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Old 10-04-2017, 7:18 PM
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My dad had a bug up his butt about buying an SD9VE. Liked the brand, liked the price, so as much as I tried to push him towards buying a Glock it just didnít work out. I shot it the other day and I just want to say that it might have the worst trigger of all time. Curious is there any reasonable solution to improving it. I sort of feel like he got what he paid for but man it was worse than I anticipated.
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Old 10-04-2017, 7:22 PM
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Perhaps he can look into Apex Tactical trigger kit.

https://www.apextactical.com/blog/in...ws-hidden-gem/
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Apex trigger kit is popular.

I respectfully disagree with your opinion on the trigger, but I’m a fan of DAO pistols and revolvers. There are worse triggers out there, even on modern guns - I still am bothered by my G17, and XD wasn’t a pleasant experience either (I miss the Ruger P90/94/95 series).
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A friend did the Apex, likes it.
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Apex upgrade does wonders. Yes the trigger is bad. If you notice Smith has a history of bad triggers on the poly guns. Remember the M&P gen 1?
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Old 10-05-2017, 4:23 AM
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It looks like the trigger and spring kit runs about $50-$60 total. Would I need anything else? He found the gun lightly used in the marketplace for $250 so another $50 is manageable lol.
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I have the apex trigger kit and I like it. Be sure to get the spring kit along with the actual polymer trigger that Apex offers. I would also get the low profile loaded chamber indicator as well but its not necessary.
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Apex parts will make the trigger feel decent. It still won't be great, but it will be way better than stock. Sometimes an inexpensive gun isn't that cheap when you factor in the cost of aftermarket parts that you have to put in it.
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Apex parts will make the trigger feel decent. It still won't be great, but it will be way better than stock. Sometimes an inexpensive gun isn't that cheap when you factor in the cost of aftermarket parts that you have to put in it.
That's why I tried to tell him but the old man is stuck in his ways.
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There is a spring in the sear assembly that can be removed to lighten the trigger pull a bit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKit97YipiE

https://www.northwestfirearms.com/th...er-pull.19441/

My older SW40V didn't have 2 straight coil sprigs, so I only removed the pig-tail coil spring

I also smoothed the sear face (on the striker and sear, both) with a fine cut ceramic stone, as well as the tip of the release bar and striker safety block.

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I had the Apex spring kit (the $21 + shipping) on my SD9VE and I like it. remember that when install the spring kit, there is a pin that one way come in/out. I forget which one but if you interest on that pin then PM me.
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Apex trigger kit makes a huge difference in pull weight and feel. Still a MUCH longer pull than a Glock, however. But drastically improved.
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Apex trigger kit makes a huge difference in pull weight and feel. Still a MUCH longer pull than a Glock, however. But drastically improved.
Years ago I owned the 40. It came with something like 9# trigger pull. What striker fire has this much pull?
I hated it, sold it.
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The Apex trigger seemed to help a bit when I installed it. It was a pain to do it though.
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MY SD9VE has a stock trigger pull of 8 lbs. Not too bad. It's dead reliable. And if it gets jacked, I'm only out 300. Good enough for home defense.
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I'm thinking of getting a SD9VE. I'm impressed with its reputation for reliability.

I bought several SD9VE mags when Turner's had them on sale for $12.95. Regular price is $39.99.

I wonder if the heavy trigger pull of the SD9VE will help with training and building muscle strength so when I shoot my Glocks it'll feel like almost nothing?

Buying a new SD9VE and spending another hundred or so for upgrades lessens the savings; might as well get the Glock.

I already have a Glock 17 and 26. I'm not a fan of the Glock 19 grip with my hand -- just feels off with my pinky. I have yet to try out a SD9VE grip. Is there more room at the bottom of the grip of a SD9VE than a Glock 19?
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I recently won a SD9VE in a raffle at my LGS. When I pulled the trigger the first time, my impression was that it had to be the worst trigger, especially compared to my PPQs and Sigs. It was not so much the weight but the feel. The person at the LGS asked if wanted them to install the Apex spring kit. I asked if they had one with that kit and was told that their rental SD9 had the kit. I tried the trigger on the rental gun and it was MUCH better, so I opted to have them install the Apex spring kit while the SD9 was in jail. Cost was about $20, so I am thinking that they threw in the gunsmithing. Makes it a much better gun. So much so that it is now one of my carry guns. Since I had to fire it to put in on my CCW, I can say that is shoots very well. Hope this helps.
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