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Posted: 9/17/2011 9:47:22 PM

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Just ordered a M&P 9mm with 5" barrel. Where do I need to start in building a 3 gun pistol. Trigger job, sights, mag well, etc? Any favorits out there for these? This is the last addition I need for proper 3 gun equipment.
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Posted: 9/18/2011 4:05:19 PM


Were did you find a 5", I've been looking.




I've done 4 or 5 M&P trigger jobs following burwell's excellent tutorial, they've all turned out GREAT...

http://www.burwellguns.com/M&Ptriggerjob1.htm




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Posted: 9/18/2011 5:02:29 PM
Got lucky I guess. I watched the video you posted a while back, and it seems possible. Were there any points left out of the video worth mentioning?

I will also have some Trijicon Night Sights available once the gun comes in if any one is interested. Gonna change out to a fiber optic. Any recommendations?
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Posted: 9/18/2011 5:25:21 PM
Originally Posted By Chase864:
Got lucky I guess. I watched the video you posted a while back, and it seems possible. Were there any points left out of the video worth mentioning?

I will also have some Trijicon Night Sights available once the gun comes in if any one is interested. Gonna change out to a fiber optic. Any recommendations?


I don't remember posting a video on the M&P, just the Burwell PDF ???


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Posted: 9/19/2011 3:30:04 PM
Accurate Iron does some great M&P work as far as triggers and grip texturing go.

The thing you will want ASAP are a couple Taylor Freelance extended base pads for your mags to bump the capacity up. When I was shooting the M&P I had some Dawson sight installed with a green fiber optic front and an adjustable rear.
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Posted: 9/19/2011 9:13:30 PM
[Last Edit: 9/19/2011 9:14:18 PM by Chase864]
Sorry, didn't mean video. I have reviewed the link you posted and I believe I am going to try it. Got some Taylor mag extensions on order, mag well and a few other goodies.
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Posted: 9/28/2011 10:00:08 PM
I would pick up one of the new forward reset triggers by Apex Tactical, it gives the gun more of a 2011/1911 trigger. Aside from that, add a magwell and Taylor Freelance basepads, (once you install the magwell, you will only be able to use magazines with the extended basepads).
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Posted: 9/29/2011 8:42:45 PM
Did the Burwell trigger job. First attempt got me from 6.8 to 4.8lbs. Next attempt hasn't been measured but feel it would be around 4lbs. Got mag extensions, recoil spring, mag well and sights on order. Need a holster for it now.
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Posted: 9/30/2011 10:18:47 AM
Bladetech for holster and mag pouches. My 9Pro is sick from Burwell, with some Apex parts. It's well into the 2-2.5# range and clean and has a positive (enough) reset.

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Posted: 10/16/2011 9:04:27 PM
Just finished putting on the SSS mag well, TF mag extensions and fiber optic front and rear sights. Let me say the sight change was going well in the beginning. I got the front sight off and back on with little effort. Moved to the rear and finally got the back off. Took a while to ge the spring and little silver cap back in place then beat the heck out of it trying to get it back on. Only made it half way and gave up. Anyone have suggestions on the rear?

I did check the trigger weight and its now down to 4.5lbs. Also got my CR speed works belt and shotty caddies.

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Posted: 10/16/2011 9:12:18 PM
Originally Posted By Chase864:
...... Took a while to ge the spring and little silver cap back in place then beat the heck out of it trying to get it back on. Only made it half way and gave up. Anyone have suggestions on the rear?
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Don't beat the hell out of it.

lay some fine grit sandpaper on a flat surface, take the replacement rear sight and dress it down slowly.

when you get close, use a blue sharpie marker to see were it's binding and were more metal needs sanded away.

go slow and easy

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Posted: 11/16/2011 11:05:04 AM
I have the Apex competition trigger parts on mine and it went from gritty and heavy to as sweet as my 1911's.
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Posted: 11/16/2011 9:26:30 PM
Still not really happy with my trigger. Thinking hard about doing the Apex Forward set and trigger. Other than that, gun shoots great.
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Posted: 11/23/2011 6:47:01 PM
In addition to APEX consider sending it to smith for their M&P Pistol Action Job
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Posted: 12/23/2011 11:54:47 AM
have the apex comp trigger and love it.