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The AEK Trigger is an enhanced trigger for the Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols, reducing trigger pre-travel and over travel by approximately 20%. Unintended operation of the trigger is prevented by the Center Mounted Pivoting Safety bar. This bar creates a block that will not disengage unless the shooter places their finger directly on the trigger face. The flat, smooth face of the trigger encourages the shooter to place their finger on the center line of the trigger, ensuring trigger manipulation directly in line with the bore axis. Included Trigger Return Spring Installation Slave Pin aids in the reinstallation of the trigger return spring.

And you didn’t buy a Glock because … ?

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  1. ZerCool | September 22, 2012 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    Because a Glock is a hideous brick that doesn’t fit my hand, and the M&P is pretty comfortable.

  2. Robb Allen | September 22, 2012 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    And the trigger in the middle of the trigger here gets out of your way when you put your finger on it rather than dig in like a remora on a shark. Plus, the trigger is aluminum and much more substantial which to me is an improvement.

    This is all subjective though. My Glock shoots fine too, but the more I shoot the M&P the less I care to even take the Glock out of the holster. It fits my hand better, I get on target faster with it, and the Apex mods have turned it into a pretty sweet trigger too.

    Warning – Above opinion may not match yours and should not be construed as any argument calling you an idiot for buying a [insert any random brand of any random item here] rather than [insert any other random brand of same item here].

  3. Anonymous Coward | September 22, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    “Because a Glock is a hideous brick that doesn’t fit my hand, and the M&P is pretty comfortable.”

    !@#$ bad shooters say.

  4. Jason | September 22, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    Because I’m a pretty, pretty princess who can’t shoot a gun unless it fits my hand just so. Also, I’m driven by marketing and internet fanboyism, so since S&W doesn’t advertise the Walther PPQ, I’m not aware that there’s a gun that comes out of the box with all the princess features and a trigger that’s better than either a Glock competition trigger or an M&P with all the optional extras.

  5. jellydonut | September 22, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    Because there’s Walther PPQs available. Is why.

  6. ZerCool | September 22, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    AC: Never claimed to be a good shooter. Never said the Glock was a bad gun. *I* don’t like them. That’s all.

  7. pdb | September 22, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    Amusingly enough, Walther has set up their own importing office and will no longer have to rely on S&W for the marketing of the PPQ. I hope they can do better with QC, service and support on that model.

  8. Tam | September 23, 2012 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    …because grip reductions are a pain in the ass?

  9. Tam | September 23, 2012 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    …with all the princess features and a trigger that’s better…

    …but you repeat yourself. ;)

  10. Jason | September 25, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    Since when is a good trigger a princess feature? It’s only the most important thing on a gun. I mean, after that whole successfully-containing-tens-of-thousands-of-PSI thing. Now, I like practicing with a DAO more than the next guy. Keeps me from getting lazy. But if I was just going to own and carry one, (shudder) and a crisp, short trigger is available, why not?

  11. Tam | September 25, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    It is beginning to dawn on me that you probably don’t have much trigger time on M&P’s. ;)

    (Hey, did you get an Apex Glock extractor before their server crashed from the volume of orders?)

    Didn’t need one. The 19 on my hip’s an old Gen3.

  12. Jason | September 26, 2012 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Yeah, I don’t buy shit guns. I have shot them enough to know I don’t like them. In addition to all the other problems, my sausage-like finger also gets stabbed by the bottom of that forward-facing bottom section of the trigger. (To be fair, I have the same problem with a STI GP5/GP6, which is otherwise pretty decent.) I imagine people using gloves probably get hung up that way too. (Really great idea on a LE handgun there, fellas!) Since I didn’t want to spend twice the production cost of the gun on modifications, I figured I’d just stick with this old 2-pin Glock 19 here on my hip.

    It really is kinda’ cute watching other companies try to catch up to a design that’s 30 years old. That’s one of the reasons I’m so delighted by the PPQ. It’s the first Glock-a-like to come along that didn’t screw up something else (often a lot of somethings) in the process of improving on “Perfection”. I wouldn’t have thought it would be so hard, but apparently it is. So when someone gets it right, it’s worth celebrating.