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AGAF
10-22-2012, 16:34
What mods have you made that you like and think are useful vs. which ones did you make and wish you didn't.

Only mods I've made or will be making on my 26 are night sights, Vickers extended mag catch, Pierce grip extensions. I don't mind the stock trigger system like some do.

ADK_40GLKr
10-22-2012, 16:59
I installed the "-" connector and NY1 trigger spring.

SCmasterblaster
10-22-2012, 17:08
I installed the forbidden connector as well in my G17. :upeyes:

poodleplumber
10-22-2012, 17:33
Mine has a front night sight (my preference) and a grip plug. Other than that, I liked it fine right out of the box.

jjslice
10-22-2012, 17:36
Smooth triggers and minus connector

Bruce M
10-22-2012, 18:23
Night sights.

dhgeyer
10-22-2012, 18:36
Non-dipped extractor (if that's a mod), homemade spring loaded bearing and extractor depressor plunger, and White Sound Defense 20% extra power extractor depressor plunger spring. More fixes than mods I guess.

Trapped_in_Kali
10-22-2012, 18:39
I loaded it.:tongueout:

c.helm
10-22-2012, 18:40
RMR sight, grip reduction.

:supergrin:

lyodbraun
10-22-2012, 18:47
All my glocks have the Minus connector and NY1 spring with the Titanium safety plunger...

OliverLeveritt
10-22-2012, 20:41
I installed the "-" connector and NY1 trigger spring.

IIRC, the NY1 trigger is an 8 lb. pull That would seem to reduce the possibility of ND by 2 or 3 lbs. How do you like the NY1? What was your reason for going that direction?

I was a revolver guy for many years. My Glocks are hot with one in the pipe, and for that reason I have considered the NY1.

OliverLeveritt
10-22-2012, 20:42
All my glocks have the Minus connector and NY1 spring with the Titanium safety plunger...

I'll ask your specific opinion, also:

IIRC, the NY1 trigger is an 8 lb. pull That would seem to reduce the possibility of ND by 2 or 3 lbs. How do you like the NY1? What was your reason for going that direction?

I was a revolver guy for many years. My Glocks are hot with one in the pipe, and for that reason I have considered the NY1.

deputy1199
10-23-2012, 15:05
Night sights and SS guide rod and spring. Glock Perfection Plus.

cangler
10-23-2012, 15:45
Ghost rocket connector, meprolight NS (or ameriglo defoor), RYG trigger and wolff springs, nice upgrades over stock IMO... but each to their own.

vafish
10-23-2012, 15:48
I installed the "-" connector and NY1 trigger spring.

This and night sights.

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vafish
10-23-2012, 15:49
I'll ask your specific opinion, also:

IIRC, the NY1 trigger is an 8 lb. pull That would seem to reduce the possibility of ND by 2 or 3 lbs. How do you like the NY1? What was your reason for going that direction?

I was a revolver guy for many years. My Glocks are hot with one in the pipe, and for that reason I have considered the NY1.

The minus connector with the ny1 gives about a stock 5.5 lb trigger pull with a firmer reset.

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ak103k
10-23-2012, 16:30
Night sights on those that didnt come with them. Stippling on the grips of the ones that arent RTF2.

Ranger45
10-23-2012, 16:37
Night sights on the G21. The G19 is still bone stock. Will eventually add night sights to the G19, and am considering grip plugs and extended slide releases for both.

Other than that, lots of mags and ammo.

barth
10-23-2012, 16:41
XS 24/7 Express Big Dot NS.
Storm Lake 40-9mm Stainless Barrel.
G17 Smooth Trigger.
Ghost 3.5 drop in connector + NY1 Spring.
Lightning Strike Stainless RSA.
G26 9mm mags.
Pearce Grip Plug.
Pachmayr Tactical Grip Glove.
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CAT 1000B
10-23-2012, 17:06
Night sights on all of mine and Pierce grip extensions on my sub compacts. I did put stainless guide rods on a few of my Glocks but have taken them out and gone back to factory guide rods.

elliotb33
10-23-2012, 17:41
Glock 19 Gen 4
Tfo sights
3.5 connector
6lb trigger spring
Smooth trigger

Giggity-Giggity
10-23-2012, 17:46
Hienies:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Gregdog/DSCN3114.jpg

Chronos
10-23-2012, 18:01
G19 + Heinie sights + smooth-faced G17-style trigger + 6lb trigger spring + maritime spring cups + lightning strike titanium plunger

All mods are reversible -- I keep them because I like them, and would do them again.

Rackem
10-23-2012, 18:03
How I rate my mods on my G19:

Meprolight Night Sites: I can't say I am any more accurate with them than stock but I certainly acquire my sight picture faster. Low light ability is a bonus.

Crimson Trace Universal Laser: Great purchase and really useful for reaching out past 15 yards where my skill seems to start running out.

Ghost 3.5lb Trigger: I like the feel and the break is crisper but I really can't say I shoot any better with it.

25c Trigger Job: Does smooth out the trigger but it wasn't that bad before.

Grip Force Beavertail: Looks like a wart on the gun but I am a LOT more accurate when rapid firing.

Glockmeister Grip Plug: No real use other than I didn't like that hole in the bottom.

Saugus
10-23-2012, 18:12
On my G30, extended slide lock (best thing since sliced bread and bottled beer) :) and rubber Talon Grips. That's it! Like everything else the way it is.

Poohgyrr
10-23-2012, 18:22
Mine have been simple: TriJicons, the NY1 trigger spring, a plug for that hole behind the mag well, and the factory extended slide lock lever.

And more ammo..


:supergrin:

edited: my 40S&W's seem to do better for me as 357Sigs, so add a new barrel (and keep the old one)...

Brandon712
10-23-2012, 18:59
I've put the lone wolf slide take down extender (is that the name?) which is really helpful for me, and the grip force adapter which is also awesome! Except the FDE doesn't match the FDE of the glock frame. I need to try and fix that :)

Also installed the ameriglo CAP front night sight.

johnson8861
10-23-2012, 19:12
All of mine are box stock, except for my three comp guns (34, 17L, 24C).

NDCent
10-23-2012, 19:21
I'm gettin' curb feelers next week.

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kshutt
10-23-2012, 19:42
All of my Glocks have Trijicon night sights, and grip plugs. That's it... nothing else.

Ajfb004
10-23-2012, 20:42
Tru Glo TFO
Titanium Pins
Stipple Job and remove finger groves
Polish internals

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24601
10-24-2012, 00:03
edc g32c with

brooks tactical a-grip
taylor freelance seattle slug
all three extended controls
3.5lb ghost rocket
6lb striker spring
6lb trigger spring
reduced power safety plunger spring
custom polished stock safety plunger (no more stupid edges)
25 cent trigger job (everything polished with stones)
white sound h.r.e.d.
maritime spring cups
smooth trigger
dpm recoil rod
meprolights
surefire x300
wolf +10% mag springs

and if I can figure out a way to string it with Xmas lights, I will dammit :D


bad decisions make GREAT stories...

JesseA
10-24-2012, 07:30
Glock 21- KKM Precision barrel, fiberoptic front sight, adjustable rear sight, extended slide lock, extended take down lever, grip plug, extended mag release, polished internals.

Glock 31C- fiberoptic front sight, grip plug, extended slide lock, mag release and take down lever, 3.5# connector, 4# striker spring, 6# trigger spring, and lighter plunger spring and Aluminum back plate with the Punisher Skull and hogue grip also polished internals and barrel and SS guide rod.

Glock 33- 3.5# connector, mag grip extension, grip plug, all 3 extended levers.

GaryC
10-24-2012, 07:54
Smooth triggers on the compacts/sub-compacts and Glock metal sights.

soggy_spinout
10-24-2012, 12:23
Usually night sights. Extended slide catch if it doesn't already have one. Full size smooth faced trigger at least, though I'm liking the ZEVs way too much since I put one on my G19 Gen3 (bad, bad for the budget). Aftermarket 3.5# or factory "-" connector. Trigger bar polish, polish connector as needed. Pachmayr grip sleeve or grip tape, unless it's an RTF2. Pearce extended +1 or +2 bases on mags.

If it's a range target gun like my G24, then springs get a revamp as well.

Constantine88
10-24-2012, 13:54
Night sights :) I did a trigger job on one just to play. It's back to factory now. I don't like heavily customizing any gun as much as a 1911.

However, I will customize the living daylights out of the Glock 34 when the time comes.

Ocean_glocker
10-24-2012, 13:59
Cleaned, oiled, loaded and night sights

guns54
10-24-2012, 14:16
Night sightes

Dave.1
10-24-2012, 14:21
I've had night sights, "-" connectors and NY1 triggers.

Now I have all stock except for Glock Steel Sights.

Dave

L Pete
10-24-2012, 15:01
Heinie night sights and ISMI RSAs. That's it....

dakrat
10-24-2012, 17:49
I installed a custom hard-boiled pig nose

rv4driver
10-24-2012, 17:54
"I installed a custom hard-boiled pig nose"

Hah! Perfect! Now, leave it alone, you have indeed achieved "Glock Perfection".

Personally, I've installed fuzzy dice on my later gen Glocks. I can only assume that's what the luggage rack is for.

wdp
10-24-2012, 17:58
Thread has been discussed many times but here goes; stock except night sights, pierce fg extensions on G27.

budmanz4u
10-30-2012, 22:09
G19: Tungsten Recoil Spring
3.5 Connector
Ghost Maritime Spring Cups
Trijicon Night Sights
CT Laser Sights

BigdaddyQ
10-30-2012, 22:37
Hey new guy here. I have several Glocks and am a USPSA shooter. I have a G35 I shoot in limited. It has Jessup skateboard tape, Dawson mag well, Arandondo mag extensions (19rds), Dawson front and rear sights, Lone wolf barrel, Tungsten guide rod, 12 pound slide spring, ghost connector, adjusted overtravel and reset, lighter striker spring, and filed the mag release down a little. It cut into my support hand to much.
On my 23(daily CCW) I have the extended mag release also filed down a bit and the 3.5 pound connector. Nothing else done to it at all. Will be putting on some night sites soon.

I think the standard mag release on the gen 3 is to small to hit effectively for me but the extended is to big and digs into the meat of my support hand. If left unfiled it will also release the mag while in my crossbreed supertuck holster.

Walkertl
10-30-2012, 23:21
G23 (EDC) - Arotek Combat Build, hybrid compensator, laser integral to frame, "-" connector, 6lb trigger spring, night sights, extended slide release, extended mag release.

G35 - Lonewolf Prototype, LWD frame, stainless slide, internals, and threaded barrel. "-" connector, 6lb trigger spring, stock Glock sights, and a magwell.

All other Glocks I've had were outfitted with a "-" connector, 6lb trigger spring, and night sights.


Walker

Inebriated
10-30-2012, 23:34
I have probably weakened the recoil springs a tad :D

I don't feel the need to modify any of my Glocks, except for adding better sights to a couple of them.

MikeG36
10-31-2012, 01:13
G19: Smooth Trigger, Minus Connector, NY1 Spring, Extended Slide Stop, Grip Plug. In Process - Finger Groove Removal / Trigger Guard Relief & Stipple.

G23: Smooth Trigger, Minus Connector, Extended Slide Stop, Grip Plug, Trijicon HD Yellow.

Tkz
10-31-2012, 01:28
Left my 26 bone stock except tube on grip for traction. My 19 has ext slide release, Lone Wolf 3.5 connector, and had ext mag release, which stuck out too far so I swapped back to stock release. Tube on grip also.

MeanAction
10-31-2012, 02:00
I EDC a G36 all OEM. My night stand pistol is a G21c with a 22 pound guide rod spring. The G21c is a good shooter son!

Arc Angel
10-31-2012, 04:32
What mods have you made that you like and think are useful vs. which ones did you make and wish you didn't.

Only mods I've made or will be making on my 26 are night sights, Vickers extended mag catch, Pierce grip extensions. I don't mind the stock trigger system like some do.

For me it's more like what mods haven't I made? Perhaps the modification I like least is the Meprolight, 'night sights'. (Meps are OK; but they should have been Heinie, 'Straight 8's'.) All of my Glocks are 3rd generation pistols. I really like Wolff Gunsprings; and I really like Wolff's steel recoil guide rod, and non-captured recoil springs.

(There are days when I'm convinced that I'm the only person on this board who actually appreciates and understands the benefits of using a steel guide rod in a Glock, but, 'no matter'.)

I like: trigger stops, extended slide locks, and muzzle-ported Bar-Sto Precision barrels. I wouldn't own a Glock without a 4.5# connector and 6# Wolff trigger and striker springs in it, too.

There are two other things that I really like: a Hogue, 'Handall' grip sleeve, and Arredondo extended magazine floor plates. (Glock factory +2 floor plates are OK, as well.)



NOTE: Apologies to my younger gun toting brother-in-law who really likes my Meprolight, 'night sights'. (To each his own!)

adamrs
10-31-2012, 11:25
First modification began last night. Shotmglocks for a while, but finally coming down to what I want. Traded for a gen 4 glock 23. First thing, sanded down the safety so that it has the same curve with the trigger. For me, it's an amazing dif. The finger grips are in process of being removed. Debating on sites, but change is to come.

Arc angel- I am new to understanding internals and changing parts, do you mind explaining the benifits to steel guide rods?

Arc Angel
10-31-2012, 12:30
....... Arc Angel - I am new to understanding internals and changing parts, do you mind explaining the benefits to steel guide rods?

Normally, I'd say no; (Because people are always arguing about this topic; and almost everybody overlooks the fact that even the Glock factory has, now, 'metalized' their guide rods.) but, for you, I'll do it one more time:

In 2003 I bought my first Glock. All I wanted was a cheap EDC to replace the very expensive 1911 pattern pistols I normally toted around. Right from the get-go my new G-21 was an, 'abortion' of a pistol! It had the old #4256 trigger bar in it, and had the very annoying (and dangerous) habit of often refusing to completely return-to-battery.

:upeyes: I don't know what possessed me? Maybe HARP's subliminal broadcasts - Repeating over and over again in a range somewhat beyond human hearing, 'Obama's the man!' 'Obama's going to save America!' 'Vote for Obama!' and, 'Hey, like guns?' 'Join the rest of America and buy yourself the most wunderbar police pistol ever produced!' - finally got to me; and, like a mindless, highly suggestible automaton I decided to buy a screwed up plastic, 'wunder pistol' for myself and stick with it no matter what. :freak:

Anyway, this began my path to finally becoming the greatest Glock, 'home workbench mechanic' in America. ;) I tried lots of different fixes and solutions for my brand new G-21's stubborn refusal to return-to-battery. One day I discovered that by using a Wolff steel guide rod I was able to reduce my failures from 8 to 10 snafus out of every 100 rounds all the way down to only 3 or 4 life-threatening events.

Then I discovered a large part of the reason, 'Why' I was having problems with my new Glock. This lead to me become one of the first Glock Talk members - if not, 'thee' first member - to post a personal theory of, 'excessive Glock polymer frame vibration'. (Naturally, WalterGA and his inveterate crew of puppy-like followers nearly laughed me off the board!)

Somewhere around 2005 or 2006 the Portland Police Bureau, and the Georgia State Patrol came to my rescue and filed a joint lawsuit against Glock demanding that their, by now proven to be defective, G-21 trigger bars be fixed.

I'll never know; but, when these two large police agencies did this they just might have saved my eyesight because I was still regularly carrying and shooting both of my G-21's - Yes, now plural! (I bought the second Glock for spare parts to fool around with while I was still trying to figure out my first irksome G-21.)

Later on, around 2008 the Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Police Department began making loud noises about how their G-22's started jamming whenever they fixed tac lights to the frame under rails. Unable to continue to ignore the problem Glock, GmbH, Austria finally sent a factory engineer to New Jersey in order to investigate the supposed problem. It is this engineer who validated my suspicions, and invented the now well-known Glock terminology, 'harmonic frame vibration'.

I believed then, and I continue to believe now, that the use of a metal or, 'metalized' guide rod in ANY polymer frame pistol can greatly reduce this potentially troublesome vibration. Consequently I use Wolff steel guide rods (Because they are perceptibly thicker, slicker, and fit better.) in all of my third generation Glocks.

I hope this answers it for you; and, whatever else you do, remember to vote for Obama - OK!

:faint:

FFR Spyder GT
10-31-2012, 12:59
G20----LW S/S guide rod w/ 20lb

G23 ------ +20,000rds, LW 40-9 barrel w/+15,000rds, Ciener .22LR kit w/ +20,000rds.

G35------ LW barrel, Hi-Vis front sight, +15,000rds

G21SF-----Unfired

Photoman642
10-31-2012, 13:40
Trijicon night sights and GAP base plates for my carry G26. KISS.

SmithietheFox
10-31-2012, 13:46
An assortment of minor mods. On most of them I either have a Hogue rubber grip or Talon sandpaper on the grip. The ones I carry have night sights and I installed ghost triggers in two of them (G-19 and G-22) which I like.

Slobo
10-31-2012, 15:11
Keeping it simple: The ubiquitous grip plug and brass stacker steel guide rods with springs (factory weight) on all my Glocks (Gen 3s all: 17, 19, 21, 22). Pearce grip extenders on several G19 mags to add that pinky hook extension to the short grip. I also have Streamlight TRS-1 I can throw on and am thinking about night sights.

gunsmoke92
10-31-2012, 19:28
(There are days when I'm convinced that I'm the only person on this board who actually appreciates and understands the benefits of using a steel guide rod in a Glock, but, 'no matter'.)


Arc, you are my hero! Since my first Glock, I've always put in steel guide rods (generally a bad thing to admit here :whistling:). The guns just seemed to cycle smoother. My new Gen4 22 is about to get the same treatment whether it needs it or not.

As to the OPs question, my G22 4th Gen is still stock, but, as mentioned, I intend to install a steel guide rod (thinking Jager), a set of Heinie straight 8s (I like the dot over dot sights as I just seem to shoot better with them), maybe a Talon grip, and a "-" connector with the 6lb trigger and striker springs. I may also polish the flats on the sides of the slide, just because I like the look and it annoys the Hell out of some of the guys at the range. :supergrin:

jeanderson
10-31-2012, 19:36
On my G23:

smooth trigger
- connector
NY1 trigger spring
Stainless steel guide rod
Talon grips

Arc Angel
11-01-2012, 12:32
Arc, you are my hero! Since my first Glock, I've always put in steel guide rods (generally a bad thing to admit here :whistling:). The guns just seemed to cycle smoother. My new Gen4 22 is about to get the same treatment whether it needs it or not.

As to the OPs question, my G22 4th Gen is still stock, but, as mentioned, I intend to install a steel guide rod (thinking Jager), a set of Heinie straight 8s (I like the dot over dot sights as I just seem to shoot better with them), maybe a Talon grip, and a "-" connector with the 6lb trigger and striker springs. I may also polish the flats on the sides of the slide, just because I like the look and it annoys the Hell out of some of the guys at the range.

Well, it's nice to be somebody's hero for a change! It gets tiring being the bad guy all of the time. :supergrin:

I really like your idea about putting a set of Heinie, Slant Pro, 'Straight Eights' on your gun. I don't know of any other, 'night sight' that I'd want to gunfight with in the dark; AND, as long as your eyes are young enough to see it clearly, that narrow front blade is much more precise to aim with. (Expensive sights, too!)

Everything else you're planning sounds good, too. The only place we differ is that I, also, use a 6# Wolff striker (FP) spring, as well. Lately I've been using something on my Glock that I never thought I'd like; but, truth be told, I LOVE IT!

I'm talking about a Hogue, 'Handall' rubber grip sleeve. It's, 'a bear' to install; (hot water, plenty of mineral oil, and a hair dryer) but, once in place, the feeling against your hand is excellent. I like it much better than any of the other grip tapes and wraps I've tired; and, happily, it's completely impervious to gun oil and solvents! (I've ruined a lot of tape and gun wraps!)

So, I'm getting ready to go to town. Where's my 10 gallon white hat, ....... Hmmm? ;)

adamrs
11-01-2012, 18:27
A couple days of playing with it, this is where it's at. Rounded the front of the trigger guard, easier to holster IWB. Opened it up for my middle finger under the trigger guard, and removed the finger grips as they did not line up properly between my fingers. It's not done, still have smooth it up, but feels awesome.

adamrs
11-01-2012, 18:28
Also, thanks for the reply arc angel. It may fit in to future mods.

captcurly
11-01-2012, 18:36
At present I own five Glocks. I have been shooting and carrying Glocks since 1988. I have always kept them stock (no modifications). I am just an old school kind of guy.

AustinTx
11-01-2012, 19:27
Other than 22# recoil springs, the only other change my guns have, at the range, is a steel guide rod, in that 22# recoil spring.

Rent a revolver and learn to shoot a pistol double action and you can save a small fortune in parts, trying to make a Glock shoot like a 1911. Just free advice, probably not worth any more than that.

TexasPOff
11-01-2012, 20:08
Gesh, where to begin. I have modified almost every Glock have have owned since I started carrying them. After all of the different doo dads and doomaflachies, I have pretty much decided they work best, for me with most of the OEM parts.

The exception to that is they all get some type of night sights, Glock OEM 3.5 connectors and the polymer gets some massaging. Everything else is just as Glock built it and they work just fine. TXPO

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19Glock19
11-01-2012, 20:51
After learning that a Glock works best stock... a lot more range time is the best mod I've ever done.

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Henry's Dad
11-01-2012, 21:33
Hello Kitty stickers and a set of Truck Nutz hanging from the lanyard hole.

AustinTx
11-02-2012, 00:53
Hello Kitty stickers and a set of Truck Nutz hanging from the lanyard hole.

Is that some sort of code? Maybe, just some new Glock modification.