The last time Apex Tactical introduced a heavily modified Smith & Wesson “dream gun” Smith’s legal department claimed copyright infringement. When the move raised a hue & cry Smith
backed-down claimed it was all a misunderstanding. Apex is back with their 2016 Dream Gun. “DP Custom Works, Blowndeadline Custom and SSVI give the pistol its unique appearance,” Apex’s ammoland.com presser proclaims [full text after the jump]. “DP Custom Works machined the slide, lightening it and adding side and top scales. Pulling from a Cerakote color palette consisting of NRA blue, a custom mixed blue, midnight bronze, graphite black, titanium and a custom mixed yellow, Blowndeadline Custom created a finish that will be immediately recognizable to fans of the popular game Borderlands as that of fictional weapons manufacturer Torgue. The finishing touch is the signature look of SSVI’s 360º texturing, hard edge bordering, undercut and trigger guard texturing, as well as forward reference point texturing.” OK then . . .
LOS OSOS, Calif. – -(Ammoland.com)- Apex Tactical Specialties has once again teamed up with the hottest trio of custom gun builders on another Dream Gun build for the Brownells Dream Guns Project. The result of the collaboration, a one-of-a-kind M&P C.O.R.E. 9mm, will be showcased in the Brownells booth (#3401) during the 2016 NRA Show in Louisville, Kentucky.
“Following on the popularity and notoriety of our first collaboration, Brownells asked us to put together a second Dream Gun, this time for display at the 2016 NRA Show in Louisville. We’re excited to present the result of our latest group collaboration to the tens of thousands of show attendees who, like us, all have a passion for firearms,” said Scott Folk, vice president of Apex.
Getting the band back together for this second Dream Gun build for Brownells, Apex called on the talented Doug Presson of DP Custom Works, Mike Sigouin of Blowndeadline Custom and Damon Young of SSVI to give the M&P C.O.R.E. Dream Gun its distinctive one-of-a-kind look.
The Brownells Dream Guns Project was started in 2011 to help feature the wide range of parts and accessories available from Brownells that customers can use to upgrade and customize their own pistols, rifles and shotguns.
To date over 100 Dream Guns® have been built and are available for review at Brownells.com.
Apex’s contribution to the build was a suite of key performance parts that have made Apex the go-to company for M&P upgrades. Included in this build are the company’s newly released patent pending Apex Grade 5.00” Gunsmith Fit Barrel, patented Flat-Faced Forward Set Sear & Trigger Kit, with the “Red Flatty” anodized trigger sold exclusively by Brownells, the Failure Resistant Extractor, patented Reset Assist Mechanism and Apex 10-8 Performance Polymer Base Pads.
Additionally, Apex outfitted the pistol with a Catalyst Extended Magazine Release from 21 Century Gunfighter and a slide-mounted Viper Reflex Sight from Vortex Optics. Also contributing to the build was flashlight and weapon light manufacturer Inforce which supplied one of their popular APL 200 lumen pistol lights.
However, it’s the work of DP Custom Works, Blowndeadline Custom and SSVI that gives the pistol its unique appearance. DP Custom Works machined the slide, lightening it and adding side and top scales. Pulling from a Cerakote color palette consisting of NRA blue, a custom mixed blue, midnight bronze, graphite black, titanium and a custom mixed yellow, Blowndeadline Custom created a finish that will be immediately recognizable to fans of the popular game Borderlands as that of fictional weapons manufacturer Torgue. The finishing touch is the signature look of SSVI’s 360º texturing, hard edge bordering, undercut and trigger guard texturing, as well as forward reference point texturing.
The upgraded and customized Apex M&P Dream Gun is valued at over $3,000 and will be on display throughout the 2016 NRA Show in the Brownells booth and is sure to garner a great deal of attention from show attendees.
Apex M&P C.O.R.E. Dream Gun Features:
- – Apex Grade M&P 5.00” Gunsmith Fit Barrel
- – Apex Red Flat-Faced Forward Set Sear & Trigger Kit (a Brownells Exclusive)
- – Apex Reset Assist Mechanism
- – Apex Failure Resistent Extractor
- – Apex 10-8 Performance Polymer Base Pads
- – Vortex Optics Viper Reflex Sight
- – 21st Century Gunfighter Catalyst Extended Magazine Release
- – Inforce APL 200 Lumen Pistol Light
- – DP Custom Works Custom Machined Slide
- – Blowndeadline Custom Borderlands Torgue Themed Cerakote Finish
- – SSVI Basic Package Grip & Frame Texturing
For more information on parts and services from Apex Tactical Specialties, visit www.ApexTactical.com, like Apex Tactical on Facebook or follow @ApexTactical on Instagram and Twitter. Instructional videos on the installation of Apex parts are available on Apex’s YouTube channel.