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    Default Shield 9mm Trigger Frozen

    Few years back I replaced the trigger with an Apex to cure the gritty feel, been working fine.

    At the range today, fired a mag then trigger froze, wouldn't budge. I removed the ammo. I depressed only the trigger safety with one finger, then press the trigger with another finger and it clicked. But the trigger would lockup firing with my trigger finger.

    This happened live firing with the Mantisx shield base plate for the Mantisx firearms training system: https://mantisx.com/ I replaced the shield base with their bluetooth adapter so it would communicate with my IPhone or my Kindle. I don't believe that caused the trigger failure because I dried fire for two weeks straight.

    When I take the trigger assembly out, what should I look for?

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    Default Re: Shield 9mm Trigger Frozen

    What did you find?
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    Default Re: Shield 9mm Trigger Frozen

    I also have a Shield 9mm it stays in the safe mostley for range time over 600 rounds thru it and not one FTF or FTE ! No trigger problems and never saw the need to do an APEX repair ! To each their own,But if your firearm was ever deployed for self defense and Deadly Physical Force the Prosecutor is going to have a field day in Court ! I leave well enough alone,if it does work dont fix it,a Reason I mostly carry Glock 43s and Glock 19 without any embelishments.If you have the original parts I recommend putting them back and training with the Shield the way it was intended ! Good Luck ! MDT

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    Default Re: Shield 9mm Trigger Frozen

    If striker guns didn’t generally come with suck azz triggers, they wouldn’t have grown such a large and expensive upgrade market. I wouldn’t chastise a person for wanting a better trigger. Nobody has ever been convicted because of an aftermarket trigger. People have had their defense costs raised because of them. Expert witness and more research will do that. Seems we should pay better attention when voting for DAs.
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    Default Re: Shield 9mm Trigger Frozen

    Today I'm going to take out the trigger and replace it with the original one b/c it's my EDC.

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    Default Re: Shield 9mm Trigger Frozen

    Quote Originally Posted by ideaman View Post
    Today I'm going to take out the trigger and replace it with the original one b/c it's my EDC.
    I strongly suggest you carry a different gun until you get the situation worked out and understood.
    It is a very bad idea to carry a gun that is unreliable.
    Even if you swap out the parts you still need to take it back to the range and put a few hundred rounds through it to make sure it works without any issues.
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    Default Re: Shield 9mm Trigger Frozen

    Quote Originally Posted by Berncly View Post
    I strongly suggest you carry a different gun until you get the situation worked out and understood.
    It is a very bad idea to carry a gun that is unreliable.
    Even if you swap out the parts you still need to take it back to the range and put a few hundred rounds through it to make sure it works without any issues.
    Temporarly I'm carrying my G42 unitl I run some tests.

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    Default Re: Shield 9mm Trigger Frozen

    Quote Originally Posted by ideaman View Post
    Today I'm going to take out the trigger and replace it with the original one b/c it's my EDC.
    Good move ! Test fire firearm at range to confirm all is right with the world ! Good Luck !

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    Default Re: Shield 9mm Trigger Frozen

    Found broken trigger return spring. Fortunately had a spare. Will take it to the range for some torture. Thanks all.

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    Default Re: Shield 9mm Trigger Frozen

    Hope I don't have to use my G23 at night. Put new night sights on it and some prosecutor will have a field day showing I wanted to shoot somebody at night. (rolleyes).

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