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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by WOODLIZZARD, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. WOODLIZZARD

    WOODLIZZARD

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    Well bought my first glock the other day. I own many pistols but never a glock. I have been doing a lot of reading and surfing online. Main question I have is. Is it worth buying aftermarket parts and modding my glock? Dont wanna go to crazy just the basics I guess. Like extended slide lock and release, 3.5lb connector, grip force beaver tail, ss recoil spring assy. and tfo sights. Any info would be great.

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  2. GLJones

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    I would suggest going to a gun show or dealer that has a Glock Armorer and see them. If you have trouble with the slide lock, get the extended. If you are getting bitten by the slide, check out the beaver tail. I don't recommend the 3.5lb connector changing the recoil spring until you get used to the gun. If you plan on using it for concealed carry, I don't recommend the 3.5lb at all. I do recommend some steel or night sights for a self-defense gun. Night sights are great for a nightstand gun.
     


  3. bac1023

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  4. TTex

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    Extended slide release, sights, and maybe, MAYBE the ss guide rod, but dont expect much out of the guide rod other than it being more durable.
    I tried the 3.5 connector and after shooting Glocks for a while I prefer the stock connector, the trigger weight is just right if you shoot from reset. (IN MY OPINION)
     
  5. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    try shooting it before you improve it to the point it won't work.
     
  6. caponec2

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    if it needed all that stuff... it would come that way
     
  7. Bruce M

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    :rofl::rofl:

    I agree there seems to be some statistical evidence that Glocks are more reliable with Glock OEM parts.
     
  8. sioux565

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    Shoot the gun first before you start changing it.
     
  9. Lowjiber

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    AMEN! Glocks are unlike other guns...just shoot 'em.
     
  10. onearmsteve

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    i love customizing, make it your own and do what you want. but tfo are a must !!!!!!
     
  11. poodleplumber

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    I am personally not capable of knowing what modifications a pistol needs until I have shot it for a while. I am obviously deficient in mental capacity, though, since there are so many people who can prescribe the necessary modifications for shooters they have never met.
     
  12. WOODLIZZARD

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    Thanks for the info fellas

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