I had an opportunity to test the new APE Rampage board for the Dangerous Power Threshold, and thought I would share my findings with you guys. I hope this is the correct place for me to post a review like this.
First off, there have already been reviews on APE's Gen4 programming, so I'm not going to rehash how awesome that is. If you aren't familiar with APE's Gen4 programming, then go to this link APE Downloads and download the Gen4 User Manual and the Gen4 Advanced User Manual. That will show you how this board gives you more control over the functioning of your gun, than any other board ever made.
APE had previously released their Threshold board, and there were complaints about inconsistencies in the microswitch lever they used to allow the stock trigger fang to activate the microswitch. APE now has a jig they use to make the bends in their lever more precise and consistent. The new lever works well, and feels much better and snappier than their prior lever prep. This lever provides the same amount of feel and feedback as a side mounted switch. This lever is springy, responsive, and is without the noisy rub and drag they had before. The best thing about this board, is that you are able to use the stock Threshold trigger, which many people love (myself included). There's no engagement point adjustment with the stock trigger, so APE split the difference dimensionally in the total trigger travel range. Even with full travel of the trigger (all the screws backed out) it operates great and won't get damaged due to overtravel.
The complaints that people had with the previous lever have been completely resolved with this new lever. It's as smooth and effortless as the APE "Rampage" board in my G3 and Fusion.
I had also heard that the power button on the Rampage board stuck out so far that it pushed the membrane that covers it off of the grip frame. I didn't see anything remotely close to that happening with this board.
This board, with the new microswitch lever and Gen4 programming, worked perfectly every time I squeezed the trigger. This board makes the already outstanding Threshold even more lethal, and is a must for anyone who has a Threshold. This is a steal for only $59.
This board is also 100% American...........American Owned, American Engineered, and American Manufactured.
I took some pictures of the board so you could see the new lever, but I couldn't get the camera to focus on it. The more I tried to zoom in, the worse the picture got. The pictures may be a little blurry, but it was the best I could do.
I made a short video of the board, and of the board in the gun. You may be able to get a better look at the board that way. You can definitely get a glimpse into what the board is capable of. The video isn't the best quality, but it should give you an idea of how well this works.
APE Rampage video
For those of you curious as to how the APE measures up with it's competitors, here is a comparison between the APE Rampage board, and it's competitors:
In closing, I just want to repeat that $59 for the APE "Rampage" board with gen4 programming is a steal. There is no other upgrade ANYWHERE for under $60 that will improve the performance of your Threshold like this Rampage board will.