Some shooters want forward slide serrations as well as night sights on their Glock pistols. The Primary Weapons Systems (PWS) Enhanced Duty Slide offers those advantages and more. The slide is machined from a billet of 17-4 stainless steel before being given an Isonite QPQ finish that is super hard and corrosion resistant. Both the front and rear serrations are coarse, providing excellent traction. PWS also outfits the slide with Trijicon HD night sights. The rear sight has a deep U-shaped notch with tiny green dots on either side, and the front sight has a large, yellow dot. The Enhanced Duty Slide also offers a crisp 4-pound trigger break. This is a drop-in replacement. Field-strip your Glock, add the barrel and recoil spring assembly to the Enhanced Duty Slide, reassemble the pistol and you are good to go. The PWS slide is available for Gen1 through Gen3 G17s and G19s.
Sprinco USA’s Recoil Reducers lessen felt recoil and provide for faster follow-up shots. The rod components are machined from 17-4 PH stainless steel, and the springs are wound from chrome-silicon wire stock, an alloy originally developed for springs in anti-aircraft guns where high resistance to shock is critical. Simply remove the slide from your pistol and replace the original guide rod and spring with the Recoil Reducer and included spring.
Glocks lend themselves to easy, no-gunsmithing-required barrel swaps. There are a variety of reasons to change barrels, and the biggest might be to add a sound suppressor. SilencerCo makes a suppressor-ready, drop-in barrel for Glock pistols. The barrel for a Gen3 or Gen4 G17 is 5 inches long with 1/2×28 threading. It is made of 416R stainless steel with a matte black finish. SilencerCo also offers threaded barrels for the G17L, G19, G21 and G34.
This add-on nearly doubles the size of the mag well opening while still matching the contour of the grip. It makes it easier to slamming a fresh magazine into the mag well. Constructed of aluminum with a black anodized finish, the JP Enterprise mag well adds only 1.1 ounces to your pistol and is 1.375 inches wide and 2.625 inches long. Installation is simple: Insert the retention plug in the cavity at the rear of pistol frame so the threaded hole is on the bottom, hook the mag well over the front of the magazine opening in the frame, then rotate it so it is fully on the frame. Tighten it using a hex wrench. It does not work with the factory backstraps. The mag well is not permanent and does not mar the frame.
Lone Wolf Distributors offers a drop-in Glock trigger called the Ultimate Adjustable Trigger. Constructed of aluminum, the Lone Wolf trigger is smooth and symmetrical with a flush safety lever for more comfortable shooting. The safety lever spring is oversized, which also aids in shooting comfort. Also, thanks to a hex screw, the Lone Wolf trigger is adjustable for take-up and travel without having to be removed from the frame. This trigger has less wobble between the shoe and trigger bar. The shoe is made from 6061 billet aluminum. Follow the instructions and the installation is super simple.
This complete upper for Glock pistols features a stainless steel slide with fine forward and rear serrations, and the GlockStore will build the slide with Glock factory parts or to your specs. Options include tritium night sights, ghost-ring sights, fiber-optic sights, a titanium striker and safety plunger, and more. This is also an easy way to convert your Glock 9mm to .40 S&W or .357 SIG, or vice versa.
The Werewolf slide assembly from Lone Wolf Distributors is specifically designed for full-sized Glock 22 pistols and comes with hybrid porting; a threaded, stainless steel barrel with a compensator; a Lone Wolf stainless steel guide rod; a 15-pound recoil spring; a 4-pound striker; and more. Lone Wolf also adds its firing pin, gives the entire assembly custom engraving and machines in a reflex sight mount. Finally, the Werewolf upper assembly comes with a Burris FastFire 3 reflex sight for quick targeting. Just attach the Werewolf to your G22 frame.
Suarez International has been mounting reflex sights on Glocks since 2011. The V3.0 slide is constructed of 17-4 aerospace-grade steel and comes with a variety of options like slide internals, iron sights, a Trijicon RMR sight and an OEM recoil unit. Just add a barrel. The Trijicon sight is placed between the ejection port and rear sight. From the ergonomically located forward and rear serrations to the reflex sight, the V3.0 brings your Glock pistol squarely into the 21st century.
Feeding your Glocks with standard mags is fine, but if you’re ready to turn things up a notch, Magpul is now offering Glock gear. Magpul’s PMAG 15 GL9 mags are made for compact and subcompact 9mm Glock handguns. The PMAG 15 GL9 is a 15-round Glock 9mm handgun magazine featuring all-polymer construction for flawless reliability and durability over thousands of rounds. Here’s what each $16 magazine features: a high-visibility, controlled-tilt follower; a stainless steel spring; an easily removable floorplate for cleaning; a paint pen dot matrix to identify the magazine; ridged floorplate edges for a better grip; and indicator windows.
Also new is the Magpul GL L-Plate, which fits the PMAG 17 GL9 and PMAG 15 GL9. Each GL L-Plate is made of durable reinforced polymer with rubber overmolding. The GL L-Plate is designed to aid in seating the magazine into extended magazine wells while providing positive traction and impact resistance without unnecessary bulk. The plates install easily without tools in place of the original floorplate.
Glock pistols are like ATMs, smartphones and digital cameras. What did we do before them? And I can’t imagine life without them.
Integrating perfectly into the needs of armed forces, law enforcement officers and civilians, Glock pistols offer reliability, safety and accuracy. If you’ve used one Glock, you have basically used them all since they are so similar, with the same controls and Safe Action operating system.
While Glock has a spectrum of pistols meeting the needs of nearly every shooter, there are some tweaks shooters may want to make to the pistols, however.
Scroll through the gallery above for a sampling of tweaks you might want to consider. For more information on the Glock modifications in the gallery above, please visit the following websites:
- PWS Enhanced Duty Slide: primaryweapons.com; 208-344-5217
- Sprinco USA Recoil Reducer: sprinco.com: 800-397-9530
- SilencerCo Threaded Barrel: silencerco.com; 801-417-5384
- JP Enterprises Magazine Well: jprifles.
- Lone Wolf Ultimate Adjustable Trigger: lonewolfdist.com; 208-448-0600
- GlockStore Conversion Slide: glockstore.com; 800-601-8273
- Lone Wolf Werewolf: lonewolfdist.com; 208-448-0600
- Suarez Match Slide V3.0: suarezinternational.com; 928-776-4492
- Magpul Mags & Plates: magpul.com; 877-462-4785
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