place. It’s necessary to line up the pin with the hole in the trigger bar.

Pros
  • The trigger pull weight is reduced by 10-15%

  • Center-mounted pivoting safety saves factory safeties

  • Great form and function

  • Comfortable to use and no stinging sensation after firing many rounds

  • The trigger pull is smoother and lighter

  • A smooth face trigger with a firm case ensures a more convenient trigger for the shooter’s finger

  • Diminishes pre-travel by 20% and over-travel by 10%

  • Doesn’t physically change the trigger pull weight, however, due to the different geometry (flatter face) and overtravel stop, the trigger pull does seem smoother and lighter

Cons
  • After filing (removing an 8th of an inch of material) the overtravel backstop of the polymer trigger to allow more trigger travel, starts working more or less, but it looks terrible

5# Apex Tactical Specialties Action Trigger Assembly Enhancement Kit Pro

Apex Tactical Specialties Action Trigger Assembly Enhancement Kit Pro

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Specification

Gun Model: Smith & Wesson M&P 9 Shield, Smith & Wesson M&P 40 Shield
Caliber: 9 mm Luger, .40 S&W

The Apex Tactical Specialties Action & Duty/Carry Trigger Kit with a crisp trigger break and reduced reset delivers stable results, increasing the output. Comparing the flat trigger to the rounded one: the flat more closely matches the 1911 performance. The kit has Red casing. This kit is not compatible with Shield 2.0 or Shield 45.

Pros
  • Great upgrade for a reasonable price

  • Smooth uptake and reset allow more accurate targeting

  • Mitigates trigger pull by about 2 lbs

  • Diminished pre-travel and over-travel

  • Center-mounted pivoting safety saves factory safeties

  • Drop-in aftermarket accessory: easy to install, especially with the right tools

  • Crisp pull and quick audible reset

  • Huge difference in comparison with the factory trigger: the trigger pull and reset is better than the OEM Glock trigger

  • The shoe is the most comfortable

  • The Kit is straightforward and not too complicated: there are a lot of installation videos

Cons
  • None yet

6# Apex Tactical Specialties M&P Trigger Assembly Competition Action Enhancement Kit

Apex Tactical Specialties M&P Trigger Assembly Competition Action Enhancement Kit

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Specification

Caliber: .357 SIG
Gun Model: Smith & Wesson M&P, Smith & Wesson M&P 9, Smith & Wesson M&P 40, Smith & Wesson M&P Compact, Smith & Wesson M&P Long Slide, Smith & Wesson M&P Pro

This trigger Kit was constructed for the action firing sports competitors, which will suit the game is IDPA, USPSA, or Steel Challenge, sustaining the rigors of high-speed competition.

The drop-in kit will decrease trigger weight by about 4.0 lbs. (based on a starting trigger pull weight of 7.0 to 8.0 lbs.). The competition striker spring and trigger return spring are shot-peened to extend service life.

Pros
  • Smooths trigger pull

  • Drop-in kit does not need further gunsmithing

  • Perfect match for the Apex Polymer or Aluminum Action Enhancement Trigger

  • Decreases over-travel

  • Excellent modification: great speed, smooth feel, better reset

  • The trigger weight is reduced by around 4lbs

Cons
  • None yet

7# Apex Tactical Specialties M&P Duty/Carry Action Enhancement Kit

Apex Tactical Specialties M&P Duty/Carry Action Enhancement Kit

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Specification

Gun Model: Smith & Wesson M&P, Smith & Wesson M&P Compact, Smith & Wesson M&P Long Slide, Smith & Wesson M&P Pro
Caliber: 9 mm, .357 Sig, .40 S&W

The Apex Duty/Carry Action Enhancement Kit provides a smooth, consistent (5.0 to 5.5 lbs.) trigger pull with shorter over-travel and shortened trigger reset. All parts operate together to ensure a pull weight within the acceptable range for a quality service gun. The drop-in trigger kit doesn’t need further gunsmithing, but armorer mounting is recommended.

Pros
  • Smooths trigger pull

  • Keeps gun at a safe 5-5.5 lb trigger pull weight for Duty and Carry applications

  • Diminishes over-travel

  • Long service life

Cons
  • Not rated yet

8# Apex Tactical Specialties M&P Aluminum Forward Set Sear plus Trigger Kit 100-067

Apex Tactical Specialties M&P Aluminum Forward Set Sear 100-067

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Specification

Gun Model: Smith & Wesson M&P

The kit consists of Aluminum Forward Set Trigger, Forward Set Sear, Ultimate Striker Block Kit (with Spring and Talon Tactical Tool), Forward Set Spring Kit (Silver and Green), Polymer Slave Pin Sear Spring, and Blue RAM Spring. The smooth-faced trigger case is crafted from aircraft-grade Aluminum and Black durable hard-anodized finish. This Forward Set Trigger features a trigger pull, which is close to the 1911’s one, but in a polymer frame striker-fired gun.

The trigger kit integrates a center pivoting safety, two trigger return springs (silver spring delivers about a 4.0 lbs trigger pull, and green spring gives a 5.0 lbs trigger pull), which allows adjusting the trigger pull up to shooters’ needs. This kit operates with all Smith & Wesson M&P guns in all centerfire calibers and configurations, but it does not work with M&P M2.0, M&P Shield, BodyGuard, 22 or 22 Compact pistols.

The trigger kit needs some modification to the trigger bar loop for due function; it should be used with the sear housing block made for the large size sear plunger and spring produced from June 2011).

Pros
  • Significantly decreases the uptake and over-travel

  • Durable material and long-lasting coating

  • Center-mounted pivoting safety the same as factory’s one

  • A smooth trigger pull throughout the break

  • Due to the springs in the kit, there are 2 options for customizing the trigger pull according to requirements

  • Overall reduction in trigger travel is about 50%

  • Decreased reset

Cons
  • Not rated yet

9# Apex Tactical Specialties M&P Polymer Forward Set Sear and Trigger Kit 100-024

Apex Tactical Specialties M&P Trigger Kit 100-024

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Specification

Gun Model: Smith & Wesson M&P except for M&P M2.0

The trigger kit will operate duly only with a 1/8-inch sear plunger and spring. The Apex Polymer Forward Set Sear and Trigger Kit are equipped with a rigid polymer trigger case, with center pivoting safety, similar to the factory’s one. This kit delivers a similar trigger pull to the 1911’s one, but it comes in a polymer frame striker-fired gun. The trigger features two trigger return springs (silver spring delivers about a 4.0 lbs trigger pull, and green spring gives a 5.0 lbs trigger pull), which allows adjusting the trigger pull up to shooters’ needs.

Pros
  • A smooth trigger pull throughout the break

  • A feel close to a single action fire control system due to the

  • decreased trigger pre-travel, uptake, and over-travel

  • The rounded trigger face ensures the shooter with a comfortable surface for the firing finger

  • A general decrease in trigger travel is about 50%

  • Two trigger return springs provide the ability to customize the trigger pull according to shooters’ needs

  • Reduced reset

  • The short reset is a must for fast follow-up shots

Cons
  • While shooting intermittent light strikes from the start

10# Apex Tactical Specialties Action Enhancement Polymer Trigger for M&P Pistols

Apex Tactical Specialties Trigger for M&P Pistols

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Specification

Caliber: .40 S&W, 9mm Luger
Gun Model: Smith & Wesson M&P 9, Smith & Wesson M&P 40

The rounded face trigger may need some modification to the trigger bar loop for due operation. The trigger kit will function duly only with a 1/8-inch sear plunger and spring. The trigger will not work in the M&P 45, the M&P M2.0, M&P Shield, and does not operate with the Apex Forward Set Sear and Trigger Kits.

Pros
  • Smooths trigger pull

  • Sturdy body polymer trigger

  • Diminishes trigger over-travel and pre-travel by around 20%

  • Ensures a safe 5-5.5 lb trigger pull weight for Duty/Carry applications

  • Decreases reset length

  • Center-mounted pivoting safety is similar to factory ones

  • The rounded face of the trigger delivers a smooth comfy surface for the shooters’ fingers while firing

Cons
  • Not rated yet

FAQ

What does MP mean on Smith and Wesson?
M&P stands for Military and Police. The Smith & Wesson M&P is a polymer-framed, locked-breech semi-automatic gun with iron sights. It uses a Browning-type locking system.
What's the difference between M&P and M&P Shield?
They are almost the same pistols and look similar due to the fish-scale serrations. The main external dissimilarity is the M2. 0 model just features more extra serrations at the front of the slide. The trigger group is adjusted a little as well. Smith and Wesson M&P 2.0 features a hidden style trigger that can feel weird, although take-up is light. After getting to the wall, you’re going to feel a slight creep before the trigger breaks. The trigger break is clean and fairly light.
Is M&P as good as Glock?
There are many similarities between Glock 19 and M&P 2.0. The forward serrations on the Smith and Wesson M&P 2.0 are tiny (only approximately 8 inches tall), and they don’t ensure a convenient grab. They can be good only for press checking, for other purposes, frontal prongs are not effective. The rear serrations, vise versa, are much better designed than the Glock. So the manipulation with the Smith and Wesson M&P 2.0 slide rear will be more comfortable than with the Glock.

Conclusion

The M&P triggers have a good pre-travel amount, but they are not the smoothest to the rear.

Despite Smith & Wesson enhancing the M&P line, many shooters still prefer to replace gritty factory triggers with aftermarket ones and their OEM counterparts. A new drop-in trigger allows the M&P semi-automatic pistol to fire just the way shooters want it, delivering reduced pre-travel, shorter more pronounced reset, and a more certain break.

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