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What modifications do you recommend for a Glock ?

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by CDR_Glock, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. CDR_Glock


    Apr 1, 2010

    There's a bunch of modifications out there. Lightening the trigger, extended slide release, extended magazines, sights, steel guide rods/springs, lasers and even barrels.

    Do they really incur an advantage? Do they lead to a liability?

    Any objective truth that KKM barrels actually make the Glock more accurate or reliable?

    I was curious. I like to keep mine stock except for night sights.



    Lifetime NRA Member
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    Nov 6, 2005
    The Glock armorers by and large don't seem to care for steel guide rods. Extended slide stops make handling easier and more positive for some users. I've found Bar-Sto barrels do improve Glock accuracy, haven't worked with other aftermarket barrels for the Glock sufficiently to form an opinion.

    For triggers, I wouldn't go below 5.5 pounds total pull weight except on a dedicated competition gun.

    FWIW, my own carry Glocks are modified only with sights, and with the NY-1 trigger systems I have in most of them. Some have also had the grips stippled or reshaped.