We get a fair number of complaints whenever we review a high dollar firearm. “You can buy seven GLOCK 19s and a couple of cases of ammo for what that gun costs!” If we had a nickel for every time we’ve seen a comment like that, we could run out and buy a Korth Mongoose .357. And a couple of cases of ammo.
But there’s something out there for every taste and income level. And there are plenty of inexpensive, reliable firearms for those who can’t or don’t want to drop a couple of mortgage payments on a new mohaska. If you do your research and buy intelligently.
Take, for example, the often-overlooked Smith & Wesson SD9 VE. Check out our review of this dependable performer here. It lets you put a good, reliable bump-in-the-night gun on your nightstand for under three bills. Its one big drawback: the SD9 VE has never been known for having a stellar trigger.
But fear not. Apex Tactical, maker of replacement components and triggers to improve the bangswitch on dozens of handguns and rifles, has packaged up some of their most popular SD9 VE upgrades (they’ll work on .40 cal models, too) into one handy bundle they’re calling the Action Enhancement Kit.
That means for a nickel under $55, you can make your SD9 VE an extremely sweet shooter and have yourself a hell of a good bargain gun for about $350 all in. How many GLOCK 19’s can you buy for that?
Here’s their press release . . .
PEORIA, Ariz. – Apex Tactical Specialties announces the release of its new Action Enhancement Kit for the SDVE and SD model pistols from Smith & Wesson.
The new kit combines two of Apex’s wildly popular upgrades for the SDVE and SD model pistols into one convenient package that delivers the best overall performance upgrade. The kit is made up of the Apex Polymer Action Enhancement Trigger for the SDVE, which reduces pre-travel by approximately 20% and over-travel by 10%, and the Apex Spring Kit for the SDVE, which produces a smoother trigger pull and improved reset along with lowering the factory trigger pull weight approximately 2.0 lbs.
Additionally, Apex has included a new Apex Sear Spring for the SDVE and SD models to further enhance the pistol’s trigger pull characteristics. This new kit gives the SDVE owner the kind of performance upgrade they’ve come to expect from Apex Tactical Specialties.
The Action Enhancement Kit for the SDVE is available for order now.
Features and Specifications:
– Lowers trigger pull weight approximately 2.0 lbs from factory specs
– Delivers a smoother up take and improved reset
– Reduces both pre-travel and over-travel
– Maintains factory safety values
– Works with all Smith & Wesson SDVE and SD model pistols
– Easy to install (watch the installation videos)
– Apex Part #: 107-115
– MSRP: $54.95