Top Upgrades For Experienced Pistol Users
If you’re an experienced pistol user, you know there are certain aspects that can be improved upon from baseline pistol builds. Whether that’s a new compensator, magwell, or something else, when you’re an experienced user you know exactly what works best for you. In this article, we dive into a few accessories that can help elevate your performance with a quick and easy upgrade.
The ZEV V2 PRO Compensator enhances the performance of your Glock pistol by reducing muzzle rise and felt recoil. The V2 improves upon the original PRO Compensator with contoured porting, an enlarged guide rod channel, and a new mounting system which permits secure installation and removal without the need for thread locking compound.
The ZEV V2 PRO Compensator is optimal for use on the G19 but will fit and function on all 9mm Glock models with a corresponding threaded barrel. Due to its compact size, when installed on a G19 with ZEV threaded barrel, it has the same overall length as a G34 slide and is compatible with most G34 holsters. The V2 PRO Compensator will generally function with standard power 9mm ammunition and factory recoil assemblies but best performance will be obtained through matching the recoil spring weight to your particular pistol and ammunition.
Overall, there are some amazing options out there for customizing your pistol, whichever model it is! We hope this quick guide has given you some good options to choose from.
When you want a more customized feel to your pistol, don’t forget about a 10 round magazine. Not only will you want the convenience of it, but choosing one like this Magpul PMAG guarantees durability and reliability. The Magpul® PMAG 10 GL9, Glock 17 was designed for flawless reliability and durability over thousands of rounds. They provide the same quality and performance of the proven Magpul PMAG series of Glock magazines. It also provides a viable product solution to those in locations and situations where a 10-round capacity restriction is required or desired.
It includes a high visibility controlled-tilt follower, a stainless steel spring, an easily removable floorplate for cleaning, paint pen dot matrix for mag marking, ridged floor-plate edges for better grip, and 10-round indicator windows. Additionally, the magazine drops free when loaded or unloaded. All that being said, you still get the reliability you know and love from an OEM magazine.
Now, what if we told you that you could make reloading easier? Let’s talk about the Reptilia Black Hole™ Polymer Magwell for GLOCK® pistols. First off, it’s super durable. It features a build of reinforced polymer, which is very reliable and lightweight. Looking at the Black Hole’s enlarged magazine well opening, you’ll notice it helps facilitate more efficient reloads. It does this even without adding unnecessary bulk to your carry or duty sidearm, which is super handy. It’s compatible with 9mm & .40-caliber GLOCK pistols, and even utilizes a unique rear spacer to ensure seamless fit and compatibility with both Gen 3 & Gen 4 frames.
As people get more experienced with their pistols, they start to find their own shooting style. That’s why it’s important to find the parts that let you perform at your best. This is why we love what they’ve done at Angry Bear Arms, with their idea of the adjustable fixed sight set. The sight set consists of two or three different height front sights that adjust elevation of the firearms point of impact. This can make a big impact right away with the increased adjustability. Looking at this kit, there’s one fixed rear sight that can be drifted left or right in the firearms slide.
This allows the user to adjust the left and right point of impact. What sets Angry Bear Arms apart? They offer 2 or 3 different height front sights to adjust the up and down point of impact. Most of their competitors only offer 1 front sight in their set. In addition, other sight sets limit you to just one option for your firearms point of impact. Ultimately, if your firearm does not hit where you want it to, you are forced to buy another front sight to get your firearm on target. That’s not ideal! All of their sight sets include everything you need to get started. This includes 2 or 3 different height front sights, 1 rear sight, 2 colors of fiber optic rod, 1 front sight hex driver, 1 allen wrench, and a rear sight pusher. And the best part? No gunsmith required!
One of the most common issues that shooters encounter as their proficiency grows is grip changes. As you become more advanced you may find that the standard slide release doesn’t work as well. The standard slide release has innate limitations that can hinder performance. Though this doesn’t apply to everyone, if you do find that grip changes are uncomfortable with the standard slide release, you might want to consider an extended one. That’s where Kagwerks steps in. They’ve made an excellent accessory here for not just experienced users, but also law enforcement and home defense.
Their extended and raised slide release offers a unique advantage to trained shooters with a proper higher-position grip. This slide release makes it more comfortable using a higher grip, and thus helps reduce slide override. As you become more experienced, you’ll notice the performance difference with this grip, big time. This is an excellent upgrade for the more advanced shooters who want a more comfortable grip.
Overall, there are some excellent options available for anyone who’s looking to upgrade their pistol setup. You can never underestimate the value of great accessories for a pistol.