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Old March 5th, 2017, 04:27 AM   #1
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Storm Lake M&P 40 threaded barrel thoughts experiences?

Just added this barrel to my VTAC 40. Any thoughts suggestions or expectations? I plan on adding a SSS ESP Magwell and some Taran Tactical basepads. Compensator just installed.
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Old March 5th, 2017, 05:34 AM   #2
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I dont meen to rain on your parade, but storm lake barrels are like M&M`s w/peanuts.
There are many different colors, just not my taste.

This is just MY opinion: (others may vary)
Apex barrels, are the only way to go. All the others out there, are just hit&miss.
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I dont meen to rain on your parade, but storm lake barrels are like M&M`s w/peanuts.
There are many different colors, just not my taste.

This is just MY opinion: (others may vary)
Apex barrels, are the only way to go. All the others out there, are just hit&miss.
Can you elaborate just a little bit more please?
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Can you elaborate just a little bit more please?
Apex guarantee`s 1inch groups at 25yds with their M&P gunsmith fit barrel.
Dosent get much better than that with a production made pistol.
I have a few apex barrels, they are on the money all day long.

They do make a M&P semi-fit drop in barrel, and they guarantee 1-1/2inch groups @ 25yds.

For what you pay for barrels, with NO guarantee, the apex is the only way to go. (in my own opinion)

Just food for thought, watch the video. Randy Lee is the owner of APEX Co. Great guy to talk to, and i have many times.


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Hahaha now I wish I had gone that route. I'll have to try them out when I get some extra $$$. Until then guess I'll just get good with my storm lake.
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Hahaha now I wish I had gone that route. I'll have to try them out when I get some extra $$$. Until then guess I'll just get good with my storm lake.
You could sell the stormlake and recoup some of the money back, then put it towards the apex barrel. The apex semi-drop in would be a very good choice. And you could do the fitting of it yourself with a file and a honing stone... if needed.

The apex "gunsmith barrel" would require a VERY COMPETENT gunsmith to install... the average basement bandit gunsmith would likely not be able to do all the milling needed to make it fit properly and have it work to its full potential. And 95% of most shooters aren`t capable of the accuracy of the apex gunsmith barrel anyway.
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