Originally Posted by David Armstrong
That is the key. For most there is nothing to be gained, but it opens you to an added element of risk. Any modification that takes a gun outside of the factory recommendations or the industry norms becomes problematic and you need to be prepared to justify the modification. Sometimes that is pretty easy, but many other times it is very questionable.
Exactly. Modifications to the gun are unlikely to ever be an issue. You are very unlikely to ever use your gun and if you do shoot a person, gun modifications are very unlikely to come up, unless
the shooting was unintentional or legally questionable. So the risk with modifications is very low. BUT the value of the modifications is even lower, so the risk isn't justified when you weigh the possible gain against it.