Glock 19X upgrades

Hello all, from the sandbox.  I am not new to shooting pistols or rifles.  I have a new Glock 19X that I purchased before I left for this deployment.  I love the thing but I was wondering what people's recommendations are as far as upgrades.  I currently only use it for the range and a carry pistol, but I am interested in getting into 3-gun competitions.  I am not new to tearing apart weapons and putting them back together.  I have stripped and cleaned many M4's or M16's in my military career and have built 4 or 5 AR15s from scratch (down to the gas tube, gas block, etc.).  I am wondering what people's opinions are as far as triggers, slide release, mag release, barrels, etc. are.  Any comments are welcome.

Thanks,

Kcb76

 

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This is not real helpful- I think the 19X is kinda good right out of the box.

I do swap the dovetail fillers out for real sights from Dawson, and usually swap the ridged trigger out for a smooth face from a full size pistol, but otherwise, it is pretty right.

I have not gone down the Roland Special route yet, but the 19X would make a great base gun for that.

I bought it from the Military/LE dealer and had the night sights added to it.  The only issue that I've seen on YouTube videos about it was that the rear sight would walk during recoil.  Mine didn't seem to have that problem.  Thanks for the reply!

I just got one specifically to 'Roland' it and have the barrel and comp on the way. I'll keep you posted!

Bart

"I've got an 8 man team and we're at the Michael Jackson Theater. There's a thousand people in there. We'll protect them."

Unit 792, 01Oct17

"I prayed for them to stop, but God is bisy" Ryan, defending his twin sister in a letter to Santa

Just take it out and shoot it a bunch, see what you don't like or what needs improvement. Make your upgrades based on that. Otherwise, you may find yourself with boxes of slightly used upgrades taking up space on your shelves. 

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For 3gun? Here is what most Glocks I see at matches have...Mag well, extended baseplates (TTI seems to be the most common) , F/O sights, some sort of grip enhancement (stippling usually) and some trigger work.

That’s what you’re probably going to want if you want to be “competitive”, most of the pistol shots in 3 gun aren’t very challenging so the trigger work probably isn’t really necessary but you’ll be going up against guys with $4,000+ 2011’s. I run a VP9 with a magwell, F/O sights, extended baseplates and stippleing (no trigger work) and dont feel out gunned on the pistol stuff at all. Efficient and fast shotgun loading will shave more time off your runs than shaving a few hundredths off your pistol splits.

 

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My opinion is worth what you paid for it, I am essentially a nobody.

If you are asking internet peoples for upgrades to a new glock, here is mine (mini rant incoming). Shoot the freaking thing. Literally the only thing you *need* to change on factory glocks are the crappy plastic sights. To my understanding the 19x comes with trijicon night sights, so you don't even need to change the sights, sort of blue loctiting the front sight screw.

Don't screw with the barrel, don't screw with the trigger, or any other internals until you can score a 90+ on a B-8 @25 yards, standing. If you are shooting a 12" group, you have no business buying a $200 barrel, or spending $800 + on grip work. Money would be MUCH better spent on ammo and training by a competent instructor. Glocks work awesome until bubba tries to make the gun (trigger) 'nicer'.

Now, assuming you're a crack shot with the thing, here's what I would do with that deployment money burning a hole in my pocket. Send the gun to boresights solutions and have a full package done on it. OR send frame to BS, the slide to ATEI to have a MRDS installed, and either a KKM or Victory First barrel installed.

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It’ll be gtg out of the box. Other than changing the stock Glock sights for something better, it’s ready for anything without mods. 

That being said, I am having my 19x built up by Boresight Solutions into a Roland build. It’ll be my second Boresight build, the first is my G34 I carry on duty. I have medium size mitts and the grip reduction/angle reconfigering really helps me. I also carried my stock G17 on duty for years including when I was on SWAT with my first agency - never felt the need to modify anything then. The custom work on my G34 just adds a little cherry on top to an already capable package. 

Shoot it a bunch, see if you need to change anything. Of course, if you WANT to change stuff, go where your wallet will lead you and have fun. 

For those debating the necessity of "upgrade" parts, let me say this.  

I tried out a 19X at my local range that shot great for me in its stock config...I would have bought it on the spot if they let me.  I ordered 2 for myself (consecutive serial numbers...not that it matters).  The one in my pic above with the KKM (#454 )didn't shoot worth a damn (double and triple confirmed with a variety of match ammo and competition shooters) with my preferred ammo.  While it met Glock specs, it did not meet mine.  The other (#453) with the RMR still has the factory barrel and is a very tight shooter.  

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Sort of a necropost, but I have a question:

My 19X is baseball bat reliable in the stock configuration and with a Wolf aftermarket threaded barrel. I can't tell any accuracy difference between the barrels, but I haven't rested them to see. I got the Wolf barrel just to Roland the gun when I'm not carrying it, just to play with things I haven't before. 

Hence my question. With the comp on the Wolf barrel, the pistol short strokes consistently. The portion of the slide that strips the next round seems to not make it far enough back to actually catch the case head, and instead gets hung up in the extractor groove. 

I *think* that this is because of the extra weight/inertia of the comp causing the timing to change and throw the whole system out of whack. But, I have nothing to back that feeling up. 

So, brothers and sisters, suggestions?

Bart

"I've got an 8 man team and we're at the Michael Jackson Theater. There's a thousand people in there. We'll protect them."

Unit 792, 01Oct17

"I prayed for them to stop, but God is bisy" Ryan, defending his twin sister in a letter to Santa

Winchester NATO Spec ammo for training and 124+P HST or Hold Fots for Carry. 

Comps love high pressure and/or high velocity.  

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marauder4 posted:

Sort of a necropost, but I have a question:

My 19X is baseball bat reliable in the stock configuration and with a Wolf aftermarket threaded barrel. I can't tell any accuracy difference between the barrels, but I haven't rested them to see. I got the Wolf barrel just to Roland the gun when I'm not carrying it, just to play with things I haven't before. 

Hence my question. With the comp on the Wolf barrel, the pistol short strokes consistently. The portion of the slide that strips the next round seems to not make it far enough back to actually catch the case head, and instead gets hung up in the extractor groove. 

I *think* that this is because of the extra weight/inertia of the comp causing the timing to change and throw the whole system out of whack. But, I have nothing to back that feeling up. 

So, brothers and sisters, suggestions?

Bart

This why I am just not a fan of comps. It's like taking an ultra reliable LS1 and putting a different fuel system on it for a 10HP gain, but now you can only run ethanol free, 93+ gas. Maybe someday they'll make one that works with ALL types of ammo.

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

The comp is just for funsies anyway. Like I said, I love this gun in stock configuration. I feel that it is the best weapon Glock has made. 

I'll give those a shot and let you know how it goes!

Bart

"I've got an 8 man team and we're at the Michael Jackson Theater. There's a thousand people in there. We'll protect them."

Unit 792, 01Oct17

"I prayed for them to stop, but God is bisy" Ryan, defending his twin sister in a letter to Santa

MOJONIXON posted:

Winchester NATO Spec ammo for training and 124+P HST or Hold Fots for Carry. 

Comps love high pressure and/or high velocity.  

Damn just noticed my D'oh moment  "Gold Dots" is what was intended.. damn IPhone.

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