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  1. LUCKYDAWG13

    LUCKYDAWG13 Member

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    New to Glocks what if any upgrades do you do to yours
     
  2. Ohen Cepel

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    I don't do anything to mine. Most of the things people "fix" on them didn't need to be "fixed". I would shoot it a lot and decide for yourself.
     
  3. WrongHanded

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    I sell them and buy Sigs. :rofl:

    Just kidding (well kinda), I still have a G23.
     
  4. LUCKYDAWG13

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    LOL got a Sig just wanted to see how Glocks run
     
  5. Trunk Monkey

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    I take the factory plastic sights off and put factory steel sights on. It costs around 10 bucks
     
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  6. WrongHanded

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    I understand. It's definitely a design worth trying, and one I have a lot of respect for. I simply don't care for the ergonomics. But I have to say, I think for general shooting they work just fine in the stock configuration.
     
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  7. z7

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    I think it depends on what you are trying to do. Casual shooting, do nothing until you shoot it a bunch and identify anything that you want to change

    Competition, talon grips and new sights, consider trigger upgrades after you shoot it quite a bit

    Conceal carry, I like tritium sights and talon “rubber” grips
     
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  8. Mizar

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    BA/UU/R is the best advice for firearm upgrades I have received ever.
     
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  9. pblanc

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    Well, I would definitely shoot it first and then decide. I have a Glock 19 Gen 4 that I have made many modifications to. These days I probably would have bought the Gen 5 since it lacks the GD finger grooves/bumps.

    The modifications that were essential for me were grinding off the finger grooves and undercutting the trigger guard to fit my hand size, and a better set of sights. I stippled the grip frame front strap after grinding off the finger grooves with a wood burning iron.

    I also installed a Tau Striker Control Device to enhance safety while holstering and reholstering. This is a simple device that replaces the slide end plate.

    Other modifications that were largely a matter of personal preference were switching to a Gen 3 trigger with a smooth trigger shoe face rather than the grooved one of the Gen 4. I installed slightly extended slide stop and take down levers to make the function of these controls a bit easier.

    My G 19 also has a factory (-) (minus) connector which is a very popular modification that lightens trigger pull a bit. But I also installed the New York NY-1 trigger spring. The net result of the two is a trigger pull weight that is a little heavier than stock but one that provides significant resistance feedback during the pre-travel or "take-up" stage of the trigger pull. I feel this results in a safer trigger for me.
     
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  10. Stumper

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    Upgrade perfection? ? ?? ??????;) While I don't buy the "Glock Perfection" line they do tend to work pretty well out of the box. I change the sights. 3.5lb connectors make the trigger squish decent. Done.
     
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  11. LUCKYDAWG13

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    Yes i was going to put the 3.5 connector in just thought that as long as i have it apart if i should do anything else This is a new to me G3 so what about springs going to the range tomorrow to see how it shoots
     
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    3.5lb ghost or wolf connector, extended slide stop and meprolight night sights get put on every new Glock I get.
     
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  13. pblanc

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    The design of the Glock is a bit unusual in that the coil trigger spring actually serves to "help" pull the trigger, so installing a higher force coil trigger spring actually reduces trigger pull weight somewhat. The New York (NY-1 and NY-2) trigger springs work in a completely different fashion. The coil trigger springs can be purchased in a variety of weights including 5 lbs (standard), 8 lbs, and 12 lbs.

    The following info came from another forum and I cannot vouch for its absolute accuracy.

    "Here are the trigger spring/connector combinations and their respective trigger pulls, if that helps:

    Minus Connector + Standard Trigger Spring = ~4.5lbs
    Minus Connector + NY1 Trigger Spring = ~7.5lbs
    Standard Connector + Standard Trigger Spring = ~5.5lbs
    Standard Connector + NY1 Trigger Spring = ~9lbs
    Standard Connector + NY2 Trigger Spring = ~11lbs
    Dot Connector + Standard Trigger Spring = ~8lbs"

    I have the minus connector plus NY-1 trigger spring combo. The overall pull weight is definitely greater than stock, but I would estimate it to be closer to 6.5 lbs than 7.5 lbs. It could conceivably be 7 lbs.

    Here is a short article on popular trigger modifications for Glocks. Changing the serrated G 19 trigger for a smooth face trigger and swapping connectors and trigger springs is discussed:

    https://www.gunnuts.net/2013/04/04/modifying-the-glock-truth-about-triggers/

    Swapping your connector is really quite easy but when you do so, before you remove the old connector, carefully examine just how far it splays out from the side of the trigger mechanism housing. In order for the trigger to function and reset properly, your new connector should splay out to the same extent. When you reattach your trigger spring, make sure you get the orientation of the hooks at the ends correct.

    It is always best to make one modification at a time so that you can judge its effect and confirm proper function before making another.
     
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  14. KNO3

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    Have had my Gen4 19 since 2010. I've shot around 4K rounds with it. It eats everything I've fed it (steel/aluminum/brass case, 115gr/124gr/147gr bullets, sp and +p loads) with minimal hick-ups. The only mod I made was to swap the sights to Trijcon night sights. I've waxed and waned about messing with the trigger, but I'm accurate enough at 25 yards so I likely won't do anything else (except buy another one.)
     
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    What is BA/UU/R in English?
     
  16. Everready73

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    If you bought the base model with plastic sights that is a must imo. Other than that shoot it a bit and see what your preferences are. Glock is the most supported handgun in the world and it is easy to get carried away.

    For mine I changed:

    Sights
    Replaced guide for stainless
    Mag release
    Slide release

    Most are cheap upgrades that make the gun better ( for me). I did drop over 100 on a good set of sites, but the other stuff wasn't too expensive. I will probably replace the trigger eventually as well, but I don't shoot the gun much as I prefer my CZ's , Walther and others more.

    I am definitely not their biggest fan but they do work. Even if I buy a cz etc parts usually get replaced that add an advantage for me
     
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  17. Wisco

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    Depends on the generation.

    Gen 2 gets sights, NY1 trigger spring and 3.5 connector, non-serrated trigger.

    Gen 3 gets the above plus finger grooves removed and front strap stippling.

    Gen 5 gets sights, 4.5 (-) connector. Hopefully there’s a trigger out there soon that is the same as the NY1, 3.5 combo.
     
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    I've seen BA/UA/R used for
    Buy Ammo/ Use Ammo/ Repeat
     
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  19. eam3clm@att.net

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    Polish the trigger bar and connector, the striker block safety, and the front edge of the leg on the striker. Maybe get an extended slide release. If it's a compact or subcompact (19,23 or 26/27) order a smooth faced (glock brand) trigger that goes on the full size guns (17,22). Assuming its either a 9mm of 40 S&W. New sights if you don't like the factory plastic dove tail protector that installed at the factory. The biggest "upgrade" that you cant get for a glock that you will be almost certainly satisfied with is extra magazines. Way to many threads and gun shop conversations about glock malfunctions that start off with " I put this new wiz bang accessory to improve my glock, and now its not reliable".
     
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  20. JeffG

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    Steel night sights, 10 magazines, 300 rounds of practice ammo, an armorer's manual, and another Glock set up the same way.
     
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  21. LUCKYDAWG13

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    Thanks all I just sent for a set of Talon rubber Grips
     
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  22. paulsj

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    I have done nothing to ones I used to own.
     
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  23. 1KPerDay

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    What do you like about the NY1/3.5 combo?
     
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  24. Wisco

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    I like the constant takeup to the point of a more crisp break. And a more positive reset.

    Less slack to take up, less of a “wall” to break.
     
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  25. JEB

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    for my gen 4 19 i went with an 8# trigger spring, 3.5 lb connector, Dawson precision sights, and cut down one of the back straps so it is just the beaver tail. i may add a smooth face trigger at some point. it is all personal preference really, but for me i would say the sights and the connector are must-haves.
     
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