Range report: M&P Shield with Apex sear

The #1 community for Gun Owners in Texas

Member Benefits:

  • Fewer Ads!
  • Discuss all aspects of firearm ownership
  • Discuss anti-gun legislation
  • Buy, sell, and trade in the classified section
  • Chat with Local gun shops, ranges, trainers & other businesses
  • Discover free outdoor shooting areas
  • View up to date on firearm-related events
  • Share photos & video with other members
  • ...and so much more!
  • breakingcontact

    TGT Addict
    Rating - 100%
    13   0   0
    Oct 16, 2012
    18,298
    31
    Indianapolis
    Shot my Shield w the Apex sear today. Accuracy improved some. I need to shoot it more to really see just how good i am now with slow fire. Same with longer ranges, still need to work on that. I was more interested in speed today.

    Shot mostly at 5-7 yards and had probably 6-8" groups while trying to push my speed. I was shooting drawing from concealment and had the following consistent times.

    Buzzer to first shot 1.75 seconds
    Splits between shots were consistently 0.18-0.22 seconds.

    Thats down from about 0.25-0.28 before. This does make me want to see what I could with a full Apex trigger but at the speed I was doing im on the edge of the limit of my fundamentals.

    Shooting on a timer is invaluable.

    So 8 (i usally just carry 8 not 8+1) shot gun, max I can draw at 1.6 seconds and max speed with ok accuracy within 7 yards is 0.18 splits...that is draw to empty gun with 8 good hits on target in 3.04 seconds at best or closer to 3.3-3.4 seconds on average.


    You've got to know when to use a Bible and when to use a rifle.
     
    Last edited:

    shortround

    TGT Addict
    Rating - 0%
    0   0   0
    Jan 24, 2011
    6,624
    31
    Grid 0409
    Did you install the Apex, or did you have it done?

    I've shot my newly acquired M&P Shield, and it has a sweet trigger.

    At seven yards, it grouped at about eight inches from a rest with PPU brass-cased 115 grain ammo.

    I almost asked a stranger in the next bay to take a few shots, but I used up all my ammo.

    I have never had a new gun "out of the box" shoot such erratic patterns.

    Thoughts?
     

    breakingcontact

    TGT Addict
    Rating - 100%
    13   0   0
    Oct 16, 2012
    18,298
    31
    Indianapolis
    Did you install the Apex, or did you have it done?

    I've shot my newly acquired M&P Shield, and it has a sweet trigger.

    At seven yards, it grouped at about eight inches from a rest with PPU brass-cased 115 grain ammo.

    I almost asked a stranger in the next bay to take a few shots, but I used up all my ammo.

    I have never had a new gun "out of the box" shoot such erratic patterns.

    Thoughts?

    Installed it myself. Its pretty straight forward.

    Id try different ammo.

    You've got to know when to use a Bible and when to use a rifle.
     

    Hugh Jorgan

    New Member
    Rating - 0%
    0   0   0
    Mar 22, 2014
    10
    1
    I have never had a new gun "out of the box" shoot such erratic patterns.


    I can honestly say just the opposite. Bought one for the wife and shot it before giving it to her. After adjusting to the lighter weight and shorter barrel I was grouping 3" at 10 yards. I had not ONE flyer in the 25-rounds (of Blazer Brass) I put through it . It is one of the SWEETEST guns I have ever fired, and I would GLADLY take it back from her at the drop of a hat. I have not read or seen a single bad review on the accuracy of the Shield.

    Get thee to a gunsmith and have that weapon checked, pronto!!
     

    Saltyag2010

    TGT Addict
    Rating - 100%
    6   0   0
    Feb 11, 2014
    5,849
    66
    Flour Bluff, America
    My shield shoots better than I can shoot it. Da trigger issues. I'm interested in the apex trigger kits. When I shoot left handed at 7 yds I have hits and not groups. Two handed and right handed standing I have 5" groups. If I spent the time and thought about everything when I was shooting I'm sure I could get that to 2-3 in groups. Off a bench idk. It's accurate tho.
    When I'm carrying and defending myself- if I have enough time to really line up my sights and really focus on isolating and squeezing the trigger in a controlled manner to get the 2-3" groups at 7yds I'd either be dead or shot someone that was retreating. When I practice with my shield I kill paper from draw and practice double taps and quick 5 shot groups. It's not my target handgun.
     
    Top Bottom