What options for your Glock?

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    What options for your Glock?

    I'm a 1911 guy at heart, but I've been thinking about dipping my toes in the Tupperware pool. I am interested in getting a Glock 19, and the First Responder paperwork allows me to pick my options. So, I ask you:

    1) Sights -- Choices are: 1) Glock plastic sights, 2) Glock metal sights, 3) Glock night sights (Meprolights?), or 4) Trijicons. I have read bad things about the Glock plastic sights with regards to durability. I have never owned a pistol with night sights, but I'm not really a fan of dots on my rear sight. Therefore, I'm leaning toward option 2. If I really want a night sight, I can install a front night sight later. Thougts?

    2) Triggers -- Options are: 1) 5.5#, 2) 8#, or 3) NY-1. What's preferable? I would get the 5.5#, but I've heard Mas say good things about the NY-1 and the 3.5# (now called the 4.5#) disconnect. Thoughts?

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    Glock night sights and the rest stock. Works good last long time.

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    on my g22 I have trijicons and I think some sort of night sights is a big must do, I also have a 3.5 trigger, this is optional based on your own preference.

    If you have further options steyr makes a fantastic gun, to me it is what the next generation of glocks should have been, or to use my slogan it is glock perfected.
    it is designed by a former glock guy and if you are able to find one it is worth it to check out.
    s9-a1 is a small 9mm, s40-a1 is the same gun in .40 s&w,it is a slight bit larger than a g26 or 27
    m9-a1 is a mid sized 9mm, and the m40-a1 is the same gun in 40 and is a bit like a g19 or 23

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    You can definitely install different sights at a later date if you so choose. When I bought mine, they didn't have my model with night sights in the store. The dealer installed a set of Trijicons at the counter in a matter of a few minutes while I waited. My brother's gun has the stock sights and he prefers my Trijicons to his stock ones. I personally think my sights are easier to see than his stock sights. Mine are bright on both ends so I'm sure you would want something different but its doable nevertheless.

    Trigger preference is such a matter of personal taste, I wouldn't even try to give a recommendation on this matter.

    I really don't think you can mess up your order. If you find your Glock isn't to your liking with the set-up you order, you can modify it as you go along. It might cost a little more if you have to alter it at a later date but its a relatively small price to pay if you end up with a gun to your liking.

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    I have several Glocks...
    I'd keep it stock except for some night sights...either Trijicons (on four of mine), or Meps (on one of mine).
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    Uh, ditto what NC Bullseye said. If you like the .45, the Glock 30 and 36 are a lot of fun to shoot.
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    I have a Gen 4 G 19. It came with Glock night sights and the standard Glock trigger. I've shot 300 rounds with no issues. Lots of dry fire has helped me with the trigger and control.
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    I have a G26 with Meprolight sights installed. Installation was done by Buds in Lexington KY. Took all of 10 minutes and thay are bright. For what it is worth, if you choose meprolight sights, ignore the yellow ones. I put a green front and yellow rear on a SA XD40 and the yellow barely is visable in total darkless. The green is excellent.

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    I've always been a 1911 guy as well. I recently moved from carrying my Nighthawks to Glocks....well, about a year ago. My main carry gun is a 17 Gen 4 with about 6,000 rounds through it. I have a 10-8 rear sight and Warren Tactical tritium front. I also have the 4.5 connector installed.
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    did I mention Steyr?

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    The only change I made on my G30 was to install the extended slide lock release. Just don't care for the OEM version. As for the plastic sights, unless you're planning on dragging your pistol behind your car on the drive to work every day or regularly tossing it off a cliff, the sights will be fine.
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    Sights, I like TruGlo TFO's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herknav View Post
    I'm a 1911 guy at heart, but I've been thinking about dipping my toes in the Tupperware pool. I am interested in getting a Glock 19, and the First Responder paperwork allows me to pick my options. So, I ask you:

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    2) Triggers -- Options are: 1) 5.5#, 2) 8#, or 3) NY-1. What's preferable? I would get the 5.5#, but I've heard Mas say good things about the NY-1 and the 3.5# (now called the 4.5#) disconnect. Thoughts?
    I tried the much touted 3.5#/NY1 combo. Did not like it.

    IMHO, leave the trigger stock.

    Actually, that would be my advice in general for the Glock. Run it as is for a good while, before you decide what doo-dads to buy for it.
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    I have factory Meprolights on my G23, and Trijicons on my G19. Meps are at least twice as bright as the Trijicons, but my local gun store guys tell me that the Trijicons will outlast the Meprolights. No idea if this is true or not.

    Install night sights of your choice, and leave the trigger alone. Perfection does not need to be altered.
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    5.5lb connector, warren or 10-8 performance sights with tritium front, plain rear. If gen3, get a TangoDown Vickers Mag release. Done.
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