Aero-tek Parts For Glocks


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Kahr carrier
December 30, 2002, 07:35 AM
Have any of you used these parts on your GLOCKS?? Any experiences good or bad with these parts??

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BamBam
December 30, 2002, 09:41 AM
Try a search at GlockTalk.com
I've seen info there.

Stephen A. Camp
December 30, 2002, 10:53 AM
Hello. I use the AeroTek fixed sights on a Glock and have no complaints.

Best.

Traveler
December 30, 2002, 01:33 PM
I have both used and sold a lot of their parts. I like them. I think they have better quality control than Lightning Strike and some of the other companies.

A lot of folks don't think about it, but it was Aro-Tek that forced Glock to offer some of the changes in design that the guns have gone through. 10 years ago Glock wouldn't even admit that American shooters would want or use things like a bigger slide release. The factory line was, "you're just using the gun wrong." Glock has quite literally tried to put the makers of aftermarket parts out of business, and after finding that there was a market for that type of product brought out their own line.

Tamara
December 30, 2002, 01:48 PM
The first couple of Glocks I owned looked like the AroTek truck overturned on top of them. They ran fine, but lately I tend just to leave them stock except for night sights and Agrip. I've decided that for me, personally, customizing a Glock is like customizing a brick... ;)

Wakal
December 30, 2002, 02:19 PM
Used a lot of their night sights on various Glocks in the last few years...no customer complaints at all. Even put sets on both of my own ugly bricks :)



Alex

eap
December 30, 2002, 04:44 PM
i had an aerotek front site on my G, liked it alot more than mep or trijicon.

tomkatz
December 30, 2002, 06:16 PM
I guess I'm with tamara on this, I had a totally tricked out arotek g19, I traded it for a bushmaster and now own basically stock glocks, just nitesites, and I like em that way....tom

Navy joe
December 30, 2002, 07:53 PM
I have one of their tritium/fiber-optic combo front sights, really think it's the best thing since sliced bread.

prism
December 30, 2002, 09:36 PM
Originally posted by Tamara
....but lately I tend just to leave them stock except for night sights and Agrip.

would that be the leopard-skin pattern AGRIP, or the urban-camo,
or basic-black? :cool:

gunrunnerjohn
December 31, 2002, 03:20 PM
I have their night sights on my G26, they're fine. I liked the fact that they were easy to install and adjustable too. :)

Tamara
December 31, 2002, 05:10 PM
Basic Black, at least until Brooks releases the Velvet Elvis or Dogs Playing Poker patterns... ;)

Kahr carrier
December 31, 2002, 09:39 PM
Dogs playing Poker Grips ,Too Cool ,I have to watch for those.:D

JohnKSa
January 2, 2003, 12:39 AM
I have Aro-Tek metal front sights on all my Glocks.

On my nightstand Glock 20 I have one of their extended slide releases.

I couldn't reliably drop the slide on this gun with the original slide stop and since it's a self-defense gun and I might HAVE to operate it one handed in an emergency, I added this part.

Normally, I slingshot the slide with my off hand, but you never know what might happen...

I also have their titanium recoil spring guides in a couple of my self-defense Glocks. These are set up to use the original spring and are a captive spring setup just like the originals. I think they're slightly less likely to break than the plastic originals.

I've never had a problem with any of their products or service.

Big Mike
January 3, 2003, 01:35 AM
On the 21 I used to own I put on the extended slide stop(the best glock accessory there is I think) and the extended mag release. I used to live in WA, near Auburn and I went there and dropped the pistol off for the work. There, a lady named Gwen showed me how to completely breakdown the pistol. She showed me in one sitting, simple! Mike

Glockster35
January 3, 2003, 07:37 AM
I used their titanium recoil spring guide rod on my G23. I also used their extended slide release on the G23. I made these purchases way back in 1994 (IIRC). They are both is still on the gun today.

My only problem with the guide rod is that it captures the spring. At the time was not a big deal to me, but as I have learned more about guns, I wouldn't make that purchase again.

I think the need to change out springs is pretty important for a heavy use gun. And at a cost of somewhere around $32 for the guide rod, I don't want to make that purchase every couple of years. With somewhere around 6,000 rounds through the gun since then, I need to change it out.

As for the slide release, it has served me well over the years, and just recently began to get a little surface rust. It was actually my fault, but still. I wet down a new leather holster, to enable better fitting (I know now it isn't a good idea...plastic baggy trick seems to work better). When I retreived the gun in the morning it had surface rust on the slide release. It cleaned up fine, and I will have to get it refinished eventually.

JohnKSa
January 3, 2003, 10:52 PM
The Glock slide stops are intentionally small so they will not be used as slide releases.

If you habitually use your stop as a release you can wear the SLIDE to the point that a new notch will have to be milled in the slide. I've read a few posts by people who have done this.

That's why I made a point of noting that it's there in case I HAVE to release the slide one handed someday.

Tag
April 23, 2003, 04:06 AM
JohnKSa,

I can't imagine that the slide stop lever on a glock would wear the notch on the slide (tenifer and all) before it would wear out itself.

After about 2000 round or so (I know, it's not 200,000 at which point it MAY be a problem) I can not see any wear on the slide whatsoever. The finish is not even worn through...

kalibear45
April 23, 2003, 03:30 PM
I've decided that for me, personally, customizing a Glock is like customizing a brick...

A brick that can shoot! :D

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