PEORIA, Ariz. – Apex Tactical Specialties is expanding its aftermarket upgrade options for the SD and SDVE models pistols from Smith & Wesson with the addition of an Apex Threaded Barrel specifically for the SD9 and SD9VE. The new barrel is available now for pre-order and will officially begin shipping on February 4th. Designed to replace the factory 4.00” barrel, the Apex 9mm Threaded Barrel is machined from a premium cold hammer forged blank and then black Melonite finished. The twist rate is 1:10” for improved accuracy performance and the thread pattern is 1/2–28. Each barrel comes with a thread protector with a captive o-ring. As a direct drop-in, this barrel requires no fitting. The Apex Threaded Barrel for the SD9 and SD9VE can be pre-ordered at Additional upgrades include Action Enhancement Kits in either Black or FDE and Plus 3 Extended Bade Pads for 9mm or .40S&W models. Retailers and wholesale distributors that have not yet ordered and wish to stock the new barrel can contact Apex at [email protected] or (623) 322-0200 for pricing and quantity availability. Features and Specifications: – For 9mm SD and SDVE Pistols – Replaces 4.00” Factory Barrel – Cold Hammer Forged Stainless Steel – Black Melonite Finish – 1:10” Twist Rate – 1/2–28 Thread Pattern (thread protector included) – No Fitting Required – Apex Part #: 105-034 – MSRP: $199.95 For more information on parts from Apex Tactical Specialties, visit, like Apex Tactical on Facebook or follow @ApexTactical on Instagram or Twitter. Instructional videos on the installation of Apex parts are available on Apex's YouTube, Full30 and GunStreamer channels.