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Hi everyone,

I wanted to share and post a couple pictures of my glocks on here with what I've done to them so far and future plans for the both. I am fairly new to pistols and firearms in general this past year and think I've gained a good amount of knowledge so far to start tinkering with them, or at least learn to. I used to mod and play with a lot of german cars and wanted to try something new with pistols. I hope to learn a lot from and expand/share knowledge here. I'll update this thread as they progress.

Onto the glocks!!

I picked up my first gen4 G17 2.5 weeks ago. I want it this to be a range gun and possibly in the future a competition Glock. So far the few things I've done are:
Pierce backstrap frame insert. It allows the use of the factory backstraps
Tungsten guide rod with factory spring
G18 extended mag
Glock +2 mag extension on a stock mag

Future plans:
Fulcrum trigger
Titanium striker
Ported barrel
Custom slide
Chrome or aluminum pins






And this is my gen4 G23. I picked this up about 5 days ago from a private seller for a really awesome price. He only put 25 rounds through it and showed me sales receipts when he bought it at the end of March. I lucked out ;)!!! This will be a range and carry pistol for me.
What I've done so far:
Pierce backstrap frame insert. I liked it so much on my G17 I wanted it for this too.

Future plans:
Tungsten or SS guide rod (I want to feel the difference between the two for myself)
Polished slide
Match barrel
Possibly a different striker





Thanks for looking!!!!
 

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Sniper, they both shoot really great. These are both my first 9mm and. 40 pistols and don't have much to compare the. 40 to, but the 17 is very smooth and fun to shoot. The 23 is also fun but I still need some practice with it. As far as the tungsten rod, it "feels" smoother but I can't really say for sure. I know glocks are very reliable, personally, I just don't like the idea of a plastic piece as a rod, but lets not turn this into that typical rod thread. I do however like the look :)

Kodiak- your username looks very familiar.... Are you on e30tech??????
 

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Sniper, they both shoot really great. These are both my first 9mm and. 40 pistols and don't have much to compare the. 40 to, but the 17 is very smooth and fun to shoot. The 23 is also fun but I still need some practice with it. As far as the tungsten rod, it "feels" smoother but I can't really say for sure. I know glocks are very reliable, personally, I just don't like the idea of a plastic piece as a rod, but lets not turn this into that typical rod thread. I do however like the look :)

Kodiak- your username looks very familiar.... Are you on e30tech??????
Why don't you swap the guide rod at the range and see what the difference is? I'm going to buy a few parts when the gun show comes to town.
 

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Why don't you swap the guide rod at the range and see what the difference is? I'm going to buy a few parts when the gun show comes to town.
thanks for the suggestion, i will definitely make sure that happens on the next trip to the range. i will say though the tungsten is super heavy and balances the front a little better.
 

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My G17 Gen3 Ghost 3.5 trigger, 13lb recoil spring, Stainless Steel guide rod, hi cap mags with 5round extentions, Doctor red dot sight, Custom ported barrel, milled slide for the barrel and milled for the sight. Almost no recoil and feel like a hi power 22 pistol
 

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My G17 Gen3 Ghost 3.5 trigger, 13lb recoil spring, Stainless Steel guide rod, hi cap mags with 5round extentions, Doctor red dot sight, Custome ported bareel milled slide for the barrel and milled for the sight. Almost no recoil and feel like a hi power 22 pistol
I'm not much of one for decked out custom Glocks, but that is just plan cool
 

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Cycles, that is a sick,sick. Sick glock!!! That is identical to what I want to do to my gen4!!! Thankz for the inspiration!
 

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Hello, MNMCycles, and WELCOME to the Forum!

Please post a *HI There* thread in the Introductions section, so other Members can Get to know you and welcome you as well.

Nice Glock you got there!

Cheers!
 

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Cycles, that is a sick,sick. Sick glock!!! That is identical to what I want to do to my gen4!!! Thankz for the inspiration!
Ha ha thanks MrG. I still have a bug or two to work out but this was my first build.
 

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Theside, did the grip tape come pre-cut or did you do that? I heard its very rough. How do you like it?

Cycles, what kind of bugs are there? Looks like a solid piece.
 

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Theside, did the grip tape come pre-cut or did you do that? I heard its very rough. How do you like it?

Cycles, what kind of bugs are there? Looks like a solid piece.
When the slide was milled for the sight it was cut a hair too deep. The mounting screw was holding back the extractor spring not allowing the gun to cycle properly. I also think I might polish the edges were the barrel ports come up through the slide. It's an exact fit I was thinking polishing would make a smoother slide. But other than that yes it's a solid piece of hardware.
 

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Theside, did the grip tape come pre-cut or did you do that? I heard its very rough. How do you like it?

Cycles, what kind of bugs are there? Looks like a solid piece.
I cut it out of a sheet of mob skateboard grip. I like it because the grip is perforated no so bubbles. it is rough but before you cut it you can smooth the grit by rubbing it on it self you can rattle can it 2 what ever color you want also. My hands are small so overall the extra grip helps.
 

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I cut it out of a sheet of mob skateboard grip. I like it because the grip is perforated no so bubbles. it is rough but before you cut it you can smooth the grit by rubbing it on it self you can rattle can it 2 what ever color you want also. My hands are small so overall the extra grip helps.
That mob grip tape is super rough compared to others but last a long time too
 

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Update 5/26/12

Hey everyone,

So after a lot of research and personal opinions I took my G23 slide down to a shop I only deal with to have them customize my slide. I'm still pretty new to this community and will put a disclaimer here about myself: I like uniqueness and standing apart from the rest :cool:

Custom cut slide, custom paint, and new trijocon night sights

Enjoy!!!!


 

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Hey everyone,

So after a lot of research and personal opinions I took my G23 slide down to a shop I only deal with to have them customize my slide. I'm still pretty new to this community and will put a disclaimer here about myself: I like uniqueness and standing apart from the rest :cool:

Custom cut slide, custom paint, and new trijocon night sights

Enjoy!!!!


Very Sharp. Looks very clean!
 
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