3 Easy Ways to Make Your Glock Competition Ready
If you've just entered the world of competitive shooting, you may have not realized the many disadvantages of shooting a completely stock pistol. Nearly everyone who shoots regular matches has tuned their gun in one way or another, this could be as simple as better sights, trigger or grip, or as advanced as adding a compensator, slide cuts, or all of the above. For those of us who don't have unending disposable income, there are few simple inexpensive ways to upgrade your Glock.
1. Taran Tactical Innovations - 3.25lb Connector Kit
A stock Glock trigger is pretty terrible, especially if your main use of the gun will be for competing. Although Glock advertises a 5.5lb trigger pull, in outside tests it has measured closer to 7lbs. The TTI connector kit markets that it will bring the trigger pull down somewhere between 3-4lbs. It's super easy to install yourself and retails for just $39.99.
To purchase or get more info visit the TTI Website.
2. Base Pads
Switching out your base pads for an after market ones is a great and easy upgrade. If you're planning to shoot in the Limited division the greatest benefit you'll see from swapping out your base pads will be the added mag capacity. Depending on what caliber you plan to shoot, 40cal or 9mm, you can get either a +3/4 or +5/6 from TTI. Beyond the additional capacity, these pads will help your mags fall easier and are designed to be easily disassembled for stripping and cleaning.
There are a few companies that make them for the Glock, including Arredondo and Taran Tactical.
3. Grip Tape
Adding more texture to your grip through the use of grip tape will increase the amount of friction between your hands and the gun, which will make it easier for you to keep your original grip throughout all your shooting. There are a few companies out there that make textured grip tape for Glock. You can get creative and find ways to make your own, one way that has been used before is using skateboard tape. Test out a few different types, look at other peoples guns at the range to see what you like and beware that at first these new grips might be a little tough on your hands!