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okdonk 04-20-2013 08:30 PM

What i done to my Shield 9mm
 
Been owning this Shield for almost a year. This gun is my first S&W gun. I'm a Glock fan but couldn't resist the Shield's single stack and slim profile.
Been wanting to install the Apex Enhancement Kit for the Shield but hesitating due not sure how to install the parts. To be exact, i was lazy to learn. lol

Was browsing around and found this site, his name is James

http://www.shop.xd-hs2000.com/Slide-Refinish-Special-SW-MP-Shield-XDS-shieldrefinish.htm

And tempted to get my slide refinished and also noticed James does Shield sights and Apex installations. His price on the sights or Apex are the decent or maybe just a LITTLE bit more than out there. Basically, he installs it for you for a small fee.

James uses KG Gunkote so not sure if i should call it Gunkote or Cerakote. Anyway getting the slide refinished, sights installed and Apex USB parts installed in the slide are just a one stop shop for me.

Ordered the color finish i wanted for my Shield and the TruGlo sights. The Apex kit was out of stock so i had to order from Midway, then sent the USB parts to James. I paid $144.50 for the Cerakoting and TruGlo sights, including shipping back to me. Total work is about 3 weeks including both way shippings by Priority Mail.

http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/xd-hs2000-com/207537-my-refinishing-examples-thread.html#post3435526

http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/non-xd-handguns/200974-my-custom-m-p-shield.html

Shield Cerakoting Order:
http://www.shop.xd-hs2000.com/Slide-Refinish-Special-SW-MP-Shield-XDS-shieldrefinish.htm

Shield TruGlo from James:
http://www.shop.xd-hs2000.com/A-TruGlo-Tritium-Fiber-Optic-Sights-Green-Green-SW-MP-MP-TFO-Green.htm

Apex Shield Kit from James:
http://www.shop.xd-hs2000.com/Apex-Tactical-MP-Shield-Carry-Kit-APXSCK.htm

Apex Shield Kit from Midway:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/527623/apex-tactical-duty-carry-action-enhancement-kit-aek-s-and-w-m-and-p-shield-9mm

Apex Shield Kit installation guide:

Just got the slide yesterday and here are the pics:

http://imageshack.us/a/img534/3205/dsc03711t.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img46/2051/dsc03641r.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img818/2442/dsc0362yb.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img826/7031/dsc0360x.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img833/497/dsc0357jo.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img560/3235/dsc03561q.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img29/9935/dsc0352v.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img42/2180/dsc0341au.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img580/139/dsc0324lm.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img560/6793/dsc03121nu.jpg


Chose Titanium color cos i just wanted something between Silver and Black. :)
I really like it, perfect just like i expected.

Can't wait going to the range to test out the Apex Kit in my Shield. So far by dry firing, i feel quite a difference though.

bige91603 04-20-2013 08:33 PM

Looks amazing donk, go yourself a fine ccw there

okdonk 04-20-2013 08:58 PM

Thank you. Now i carry a perfect Shield.. to me :)

Axxe55 04-20-2013 08:59 PM

Damn! that looks great! they did a fine job on the slide and the color contrast looks good. i like it!:D

bige91603 04-20-2013 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by okdonk (Post 1220967)
Thank you. Now i carry a perfect Shield.. to me :)

Perfect to just about every sane gunbuff

Point6liter 04-21-2013 02:16 AM

Awesome! I have been eyeballin that gentlemans work for a while Now. That's the exact same thing I want to do with my slide. Triggers set, just need sights and slide done. Can't bring myself to parting with my shield for that long at this point thought. :(

drvsafe 04-21-2013 03:51 AM

Badass!!! :)


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