0

These are the Best Glock Modifications in my Opinion. Feel free to comment.

Glock is a superbly simple handgun. You can tell this just by the amount of parts. How many parts are in a Glock you ask, about 32-37 depending on the model. There is little needed to improve upon such a great pistol, but all of us are obviously “gun tweakers” so here goes nothing!
One of the first items to improve on with the Glock is the trigger. Being that it is a “striker” design, there is no hammer. This creates a longer trigger pull. There aren’t a whole lot of ways to improve on the length of the Glock’s trigger pull, but there are ways to improve the weight and smoothness. A lot of people will shun me for crying “LoneWolf”, but really they make fine aftermarket equipment for Glocks. Not everyone can afford luxury and shiny, some of us just want a functional carry piece and are not looking to shoot in ISSF or USPSA. Lone Wolf makes a fine Spring kit for Glocks as well as a perfectly fine Trigger Connector at 3.5 pounds. This will lighten and improve the over-all feel for your Glock’s Long Trigger Pull. “Ghost” also makes a superb trigger connector. GHOST 3.5 lb. Standard Trigger Control Connector for Glocks. “TRIGGER”
Another favorite addition of mine to the Glock are the Sites. The best Glock sites in my opinion and several other’s are the MeproLight Glock Tru-Dots! These will run you around a hundred bucks, but if you are carrying for protection they are a must. These are some bright little darlins. One of the most important things when defending yourself with a pistol is being the first to be able to accurately fire while Pie’ing. If you get into a gun fight the last thing you want to do with a pistol is sit in one spot. If you are un-familiar with tactics be sure to take a course. It is important to be able to shoot while cutting an angle on your target i.e. Pie’ing your aggressor. “Slicing” or “Cutting” the Pie is a fundamental tactic taught to all Special Forces and S.W.A.T. teams. Meprolight Green Front/Orange Rear Tru-Dot Fixed Sights For Gloc
Last but not least are serrations in the slide of the pistol. This is over looked by many modern day hand gun builders. There are many advantages to a serrated slide. One of the best advantages to a serrated Glock slide is that most people get sweat palms the instant adrenaline races. You most definitely want to be the first guy with a round in the pipe. Serrations also make it much easer to “cock” your pistol while wearing gloves. Against popular belief, a serrated slide does not make a difference in snag factor when drawing your firearm. Purchasing a serrated slide is one of the more expensive mods, but will also do a hell of a lot of good when engaged in a fire-fight. First to shoot is the last to die in most cases. A few companies that make the serrated slide are Caspian, Lone Wolf, and Robar. These are all reliable manufacturers.
Glock-Extended-Magazine-Release-GhostGHOST makes a nice extended magazine release for the Glock Pistol. It will only run you around 20.00 bucks and is a great functional upgrade for your Glock. It works with all models except for: 20/21/29/20 & 36
GHOST Extended Magazine Release for Glocks. “X MAG”.

2

Larry Vicker’s does a great informative review for the AK-47 Assault Rifle

This man is awesome and very insightful. He only tells it like it is and nothing more. There is only one factor when taking a weapon into combat, Will it reliably and accurately take down every target I engage? All of you wimps that do your nails and gel your hair can have fun with your uber-dressed out M4, but if I’m kicking in a door I’ll gladly take my AK-47.

0

What is the Best Laser Sight for 1911?

A lot of people ask me what the best style of laser sight to get is. There really isn’t a completely right or wrong answer, it all depends on the application and how deep your wallet is. There are three styles of reliable laser sights. I will try and give you the best pros and cons for each along with a list of applications and duty styles they are built for.

1st we have the picatinny/weaver style mount on the lower receiver. This by far is one of the most time and application proven styles of laser sight. It has been developed and re-developed over the years so many times that even cheap knock of brands are pretty good bang for the buck. That being said, you can spend as little as 50 dollars and upwards of several hundred. This Laser sight can mount onto just about any pistol with a picatinny rail. This makes a very large market for parts and it is easy to research and find reviews for the best brand. Most newer generation 1911′s are being outfitted with a picatinny rail located under the recoil housing. A con to the picatinny mount on a 1911 or any handgun is that you have to decided where to mount the on/off switch. Luckily most pressure switches are so streamline that they dont impose a huge snag risk when using for duty or competition. All in all the Picatinny Mounted Laser Sight for 1911′s and other handguns is a great solution when looking for an inexpensive and reliable sight.
Here is a great example of one of ArmaLaser’s StingRay Sights: STINGRAY by ArmaLaser Weaver Picatinny rails Glock SIG H&K RUGER S&W Taurus Walther 1911 Springfield XD Beretta LASER

Example number 2 is the “LaserGrip” style where the laser is actually housed in the grip. I love the concept of the laser grip style, but have to question the reliability. I would probably only purchase these from a well trusted manufacturer such as Crimson Trace. They have done years of research developing this style of laser sight. One reason I love the idea is that just the natural grip of the pistol will activate the light. They do have a dedicated switch, but it is very sensitive. This is good, because it allows you to not worry about un-necessary details when the poo hits the fan. Also, they are very stream line in appearance and do not create a snag hazard when drawing your weapon. A couple cons are as follows. I question the accuracy after heavy use due to the grips being help in place only by stock grip screws. Depending on house often you remove your grips for servicing or modification eventually you wear on the threads. If this were to “cant” the laser in the smallest bit, it makes a huge difference when very far down range. Another con is if your weapon has an ambidextrous safety lever. Most gun manufacturers are now using this style of safety lever. Not only does it create an extra snag point, but in order to install laser grips you have to modify either the lever of the laser housing. Now Gun makers will tout this new style of lever as a good back up for if you have to shoot with the weak hand, but I believe the did this in order to increase manufacturing. Here is a good example of set of Crimson Trace’s LaserGrips for the 1911: Crimson Trace Lasergrips for 1911 Government and Commander Front Activation Button

The last style I want to recommend is the “Guide Rod Laser Sight”. This an absolute genius design. I just want to see it have a little more duty and prove time before I go outfitting every pistol I own with them. This style is fool proof and completely snag free. The Guide Rod Laser does replace your factory guide rod. Laser Max is the most trusted maker of these sights. They say that their guide rods are built to Mil-Spec Standards and they tested them with 20,000 rounds of live fire. Alignment stays in place with their design and the on off switch is located with a custom take-down lever. One of the other neat things about this design is that there is no need for a holster upgrade. Check them out here: LaserMax Guide Rod Laser Sight for Paraordnance 1911, Stainless Finish

0

Ozark Shooters Branson Gun and Knife Show February 18-20th

Guys and Gals don’t miss out on Branson Gun and Knife Show put on by Ozark Shooters Club. They are Southwest Missouri’s Headquarters for Skeet, Trap, and Sporting Clays. You won’t want to miss this. Mark your calendars. Branson Gun and Knife Show at Our Lady of the Lake Parrish Center. Located at 203 Vaughn Drive in Branson Missouri. The Catholic Church Parrish Center is located directly behind Baymont Inn and Suites as soon as you are traveling west on 76 from Hwy 65.

0

New Midwest Industries AK Handguard and a couple other New AK-47 Accessories

Midwest Industries and US Palms teamed up and made one hell of a new Hand guard/forend for the AK-47. It is one of the most quality built AK-47 for ends I have seen. It allows for co-witnessing with most holographic and red dot optics. I think what was neat is how they counter sunk the mounting platform lower into the Hand guard’s top cover. Not only did that allow for fantastic co-witness of BUIS, but it also creates a more snag free solution and I would imagine allows for a little more protection value. Both Midwest Industries and US Palms are well known in the operator world for make extremely reliable AK-47 and AR15 accessories. MI AK Optics Hand-guard

Another cool thing that US Palms has come out with is their AKBG AK-47 Battle Grip. This is a very well made AK-47 grip constructed from the same revolutionary polymers that Tango Down uses. This grip has a water tight storage compartment for storing your “oh shit” goodies and parts. It also features a nice “hard sand” textured grip. Grip at US PALMS

Both of these accessories also have fair price-points. Be sure to check out both pieces, you can thank me later.

Pages ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11