Apex Sponsors Smith & Wesson PanAmerican Invitational IDPA Championship

by Editor 3. March 2015 08:15
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LOS OSOS, Calif. – Apex Tactical Specialties announced it will be one of the major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson PanAmerican Invitational IDPA Championship this month in Puerto Rico.

“As IDPA continues to grow both here and outside the continental U.S., Puerto Rico is emerging as a top destination for IDPA competitors looking to expand their shooting schedule. Apex is pleased to support the PanAm and Puerto Rico’s thriving shooting sports community,” said Scott Folk of Apex.

As part of their sponsorship Apex will sponsor one of the 16 stages of the match. The Smith & Wesson PanAmerican Invitational IDPA Championship will take place March 26-28 at the RL Shooting Club in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Additional information on the match is available at www.IDPAPR.com.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 24,000 members competing each week, visit www.IDPA.com.

For more information on parts and services from Apex Tactical Specialties, visit www.ApexTactical.com, like Apex Tactical on Facebook or follow @ApexTactical on Twitter and Instagram. Instructional videos on the installation of Apex parts are available on Apex's YouTube channel.

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S&W Indoor Nationals: Stage 2 - Munchkin Land Gone a Little Wrong

by Editor 4. February 2015 21:05
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SCENARIO: As you and your family continue to travel through the amusement park, you come upon Munchkin Land. All is beautiful and fun until you look up and find that the landscape is now full of thugs and little criminals. Handle It.

PROCEDURE: At the buzzer, advance to P2 and engage T1 – T3 with 2 rounds each in tactical priority. Move to P3 or P4 and engage the visible targets with 2 rounds each using cover. Move to the opposite side and engage the remaining targets with 2 rounds each using cover. Movement forward is prohibited.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
18
TARGETS: 9 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 2 on Paper
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: DR Cuddeback & Les Davala

STAGE SPONSOR: Apex Tactical Specialties
WEBSITE: www.ApexTactical.com

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Apex Tactical Specialties Sponsors 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 7. January 2015 07:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Apex Tactical Specialties announced it will be one of the major sponsors of the 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals. This is the third year in a row Apex has supported the event.

As part of their support Apex will be one of the stage sponsors for the competition. The company will be represented in the match by Team Apex’s Scott and Maddy Folk.

“Smith & Wesson knows how to roll out the red carpet and the matches they host are must attend events for any serious IDPA competitor. Apex is extremely pleased to be supporting the Indoor Nationals and we look forward to once again visiting with our many friends in the IDPA community,” said Scott Folk of Apex.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match will take place February 26-28 and draws upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals or to join the more than 24,000 members competing each week, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Apex Tactical Specialties Begins 12 Days of Apexmas

by Editor 8. December 2014 08:45
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LOS OSOS, Calif. – It’s beginning to look a lot like Apexmas as Apex Tactical Specialties kicks off its 12 Days of Apexmas promotion with a special discount announced each day only on ApexTactical.com starting Monday, December 8 and running through Friday, December 19.

The 12 Days of Apexmas begins with the wildly popular Apex Polymer Armorer’s Block which is available now through December 19 for just $20.95 (regularly $29.95). Each day a new discount will be unveiled at ApexTactical.com in this online only promotion. The 12 Days of Apexmas will feature the following products:

December 9: Apex Polymer Action Enhancement Trigger for either the M&P or the SD/Sigma

December 10: Apex Duty/Carry Action Enhancement Trigger & Kit for the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield

December 11: Apex M&P Polymer or M&P Aluminum Forward Set Sear & Trigger Kit

December 12: Apex M&P Duty/Carry or M&P Competition Action Enhancement Kit

December 13: Apex 10-8 Performance M&P Base Pads 4-Pack

December 14: Apex M&P .45 Duty/Carry or M&P .45 Competition Action Enhancement Kit

December 15: Apex Failure Resistant Extractor for the Smith & Wesson M&P

December 16: Apex Fully Machined Sear for the Smith & Wesson M&P

December 17: Apex J-Frame Duty/Carry Spring Kit

December 18: Apex Evolution IV K/L-Frame or N-Frame Revolver Hammer Kit

December 19: Apex AR Rifle Round Compensator or Square Compensator

To take advantage of the 12 Days of Apexmas savings, simply visit www.ApexTactical.com each day of the promotion. Once a discount is posted it remains in place until midnight Pacific Time on Friday, December 19.

For more information on Apex parts and services, visit www.ApexTactical.com, like Apex Tactical on Facebook or follow @ApexTactical on Twitter. Instructional videos on the installation of Apex parts are available on Apex's YouTube channel.

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A Baker’s Dozen: Top Gift Ideas From Apex Tactical Specialties

by Editor 2. December 2014 08:45
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LOS OSOS, Calif. – Whether it’s for a Smith & Wesson M&P, Shield, SD or revolver, a Glock or an AR-15 type rifle, Apex Tactical Specialties offers up a Baker’s Dozen of great gift ideas for the shooter on your holiday gift list.

Choose the perfect gift for your favorite shooter from any of the following Apex products:

1 – M&P Forward Set Sear & Trigger Kit - Polymer, Aluminum or Flat-Faced (MSRP $129.95, $164.95 or $169.95)

2 – Apex 10-8 Performance M&P Base Pads (MSRP $34.95)

3 – SD Spring Kit (MSRP $20.95)

4 – Apex Polymer Armorer’s Block and Armorer’s Tray (MSRP $29.95 or $24.95)

5 – Apex J-Frame Duty/Carry Spring Kit (MSRP $25.95)

6 – Apex Shield Duty/Carry Action Enhancement Trigger Kit (MSRP $159.95)

7 – Apex Polymer SD Action Enhancement Trigger (MSRP $39.95)

8 – Apex M&P Duty/Carry Action Enhancement Kit (MSRP $92.95)

9 – Apex M&P Competition Action Enhancement Kit (MSRP $97.95)

10 – Apex Failure Resistant Extractor for the Gen 3 Glock or the Gen 4 Glock (MSRP $59.95)

11 – Apex Round or Square AR Compensator (MSRP $59.95 or $79.95)

12 – Apex Failure Resistant Extractor for the M&P (MSRP $45.95)

13 – Apex XP Revolver Firing Pin Kit or the Apex Competition Revolver Firing Pin Kit (MSRP $15.95)

To fill your holiday shopping list head over to the Apex online store or order from one of several Apex dealers including Brownells, G&R Tactical, MidwayUSA or Speed Shooter Specialties.

For more information on Apex parts and services, visit www.ApexTactical.com, like Apex Tactical on Facebook or follow @ApexTactical on Twitter. Instructional videos on the installation of Apex parts are available on Apex's YouTube channel.

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Apex Offers Free Shipping For Online Orders Nov. 26 Thru Dec. 1

by Editor 26. November 2014 07:45
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LOS OSOS, Calif. – Starting today, Wednesday, November 26, and running through Cyber Monday, December 1, Apex Tactical Specialties is offering free shipping on all orders from their online store at www.ApexTactical.com. In addition, any order over $100 will receive a free Apex embroidered patch.

The free shipping discount is automatic and no special coupon code is needed during checkout.

Take advantage of Apex’s free shipping to stock up on holiday gifts for your favorite shooter. With a wide selection of drop-in components for the Smith & Wesson M&P, M&P Shield and SD model pistols, and select Smith & Wesson revolvers, parts from Apex Tactical Specialties are designed to improve performance making them ideal for the shooter seeking every tactical or competitive advantage.

Shop the Apex online store today through Monday, December 1, to take advantage of the free shipping offer.

For more information on Apex parts and services, visit www.ApexTactical.com, like Apex Tactical on Facebook or follow @ApexTactical on Twitter. Instructional videos on the installation of Apex parts are available on Apex's YouTube channel.

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Apex Helping Brownells Give Thanks To Customers Today

by Editor 5. November 2014 06:30
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LOS OSOS, Calif. – Apex Tactical Specialties has donated some of their most popular items to be given away to customers today, Wednesday, November 5, during the Brownells “30 Days of Thanks.”

As part of the Brownells “30 Days of Thanks” promotion, an assortment of Apex products including the popular Armorer’s Block, the Shield Duty/Carry Action Enhancement Trigger & Kit, and the M&P Polymer Forward Set Sear & Trigger Kit will be given away throughout the day.

“I am a Brownells customer. Apex is a Brownells customer. Ever since getting my start in gunsmithing, Brownells has been part of my business and we are very proud to participate in the Brownells “30 Days of Thanks” as our way of saying thanks to Brownells for all they have done to support Apex Tactical Specialties,” said Randy Lee, president of Apex.

Throughout the entire month of November Brownells is giving thanks and celebrating its customers by giving away free gifts and prizes. Brownells will announce a new prize each day in November, along with the reason for thanks.

Customers must enter every day for a chance to win that day’s prize. They can enter by clicking “Like” on the Brownells Facebook page, then filling out the sweepstakes form. Customers without a Facebook membership may enter through the “30 Days of Thanks” page on the Brownells website.

Customers who don’t win a prize still qualify for special discounts on featured products.

New prizes will be announced daily at 9 AM (CST). Winners will be announced the following day at 12 PM (CST). Friday, Saturday and Sunday winners will be named at 12PM (CST) on Mondays. The celebration ends November 30, 2014.

For more information on Brownells, visit www.brownells.com. For more information on Apex parts and services, visit www.ApexTactical.com.

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Apex Tactical Specialties, 10-8 Performance Introduce M&P Replacement Base Pads

by Editor 22. October 2014 09:30
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LOS OSOS, Calif. – Apex Tactical Specialties and 10-8 Performance have teamed up to introduce polymer replacement base pads for owners of the popular Smith & Wesson M&P pistol.

Improving on the original factory version, the Apex 10-8 M&P Base Pad and Retainer Set features a low profile design that dramatically reduces snagging on clothing and while drawing from magazine pouches. Its scalloped front and sides make it easier to grip the seated magazine when removing it from the pistol frame. The heavy-duty polymer construction provides for added durability and the 10 numbered dimples allow for easy identification when working with multiple magazines.

The Apex 10-8 M&P Base Pad incorporates Apex’s patent pending retainer plate design which utilizes a split locking stud that secures the base pad to the magazine and prevents lateral movement and unintentional unlocking that can lead to catastrophic disassembly upon impact.

“The new Apex 10-8 M&P Base Pad and Retainer Set is ideal for the competitive and recreational shooter. Those using their M&P pistol for everyday carry, or on duty, will appreciate both its low profile, snag-free design as well as the durable polymer construction,” explained Scott Folk, vice president at Apex Tactical Specialties.

Sold in packs of four, the new Apex 10-8 M&P Base Pad and Retainer are available now from ApexTactical.com.

Features and Specifications:
– Low profile design (15% shorter) reduces snagging on clothing and while drawing from magazine pouches
– Scalloped front and sides allow for easy gripping while removing from the frame
– Heavy duty polymer construction provides for added durability
– 10 numbered dimples for easy magazine identification
– Patent pending retainer plate design
– Split locking stud prevents lateral movement and unintentional unlocking that could result in catastrophic disassembly of the magazine
– Fits Smith & Wesson M&P full length pistol magazine bodies in 9mm, .40 S&W or .357 Sig
– Easy to install (watch the installation video)
– Does not increase ammunition capacity of any M&P magazine
– Weighs .24oz (Base Pad and Retainer Plate)
– Apex Part #: 100-036
– MSRP: $34.95 for a pack of four

For more information on Apex parts and services, visit www.ApexTactical.com, like Apex Tactical on Facebook or follow @ApexTactical on Twitter. Instructional videos on the installation of Apex parts are available on Apex's YouTube channel.

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Apex Tactical Specialties Sponsors S&W Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship

by Editor 16. October 2014 07:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Apex Tactical Specialties, a leading manufacturer of aftermarket parts and specialty services for revolvers, the Smith and Wesson line of M&P pistols, and more, has signed on as a major sponsor of the Blockbuster-themed 2014 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship taking place this weekend.

Hosted by the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, New Hampshire, the Live Free Or Die State Championship kicks off Friday, October 17 and wraps up Sunday afternoon. In addition to determining the state title, the championship will also serve as the final leg of the popular King of New England contest which is also sponsored by Apex Tactical Specialties.

“Apex is proud to support the Live Free Or Die State Championship, as well as the King of New England series. We are big fans of IDPA competition and appreciate the great work being done by the IDPA shooters in New Hampshire to make this one of the premier events on the IDPA calendar,” said Scott Folk of Apex Tactical Specialties.

Apex joins Colt, Critical Defense Institute, Ibejiheads, Montana Gold, Ruger, Sig Sauer Academy and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the New Hampshire championship.

“We’re excited to have Apex back as one of our major sponsors, and very pleased to be the final leg of the very popular King of New England series which they also sponsor. This weekend is set to be the highlight of the 2014 IDPA schedule here in the Granite State,” said Jon Wolfe, match director for the championship.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship, or to join IDPA members competing each week, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Live Free Or Die Stage 10: “Inception”

by Editor 6. October 2014 07:45
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SCENARIO: You are a taxi driver in a congested city. While at stop light, a group of armed men approach your vehicle and threaten you. Protect yourself and your passengers, much like they did in the movie “Inception.”

PROCEDURE: Start seated with hands on the steering wheel at 10 & 2 o'clock. Gun loaded to division capacity placed on the passenger seat. Magazines or speedloaders stowed in ammo carriers on belt.

Using tactical priority, engage IDPA targets T1-T7 with 2 rounds each, steel must fall.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
15
TARGETS: 7 IDPA, 1 Steel, 3 Non Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Chris Tessier

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