Customization Options for Glocks?

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    Customization Options for Glocks?

    I read an interesting article in Handgun Magazine that discussed Bowie Tactical Customizations (BTC) and what they're able to do to customize Glocks. I was originally against the idea but it has since grown on me, especially the stippling and front strap checkering. However, his turn-around time (it's a one-man shop) is 12-14 weeks. That's way too much time w/o my Glock!

    BTC: http://www.bowietacticalconcepts.com/index.html

    Article about BTC: http://www.handgunsmag.com/featured_.../bowie_101204/

    My questions are:

    1.) What customizations have you guys performed and why? Post your pics!

    2.) Are there any other places that offer reputable customization services but with a quicker turn-around time?


    Also, I know it's a longshot, but if anyone knows of a good place in Houston for such services, let me know!



    Thanks in advance...


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    I keep my EDC stock from factory, Looks better in court.
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    Customized Glock 23

    I have a Glock 23 with some amount of customization done by Arotek in Washington state:

    Arotek website

    The gun has hard chrome slide, extended slide stop and magazine release in chrome, Arotek night sights and stainless recoil spring guide.


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    I was told about Heritage Firearms by estimber (another member here) and believe it or not- They're in Austin, TX! I was looking at Bowie Tactical, Robar, and Boom-Boom tactical. All had long waits.

    I called Tom Snell at Heritage and he gave me some options for grip reduction on my Glock and the turn around was 7-10 days. I absolutely love the way it turned out and would recommend them to anybody.

    Your other question- What would you do?
    I had a grip reduction, added nite sites, and added a Shock-Buff from Brownells.
    Later I bought a used G23 and contoured the front of the slide myself, had the slide and barrel hard chromed and added a Tungsten Guiderod.

    For a carry gun- I learned from our friends on this forum it's better to NOT modify the internal components- due to reliability / safety.
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    Ok- I had to get to work earlier but here are pictures of work by Tom @ Heritage Firearms
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    G-23, 27, 35 (all .40)
    G-29 10mm
    H&K 45c
    Les Baer Thunder Ranch 5"

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    Skip the customization and get another Glock!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtbiker View Post
    Skip the customization and get another Glock!
    Hah, I may have to do that! The Glock 39 is a likely candidate...

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    Pure stock baby, pure stock. I have thought about putting on some night sites though, but I am not finding a top priority at the moment. Certain democrats... I mean lawmakers have forced me to rearrange my shopping list priorities for the time being.
    I will support gun control when you can guarantee all guns are removed from this planet. That includes military and law enforcement. When you can accomplish that, then I will be the last person to lay down my gun. Then I will carry the weapon that replaces the gun.

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    the only thing I would change would be the clip release. I would try out some of the other Glocks before I would customize one.

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    My G23 has about 12 years of custom holster wear on it.
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    You wouldn't be able to see my mods, but I had a 12 pound "New York" trigger put on my G27. I like a good, stiff trigger, especially when carrying around a gun without an external safety.
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    My buddy at work just got one of those metal frames for his glock 17 (http://www.ccfraceframes.com/home.php There really cool however they get really hot when shoot them.
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    I like smooth triggers and LWD's 3.5lb connectors. Put both on my G-23 and G-27.
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    I got a matte alumiunm slide cover (the piece in the back) when my plastic one got dinged.

    It looks perfect, sets the gun off very nicely.

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