Shot Show 2011…Complete

Last week Randy set up the new Apex Forward Setting Sear in Lisa’s M&P 9 Pro. Randy custom fabricated an over travel stop and installed the complete Comp AEK and a RAM. The trigger pull weighs in at an even 2lbs, the trigger breaks at nearly .040″ forward of where the factory Sear breaks and has extremely limited over travel.

We brought Lisa’s M&P into Shot Show for the last couple of days. After a quick visit to the Safety Office for a safety inspection and official Inert Gun tag, we hit the floor to share the trigger pull with the guys at the Tango Down booth. Hilton Yam got his hands on it first and seemed impressed with the results. I had forgotten to get the camera out before handing him the gun, so I wasn’t able to get his reaction, but the rest are self explainatory.

We got to talking to a couple spanish speaking gentlemen about the Forward Set Sear, he asked to see the gun, so I pulled it out and handed it over. Like all the others he put his finger on the trigger expecting a longer up take, but was shocked when the trigger broke at a clean 2lbs and so far forward. His response was the absolute best but I wasn’t able to catch it on video, he got a shocked look on his face, his eyes light up and in perfect English….and I mean no accent at all…..he says “Ballistic Orgasm!”

The 2 guys I have here know what our Comp AEKs feel like, but I was lucky enough to catch their first reactions with the Forward Set Sear on camera.
FSS First Reactions

scott / January 24, 2011 / Random Apex


  1. jasonuscg - January 30, 2011 @ 4:23 am

    Any idea when we will be able to get our grubby mitts on the FSS and trigger?

  2. scott - January 31, 2011 @ 9:09 am

    The Sears are being made now, the triggers are still in the prototype phase, but they’re our top priority at the moment. We’re looking at a release date some time in April.


  3. bob solla - February 9, 2011 @ 7:40 pm

    so just to be completely clear;a new forward sear and a trigger over travel stop?i have a m&p 9mm full size with all your carry/duty apex stuff installed.i`am not looking for a competition setup,but i would like to remove the over travel on the trigger my question is; will i need the new forward sear(as i already have your carry/duty sear),and new trigger over travel piece to achieve what i`am looking for,or will i just be able to get one of the two pieces?carry/duty decak installed with ram.also,any plans for a better striker pin(i.e. stainless steel,titanium)for those of us that don`t have the newer factory striker pin!thanks,bob

  4. Mylastrook - February 20, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

    Ok. Shotshows over. Now where is this new “drop in SD trigger” you guys keep teasing me with!!!

  5. Tim Lau - March 7, 2011 @ 5:47 pm

    I have done a few M&P trigger jobs on my own guns and for some of the guys who carry them at work; I have been happy with the results. I’ve also felt some of the triggers produced by the Performance Center, and the big name M&P mod shops. That said, the trigger that Randy and his team at Apex showed me is the absolute, bar none, best trigger on the M&P I have ever felt.

    Smooth take-up, Light, crisp break with a distinct reset. What more can you ask for out of a plastic duty grade pistol?

    Great job, Apex!

  6. Dave - May 3, 2011 @ 11:09 am

    I read elsewhere that you’re expecting to a release date of 16 May. Are you still on track for then?

  7. scott - May 6, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    So far, it’s looking like we’re on schedule for that release date. Scott

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