Smith & Wesson
Apex slide lock lever assembly tutorial
RED Alert

First posted
Wednesday December 24, 2014 15:50
Friday February 27, 2015 19:02
Wednesday November 22, 2017 07:33
Friday January 12, 2018 20:32

Smith & Wesson SD9 VE product recall notification.

11/22/17 07:32
1/12/18 11:02

Hello Smith & Wesson,

Problem with

No fire.

discovered at

50 rounds fired.

Calibers Thursday January 11, 2018. Failed to fire.

About 50 rounds shot.


Two failed in about 2014.

Albquerue shooting range Park.

Case ejected into Hercules tool bag 1/11/18, but sucessfully fiired

Not centered suggrests firing pin hole expansion?

Inadaqute lubrication? Or inadequate frame constuction?

Warranty issue?


Windows 8 Lenovo G580 quad Core i3 laptop to XP tutorial with hard disk replacement.

WD 1TB SATA XP installation.

Friday February 27, 2015 19:02


Amazon hacked by HaXR00T.


Tuesday February 24, 2015 21:01

SD9VE is dangerous because

difficult to judge when safe off. And creep to discharge begins.

Target hit requires moving trigger to safe off before aligning gun on target. I've learned.

Index trigger, instead of middle, finger reverted to because of speed to get finger on trigger.

Several untended discharges at gun range with trigger finger method. :(
Clips loaded to 15/14 rounds. Worked great.

14? Couldn't get 15th in. :(
[Sorry about that. S&W and Apex's fault.]

More danger?

HaXR00T rap audio. ISIS?

Sunday February 15, 2015 07:47

Viz required to recover $22,036 stolen from our Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union insured [NCUSIF and State of New Mexico] retirement-protected savings accounts.

Hoppe's #9 [glass bottle] and Tetra used on S&W SD9VE.


Viz is the writers game. And our's too.

To recover $22,036 stolen from our Sandia Laboratories Federal Credit Union insured [NCUSIF/State of New Mexico] retirement-protected saving accounts.

MSM liberal arts 'educated' writers previously controller the media. But maybe not now? :)
That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse. -

Mark Twain "License of the Press" speech

Where do journalists come from? They are manufactured in America's universities in a liberal arts curriculum.

Mark Mathis

Liberal arts 'educated' msm control lost?

Tuesday February 10, 2015 21:16

Trying to reload 9mm a bad idea we read



Hacking a bad idea too. Reason? Getting caught.

No Such Agency Part Four Rigging the Game.

By these guys.

Tuesday February 10, 2015 20:56


Apex and Galloway make SD9VE nice.

7 Reasons Why Cops Choose the 9mm Over the .40.

Monday February 2, 2015 17:27

Cleaning SD9VE.


Lots of 'stuff' in groves.


Sunday February 1, 2015 18:57

Gun range Wednesday 28, 2014

Tulammo 115. Nine shots.

Cycled perfectly with exception.

Tenth shot.

Index finger grip to be retried.

Saturday January 24, 2015 22:10

Smith and Wesson Wild Horse mesa.

Only S&W hand gun purchase considered after above experience.

Monday January 5, 2015 09:52

S&W SD8 VE ammo testing resumed Sunday January 4, 2015 at the Shooting  Range Park.

One 147 FMJ encapsulated failure to cycle was only failure.


Thursday January 1, 201515:34

winchester 147 grain 9mm.

winchester 147 gr encapsulated.

9mm - 147 gr FMJ - Subsonic - Unleaded - Encapsulated.

Hazmat suit worn by employee repairing target system at Red's Indoor Range house guest reported.

Primers apparently contain toxic materials.

SD9 VE trigger pivot pin removal/installation ALERT.

Thursday January 1, 2015, Sportsman's Warehouse, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
How did TG know about S&W tapered pins conversation 1.

Conversation 2.

Sportsman's Warehouse employee who sold me SD9 VE told me that the trigger pivot pin is tapered.

Retired Sandian too.
Schematics frequently do not reflect what is on a computer board, Sandia work experiences taught me.

Light tapping right to left on SD9 VE trigger pivot pin did not result in movement.

Tapped a little harder, then quit.

Misteak in Apex video?

Left slide lock lever side gentle tap resulted in pin movement.

Very grateful to hear about performance of Apex.

Wants to view my installation tutorial. Has copy of collage.
Figuring out what went wrong was a Sandia strong point.

Only about 1/2 the underground nuclear shots detonated on the first try, army neighbor who supervised short reported.
Although the United States did not ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, it honors the articles of the treaty, and underground testing of weapons ended as of 23 September 1992.
Sandians job was to fix.

Coworkers told me of their experience crawling through tunnerls to reach the weapon. Electrical problems usually.

Sandians and NSA employees are not very good at keeping their mouths shut.

Visibility is key to recovery of $22,036 stolen from our Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union
insured retirement-protected savings accounts.


Apex and Galloway help.

Along with Radio Javan.

Tuesday December 30, 2014 10:41

Apex trigger pivot pin measurement video.


Wednesday December 31, 2014 09 15:36

Apex trigger slide lock SD9 VE installation tutorial.

SD/Sigma Kit install appears inaccurate for for my SD9VE.
Scott neglected to say REMOVE CLIP.
Problem 1. SD9 trigger pivot pin would not move when tapped with 1/8 roll pin punch [Item #93424] from right to left.

Pin removed easily from left to right with taps from plastic/rubber head hammer.

Problem 2. Slide lock lever initially installed incorrectly.

Fix included tapping trigger pivot pin from left to right just enough to remove slide lock lever.

But pin hung here and would not enter hole in slide lock level.

Problem solution video.

shows position of frame on anvil before easily tapping pin into place.

S&W SD9 VE Apex Trigger Kit Install & Magwell Cutouts show trigger pivot pin inserted with finger.

Soft-faced mallet required to move pin in my DS9V3.

Shooting Range Park tests objectives.

1 DS9 cycle properly.
2 Fire different manufacturer cartridges.
3 Sights properly aligned.

Cycled flawlessly with Remington 115 GR JHP, PMC 115 FMJ, Aguila 124 FMJ, FIOCCHI 124 FMJ, and

Range target with white background used to test sight alignment.

Chip loaded with 5 rounds.

Steady sand bag rest resulted in

About 1 1/4 inches. Could Saddam do this?

Especially for shooter born June 11, 1937 Bismarck, North Dakota ... not Shemiranant, Tehran, Iran. Facebook page hacked.

Saddam Husseini born 28 April 1937 Al-Awja, Saladin Province, Iraq.

4qu grip.

Reason for

Apex trigger nice but care required not to accidently fire.

Happened about three times.

SD9 trigger safety requires long pull before off.
No visual or audio warning when safety is off? :(

Almost inaudible click on further testing.

Place gun to ear, aiming upwards, and pull trigger. Listen for click. Unloaded, of course.

No click heard when pistol level or aimed downward.

Misjudgment results in accidental discharge.

Large-scale solar and wind generation of electricity project return now that DS9 is working better than expected.

SD9VE S&W Glock?

Monday December 29, 2014 16:51

1-800-331-0852. Smith and Wesson. 

No need to call. :)

S&W 22A warranty service terrific.

Reason only buy pistols from S&W.

Thursday December 25, 2014 17:34

Apex Tactical Specialties, Inc.

SD9 VE trigger so bad with heavy pull that no attempt made to fire it before Apex installation.

Installation went fairly smoothly but took about four hours.

Apex trigger nice.


before installing trigger may have been a mistake in view of cycle/rack problem?

Trigger works well. But could trigger cause problem?

Clip appears to be forced out?

Gap between handle and clip.

Thursday December 25, 2014 08:02

Two clips of 5 rounds of Fiocci with S&W recoil spring

followed by 10 rounds with Galloway spring.

Not cycling video.

Won't rack. Sometimes dropping the clip without removing works to fix.

Other times not.


No rack or cycle video.

Galloway spring appears to reduce recoil. Appears not to cause cycling cycling problem.

Back from shooting range.

Wednesday December 24, 2014 17:35

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