We’ll Just Leave This Right Here by Dan Zimmerman | Oct 12, 2018 | 117 comments facebook twitter linkedin email comments No one of consequence says: October 12, 2018 at 20:05 An XD(m) Reply Bearpaw says: October 12, 2018 at 20:25 A holster. (or an holster for those across the pond) next? But seriously Dan, are you posting this just to disrupt a perfectly good Friday night? So many non-Glock owners whose underwear is firmly wedged into their behinds will be up late tonight stressing about this. Reply Green Mtn. Boy says: October 13, 2018 at 00:07 Because TTAG is to lazy to post The Daily Digest. Reply A O says: October 13, 2018 at 04:35 Too lazy to create interesting articles. Mikial says: October 22, 2018 at 17:33 So true. Reply Ed Schrade says: October 12, 2018 at 20:32 No One of Consequence…….Agree ! Reply Mikial says: October 22, 2018 at 17:35 XDs are nice. I carried one for a while, but then it had a serious malfunction that required me to call the factory for a solution. After that, it was back to my Glock. Reply New Continental Army says: October 12, 2018 at 21:30 Yeah then they can have a side of treason with their gun! Reply SouthAl says: October 12, 2018 at 22:47 Smith and Wesson M&P Reply anonymous says: October 12, 2018 at 23:34 A bomb squad to defuse a glocknade. https://pics.me.me/tf-glocknade-out-13147094.png Reply el Possum Guapo Standartenfuher " they think we're making pizza's Oberst von Burn says: October 13, 2018 at 15:44 That pic was funny Reply Drew says: October 13, 2018 at 05:33 Any Beretta or Sign Sauer. Reply Kahlil says: October 12, 2018 at 20:05 Beretta 96 or CZ 75. Reply Sam I Am says: October 12, 2018 at 20:06 Number one GLOCK aftermarket upgrade? – marine nylon rope to tie the anchor gun to the boat Reply el Possum Guapo Standartenfuher " they think we're making pizza's Oberst von Burn says: October 13, 2018 at 15:47 Once again Gocks gotta try what the 1911’s dual purpose was meant for Reply Micah says: October 12, 2018 at 20:07 An FN pistol. Reply How_Terrible says: October 12, 2018 at 20:08 My preferred Glock upgrades are S&W 3rd generation DA/SA pistols. Reply James W Crawford says: October 13, 2018 at 13:54 Amen! The manual safety saved my life from an idiot cop. Reply How_Terrible says: October 13, 2018 at 20:06 Oddly enough I have one that is a de-cocker only model that is a former police weapon. Reply Geoff "Mess with the Bull, get the Horns" PR says: October 12, 2018 at 20:12 Extended slide release. So I can Optimally Operate Operationally… Reply ForgetThatNoise says: October 12, 2018 at 20:17 Are you talking about Operating in Operational Operations or non-Operational Operations? Reply Geoff "Mess with the Bull, get the Horns" PR says: October 12, 2018 at 23:21 Yes. *snicker*… Reply LarryinTX says: October 13, 2018 at 13:58 Shit. I never thought of”optimally”. Reply PistoleroJesse says: October 13, 2018 at 21:38 what about optionally? Reply Gov. William J Le Petomane says: October 12, 2018 at 20:13 The rotating cylinder conversion kit in .357 magnum. Reply MyName says: October 12, 2018 at 20:39 Please don’t give Gaston ideas. I never want to see a Glock revolver. (Although, I do have an LCR and that’s pretty darn close.) Reply Gov. William J Le Petomane says: October 12, 2018 at 21:38 Well S,R&Co kind of has the rugged, reliable, utilitarian revolver market cornered, but I’m sure Gaston could make them uglier. Reply Rocketman says: October 12, 2018 at 21:43 I’ve often thought that the one thing that the Glock line needs is a semi-auto carbine in both 9mm and 45 ACP. The Glock people could also design and market a select fire full auto sub gun for police and military work. Using Glock mags of course. Reply Gov. William J Le Petomane says: October 12, 2018 at 22:47 Make it 10mm and feed it through the grip and I’m interested. Tom in Oregon says: October 12, 2018 at 23:22 I predict SHOT Show 2019. Carbines from Glock. Geoff "Mess with the Bull, get the Horns" PR says: October 12, 2018 at 23:28 ” The Glock people could also design and market a select fire full auto sub gun for police and military work.” They already have the G-18, select-fire in 9mm. If Glock ever made a conversion kit built along the lines of the MechTech : http://mechtechsys.com/ I’d be all over that like a Democrat on public tax money. 8-inch barrel, threaded, and an arm brace, it would be the cat’s ass… daveinwyo says: October 13, 2018 at 07:26 Didn’t Ruger come out with a PCC? In 9mm and will accept glock mags. Seems to fit the bill. How you doin’ Tom in ore? ForgetThatNoise says: October 12, 2018 at 20:13 Well since we beat that joke to death right off the bat (bravo by the way, seriously, really strong work there), ditching dem polymer sights. And if you say anything other than sights you’re wrong. Reply Bcb says: October 12, 2018 at 20:21 Sights and trigger are a resasonable upgrade for 95% of weapons out there. Seems logical. I’ll never understand why we can’t have simple weapons with good sights and trigger. I’m cool with plain Jane everything else. Reply Now that's a great article TTAG! says: October 12, 2018 at 20:37 A Springfield xdm 10mm creedmoor. Reply MT says: October 12, 2018 at 21:15 Grip reduction and stipple job…..guess that makes me wrong; pleased to meet ya. Then….take that gun and trade it in for a Sig. Reply Me, Myself and I says: October 12, 2018 at 20:24 A 1911…. cause ma 1911!!! Reply TexTed says: October 12, 2018 at 22:17 He asked for UPgrades… Sheesh. Reply Friends don't let friends buy glocks says: October 13, 2018 at 15:30 No…He’s correct, because if you bought a glock you DOWNgraded, then when you bought a 1911 you UPgraded. Reply Francis says: October 12, 2018 at 20:30 AR-15 Reply Lawdog says: October 12, 2018 at 20:30 Ghost trigger connector and a ninja mounted to the rail. Reply MyName says: October 12, 2018 at 20:37 Better yet, Ghost Ninja. Reply SelousX says: October 12, 2018 at 20:34 Better sights. For me, the trigger is sufficient for maintaining MoA (minute of @$$hole) accuracy out to 7 yd. Beyond that, I’d reach for a long gun, perhaps something in 5.45×39. Reply Johnny_893 says: October 16, 2018 at 12:26 “Minute of angle out to 7 yards”? You’re joking right? You know what a minute of angle is right? Reply Jiffy lubed me says: October 12, 2018 at 20:34 Night sights and nothing else, and this with all my handguns other than sights I never upgrade anything. I am not a Glock fanboy by the way, I also have and I enjoy other guns from other manufacturers. Reply Samr says: October 12, 2018 at 20:37 Glock perfection is a myth. It’s like saying “AR” (insert favorite brand here) perfection. It’s a great platform to build on. I did ameriglo sights and a TALON grip and left it at that. G 19 gen 5 now feels great in my hand and I can get the front sight immediately. I don’t care about looks and I’m not shooting competitions. I want something that’s comfortable to conceal and goes band every time by booger finger hits the bang button. For those needs, it works. Reply Ralph says: October 12, 2018 at 20:43 A lockable case. Reply Scooter says: October 12, 2018 at 20:52 Extended clip. Don’t forget to practice sweeping off the safety. Mine is in .9mm. Fully semi-auto. Might add the thing that goes up. Maybe a couple bumpstocks and a pistol bayonet. Hydrodip cerakote it zombie green with Punisher 1911 grips. Stipple the sights. Swap in a Desert Eagle upper in 45-70. Thinking of adding a turbo dual exhaust holographic red dot with bacon and extra cheese. Mine shoots a little left. Probably need to adjust the idle, get a new MAF sensor. Put some grip tape and Line-X on that bad boy, carry it in my Don Hume custom IWB/shoulder holster combo. It’s 100% Peruvian virgin cowhide kydex in faux carbon fiber with silver-plated real gold adjustment screws. I only shoot and carry Black Talon hollow-point cop-killer armor-piercing dum dum rounds. I call it Fist of Vengeance. Wrote it on the slide in Sharpie. Badass. #pewlife. Reply jwm says: October 12, 2018 at 21:45 Slow Clap. Reply Bearpaw says: October 12, 2018 at 23:39 What, no Picitinny mini-chainsaw? You must not be a real operator like me. Reply jwm says: October 13, 2018 at 10:11 I thought the phone company uses computers instead of you ladies these days? bontai joe says: October 12, 2018 at 22:50 Scooter, if I was in charge of the internet, I’d award you a fabulous prize for winning the world wide web post of the day! OUTSTANDING!!!! I’ll be laughing the rest of the night. Reply Tom in Oregon says: October 13, 2018 at 00:14 Scooter. You rock. You win the interwebz of the day. Reply Doc Samson says: October 13, 2018 at 06:20 Some really funny comments but this… THIS IS HOW IT’S DONE! Reply LarryinTX says: October 13, 2018 at 14:02 Oh, boosht. It took you hours to compose that! Reply New Continental Army says: October 12, 2018 at 20:53 GRIP ZONE!!! Reply Mack The Knife says: October 12, 2018 at 20:54 1. Apex trigger 2. Amerglow front sight 3. Trigger guard under cut Reply Hoyden says: October 12, 2018 at 20:57 Dawson trigger, mud river tactical iwb, Tritium. Bring on The Purge. Reply C.S. says: October 12, 2018 at 20:59 Krytos titanium slide. Reply CZ Rider says: October 12, 2018 at 21:03 Mine was a Viridian C5L-R and about ten minutes with a dremel to solve the only problem I’ve ever had with the G26. Fits perfectly and has held up just fine through several years of 9mm and .40 recoil (second upgrade was a G27 slide). Now if only stupid Streamlight hadn’t ruined all my hard work with their stupid TLR-6… Reply Anymouse says: October 12, 2018 at 21:04 Select fire backplate Reply LarryinTX says: October 13, 2018 at 14:04 I was gonna say, drop-in auto sear. Reply arc says: October 12, 2018 at 21:22 A holster, followed by a laser + light combo. If I had an unlimited budget, I would get some lonewolf stuff. New slide, holographic sight, metal recoil spring… And my favorite… an 80% selector switch. Reply Nanashi says: October 12, 2018 at 21:29 If we restrict to things on the gun: Better sights. Better trigger is number 2. Reply Oliver says: October 12, 2018 at 21:32 An alloy frame and longer smoother trigger pull. Reply Curtis in IL says: October 12, 2018 at 21:33 My G26 has a Ghost connector and aftermarket sights. And Pierce grip extensions. And it’s for sale at my LGS. You can make a Glock trigger suck less, but you can’t make it not suck. Reply Spit Monkey says: October 13, 2018 at 09:17 Got to be a joke in there somewhere comparing a girlfriend and a Glock trigger. That might have been it. Reply Shwiggie says: October 12, 2018 at 21:51 Grip Force Adapter. Fixes the ridiculous grip angle and provides a beavertail. Less necessary since the 4th generation models, but I haven’t bought any since then (and likely won’t again). After this, sights (any sights), a 3 1/2# trigger bar, and a 25 cent trigger job. Reply MLee says: October 12, 2018 at 21:56 GLOCK upgrade? Spell it wrong (Glock) and don’t own it. Reply GDMF says: October 12, 2018 at 22:12 First, Tau Development’s Striker Control Device and then Night Fision Sights. Done. Reply Jon in CO says: October 13, 2018 at 10:22 Night Fission has SOLID stuff and awesome prices to boot. I just looked the other day and they now have red and blue front dots. Crazy stuff. Reply CoryC says: October 12, 2018 at 22:13 An RMR w/ Light combo. Then the sights don’t matter and my older weaker eyes can see the target better. Reply TexTed says: October 12, 2018 at 22:21 Glock upgrades? I upgraded my G45 to 10mm, and I upgraded my G30 to .460 Rowland, and then I put them away in the safe and I carry my Springfields. I got the wife a G43 because she can only rack Glock slides, but other than that I don’t see buying more Glocks when the XD outdoes it in every way, especially with the grip safety which prevents “Glock leg.” Reply Brian says: October 12, 2018 at 22:29 Ruger PC Carbine Reply tdiinva says: October 12, 2018 at 22:37 Would you buy a car that required extensive modifications to configure it to meet your requirements? Didn’t think so. You would buy the one that had what you wanted and drive it off the lot. Now tell me again why you bought that G19? Reply ‘liljoe says: October 12, 2018 at 22:54 I’ve modified my glocks, my 1911’s, my XDm, my Taurus g2c…. generally I don’t think it’s a problem with the gun… I think it’s a problem with me. Having said that ghost trigger connector, tritium sights, steel guide rod/spring, cool backplate… done Reply tdiinva says: October 12, 2018 at 22:59 How much work have you done in your Corolla? Reply Em says: October 12, 2018 at 22:56 Are you serious? Gotta do the triple-s: shocks, springs, sways on just about everything this side of a “real” sportscar. Even if you don’t care about that, there’s still wheels/tires/brakes even if your only criteria is “cheap” and “available at the local Sam’s Club.” Reply tdiinva says: October 13, 2018 at 07:48 Got to swap out the engine with a Hemi. I mean, what’s the purpose of all that work if you still max out your 0-60 time at 15 seconds? Reply Curtis in IL says: October 12, 2018 at 22:58 Because Toyota doesn’t make pistols. Seriously, plenty of Harley Davidson owners modify their bikes, big time. That doesn’t mean Harleys suck. You’re not fixing it, you’re personalizing it. Reply Nanashi says: October 13, 2018 at 02:56 Harley Davidsons DO suck, but that’s beside the point. Reply Mark H says: October 13, 2018 at 14:55 Never bought a car/truck that didn’t need something. Factory tires for example are almost always garbage. They put on soft tires so it “rides quiet” during the test drive but perform terrible in the real world. On a truck the first thing I do is go to the tire dealership and get rid of the P rated crap-tires that puncture when you drive over a twig and put on decent E load rated tires. On my Mustang the first thing I did was ditch the garbage tires and get some Z rated Eagles. Reply Ansel Hazen says: October 12, 2018 at 22:39 Sell it for a Steyr. Reply bontai joe says: October 12, 2018 at 22:53 Since my Glock is a 1st gen bought many years ago (before the war), the only upgrade I bought for it was a Hogue neoprene grip sleeve as the early Glocks were rather slick to hold if your hands had any oil, sweat, or other moisture on them. I haven’t really felt the need to do anything else as it works as is to my satisfaction. Reply The Rookie says: October 13, 2018 at 00:20 My first choice would be: A “Fun Switch” installation to turn it into a GLOCK 18. (Full auto makes *everything* better, after all). My more realistic choice: Probably a trigger upgrade. You can’t do much about my biggest Glock dislike (the grip angle), but addressing the spongy trigger is easily done and not very expensive. Reply Cooter E Lee says: October 13, 2018 at 20:14 You can buy a polymer 80% non-glock glock with a 1911 grip angle. Picked up one today at the knob creek machine gun shoot. Fully semi automatic assault ghost gun high capacity weapon of war. The full electric rock and roll is super easy on a glock, just waiting for the day it becomes legal or I no longer worry about legality. Reply Excedrine says: October 13, 2018 at 01:07 A first-generation full-size S&W M&P .40. Reply neiowa says: October 13, 2018 at 12:51 Same in .45 No training wheels on my bike either. Reply James says: October 13, 2018 at 01:32 Fiber optic sights, Glock minus connector, grip plug and vickers mag release. Reply Jean-Claude says: October 13, 2018 at 04:52 I have a 2nd Gen G19. Only thing I’ve done to it is replace the stock sights with night sights. My G26 , same thing. My G43 had a TERRIBLE, AWFUL trigger. I swapped in a Ghost connector, and lower power striker and firing pin safety springs. I had to because the stock trigger was affecting my accuracy. Reply Tim U says: October 13, 2018 at 06:30 The best answer is – just the sights. The only other acceptable answer is a threaded barrel for suppressor use. Glocks don’t need aftermarket stuff. If you have to have a better trigger, buy something with a better trigger from the factory (those aftermarket triggers just reduce reliability anyway, even if the pull is better) Reply Von says: October 13, 2018 at 06:48 Put a Lonewolf barrel in my G17 early gen 2 to shoot lead. Reply Joatmon says: October 13, 2018 at 07:24 Sights and a .25¢ trigger job. That’s it. It’s meant to protect me and mine, not win a beauty pageant. Reply LarryinTX says: October 13, 2018 at 14:10 What can you buy for a quarter cent? Some .9mm ammo? Reply Bigus Dickus says: October 13, 2018 at 07:29 See, this is what makes a Glock such a great gun. The ability to modify it with parts so you can turn a Glock INTO a good gun. Unlike S&W….Ruger….Sig….which are good guns out of the box. Reply Ironhead says: October 13, 2018 at 07:55 6.5 creedmoor conversion, make sure it has an inline recoil path, a bayonet/chainsaw/light/laser/bottle opener on the rail, a mrds, a better trigger, and GRIPZONE! Reply Skrobie says: October 13, 2018 at 08:03 a H&K P30L is my aftermarket upgrade Reply Qwerty says: October 13, 2018 at 09:22 Real sights Extended slide release and take down levers (names may vary) Ghost Edge connector. Ammo. Lots and lots of ammo. Reply IAmNotTheHulk says: October 13, 2018 at 09:34 Frickin’ Lazer Beams! Reply Wally1 says: October 13, 2018 at 10:13 There was a reference to comparing Glocks to Harley-Davidsons, I had three Harleys and if they had been built with the quality and reliability of a Glock, I would still have them. The Harleys are gone but I still have the Glocks. I tend to keep things that work, without constantly having to work on them, I now have Yamaha’s and Honda’s and much like the Glock’s, I don’t have to work on them either! Reply JMR says: October 13, 2018 at 10:36 Upgrade the 5th generation of Prrfection? How? Reply AlanInFL says: October 13, 2018 at 12:02 Will wait for the Glock 1911 as the future up grade. Reply Cloudbuster says: October 13, 2018 at 12:26 I’ve had it for a couple decades at least — actually have forgotten when I bought it — and never upgraded anything. Even the stock sights do the job well enough for me. Reply El Duderino says: October 13, 2018 at 12:37 Sights. Reply tdiinva says: October 13, 2018 at 12:49 The trigger upgrade is the most common Glock upgrade but I have it on good authority that your fine motor skills go out the window when the SHTF. So you won’t notice the nice smooth trigger anyway. And that audible click that informs you that the trigger reset? Well, unless you walk around with ear protection on your hearing will be compromised and you won’t hear it. Shooters are like weekend golfer who think if Tiger, Phil or DJ use it will make them better. My son qualified for the US Amatuer with a Top Flight Gamer. He figured he wasn’t going to make it so he did it on a lark. So much for the $50 box of Pro Vs. Amatuer tip:. You aren’t Jerry Miculek. The stock Glock trigger and sights are good enough for self defense. But it’s a free country; if you want to spend Sig Prices for Glock have at it. Reply Mort says: October 13, 2018 at 14:15 Hogue grip sleeve. Reply Mark H says: October 13, 2018 at 14:50 Sold My G20 and bought a Delta Elite. Best upgrade I ever made. Otherwise, the best upgrade was a 3.5 lb disconector. Trigger was still “sqooshy” but at least it was lighter. Reply el Possum Guapo Standartenfuher " they think we're making pizza's Oberst von Burn says: October 13, 2018 at 15:55 I’d like to upgrade my Glock with nickel plated frame and slide, some fine engraving on the frame and slide, some mastodon ivory as grips and a nice single action trigger breaking at about 2lbs. a single stack magazine so it points a little better. And a thumb and grip safety. Reply Ragnar says: October 13, 2018 at 22:47 Threaded barrel and night sights. Reply Jimmy james says: October 14, 2018 at 11:33 Gotta be Pearce Grip magazine base pads. Reply Dan Boyd says: October 15, 2018 at 07:49 Grip plug and backplate, aluminum All Glocks should be 9mn All 9mms should be Glocks Reply Cliff Spirit says: October 17, 2018 at 17:01 Stainless steel spring guide and extended slide stop. Reply AmericanIcon says: October 19, 2018 at 11:36 Best Glock upgrade? A 1911. Reply flynbenny says: October 19, 2018 at 15:54 Aftermarket sights. I like a black rear with a green fiber front sight. Taran Tactical is the best I’ve used, have those on my 17. Speer Gold Dot 124 gr +P and my stout 124 gr poly-coated load shoot exactly to point of aim at 25 yards with Taran Tactical sights. Reply GunDick says: October 22, 2018 at 11:54 Sold my G43 only because my old hands found it a bit too recoil(ly). Kept my G42, but many of its add-ons worked also on the 43. Added (1) Arachnigrip slide racking assist for old hands. (2) Glock Store “t”-handle for added rack assist. (3) Talon rubber grip for old hands’ comfort plus good grip. (4) Trijicon HD XR night sights (orange dot) to help my old eyes. (5) Strike Industries’ +2 magazine extension to accommodate my pinky finger, add round count, and improve grip control. This made my 42 my preferred carry. Various other things tried all failed to add to control, grip, trigger, or accuracy for me. Reply flynbenny says: October 22, 2018 at 17:56 I got a 42 as soon as they came out. I tested a 43 but kept my 42, it’s just a little smaller and more controllable. If carrying it in a IWB holster I typically have a mag with a Taran Tactical +2 extension on it in the gun, and my reload has been an ETS 9 round mag I’ve had for a year or so now without any issues. If ankle carrying or pocket carrying I use a mag with a Taran Tactical +1 baseplate in the gun, as it is more concealable. I’ve always carried Hornady Custom 90 gr XTP in it, have over 500 of those through the gun now with zero issues, shoots to point of aim also. The 42 (in my opinion) runs better with ammo loaded up to full power, not the stuff that has reduced power to be more controllable in a P3AT/LCP type pistol. Reply Mikial says: October 22, 2018 at 17:32 I had a 4 pound trigger installed. It’s all I’ve ever needed. My Glock runs any ammo, under any conditions, and shoots very accurately. Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.