Iíve installed the apex trigger kit.
Have not been to the range yet but at the bench it feels great.
Iíll post more after Iíve had a chance to put a few rounds though it.
Iíve absolutely decided that the stock sights must go, I have two specific reasons that I donít like them on this pistol.
I was alone at my home indoor range the other day, and was able to talk the range master into dimming the room a bit.
These sights are almost distracting too me when thereís a lot of ambient light. They are very bright. Too bright IMHO. See the red rears in picture below.
Second reason A:
In lower light conditions they are hard to see. Obviously this may be in part due to ďmy eyesĒ, and others may not have the same problem.
Second reason B:
On this particular pistol, ported barrel and slide, the front sight gets dirty fairly quickly. As it gets dirty, it also get harder to see. This is the only ported pistol that I own, and this problem may be common to them Iím not sure. At this point in time, I feel that S&W missed the mark by using this sight on this pistol. Iím m not saying that itís a bad sight, Iím saying that there probably are better choices for an upgrade. This sight upgrade is one of the selling points on the ďperformance centerĒ edition.
This was after firing 100 rounds and before any cleaning. After 250 rounds barely any green could be seen. Notice how bright the rear sights are.
Having said all that, I probably wouldnít be using the sights all that much in a close range defensive situation but Iíd like to be able to use the front and rears should I need too.
Probably will replace them with Trijicon night sights soon but Iím still researching.
Please donít miss interpret anything here, I really like this pistol, and think itís a great value at the price point. It was good out of the box. Close too 1200 rounds to date and not a single malfunction of any kind.
Iím just not the type to leave well enough alone, and I enjoy tweaking things a bit in order to suit my needs/ desires.
Iíll post more about the trigger when Iíve had a chance test it.
FWIW, the trigger was easy and straight forward using the video that Apex has available. Trust me, if I can do it, just about anyone can. The one thing that made it a bit easier for me vs the Apex video is, I have a sight pushing tool. The guy in the video tapped the rear sight out with hammer and punch.