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Glock 17 upgrade ???

Discussion in 'Gun-Parts & Access.' started by AR15Madness, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. AR15Madness


    Jan 20, 2010
    I have a 2nd gen G17 which only has an extended mag release upgrade. I plan on buying a 3rd or 4th gen G17 and want to get the following upgrades:

    XS 24/7 Express Big Dot Night Set +0
    LS Guide Rod Captured w/ Spring
    Extended slide release
    Extended mag release - questions below
    grip plug - questions below
    connector and trigger - questions below

    Not sure about these products and have questions about them

    Is this mag release really needed
    Or, should I just go with the cheaper T.H.E. plastic one?
    I would think the metal one doesn't have any screws in it to fall off and would make it better.

    I want to get the Ghost connector 3.5 or the Ghost connector 3.5 Rocket. What is the difference between the standard ghost connector and rocket?

    I also want to get a [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Silver Lightning Strike Trigger. If i get this trigger will the ghost connector fit on it? Do it even need to get the ghost connector?

    I want to get the Scherer Slug Plug because it has a lip to slid the mag on when reloading
    [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica] unlike the others. What are your thoughts on that?

    I think that the mag release and a crisper/lighter trigger is most important of the above but don't mind spending a little more for better function
    Is there anything else needed?
  2. jmb79


    Sep 27, 2001
    I would not put any of that stuff on a Glock. None of it is "needed" as your Glock will work perfectly as it comes from the factory.

    However, the least you could do is tell the forum what purpose this pistol will serve. Is it to be carried for self defense, used only as a range gun or used in competition?

    Also, note that if you go with a 4th Gen Glock, the "LS Guide Rod Captured w/ Spring" and "Extended mag release" will not fit.

  3. AR15Madness


    Jan 20, 2010

    used for ccw
    I think the extended mag release is a very good idea


    Nov 5, 2001
    North Carolina
    I concur. Less is better.
  5. JoleBole

    JoleBole Mr.Glock

    Mar 14, 2009
    4th Gen Glock 17 comes with the new mag release.. I tried it myself and it works better then the old one.

  6. nndavec


    Jul 13, 2000
    What is wrong with the gun you want to buy ? I would save the money that you want to spend on all that fancy bunch of parts. Buy a good set of sights, ammo and magazines. Training and practice will make you a better shooter, not all the high $$$$ parts.
    My opinion of course :cool:
  7. .357 Glocker

    .357 Glocker

    Jan 15, 2010
    Other than the night sights you don't want or need any of that stuff on a CCW.
  8. mds1140

    mds1140 nobody Silver Member

    Jun 24, 2003
    The only 'upgrade' that I consider an actual upgrade is quality sights. The stock plastic sights suck, in my opinion. I would not waste my money on that other's just not needed. This is coming from a guy that bought all that gimmicky stuff...and always eventually went back to OEM. Save your money, get sights, mags, holster and ammo.
  9. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

    Mar 6, 2003
    Lynnwood, WA
  10. AR15Madness


    Jan 20, 2010
    I just picked up a G17 3rd gen for 400 bucks in mint condition

    what is different w/ the G34?

    and why not just get better sights and a better mag release?

    My Gen 2 glock has an extended mag release (looks like a square with a small screw in it) and have no problems with the SERPA holster. I also dont have to reach as for to release the mag which allows me keep the gun straighter - dont have to move my wrist as much.

    As for slide release I usually rack the action instead of hitting the slide release for muscle memory if it ever jams.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2010
  11. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

    Mar 6, 2003
    Lynnwood, WA
    Longer barrel/slide thus better sight radius
    Extended controls, mag release / slide release are stock.
    4.5 # (-) minus connector is also stock.

    That's a good price for the G17 though, the longer barrel is the biggie for the G34 vs G17 otherwise frames are identical.

    I just picked up a 3rd Gen LNIB G17 package today myself, after parting out some extras it came out to sub $400 for the gun and 4 like brand new 4th gen ambi cut mags. :supergrin:
  12. Hackett


    Mar 24, 2009
    Houma, LA
    I put an extended slide release on my CCW glock but none of the other stuff. Also, a 3.5lb connector is not needed at all on a CCW and can have legal ramifications if you ever had to draw it.

    As for the extended mag release, if can cause you mag to come out in certain holsters and really isn't practical for a CCW gun.

    if you want to customize. do a chrome pin kit or a custom slide plate, but the upgrades you speak of are more upgrades for range/competition guns and not practical for a CCW.

    I used a 23 for CCW and pick up my custom project parts doner G34 on Sat. It is used with a glock 5.5# connector though. with the matching 5.5# mark on the glock case it came in.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2010
  13. d13s3l


    Jul 12, 2008
    extended mag release & night sights are only options i would consider for ccw

    u dont want too light a trigger w/ adrenaline flowing

    my .02
  14. Hackett


    Mar 24, 2009
    Houma, LA
    ext mag release, again, can cause you to have it released in holster.

    light triggers can be hell in court should you ever have to go for a self defense situation.
  15. coverdog

    coverdog Platinum Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Southern US
    How do you CCW with a Serpa holster? They stick out from the body like a sore thumb.
  16. AR15Madness


    Jan 20, 2010

    my finger in sin the high ready until I shoot
  17. AR15Madness


    Jan 20, 2010

    SERPA with light lose T shirt
    or sport jacket when cold
    live in FL
    its not obvious but if you know me you can tell