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Okay, brain-pickin' time.

Here's the scenario, you've just purchased a brand new Glock, pick your flavor, doesn't matter - now, what basic parts would you replace? Not to turn it into a race or competition gun, but rather to enhance the reliability - for instance, I understand (being new the polymer world) that guide rod is made of polymer as well? So a steel guide-rod/recoil spring assembly perhaps. Better trigger? Larger mag/slide releases?

Let me know what you think, just keep in mind this is to enhance the reliability and still maintain that "it can take any abuse and come back for more" reputation.

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Here are what I do to a new Glock:

-replace the factory sights, typically with Ameriglos

-install extended slide stop lever to make locking the slide to the rear easier, I use the overhand slingshot method to release the slide

-on compact and sub-compact models replace the grooved trigger with the smooth trigger

Other than disassembling and putting grease in the spot where the trigger bar and connector contact and the above, I don't do anything else.
 

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So you don't make a lot of changes then jl? In researching the weapon, I was astounded at how much was available aftermarket. Sorta reminds of Jeep aftermarket parts - if the 1911 is the CJ of guns, then the Glock is the XJ (Cherokee)...
 

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Depends on what i would be using the gun for. Just to change the reliability of it? I'd do nothing. Glocks are extremely reliable as they are. Ive seen most glocks fail because of aftermarket parts than anything.

Obviously the gun can be tailored to better suit your exact need of use. But if you want it reliable, dont touch it.
 

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what im doing with my G23 is only changing it if it fails or lacks in somthing. replacing the sights are all ive done so far because those will fail if i start racking the slide on my holster. and through some competition shooting i realized quickly the extended mag release would be a smart upgrade also. with the stock magazine release you have to turn the gun a little to press the mag release down and i see on glockmeister.com they claim there extended mag release solves that.

i havent done the modification yet because im pretty sure it will take me out of the production class in competition but its a smart upgrade.

also the guide spring rod is plastic but if you study how it works all it really does is keep the spring from bending left or right it dosent hold any pressure of the spring. once you pop it in the gun all the pressure is where it contacts the barrel and slide. so im going to leave that until it breaks but i dont see it breaking anytime soon.
 

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there isn't anything you can do to make it more reliable. you can, however, tailor the trigger pull to your liking very easily. you can try different connectors, a smoothface trigger, wolff competition trigger spring, etc.

night sites are available too, but considering if you're robbed, you'll have about a half a second to shoot the scumbag that's right in front of you, they're not really a necessity. they're more useful for LE. practicing drawing and firing and accurate shot is far more important that nite sites and lasers...
 
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