Glock 23 Mods? suggestions!!!

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by MartinG23, May 17, 2010.

  1. MartinG23

    MartinG23 New Member

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    I'm new to the Glock family but I already know that I'll be holding on to my Glock 23 for a very long time. Which brings me to this thread...I want to make some mods I'm just not sure what I can do...lol...or rather what I should do. I know Glock's in general are pretty awesome stock but they can be much better. Where should one start and any suggestions on where to look price wise!!!?
     
  2. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    What does it need other than ammo & mags? Shoot it a lot, get proficient and then you'll know if you need to make any changes. If it ain't broke - don't fix it...
     

  3. MartinG23

    MartinG23 New Member

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    hmmm....well said!!!! I have shot it and I luv it....maybe I'm just one of those techy ppl that wanna do stuff like add a Viridian Green Laser Sight for fun...lol idk I'm just in super vanity mode since this bad boy is only 3 days new to me!!!
     
  4. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Seriously, just relax and invest in ammo. Glocks are designed to be simple so there's no reason to make it into something it isn't. As you get other guns, and I'll bet you will, you'll learn to appreciate each for what it is...
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    With out a doubt this is the most asked question I hear about gun "X". My answer is the first accessory you get should be AMMO. 500 - 1000 rounds down range and you are much more proficient. Join a club (IPSC or IDPA) and shoot about 8-10 matches. You will see your skill level skyrocket.

    When you are ready to spend some green, attend a formal training class (Gunsight, Thunder Ranch, Front Sight, LFI, etc). You will see what your gun needs and what is just a gimmick. "Real" gunfighters shoot, ALOT and do not rely on gimmicks and gadgets. Look at the sidearms carried by most SWAT teams, SEAL teams and the gun gurus, most have stock pistols that are VERY well broken in.
     
  6. MartinG23

    MartinG23 New Member

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    Awesome thanks for the replies....I'm def gonna start stocking up on ammo and getting some good trigger time in!!! I am definitely pumped about shooting now that I have a gun that sits more comfortably in my hand.
     
  7. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    (tongue in cheek) buy a revolver :)
     
  8. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Trade it for a Sigma.:D
     
  9. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    Buy ammo, shoot, buy more ammo. Shoot again. The best investment you can make is in yourself, which means reps at the range.

    Night sights and a good holster are good investments down the line, especially if you intend to carry.

    You can also affordably add a caliber with a conversion barrel if you like.
     
  10. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    This guy says shoot it!
     

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  11. judgepw

    judgepw New Member

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    Laser on 23

    I just put a Crimson Trace laser grip on my .40 cal model 23 and I love it. I don't even know it's on the grip. Feels great and works great. Can't say enough good about it. (I'm not connected to them in any fashion) :)
     
  12. Bighead

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    3.5 or 4.5 lb connector, Glock factory extended slide stop, and if it has the plastic sights I would upgrade those. That is all I do to my guns.

    You can also put a 3.5 lb connector with a NY1 Trigger spring module for a different trigger feel. Will be about 5-6 lbs of constant pressure instead of the standard take-up-the-slack, hard-at-the-back trigger pull. Its different and not bad, but I went back to standard trigger spring for my gun.

    BCM: Vickers Glock Magazine Release

    Here is a video with some other ideas.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7bXDDgg9yA]YouTube - Nutnfancy Glock Mods[/ame]
     
  13. Mustang

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    On my Glocks I did the basic upgrades...extended slide release, extended slide lock, and the extended mag release. I find them to be well worth the effort to install them and they do not cost much at all. Maybe 15 bucks tops and that's pushing it. The extended slide lock makes it so much easier for dismantling instead of those ittse-bittse-tiny tabs. The extended slide release is so much better than that flat ones Glock has. And the extended mag release is very nice but that's one of those "to each his own" things. Some people don't like them, I like it very much and have no problems with it.

    I did not do the 3.5 trigger yet. Still thinking about if I really want to. I like the trigger the way it is now, but who knows.
     
  14. Uchahi

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    Unless you are having some kind of a problem of something that you do not like than I would not do anything. Personally I have the extended mag release on my Glock 23c. On my Glock 21 I have the extended slide release.
     
  15. StanDJ77

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    Trade it for a sigma? lol! sig maybe but not a sigma:D
     
  16. indyfan

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    My Glock Armorer installed a lighter trigger, bigger mag release button, and a bigger slide release on my Glock 19 for 35.00 all together

    definitely worth it

    I would also look into changing the spring
     
  17. Mandy

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    Memorize how it works and practice disassembly until you can do it with your eyes closed.

    Get 1000 grit sandpaper and polish the ramp lubbing with oil, take your time here and be patient, extended slide release is a good option, buy a new barrel from federal so you can shoot lead with it, 3.5 connector is great, Lasermax is a plus if you can get the money for it, maybe some tritium sights and your're set.

    Avoid the titanium firing pin, it will wear out and be unsafe, thou the titanium plunger is good to have, I found that the extended mag release catches on everything and sometimes depreses itself leaving you without a mag fully set.

    Great gun for sure, mine has seen over 25k rnds and it's my daily carry
     
  18. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Interesting Info.
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  19. RedCent

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    3.5# connector. I use a Ghost Rocket with OT stop. (polish the groove where the trigger bar pushes) Replace trigger spring with a 6# trigger spring. Replace firing pin spring with a 4# spring. Replace firing pin safety spring with reduced power spring. Polish the trigger bar where it runs with frame on the frame side. Polish (no metal removed) sear/cruciform and firing pin sear catch.

    2.2 - 2.4#s. Competition only. Pretravel same with almost no resistance. Final pull no creep. Wouldn't carry. Learn toride the reset and it can get really fast.

    First pistol I have ever owned that uses a spring to help you pull the trigger. Leave factory trigger spring in and pull will go to about 4#s but really smooth.

    I will not carry any Glock IWB. I do not trust the trigger. Grew up with 1911s. Carry those cocked and locked.
     
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  20. danf_fl

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    Only the inexperienced would keep their finger on the trigger even when not on target. And the video does not show an experienced person. And to call it an "accident" is incorrect. Maybe "gun handler's negligence".
     
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