Advice needed for Glock modifications for practical shooting

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by PrinC, May 16, 2012.

  1. PrinC

    PrinC New Member

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    Hello guys,

    I have been trying to figure out which combination to use so here is a scenario hope you can assist with. I own a G35 and use it for sport shooting. I have realised that if the pistol is not held firmly when shooting it flips a bit. However, I met a friend who has now installed a heavy duty tungsten guiderod to reduce recoil. I intend doing the same but was wondering if I were to add a magwell to the pistol if the 5.5oz magwell would be better than a 6.7oz magwell.I do not want to buy both magwells to try so if anyone has any advice to offer it would be greatly appreciated. Buying the tungsten guiderod is a must. The question is which magwell would be best for this change.

    Thanks in advance for your contributions.
     
  2. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    Sorry I have no advice, but I do have a question for you. Your friend has a tungsten guide rod, did it really help with the muzzle flip? I do own a G35 and was wondering about a different guide rod! I love my G35.
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    The mag well will probably be nice to have. I don't think it will help much with muzzle lift. I would go for the lighter one and see if it makes a difference. Don't want your glock getting into the 1911 weight range. Lol
     
  4. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    if they are the same size, I'd go with the lighter one.....
     
  5. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    If muzzle flip is an issue, I would think muzzle weights would be what you want. Are they even made for Glocks? And/or a drilled barrel & slide. Is that allowed in your sport?
     
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  6. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    Hell no!! You don't want to carry a brick around!!!:). LOL
     
  7. PrinC

    PrinC New Member

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    Yes it helped with muzzle flip. I used his G35 at our last tournament and the flip was certainly reduced. He has a 17 lb spring on his guiderod but just told me he wants a 15lb spring. Hope this helps.
     
  8. PrinC

    PrinC New Member

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    The heavy duty tungsten guiderod was designed to replace the factory plastic guiderod and also add weight to the front of the firearm to reduce muzzle flip.It is a very heavy guiderod. It is allowed in IPSC matches, just that it will be in Open Class.
     
  9. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    Ah, tungsten. I got it confused with titanium. I couldn't figure why a light rod would improve things. Thanks.
     
  10. rifleman1

    rifleman1 New Member

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    the factory guide rod on a glock is 10.35 grams roughly tungsten is 43.5 they say its supposed to help im thinking about getting one also.
     
  11. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Switch to an XDM 5.25 and forget about modifying the Glock.
     
  12. rifleman1

    rifleman1 New Member

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    why not own both when you want to shoot at paper targets use the xdm when you want a selfdefense gun carry your glock;)