APEX Goes full ‘Murica – Releases “Freedom Edition” Triggers for Shield & M&P Handguns

Normally, I’d start an article bemoaning the continued chitzy-ness of products, but alas I am going full ‘moto on the latest offering from Apex Tactical Specialties. Dubbed the “Freedom Edition”, Apex’s new triggers are anodized and laser engraved with Old Glory in all her glory.

The triggers Apex’s standard offering, just with some red anodizing and a bit of beer and mullet-inspired design to create a fully ‘Murica worthy offering. While the aesthetics are striking, the triggers are full-blown upgrade on the standard offerings from Smith & Wesson. Two versions are available, one for the full-size handguns and one for the pint-sized Shield.

Retail for the kits is right around $175, with the Shield version slightly more expensive. Supplies of each are limited, so if your need for moto is strong; act quickly.


Freedom Edition (Shield) Features and Specifications:
– Action Enhancement Trigger & Duty/Carry Kit for the M&P Shield
– Red anodized aluminum trigger laser engraved with a U.S. flag motif
– Full kit reduces trigger pull by approximately 2 lbs.
– Smooth uptake and reset
– Reduces pre-travel and over-travel
– Reduced reset length
– Center mounted pivoting safety maintains factory safety values
– Fits 9mm and 40S&W caliber models (does not work in the new .45ACP)
Apex Part #: 100-F51
– MSRP: $174.95

Freedom Edition (M&P) Features and Specifications:
– Flat-Faced Forward Set Sear & Trigger Kit for the M&P
– Red anodized aluminum trigger laser engraved with a U.S. flag motif
– Lowers trigger weight to between 4.0 and 5.0 lbs (approximately)
– Smooth uptake and reset
– Total trigger travel similar to most factory 1911 type pistols
– Center mounted pivoting safety maintains factory safety values
– Works with all Smith & Wesson M&P pistols in centerfire calibers (excluding the Shield)
– Requires use of sear housing block designed for large size sear plunger and spring (current production as of June 2011)
Apex Part #: 100-F55
– MSRP: $184.95

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Riot

    The best thing about these is you can buy and resell them for a fortune under the tagline
    “freedom isn’t free”

    • Frank


    • TVOrZ6dw

      Ahh yes- Freedom only $184.95. God Bless America!

  • andrey kireev

    I need this !

  • The stars and stripes is best reserved for flags and bikinis.

  • RickH

    I guess it was too hard to put blue within the star field, you know, so it would actually remind you of the American flag…….

  • Anomanom

    Actually ‘Murica is more a term for pointing out stupid that has already happened.

  • Ralph Napier

    I can’t wait until I weight 177.6 pounds.

  • Cymond

    And Americans are never stupid? There’s no stupid aspects of our culture or country? Or are we not allowed to be self-aware, to recognize those issues?

    “Nobody has to deal with americans more than other americans.”