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Factory vs Apex Barrel: Velocity Difference

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Old November 28th, 2016, 02:57 PM   #16
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i have a Apex semi drop in barrel, but still haven't tried to fit it, need to get the right files, it seems going slow is the key
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Old November 29th, 2016, 06:32 AM   #17
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I`m very old and very bad eye sight, and not near as steady as i use to be. I might just send my pro to apex and just let them do the "gunsmith" barrel fitment for me.
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Old November 29th, 2016, 01:58 PM   #18
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I`m very old and very bad eye sight, and not near as steady as i use to be. I might just send my pro to apex and just let them do the "gunsmith" barrel fitment for me.
Looks as if you will be in for a long wait.
Apex has stopped taking in gunsmithing jobs.
They are overloaded.

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Old November 29th, 2016, 05:25 PM   #19
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does anybody else install them
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Old November 30th, 2016, 05:40 AM   #20
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Looks as if you will be in for a long wait.
Apex has stopped taking in gunsmithing jobs.
They are overloaded.

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Well that figures.... i guess i`ll just have to do it myself.

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Old November 30th, 2016, 11:52 AM   #21
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Grind??

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Even though I've seen the video on how to install the barrel myself, I feel like I'll grind of too much metal.


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look at the video again, there were no grinding operations done. the tools were fine files and stones with frequent fit checks
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Old December 1st, 2016, 05:50 PM   #22
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so i tried my barrel in one of my slides, barrel slides in and out so i won't have to do anything to the barrel shaft, but i need to work on the recoil pad
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Old December 2nd, 2016, 01:39 PM   #23
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My M&P Pro 9mm gives me no reason to look into aftermarket barrels. I'm not sure why it's even an issue. I've also never metered the muzzle velocity, only the trigger pull.

Am I missing something?
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Old December 2nd, 2016, 02:35 PM   #24
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If I wanted modifications to a S&W pistol, I would send it to them, not an aftermarket company. But, that's just me, and I have faith in them.
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Old December 3rd, 2016, 06:42 AM   #25
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My M&P Pro 9mm gives me no reason to look into aftermarket barrels. I'm not sure why it's even an issue. I've also never metered the muzzle velocity, only the trigger pull.

Am I missing something?
YUP, you`re surely missing something, all the bad fitted barrels that leave S&W. Consider yourself lucky that you might have gotten a good one. Maybe i`ll suggest you check to see how tight the barrel fits the slide (without the recoil spring) fore an aft, in battery position. The problem that some of us are finding is, the OEM barrel is sloppy in full battery. If sloppy, accuracy suffers greatly. A custom fitted barrel will always beat mass produced production barrels hands down every time. I have a brand new S&W PC Pro9L ported... the factory barrel fits like a BB rollin down a 4-lane highway. An aftermarket (APEX) barrel will fix that problem by 200% easily.
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The problem with most company`s, QUANTITY instead of QUALITY.... thats the "issue".
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Old December 20th, 2016, 06:51 PM   #27
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i finally fitted my barrel tonight, didn't take long, can't wait to shoot it
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