I’ve been searching the web to know whether or not the S&W M&P is a PCS or FCS fired pistol. If you’ll remember this conversation, I had determined that it was a PCS. Finally, after reading the arguments and people trying to use traditional terminology with modern technology (SA/DA, Striker Fired=DAO) I decided to do what I should have done in the first place: call Smith & Wesson.
It is true that the best sourse for information is a direct sourse. Smith & Wesson assured me that the M&P uses a FULLY COCKED Striker (or close to it), like Springfield’s XD. The Sigma is still a PCS like Glock. The trigger on the M&P may move the striker backward ever-so-slightly before releasing it, but it’s not much. Finally I have my answer!
Why does it matter, you ask? A consistant trigger pull helps with accurate shooting. And while 6.5lbs isn’t “great” according to some, the gun’s not going to go off because a fly farts. Yes, I’ve shot handguns with triggers that sensitive and I hated it. Before I even knew I pulled the trigger the gun went off. No thank you.