The brilliant and beautiful Tamara (one of my ubiquitous Blogmothers ™) has regaled us almost daily with her ‘torture’ tests of various models of Glock pistol and kinds of ammunition. As well as her opinion regarding gunsmithing modification and after-market parts.
Complete with specific counts regarding misfeeds, faulty ignition, ejection and the like.
And for this (and many other tidbits) we are forever grateful! 🙂
But, it got me to thinking (I know, a dangerous concept…)
Back-in-the-day, when I purchased MY Glocks (models 19,30,26, which sadly, I no longer have.), my intent was to acquire a machine that was sufficient for the task at hand out of the box. The ONLY modifications I made were installation of tritium night sights (if they didn’t come pre-installed), because that seemed appropriate for a handgun chosen primarily for self-defense.
And the school of thought at the time was something akin to ‘well, you can’t replace the stocks, the sights are okay (now that they glow-in-the-dark)’. What could I do further? Perhaps have a NY trigger installed?’ There was not a lot of tweaking even available.
This definitely NOT your great grandfather’s service pistol, the venerable 1911, designed 80 years earlier with 51 (or 53) parts (versus the Glock’s 32). A precision Victorian pocket watch versus a digital.
But, my friends, it does appear we have turned the corner. There are now numerous after-market parts for the Glock, and even modification including grinding-upon and remolding the frame!
Seems we just cannot leave well enough alone!
Perhaps tinkering is just part of being human?