I have looked at 4 S&W M&P's at our local gun shows over the past couple of months. All were full-sized guns....2 in 9mm and 2 in .40. All of the triggers had a "notch" in the take-up, followed by a very smooth letoff. I keep looking for one that has a very smooth, grit-free take-up followed by a clean let-off. Is the "notchiness" normal in the initial take-up in these guns? Does it go away after you put a few hundred rounds through it, or is it just a characteristc of the design?