I don't know about shitty tolerances..the storm lake dropped in, the kkm dropped in, and another storm lake dropped into my compact.
I contacted Apex..and they said it is not "drop in"..it is semi fit...so, I'll take what they have to say.
The 1st target with the orange dot, is the test target JT sent me. He said it was 8rds of 115grn Blazer Brass at 15yds, shot off hand/freestyle.
Why 8 rounds?..he said he could not believe how well the gun was shooting and was afraid he would ruin it, so he took the pic..then fired 5 more rounds..and ruined it..
The lower target was shot by me at 25yds, freestyle, with Atlanta Arms 110grn JHP. In my defense, the light was fading, and the GPS had pissed me off, trying to get to the range from JTs..so I was frustrated, rushed, etc..... that's my story...
It shot about the same with 124grn Gold Dot...I'll try to get to the range and shoot it some more, with different ammo..when I've got more time, light, patience, etc.
One issue, is the barrel is TIGHT..if you ease the slide forward, it will not close. That is how JT fitted it, and is how Apex says to fit it. JT was willing to take a little off, so it will close, but I was happy with it that way, but..i got two malfunctions...which I had initially thought were "dead triggers"., but there was a faint click heard.
When I got to the house I stripped, cleaned and lubed it, with JT's Gunfighter lube. And even with slingshotting the slide it would not fully close occasionally. But, when I squeezed the trigger, it would drive the slide closed...so I am assuming that's what happened. It should wear in nicely.
If Apex made a conversion barrel for the 40c, I would have bought one already. If and when they make a 40 barrel, I might have to give them a go also.