Thursday, January 6, 2011


I installed an Apex Duty/Carry Action Enhancement Kit in my M&P9 last night, using the videos Apex has linked on their site.  Install took about 20 minutes, and aside from knocking out the rear site, without too much worry.  There are some pretty tiny parts to keep track of, but a magnetic parts tray is a thing of beauty.

End results are pretty sweet though.  Dropped the pull weight from the high end of 5 lbs, down to a consistent 5-5 1/4 lbs.  It's also a very smooth take-up, with all of the grit in the standard trigger gone, and no noticeable over-travel.  I'm pretty pleased so far.

Hopefully I'll get out to the range next week and see how things hold up.

More fun than it has any right to be.

I got a little Syma S107 micro helicopter, and it's all sorts of awesome.  It's gyro stabilized, so there's minimal learning, I've flown it like four times now, and I'm getting pretty good already.

The biggest downside is that, much like a real helicopter, the down time between flights is insanely higher than the actual time you get to fly.  About 40 minutes of charging to fly for about 5 minutes.


Apparently a couple mail bombs(maybe) went off in a couple state buildings.  Fun times.  Unknown if it's related to the fish.

ETA: starting to actually show up on the internets.

Seems they "ignited" rather than "exploded."  A mail worker was possibly burned.