While guns like the Ruger 10/22 and AR-15s may be the first firearms that come to mind when you think “upgrades and customization,” there is a handgun that can be just as customizable. Glocks are reliable and easily serviceable right off the shelf, but with even the most basic upgrades, your Glock can be customized and personalized to fit your needs more perfectly than you may have initially realized.
One of the easiest places to start upgrading your Glock is with the sight. The plastic, factory-installed sight can wear over time, so it makes sense for a lot of shooters to upgrade this feature. When choosing a new sight, it’s important to keep in mind durability, size and weight, how easy it is to use, and of course, accuracy. Replacing the sight does require a Glock-specific front sight tool, but this tool is widely available and fairly straightforward to use.
Upgrading the mostly-plastic trigger is not only good for long-term durability but will provide additional comfort for the shooter, whether that’s improved surface area to finger ratio on the shoe or a smoother pull. There is a wide variety of trigger replacement options for Glocks, and thanks to multiple color options, a trigger is the perfect place to both upgrade and customize your Glock.
Slide Cover Replacements
Finally, a quick upgrade like a slide cover replacement is not only an added level of customization, it also provides an additional safety feature when holstering. As always, this is no replacement for essential gun safety and handling knowledge, but it does provide reassurance when it comes to possible obstructions that might get in the way when holstering.
The stock model, bare-bones Glock is already a reliable option for many shooters, and upgrades can only enhance the usability and enjoyment of your firearm.