January 30, 2019: Another Apex Trigger Job

Having obtained an exceptional result with the M&P flat faces trigger replacement (November 30, 2018), I was emboldened to try another upgrade. This time I set my sights on an S&W SD9. Continue reading


November 30, 2018: Apex Trigger Job

Specifically the  black Flat-Faced Forward Set Trigger Kit (Apex Part #: 100-154) for Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 pistols.  It was introduced in November of 2017 and is currently available in black (100-154) red (100-153) and Flat Dark Earth (100-159).  See my May 31, 2018 post for a view of the profile of the original S&W M&P M2.0 trigger.  Continue reading

February 28, 2018: “Common Sense”


“Common sense” proposals always seem to infringe on one group or class of Citizens.  Such a proposal would be to add persons who have been expelled from any educational system to be prohibited from purchasing a firearm.  In the simplest form this would be an additional prohibiting condition like a felony conviction or misdemeanor domestic violence conviction.  Continue reading

November 11, 2017: S&W M&P M2.0 40 Compact

The Opinion: At the Gun Store: The M2.0 version of S&W M&P 40 Compact is longer, taller, and heavier than the original Compact.  Kind of like a new model of a familiar car.  This new version M2.0 Compact is closer to the full size than the original Compact.  The visual cues that allow you to spot a full size from a M2.0 Compact is the full size slide juts out from the frame just a bit and the palm swell curve bends down at the heel of the grip.  Continue reading

October 5, 2017: BATFE Wrong on Bumpfire Stock

I do not own a bumpfire stock.  I have shot an AK-47 clone with one.  The same principle as the bumpfire stock used on an AR-15 clone by the mass murderer in Las Vegas. 

The Firearms Technology Branch (FTB) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) reviewed the AR-15 version of the bumpfire stock from Bump Fire Systems.   The determination is in a letter dated Apr 01 2012 that was sent with the stock I got to shoot.  The determination for the Slide Fire product which appears to have been patented first must be similar. Continue reading