APEX Releases Flat Trigger for S&W M&P Shield

Nathan S
by Nathan S

APEX, known for taking S&W’s original abysmal M&P trigger and tuning it to near perfection (in my opinion, their triggers are better than any Glock I shoot on a daily basis), has turned their attention to the small M&P Shield. The new flat-faced trigger is a stand-alone replacement for the stock Shield trigger (which is pretty good) and claims:

  • Reduce pull by about 2 lbs.
  • Reduces pre and over-travel.
  • Smooths out the pull
  • Maintain factory safety values

For a listed retail of $79.95 for the trigger and $164 for the Duty/Carry kit, the triggers are relatively expensive compared to the base handgun they would install in, but it’s hard to put a price on being able to shoot more accurately, especially in a defensive situation.

Full Press Release Below:

Apex Announces New Flat-Faced Trigger for Smith & Wesson’s M&P Shield

LOS OSOS, Calif. – Apex Tactical Specialties, the industry leader in aftermarket drop-in performance parts for firearms, announced the upcoming release of the new Apex Flat-Faced Action Enhancement Trigger for the popular Smith & Wesson M&P Shield pistol.

The new Shield Flat-Faced Action Enhancement Trigger replaces the factory hinged trigger with a anodized aluminum trigger body featuring a Flat-Faced profile and a center mounted pivoting safety. The trigger reduces pre-travel and over-travel by approximately 20%.

The new Shield Flat-Faced Action Enhancement Trigger is available as a stand alone replacement trigger, part #100-131, for $79.95, or as part of the popular M&P Shield Action Enhancement Trigger & Duty/Carry Kit package, part #100-132, for $164.95.

The new Shield Flat-Faced Action Enhancement Trigger will be available for purchase in late August. Dealers and distributors can pre-order the new trigger by contacting Apex at dealer@apextactical.com or calling (805) 528-5250.

Features and Specifications:
– Black anodized aluminum trigger
– Direct drop-in replacement of factory hinged trigger
– 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
– Apex Part #: 100-132 (Action Enhancement Trigger and Duty/Carry Kit)
– Apex Part #: 100-131 (Action Enhancement Trigger)
– MSRP: $164.95 for the Trigger and Duty/Carry Kit
– MSRP: $79.95 for the Action Enhancement Trigger

For more information on parts and services from Apex Tactical Specialties, visit www.ApexTactical.com, like Apex Tactical on Facebook or follow @ApexTactical on Twitter and Instagram. Instructional videos on the installation of Apex parts are available on Apex’s YouTube channel.

– See more at: http://www.shootingwire.com/story/353797#sthash.iiHQt8hp.dpuf

Nathan S
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.

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  • Lt Donn Lt Donn on Aug 13, 2015

    Most of the CHL folks I instruct would be better served learning how to shoot the stock trigger...most would not realize any real-world benefit from installing the Apex trigger...THBS, if you are an "operator" or some other pro shooter, then perhaps...but most ham-fisted citizens do not have the time to learn how to properly manipulate "any" trigger let alone a 80$ add-on part. For self-defense purposes and distances, the stock trigger is just fine.

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    • Range officer Range officer on Aug 16, 2015

      @Lt Donn And explaining to the jury why you changed the trigger to your gun may not help your self defense case. KISS

  • Ken Ken on Aug 16, 2015

    What's the difference between the regular trigger and the duty trigger set that's double the price?