Just bought a slightly used DCAEK from a forum member and got to installing it today. Took me over an hour to get everything cleaned up, installed and reassembled. The hardest part is installing the USB (Ultimate Striker Block) which requires the removal of the rear sight.
Here’s the kit all laid out and ready to go :
Initial trigger pull weight is 5.5lbs
In the middle of the installation :
After installing, cleaning and polishing a little, here’s the new trigger weight:
Not only did it reduce the trigger weight a little, it smoothened out the entire action and lights up the reset. Now it feels like a smooth DA trigger pull, light break and noticeable reset. Not as much as a RAM (Reset Assist Mechanism) would, but good enough.
Now off to the range to test it out.
Been wanting to be part of the cool-kids tacticool community by moving away from the Glock to the S&W M&P series of polymer pistols. Lots of great feedback about the gun, seen it being used in both IDPA and USPSA a ton. Also worked on a few guns for friends but never found a good deal until recently.
Picked up an almost new S&W M&P 9mm Fullsize (not the pro) with the box and 3 magazines. The grip is one of the best in the market, it’s extremely ergonomic unlike the other plastic fantastic guns (maybe except for the XD and the HK P30)
It also came with TruGlo Tritium Green/Yellow sights installed which I think are fabulous for self defense use.
Don’t think I’ll be shooting this in competition anytime soon, will still to my revolver and Open gun for the next season. The M&P comes with a less than desirable trigger as I’ve mentioned in the past blog post so a few upgrades are in store.
Here’s what I still need to get :
- APEX Tactical DCAEK (Carry Kit Trigger upgrade)
- Kydex Holster for M&P with TLR-1
- Crossbreed IWB Holster for carry
- Two Mag pouches
So to fund the silencer for my new Ruger 22/45 that I purchased recently, I had to sell my Kimber Eclipse Pro II. Tried selling it online and after a few days, took a little negotiation and lots of back-and-forth with multiple prospects, I landed on a trader who would give me part cash and a gun with accessories.
The gun he wanted to trade was a Glock 29 in 10mm, DeSantis OWB holster, with 4 mags, Pearce magazine extensions and 100+ rounds of ammo. I thought, since I’ve never had a chance to own the caliber of the gods (10mm), I decided to take the offer.
Here’s the gun:
You can imagine a small gun like that shooting full powered 10mm rounds isn’t going to be a very good feeling. That said, it would make an awesome defensive pistol. I never got to shoot it though, I cleaned the gun and quickly listed it back up on our local gun forums. Within a few hours, it was sold.
The buyer offered to trade for a LNIB (Like-New-In-Box) Glock 17 Gen 4 with a Lone Wolf threaded barrel. Since it’s sort of a fair trade, and I would rather have a newer Glock 17 with a threaded barrel instead of a gun that I might not shoot, I accepted.
Here it is all detail stripped and ready for cleaning :
After cleaning and lube :
Now do I keep this or sell it? hrmmm maybe I could use a suppressed 9mm platform.
Can’t wait to get my barrel “re-barreled” for 9mm Major. This 38 Super Comp thing is pissing me off. I spend 80% of my time on the range looking down on the ground looking for my brass. UGH. I hate it.
This is what I see most of the time. DIRT.
I’m so done with picking up brass. Either I man up and stop picking up 38 super comp brass and shoot new brass, or I switch to 9mm Major. what do you think?
Just got my reloading components in today via the awesome Powder Valley Inc. Loaded up 40 rounds of 9mm and ready to chrono them out of my Glock 19 to see if they make minor power factor (which is 125 or 125,000).
Recipe is :
Time to head to the range!
I love Kimbers. I have three 1911s and all of them are Kimbers. I saw this blog post on http://www.kimber1911pistols.com that Kimber will be releasing / announcing a new gun called the Solo Carry. It’s not polymer, and it’s not a 1911, which is really interesting.
here’s what the quote says :
In early 2008, we undertook a project whereby we would do what other companies do not. We insisted on obtaining the direction of our retail partners to help us design and build a new product. Most of you helped extensively in this process by providing us invaluable input, some through surveys, some through meetings, and some through personal conversations. We condensed and measured your recommendations, then married them with what we insisted a Kimber MUST BE, and went to work. Tomorrow you see the results.
I suspect that this is Kimber’s entry into the micro-9mm market like the SIG P290, Ruger LC9 and Keltec PF9.
Source : http://www.kimber1911pistols.com/blog/kimber-solo-carry/
I was RIGHT!! 🙂 Micro Compact 9mm pistol!
I’ve been looking for new carry ammo and after researching forums and videos on YouTube, decided to settle on the Federal HST 147gr 9mm ammo as my Glock 19 carry ammo. I can’t seem to find it anywhere, went to multiple gun shops around the Seattle Area, Eastside etc, none. I even tried online but folks online are price gouging and I had to buy like a case of it if I wanted one box.
Dropped into West Coast Armory in Factoria today and they had a bunch of em for about $30 a box of 50.
Here are some video reviews about the Federal HST 147gr :
This will be my primary carry ammo and my Speer Golddots and Federal Hydrashoks as backup.