The Glock is a timeless handgun that has been the choice of weapon for many generations before us and will continue to be for many generations to come. With a weapon as ageless as the Glock, how can you keep it up to date?
Each year, there are important upgrades you can make to your Glock to keep it working smoothly and ready for modern challenges. Let us see what options you must make the best upgrades and mods that match your needs.
Glock Extended Slide Stop Lever
You may of course use the slide racking method, but it may be easier and more time effective for you to use your thumbs to activate the slide stop lever. If nothing else, it will give you two options of how to reload, whichever suits your fancy.
The stock version of the extended slide stop lever is difficult to reach with either thumb, but the extended version clears that up immediately. Reload your Glock with ease, lessen your reload times, and modernize your Glock, all for a mere $10.
Glock Extended Magazine Release
The stock magazine release may require you to switch hand positions to activate. This may not only increase the time it takes you to reload, but it may also cause you to lose your grip and aim, forcing you to reset everything before firing.
This can cost you time and your target. The extended magazine release has some sharp edges that could rip into your hands if they are not used to that type of thing or if they are cracked and dry from the winter air. If you are worried about this, you could modify the extended-release by sanding down those rough edges.
The only trick is that you need to be sure you get the correct generation version for your Glock, otherwise the extended magazine release may not fit. Want to know the best news about this upgrade? It will only set you back $3.50.
Ghost 3.5lb Trigger Connector
The Glock has many positives, but the one thing that turns people away from it from time to time is the trigger. The trigger could be better. If you are one of the people who are bothered by the Glock trigger but you want to keep the weapon as stock as possible, you are in luck.
The Ghost 3.5lb Trigger Connector is only $24. Dropping the trigger connector from the stock 5.5lb to this 3.5lb changes things significantly, giving you the ability to make more accurate shots. The company claims also that the ghost trigger connector is self-cleaning.
Are you tired of trying to pull the trigger and ending up adjusting your aim just so you have enough finger strength to pull the trigger? Experience those issues no longer with the Ghost 3.5lb Trigger Connector.
Night Sights or Fiber Optic Sights
There have been many complaints about the stock sights that come with the Glock. The sight consists of a white “U” in the back with a white dot. Three dot format night sights are common upgrades given to the Glock, allowing you to see in the dark if you are using the weapon for defense purposes or for in class.
You can use these sights for some situations then easily switch them out for other fiber optic sights when needed such as when competition shooting. The new sights will run you about $70 or more, but once you have them, you will not regret your purchase.
If you notice your hands slipping on the grip of your Glock, you are not alone. Others have complained that the grip is simply too slippery. You can stipple the grip yourself, but this is a permanent modification that could end up either breaking your gun or making it look ridiculous.
There have also been rumors that a smell can arise after stippling. If you do not want to risk making these mistakes by stippling it yourself, you have a great option of talon grips to add to your Glock.
You can purchase two types, the rubber kind, and the more sandpaper-like granulate kind. The rubber type is more desirable for those who are conceal carrying their weapon. This is because the rubber does not tend to snag on clothing like the granulate.
Both, however, improve your grip and make it easier for you to control your weapon whilst aiming and firing. For $20 and a little bit of time, you can put an adhesive grip on your weapon and enjoy the upgrade for a long time to come.
Extended Base Pads
If you are the proud owner of a smaller Glock such as the G43 or G26, you may want to extend the capacity of the magazine. Pierce Grips has created extended base pads that can increase the capacity by one or two rounds. These are also made for other versions of the Glock such as the G43 and G48 models.
A bonus is that you can make this modification and then have more room to rest your pinky on the weapon, all for $30.
There are many upgrades you can choose from to keep your Glock sleek and modern. No matter if you are using the weapon for competition, self-defense, or to participate in different classes, the answer to your problems exists.
You can improve your accuracy, extend your capacity, or even roughen the grip on your weapon, all for minimal costs. If you want to keep the weapon as stock as possible without personalizing it too much and sacrificing its reliability, you can do so.
Most modern modifications can be made while having the option to return to stock. There are also options where you can keep most of the weapon the same while changing one small thing, like the weight of the trigger connector, to increase your enjoyment of using the Glock.
The Glock is not going anywhere. So, if you want to keep up with the times and improve your weapon, check out these upgrades.