Dual purpose Glock: defense & competition?
Mas - I know you are a BIG proponent of keeping carry guns bone stock in case you ever have to use one and wind up in court defending yourself.
However, what if your primary CCW is also your primary competition gun? I am thinking of making my new Gen 4 Model 23 just such a weapon. A few years ago when I was shooting the 9mm platform, I had a G34 with the 3.5/4.5 connector and a Wolff competition spring kit installed. I also installed a Heinie Slant Pro rear sight and a Dawson fiber optic front sight. In an email you advised against putting the spring kit and lighter connector in a G26 because of the potential issue of defense in court after a righteous shooting. So I just changed the sights on the G26 and left the innards stock.
If I make the changes in my armory that my wife is suggesting since our recent retirement (she thinks we should have FEWER guns around the house, not more), then I would like to install the extended slide lock release, the Heinie/Dawson sight combination and I would really love to drop in the Wolff springs and a 3.5 connector for the G23, which would become my ONLY Glock. I shoot IDPA at least every other month and am currently in the SharpShooter classification in SSP, about 8 seconds shy of making Expert, so that is my goal ... to make Expert. (I think Master is probably out of reach in my advancing years, but who knows.)
So if the G23 becomes my only Glock for competition, home defense and my primary CCW, would I still have a major issue in court? Can't a person argue that they are being more responsible by proving their marksmanship on a regular basis with the gun they carry or use for HD?
I always appreciate your thoughtful responses to my minor dilemmas.