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September 8, 2011, 11:54 PM
If you wanted to customize a "plain Jane" Glock for the better what would you add to it? The gun will most likely be a range/competition gun. Would you add night sites are fiber optic ones?Decal grip? etc...

September 8, 2011, 11:58 PM
Custom Glock = fail lol

Only thing I would change on a Glock is worn out parts and night sights.

Just IMO :)

September 9, 2011, 12:12 AM
Skate board tape. :D

C Philip
September 9, 2011, 12:15 AM
I put the 3.5lb connector and the NY1 trigger spring in my Glock 29.

September 9, 2011, 12:26 AM
I stippled, undercut trigger guard, smoothed out top finger groove a bit, added the FO night sights, grip plug and extended slide lock to my last g23. Not too mention, polished up the trigger group a bit, got rid of the grittyness it had.

A Glock can be customized, just don't expect it to win a beauty pageant. But if it looks good to you, then you succeeded!

September 9, 2011, 12:33 AM
A Vanek trigger job and Dawson sights.

September 9, 2011, 06:39 AM
As long as you have night sights you should be good to go, but... It's totally unnecessary but I refinished my G30 with an electroless nickel finish from CCR. I like the two tone look and the extra lubrication it provides. Again though, it is not necessary and the rest of my Glocks just have night sights and are otherwise stock.

September 9, 2011, 07:06 AM
Well, mines a Gen2 so other than nightsights and a 4.5lb connector, I added a custom cut bicycle innertube to the grip.:cool: It didn't add much to the looks but I believe improving those is a lost cause.

September 9, 2011, 07:39 AM
Has anyone figured out how to do gold plating over plastic yet?:confused:

September 9, 2011, 08:12 AM
Stippling makes a big difference in "grippage" and sure beats skateboard tape and decals. I do like the fist gen RTF too though.


September 9, 2011, 08:22 AM
I like the fact that the Glock is an ugly gun.

I don't go out and buy a hammer and then worry about scratching the face of it.

If you want to create gun art - get something memorable like a Browning High-Power or something.

Trying to turn Glocks into art is silly IMO - it's like being a landscaper and stylizing your shovel so you've got the coolest shovel in the crew.


So anywat if you want to make your Glock all cool you can:

Use gold or white nail polish to fill in the lettering on the slide.

Engrave it like this guy:


September 9, 2011, 08:24 AM
C0untZer0, there's a difference between customizing for looks, and customizing for performance.

Most of the previous posters were looking at performance enhancement.

September 9, 2011, 08:47 AM
Glocks are a blue collar gun, aint sposta be perdy. If you have to, get the white crayon out and fill in the lettering and you have your ultimate Glock.

September 9, 2011, 08:54 AM
I'm not concerned about looks. I'm interested in parts that can make the gun a better overall competition pistol. If I was interested in looks I would have got something that looked better initially. I prefer reliability,accuracy,comfort to looks.

September 9, 2011, 09:04 AM
What's wrong with it now? Trigger and sights are about the only upgrades I would do, maybe some springs. Not much you can do it's about as good as it will ever be.

September 9, 2011, 09:10 AM
bossman, some guys like stippling better, for grip, as shown above. I've known others who've modified the trigger-guard undercut (which, if I'd have had done, might have led me to keep my 21SF and 30).

I have a friend who competes at a pretty high level, and depending on the competitions he either uses STI builds or else highly modified Glocks (primarily modifying the trigger).

September 9, 2011, 09:14 AM
I just realized I went nuts for no good reason...

September 9, 2011, 09:47 AM
MLeake, hey I have no problem with the grip stripplin. I guess you have to like cause you can't go back :D. I have a G-36 for EDC so I'm not anti Glock. I'm just saying that outside of trigger, springs, and sights that's about it. Unless it's for a high level of competition there is no need spending money just to spend money. It is a good gun already and every one I've shot have been more accurate than me.

September 9, 2011, 09:53 AM
bossman, the Glocks I owned were accurate and reliable, and I recommend them in general.

However, they actually fit me poorly enough as to bruise the knuckle of my middle finger during extended range sessions. As a minimum, I'd have needed to modify the trigger guard to make them long-term guns for me.

Some guns, in stock form, don't work well for some people. Some can't be modified enough to ever really be ideal.

If a stock Glock fits you, that's great. They are very good guns, backed by good customer service, and supported by a good sport network (GSSF). Similarly, if modifying a Glock in some way makes you happier with it, that's also great.

If I were going to modify one, I'd start with the trigger guard, then do the sights. I find I prefer a Straight 8 over a three-dot; I'm about to install an XS-Express set on one of my Berettas, so I'll see how they compare. (Note: Not the Big Dot, but a regular tritium front.) I don't know that I would modify a Glock's trigger, unless I'd somehow managed to get one of the NYPD trigger mods (which I quite frankly would not, unless it was severely discounted).

September 9, 2011, 11:02 AM
The stippling makes the grip like a cats tongue, and gives a much more solid and secure grip, especially if you have sweaty hands.

Ive used grip or skateboard tape for years on just about everything, and have since switched to stippling on anything that will take it. Either way, its not just a Glock thing.

Other than the stippling on a couple of them (whose number seems to keep increasing every time I get bored :) ), my Glocks are stock with factory night sights if they were available. If not, thats all I add. I dont think anything else is necessary. As I said earlier, I do like the first generation RTF grips (with the smaller, pointer thingies), and that works about as well as stippling, just not quite as aggressive.

September 9, 2011, 11:20 AM
AK103K, you need to get the grip plug, a little more to help when you're bored :D

10 mags, extended slide stop, and a grip plug depending on model.

September 9, 2011, 11:43 AM
I'm definitely in MLeake's corner. I hate the trigger guard on the Glock, have always walked away with a Glock blister in my middle finger after extended range sessions.

Also, I have always disliked the upper finger groove on all 3rd gens. Even though overall, I like the 3rd gens the best, the upper finger groove has always been a bit to high for me.

And I think that when hands are wet, sweat, humidity, rain, Glocks get slick. So stippling makes a good modification. And if you wear gloves, the stippling acts like glue.

Toss in polishing all the metal to metal contact inside the trigger group, and you get the trigger feeling like a nice two stage piece. Makes it easy to preset inbetween shots, with practice of course, and with all the grittiness gone, the 5.5 pound pull feels more like 4.5-5.

With all those done, the extended slide lock should be a factory piece, as should night sights. At least the front. Grip plug? Done just because it was free, lol. The only other thing I think one needs to do, if they are running a .40 S&W Glock, is an aftermarket barrel. Think fully supported chamber and normal rifling. If one plans on plain jane factory loads, with jacket bullets every time, then the factory tube is fine. Otherwise, go aftermarket, and combined with the above mods, in one combination or another, and IMHO, you have a pretty damn good duty/competition pistol.

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September 9, 2011, 12:33 PM
10 mags, extended slide stop, and a grip plug depending on model.
10+ mags, I agree, and other than the one in the gun, all full size mags according to the model series, regardless of the guns size. A bunch of happy sticks doesnt hurt either. :)

I dont use the slide stop, so no need for the extension there. Never understood the grip plug, besides, where is my lanyard to go when I need it? :)

September 9, 2011, 04:20 PM
It's like someone doing scrimshaw work on a Bic lighter,lol!!

September 9, 2011, 04:29 PM
For me: Timberwolf frame, 3.5# connector, meprolights or another good tritium sight, and a lone wolf standard rifled barrel to be able to shoot lead reloads.
I like Glocks well enough, and owned a 30 for nearly a decade, but I just can't shoot them very well without changing the grip angle to a more vertical orientation, and reducing the trigger and mag release reach distance.