“Apex Tactical Specialties is proud to announce the expansion of its line of patent pending Apex Grade Barrels for the 9mm Smith & Wesson M&P with the immediate availability of Apex Grade Threaded Barrels in Semi Drop-In and Gunsmith Fit configurations,” the company’s presser proclaims over at ammoland.com. In other words, Apex is getting into the threaded barrel biz in a big way.
No surprise there. The Hearing Protection Act (H.R. 3799) is the low-hanging fruit in the Trump-era gun rights push-back. Once it passes, Americans will no longer have to surmount the paperwork hurdles, months-long wait times and financial penalties that characterize silencer sales.
Unfortunately, you’ll still have to undergo an instant FBI background check to buy a silencer — because guns — but it will be a LOT better than the current situation. Although high-end suppressors will continue to command a premium, silencer prices will crater and the market will explode. (So to speak.)
Meanwhile, you might want to consider buying your next gun with a threaded barrel, to save yourself the expense of retrofitting same. FNX-45 Tactical please.