Like the “do it yourself-er” I am, I tried to install my newly purchased Apex Trigger on my Smith & Wesson M&P 9c. After countless “Shit, I think I f*cked it up” moments, and “WHY THE F*CK ISN’T IT GOING BACK ON THE FRAME THE SAME WAY IT F*CKING CAME OUT?!” yells. I finally was able to install the trigger and it was articulating well. I took it down to Warriors (my favorite gun range) shot about 150 rounds through it and had no issues.
Until, of course, I started having issues… Long story short, I had a failure to reset every 4-5 rounds and this was when I decided to invest in a Glock 19 (not posting a pic of this, it’s just a fugly Glock 19 gen4) as my EDC and leave the M&P for range usage only. I still love my M&P and wanted to take it to a gunsmith, but the ones I was trying to reach, well… You see, specialty places like gunsmiths in Miami have this thing about not picking up their phones, and being too busy for their own good. So I kind of gave up on the search. Until I started having issues with an AR15 I built as well (don’t want to dive into the specifics of the AR build, I’ll leave that for another post) …what I’m trying to get at is that I needed to get two of my guns fixed and I didn’t know where to go.
One of the days I was heading to Warriors I noticed the sign of a company that added me on Instagram a few months back, Zulu Armoury, so I pulled up to the warehouse complex. I looked for anything gun related on cars or doors to help me find the shop, because like all middle aged Cuban males (or all middle aged males in general for that matter) I didn’t read the unit number on the sign out in front (it’s unit 7, by the way). Finally I saw a F-150 with the Zulu Logo parked in front of a storefront. The door had all the common “Yeah, this is the place” stickers: Magpul, Glock, HK, Thin Blue Line sticker, etc… So as happy as a kid in a candy store I eagerly got out of my car and, while trying to remain cool, I proceed to the door and rang the buzzer. There was no answer for a second, then I heard “PULL THE DOOR!”
So, I pulled the door walked into the front desk and I practically needed no introduction. I was treated like family, even though I didn’t even know the guys. I make sure to emphasize this, because going into a gun shop is a lot like going into a tattoo studio for the first time. (Some guys that work the field can tell it’s your first rodeo and some make it more awkward than what it has to be.) But here at Zulu they literally treat you like one of the guys (or gals). I told Pablo, the owner, that I caught the sign out in front as I was cutting traffic to go to the range, and I remembered the name from Instagram. I explained the issue with both my firearms and told them I’d swing through in a few days to drop them off.
A few days later I showed up with my old guitar case, yes I carry my AR in a guitar case (it also has a Berklee Sticker on it),
and left my rifle and pistol with them. I know what you’re thinking, this is a new gunsmith/gun shop, they just opened up and I don’t even know these guys… how do you know they’re going to do good work? Listen, all the firearms they have behind the display desk and on the walls behind the service counter speak for themselves (well, firearms don’t speak… they also don’t fire themselves. But that’s a rant for a different post) not to mention, all the rifles on the walls and Cerakote pistols is stuff that’s built/done in house. So I didn’t hesitate for a second leaving my firearms with Zulu.
Rest assured, Pablo is not only a former Marine, but he’s also an officer for MDPD (Miami Dade Police Department). So what better hands to leave my firearms with? I dropped off my gear about a week or so before Hurricane Irma hit, which did cause a delay (Hey, we got hit by a freaking hurricane dammit!) but right as Miami got back on the grid Pablo called me up. Not even a storm and the crazy post hurricane Alpha Bravo PD Shift (12 hrs shifts, post storm) can slow this man down.
So where I’m I getting at this with this post? (Just in-case you didn’t get it from the get go)
If you need to get your pistol/rifle or any other firearm serviced, or you’re looking for something new and cool for the gun chest.
Definitely check out Zulu Arms for your next firearms need! They’re located conveniently in Doral, or inconveniently if you live outside of Miami, right by the Carmax. Or you can you can follow this link for the address. Give them a like and follow and like on Facebook and Instagram so you can see the new stuff coming out of the shop!
Tell them Jp sent ya!
Thanks for the read guys, I’ll catch ya next time.
-Jp signing out.