Glock is an Austrian firearms manufacturer known for making some of the best polymer frame pistols worldwide. Glocks are used all over the world, but militaries, law enforcement agencies, and civilians are as well. They are simple, reliable, and very accurate pistols that are also lightweight and easy to maintain, which is why they are so common among law enforcement and the military. However, in the civilian market, one of the biggest factors that contribute to the massive sale and popularity of Glock pistols is the aftermarket support.
All Glock pistols are made in a similar pattern. They have many similar parts, and there isn't any firearm in the world, except perhaps the AR-15, which has a range of aftermarket parts as vast as Glocks.
What Are the Most Common Glock Parts?
Aftermarket Glock accessories are very prolific. You can get enhanced and improved parts for any Glock of any generation. Here are some of the most common parts that most people like to upgrade on their custom Glocks.
There are many different kinds of Glock barrels available on the market. You can get match-grade barrels that have enhanced rifling and crowning for better accuracy, and you can also find fluted barrels, which are lighter and better for heat dissipation. Factory barrels from Glock are not threaded, which is why many shooters upgrade their barrels. Aftermarket barrels are also available in a wide range of colors and finishes that can add to the aesthetics of your pistol.
Aftermarket Glock slides are usually made to be lighter, and they can also make your pistol faster to shoot. You can also get skeletonized slides, in various finishes.
Glocks have a decent trigger, but it is catered more toward law enforcement and military use, which is why they can be a little heavy for some people. Many people choose to install aftermarket competition triggers on their Glock pistols. Enhanced triggers are lighter, smoother to shoot, and help improve accuracy.
One of the reasons that Glocks get a lot of hate from some people is their sights. Glocks come with decent stock plastic sights, which aren't the best for competition shooting or combat in low visibility situations. Therefore, many people opt for enhanced metal sights, night sights, or fiber optic sights for their Glocks.
Glock Recoil Springs
Many people also opt for newer recoil springs for their Glock pistols. Some of these recoil springs are designed to work better with lighter slides or a compensator and are used by shooters on competition Glocks.
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