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M&P Shield upgrades

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Peteralexander78, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. Peteralexander78

    Peteralexander78 vancouver Slow is smooth, smooth is fast

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    Just picked up a shield in 9. Now just want to know what types of upgrades I should do. Sights? Apex trigger? Going to be using it mainly for concealed.
     
  2. BigDaddyDMD

    BigDaddyDMD Albany, OR Member

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    I dropped a set of Tru-Glo TFO sights on mine and the apex trigger upgrade. World of difference in the sights and a very nice improvement in the trigger. I definitely helped tighten my groups up at 25 meters. Couldn't believe how accurate that little sub-compact 9 was at 25m. I wouldn't hesitate to make the same decision again. It made a nice concealed carry gun a great concealed carry gun for me.
     
  3. Zepoll

    Zepoll Keizer Active Member

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    Only change I made was a set of Talon Grips. Made, what I felt was, a slippery gun feel much more secure in my hand. And they're really thin so.. no noticeable difference in overall thickness.

    Other than that, I'm rolling stock.
     
  4. skerky

    skerky Southern Oregon Member

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    I put the Apex trigger in mine, I like the smoother trigger pull.
     
  5. Netspirit

    Netspirit Bellevue, WA Active Member

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    On Ebay you can buy Lasermax Centerfire for it. Extremely cheap and works well (helps dry fire practice a lot). DeSantis makes holsters for that combo.
     
  6. Peteralexander78

    Peteralexander78 vancouver Slow is smooth, smooth is fast

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    sounds good, I was looking at the talon grips and the apex kit. I will get the sights later. Bigdaddydmd did you do the apex your self or did you have someone do it?
     
  7. BigDaddyDMD

    BigDaddyDMD Albany, OR Member

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    I did the apex myself. Quite easy to do if you have rudimentary gun/mechanic skills. The youtube video is very good by Apex and easy to follow along with..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuVeqLc-ESU

    Watch it thru and you will see how easy it is. The hardest part of the the entire procedure is getting the rear sight off. They are on tight as all get out. I used a vice and universal sight pusher and didn't have much problem, but would never would have been able to do it if I was trying a hammer/brass punch method. That's why I replaced the sights at the same time. If I already have the rear off, might as well put on better sight back on.
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2013
  8. Peteralexander78

    Peteralexander78 vancouver Slow is smooth, smooth is fast

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    Thanks BigDaddyDMD, looks like I will be replacing sights while I am at it