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    Hello from Chicago Suburbs!

    Just saw this forum and decided to become a member. I don't own any guns yet but I'm planning on purchasing an M&P 9mm soon. I'm currently serving Active duty in the Army Reserve, living in the Chicago suburbs. I have been around guns my whole life and am a decent shot. Thanks for having me here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bageland2000 View Post
    Just saw this forum and decided to become a member. I don't own any guns yet but I'm planning on purchasing an M&P 9mm soon. I'm currently serving Active duty in the Army Reserve, living in the Chicago suburbs. I have been around guns my whole life and am a decent shot. Thanks for having me here!
    Well, thanks for joining the site and thanks for your service! I am sorry that you will have to go through a bunch of BS just to get that handgun you want...hang in there.

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    Welcome from Jersey... And thank you for your service.

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    Thank you for your service to our nation.

    The M&P is a great platform so you should be very satisfied with this pistol. If it comes with the usual gritty/sandy trigger (pre-travel or takeup if you will), consider installing an Apex Tactical USB (Ultimate Safety Block). This little gem will completely remove that gritty feeling and return not only a smooth trigger but one which feels lighter to boot. And to get a more crisp break, install the Apex hard sear.

    The M&P is a fine gun with excellent ergonomics and is a natural pointer for most folks.

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    Thanks for all the warm welcomes people! It's a pleasure to be here.

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoy View Post
    Thank you for your service to our nation.

    The M&P is a great platform so you should be very satisfied with this pistol. If it comes with the usual gritty/sandy trigger (pre-travel or takeup if you will), consider installing an Apex Tactical USB (Ultimate Safety Block). This little gem will completely remove that gritty feeling and return not only a smooth trigger but one which feels lighter to boot. And to get a more crisp break, install the Apex hard sear.

    The M&P is a fine gun with excellent ergonomics and is a natural pointer for most folks.
    Thanks for the suggestion. Will you offer a link to this mod? I have ZERO experience with adding aftermarket components to weapons so I need a little guidance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by berettatoter View Post
    Well, thanks for joining the site and thanks for your service! I am sorry that you will have to go through a bunch of BS just to get that handgun you want...hang in there.
    ...Shouldn't be too difficult as far as I can tell. Already have a FOID, just purchase, wait three days, and it's in my hands, or am I missing something haha?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bageland2000 View Post
    ...Shouldn't be too difficult as far as I can tell. Already have a FOID, just purchase, wait three days, and it's in my hands, or am I missing something haha?
    Your carry rights...as in none. That is what I was talking about, but maybe someday Illinois will not be so hard on their population.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berettatoter View Post
    Your carry rights...as in none. That is what I was talking about, but maybe someday Illinois will not be so hard on their population.
    Ahh yes, Illinois, the ONLY state in the union without carry rights... I didn't even know that ANY state had carry rights until I went to basic training in 2007. My buddy was talking about the guns he carries. I asked him if he was a cop and when he explained that he was just a citizen that carried I has shocked.

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    Welcome from another Midwesterner.........that Chitown, and Illinois is a rough place for handguns.........good luck with whatever you purchase.

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    The M&P is a good pistol and good choice. As mentioned by SouthernBoy one or two low cost parts from Apex Tactical will make it even better. The Apex USB, about $35, will instantly take the grittiness, if present, out of the trigger pull. Don't take us wrong, the Trigger is ok as received and will smooth out over time by wearing in as is the case with most new guns. The Apex parts just make it a lot smoother right away.

    https://apextactical.com/store/produ...pg1-cid11.html

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    Thanks TOF. I'll take a look at other APEX gear. Are there any other items from there specifically that you recommend?

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    thanks for your service welcome from Rockford, Illinois

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