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  1. avatar No one of consequence says:

    An XD(m)

    1. avatar Bearpaw says:

      A holster.

      (or an holster for those across the pond)


      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.

      1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

        Because TTAG is to lazy to post The Daily Digest.

        1. avatar A O says:

          Too lazy to create interesting articles.

      2. avatar Mikial says:

        So true.

    2. avatar Ed Schrade says:

      No One of Consequence…….Agree !

      1. avatar Mikial says:

        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.

    3. avatar New Continental Army says:

      Yeah then they can have a side of treason with their gun!

    4. avatar SouthAl says:

      Smith and Wesson M&P

    5. avatar anonymous says:

      A bomb squad to defuse a glocknade.


      1. avatar el Possum Guapo Standartenfuher " they think we're making pizza's Oberst von Burn says:

        That pic was funny

    6. avatar Drew says:

      Any Beretta or Sign Sauer.

  2. avatar Kahlil says:

    Beretta 96 or CZ 75.

  3. avatar Sam I Am says:

    Number one GLOCK aftermarket upgrade?
    – marine nylon rope to tie the anchor gun to the boat

    1. avatar el Possum Guapo Standartenfuher " they think we're making pizza's Oberst von Burn says:

      Once again Gocks gotta try what the 1911’s dual purpose was meant for

  4. avatar Micah says:

    An FN pistol.

  5. avatar How_Terrible says:

    My preferred Glock upgrades are S&W 3rd generation DA/SA pistols.

    1. avatar James W Crawford says:


      The manual safety saved my life from an idiot cop.

      1. avatar How_Terrible says:

        Oddly enough I have one that is a de-cocker only model that is a former police weapon.

  6. avatar Geoff "Mess with the Bull, get the Horns" PR says:

    Extended slide release.

    So I can Optimally Operate Operationally…

    1. avatar ForgetThatNoise says:

      Are you talking about Operating in Operational Operations or non-Operational Operations?

      1. avatar Geoff "Mess with the Bull, get the Horns" PR says:



    2. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Shit. I never thought of”optimally”.

      1. avatar PistoleroJesse says:

        what about optionally?

  7. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

    The rotating cylinder conversion kit in .357 magnum.

    1. avatar MyName says:

      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.)

      1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

        Well S,R&Co kind of has the rugged, reliable, utilitarian revolver market cornered, but I’m sure Gaston could make them uglier.

      2. avatar Rocketman says:

        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.

        1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

          Make it 10mm and feed it through the grip and I’m interested.

        2. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

          I predict SHOT Show 2019.
          Carbines from Glock.

        3. avatar Geoff "Mess with the Bull, get the Horns" PR says:

          ” 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 :


          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…

        4. avatar daveinwyo says:

          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?

  8. avatar ForgetThatNoise says:

    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.

    1. avatar Bcb says:

      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.

      1. avatar Now that's a great article TTAG! says:

        A Springfield xdm 10mm creedmoor.

    2. avatar MT says:

      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.

  9. avatar Me, Myself and I says:

    A 1911…. cause ma 1911!!!

    1. avatar TexTed says:

      He asked for UPgrades… Sheesh.

      1. avatar Friends don't let friends buy glocks says:

        No…He’s correct, because if you bought a glock you DOWNgraded, then when you bought a 1911 you UPgraded.

  10. avatar Lawdog says:

    Ghost trigger connector and a ninja mounted to the rail.

    1. avatar MyName says:

      Better yet, Ghost Ninja.

  11. avatar SelousX says:

    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.

    1. avatar Johnny_893 says:

      “Minute of angle out to 7 yards”? You’re joking right? You know what a minute of angle is right?

  12. avatar Jiffy lubed me says:

    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.

  13. avatar Samr says:

    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.

  14. avatar Ralph says:

    A lockable case.

  15. avatar Scooter says:

    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.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Slow Clap.

      1. avatar Bearpaw says:

        What, no Picitinny mini-chainsaw? You must not be a real operator like me.

        1. avatar jwm says:

          I thought the phone company uses computers instead of you ladies these days?

    2. avatar bontai joe says:

      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.

    3. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      You rock.
      You win the interwebz of the day.

    4. avatar Doc Samson says:

      Some really funny comments but this… THIS IS HOW IT’S DONE!

    5. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Oh, boosht. It took you hours to compose that!

  16. avatar New Continental Army says:

    GRIP ZONE!!!

  17. avatar Mack The Knife says:

    1. Apex trigger
    2. Amerglow front sight
    3. Trigger guard under cut

  18. avatar Hoyden says:

    Dawson trigger, mud river tactical iwb, Tritium. Bring on The Purge.

  19. avatar C.S. says:

    Krytos titanium slide.

  20. avatar CZ Rider says:

    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…

  21. avatar Anymouse says:

    Select fire backplate

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      I was gonna say, drop-in auto sear.

  22. avatar arc says:

    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.

  23. avatar Nanashi says:

    If we restrict to things on the gun: Better sights. Better trigger is number 2.

  24. avatar Oliver says:

    An alloy frame and longer smoother trigger pull.

  25. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    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.

    1. avatar Spit Monkey says:

      Got to be a joke in there somewhere comparing a girlfriend and a Glock trigger.

      That might have been it.

  26. avatar Shwiggie says:

    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.

  27. avatar MLee says:

    GLOCK upgrade? Spell it wrong (Glock) and don’t own it.

  28. avatar GDMF says:

    First, Tau Development’s Striker Control Device and then Night Fision Sights.


    1. avatar Jon in CO says:

      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.

  29. avatar CoryC says:

    An RMR w/ Light combo. Then the sights don’t matter and my older weaker eyes can see the target better.

  30. avatar TexTed says:

    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.”

  31. avatar Brian says:

    Ruger PC Carbine

  32. avatar tdiinva says:

    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?

    1. avatar ‘liljoe says:

      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

      1. avatar tdiinva says:

        How much work have you done in your Corolla?

    2. avatar Em says:

      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.”

      1. avatar tdiinva says:

        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?

    3. avatar Curtis in IL says:

      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.

      1. avatar Nanashi says:

        Harley Davidsons DO suck, but that’s beside the point.

    4. avatar Mark H says:

      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.

  33. avatar Ansel Hazen says:

    Sell it for a Steyr.

  34. avatar bontai joe says:

    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.

  35. avatar The Rookie says:

    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.

    1. avatar Cooter E Lee says:

      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.

  36. avatar Excedrine says:

    A first-generation full-size S&W M&P .40.

    1. avatar neiowa says:

      Same in .45

      No training wheels on my bike either.

  37. avatar James says:

    Fiber optic sights, Glock minus connector, grip plug and vickers mag release.

  38. avatar Jean-Claude says:

    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.

  39. avatar Tim U says:

    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)

  40. avatar Von says:

    Put a Lonewolf barrel in my G17 early gen 2 to shoot lead.

  41. avatar Joatmon says:

    Sights and a .25¢ trigger job. That’s it.
    It’s meant to protect me and mine, not win a beauty pageant.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      What can you buy for a quarter cent? Some .9mm ammo?

  42. avatar Bigus Dickus says:

    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.

  43. avatar Ironhead says:

    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!

  44. avatar Skrobie says:

    a H&K P30L is my aftermarket upgrade

  45. avatar Qwerty says:

    Real sights
    Extended slide release and take down levers (names may vary)
    Ghost Edge connector.
    Ammo. Lots and lots of ammo.

  46. avatar IAmNotTheHulk says:

    Frickin’ Lazer Beams!

  47. avatar Wally1 says:

    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!

  48. avatar JMR says:

    Upgrade the 5th generation of Prrfection?


  49. avatar AlanInFL says:

    Will wait for the Glock 1911 as the future up grade.

  50. avatar Cloudbuster says:

    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.

  51. avatar El Duderino says:


  52. avatar tdiinva says:

    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.

  53. avatar Mort says:

    Hogue grip sleeve.

  54. avatar Mark H says:

    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.

  55. avatar el Possum Guapo Standartenfuher " they think we're making pizza's Oberst von Burn says:

    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.

  56. avatar Ragnar says:

    Threaded barrel and night sights.

  57. avatar Jimmy james says:

    Gotta be Pearce Grip magazine base pads.

  58. avatar Dan Boyd says:

    Grip plug and backplate, aluminum
    All Glocks should be 9mn
    All 9mms should be Glocks

  59. avatar Cliff Spirit says:

    Stainless steel spring guide and extended slide stop.

  60. avatar AmericanIcon says:

    Best Glock upgrade? A 1911.

  61. avatar flynbenny says:

    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.

  62. avatar GunDick says:

    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.

    1. avatar flynbenny says:

      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.

  63. avatar Mikial says:

    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.

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