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OneSevenDeuce
07-27-2010, 1:27 PM
As some of you may know I bought a Glock 17 recently. I don't think there is a single firearm I own that I haven't tinkered with in some way (C&R excluded... For the most part.) so there were a few things I wanted to get for my new gun. I think it may be finished, but I'm not sure. Anyway, this is what I have so far. Added was a T.H.E. extended mag release, JP Enterprises aluminum extended mag well, and a Talon Grip rough texture decal grip. Hmmm, I'm thinking maybe some night sights...

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab174/onesevendeuce/glock17finished.jpg

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab174/onesevendeuce/rear.jpg

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab174/onesevendeuce/magwell.jpg

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab174/onesevendeuce/magrelease.jpg

Untamed1972
07-27-2010, 1:32 PM
That rail sure looks naked! LOL

sniper4usmc
07-27-2010, 1:33 PM
how about extended slide release

OneSevenDeuce
07-27-2010, 1:33 PM
That rail sure looks naked! LOL

Oh damn! Excellent point.

OneSevenDeuce
07-27-2010, 1:34 PM
how about extended slide release

I was thinking about that but I'll have to do some research. Someone told me that the aftermarket slide stops can cause mechanical problems. Don't know if that's true or not.

Joser23
07-27-2010, 1:34 PM
needs a light!

OneSevenDeuce
07-27-2010, 1:36 PM
needs a light!

That's two votes for a light. Looks like I made a big oversight!

Richie Caketown
07-27-2010, 1:36 PM
skip the night sights and go with a light or light/laser combo

possibly a trigger job

OneSevenDeuce
07-27-2010, 1:38 PM
That settles it. Any recommendations on lights? I don't know Glocks as well as my other guns, what do you guys think is a good choice is price is no object?

ArcLight
07-27-2010, 1:40 PM
how bout a kkm barrel.

VictorFranko
07-27-2010, 1:41 PM
I was thinking about that but I'll have to do some research. Someone told me that the aftermarket slide stops can cause mechanical problems. Don't know if that's true or not.

Go with the Glock factory extended slide lock, no problems what-so-ever.

Cyc Wid It
07-27-2010, 1:41 PM
Surefire or Streamlight.

Richie Caketown
07-27-2010, 1:42 PM
Streamlight TLR-2

IMO best bang for buck

sniper4usmc
07-27-2010, 1:43 PM
I was thinking about that but I'll have to do some research. Someone told me that the aftermarket slide stops can cause mechanical problems. Don't know if that's true or not.

I installed Extended OEM GLOCK Slide stop yesterday,,not a aftermarket
http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=461&CAT=199

sniper4usmc
07-27-2010, 1:44 PM
he dont need a light,,he need pistol bayonet:rofl2:

OneSevenDeuce
07-27-2010, 1:45 PM
I installed Extended OEM GLOCK Slide stop yesterday,,not a aftermarket
http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=461&CAT=199

That looks like a contender.

Sam
07-27-2010, 1:47 PM
A grip reduction to remove that darn hump.

OneSevenDeuce
07-27-2010, 1:48 PM
A grip reduction to remove that darn hump.

I like it. After I added the Talon Grips my hand doesn't slip anymore and the hump stays where it's supposed to. :D

Sam
07-27-2010, 1:53 PM
I like it. After I added the Talon Grips my hand doesn't slip anymore and the hump stays where it's supposed to. :D

Is it just me or does the Grip tape make the entire backstrap appear straighter? How abrasive is that stuff?

OneSevenDeuce
07-27-2010, 1:55 PM
Is it just me or does the Grip tape make the entire backstrap appear straighter? How abrasive is that stuff?

It feels like sand paper. I thought it might scrape or get painful after a while but it hasn't. All it does is keep my hand in place.

Sam
07-27-2010, 1:57 PM
It feels like sand paper. I thought it might scrape or get painful after a while but it hasn't. All it does is keep my hand in place.

Has it been IWB carried with the tape on?

OneSevenDeuce
07-27-2010, 1:58 PM
Has it been IWB carried with the tape on?

Not by me. I don't plan on it either. This gun is way to big to carry IWB for me.

1911Operator
07-27-2010, 2:00 PM
a mini red dot would look awesome on that! you can have the slide machined so you will still be able to use your iron sights.

bsg
07-27-2010, 2:00 PM
i'd say you're just about done. what do you think of your extended mag release?

OneSevenDeuce
07-27-2010, 2:02 PM
i'd say you're just about done. what do you think of your extended mag release?

I like it. It's neither too big or too small to me. Other people, with bigger hands I suppose, have said that it reaches back too far and is uncomfortable.

Sam
07-27-2010, 2:03 PM
Not by me. I don't plan on it either. This gun is way to big to carry IWB for me.

I guess I should have asked how it would feel against my delicate skin if worn IWB. ;)

OneSevenDeuce
07-27-2010, 2:05 PM
I guess I should have asked how it would feel against my delicate skin if worn IWB. ;)

Couldn't say. Depends on what type of holster you use I guess. If you have an IWB with a leather panel that shields your skin from contact with the stock then I don't think it would be a problem. If the Talon Grip was rubbing against your skin all day I imagine it could get uncomfortable.

nn3453
07-27-2010, 2:06 PM
How about some ammo? :)

OneSevenDeuce
07-27-2010, 2:07 PM
How about some ammo? :)

Done :D

Gryff
07-27-2010, 2:10 PM
Better sights and a drop-in trigger kit.

stormy_clothing
07-27-2010, 2:11 PM
depends on what you think of as done g17rtf lone wolf barrel, trijicon xs big dot night sights, 3.5# trigger connector, extended mag and slide release, marine spring cup, jentra glock plug, viridian x5l green laser, led combo.

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/7487/20100310190715.jpg

OneSevenDeuce
07-27-2010, 2:14 PM
depends on what you think of as done

Exactly the point of this thread. Nice gun btw.

bombadillo
07-27-2010, 2:15 PM
Really looks good. Simple, functional, and as long as you like it I think you're on the right path. Gawdy looking stuff isn't going to do you any good, so keep doing what you're doing.

OneSevenDeuce
07-27-2010, 2:15 PM
Really looks good. Simple, functional, and as long as you like it I think you're on the right path. Gawdy looking stuff isn't going to do you any good, so keep doing what you're doing.

Cheers, thanks.

Gryff
07-27-2010, 2:16 PM
I guess I should have asked how it would feel against my delicate skin if worn IWB. ;)

If you want an adhesive grip treatment that won't tear skin off, look at the Decal Grip (http://www.decalgrip.com) in rubber texture (not the sandpaper texture).

Ed_Hazard
07-27-2010, 2:19 PM
+1 on th Veridian x5l those green lasers are super brigt and very useable in the daytime compared to the Stream light models

mif_slim
07-27-2010, 2:41 PM
Nope, not finished. send it to me for desposal. ;)

Black Majik
07-27-2010, 2:46 PM
Since you have a magwell, I would say you need a Dawson F.O. front, with Heinie race cut rear sights (Heinie straight 8s if you're looking for night sights), 3.5# connector of your choice, wolff competition spring kit, .25cent trigger job, Glock factory extended slide stop, and if you really want a light/laser... the Surefire X400.

MarioS
07-27-2010, 2:50 PM
For me, it would depend on what you're going to use the gun for. Seems like what you've done so far is going the competition route, more or less.

Either way, I just wanted to say that I love it. It's clean and tasteful, unlike many of the Glocks that people start tinkering with (in my opinion). If I were to modify a Glock in the same direction, I'd probably want it to look like that. Thanks for the ideas for my own Glocks!

OneSevenDeuce
07-27-2010, 4:36 PM
For me, it would depend on what you're going to use the gun for. Seems like what you've done so far is going the competition route, more or less.

Either way, I just wanted to say that I love it. It's clean and tasteful, unlike many of the Glocks that people start tinkering with (in my opinion). If I were to modify a Glock in the same direction, I'd probably want it to look like that. Thanks for the ideas for my own Glocks!

That's right, I am trying to set up an ESP rig for competition. However I want to be able to slap a light on it when I get home from competitions to use it for HD as well. I used to use a 1911 for HD for years, but I just shoot Glocks better. Thanks for the comment!

OneSevenDeuce
07-27-2010, 4:37 PM
Since you have a magwell, I would say you need a Dawson F.O. front, with Heinie race cut rear sights (Heinie straight 8s if you're looking for night sights), 3.5# connector of your choice, wolff competition spring kit, .25cent trigger job, Glock factory extended slide stop, and if you really want a light/laser... the Surefire X400.

Competition springs eh? What's the advantage there if you don't mind?

OneSevenDeuce
07-27-2010, 4:37 PM
Nope, not finished. send it to me for desposal. ;)

Haha, noted.

Black Majik
07-27-2010, 7:54 PM
Competition springs eh? What's the advantage there if you don't mind?

They're just lighter weight springs to further reduce trigger pull weight.

OneSevenDeuce
07-27-2010, 7:56 PM
They're just lighter weight springs to further reduce trigger pull weight.

I'll check it out.

HighLander51
07-27-2010, 8:09 PM
See if it can do this....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItY1BdK69TU

or this

http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=ityM6mMvpbs&feature=related

That mag release needs to work...

sammy
07-27-2010, 8:10 PM
It still needs two items for it to be finished to my liking. A decent set of sights. I love the 10-8 setup.http://www.10-8performance.com/Glock_Products.html Black on black. It has a catch on the rear sight that will allow you to set it on an edge and cycle the slide by shoving it foward. This has come in very useful when trying to open the slide when an out of spec round gets jammed in the chamber. Interestingly it happens when using Winchester white box most of the time. Since I have started reloading it has been a non issue.

Second I would install a 4# factory Glock connector. It will make the trigger much better for target shooting. I would say it will lighten up the action by 2lbs or so.

Other than that it looks great. Sammy

trob
07-27-2010, 8:13 PM
that magwell looks great. how much does it run?

OneSevenDeuce
07-27-2010, 8:14 PM
It still needs two items for it to be finished to my liking. A decent set of sights. I love the 10-8 setup.http://www.10-8performance.com/Glock_Products.html Black on black. It has a catch on the rear sight that will allow you to set it on an edge and cycle the slide by shoving it foward. This has come in very useful when trying to open the slide when an out of spec round gets jammed in the chamber. Interestingly it happens when using Winchester white box most of the time. Since I have started reloading it has been a non issue.

Second I would install a 4# factory Glock connector. It will make the trigger much better for target shooting. I would say it will lighten up the action by 2lbs or so.

Other than that it looks great. Sammy

The trigger is somewhat of a complaint, yeah. Anything that would make it better Iwill try,

OneSevenDeuce
07-27-2010, 8:16 PM
that magwell looks great. how much does it run?

I got it new for 59.99, but if you look you can get it for as cheap as 45.00. I really like it because it is functional, but doesn't jack up the sleek look of the gun.

THT
07-27-2010, 8:21 PM
Call up the boys at glockworx and get yourself a connector and spring kit. If you want to go all out, I hear their fulcrum trigger is pretty choice but I love my 19 and 17 with the connector and springs. I kind of want the skeletonized striker as well.

timmyb21
07-27-2010, 8:23 PM
Long slide, adjustable night sights, mini red dot, just keep going!!

OneSevenDeuce
07-27-2010, 8:24 PM
Long slide, adjustable night sights, mini red dot, just keep going!!

It would be hard to stop if my bank account was bigger. Nice icon btw. Shop smart.

Echidin
07-27-2010, 10:34 PM
skip the night sights and go with a light or light/laser combo

possibly a trigger job



+1 on the laser/light combo. I just ordered one that will be arriving in a day or so. Great investment, in my opinion.

OneSevenDeuce
07-27-2010, 10:41 PM
+1 on the laser/light combo. I just ordered one that will be arriving in a day or so. Great investment, in my opinion.

I like the light idea but am iffy on the laser. Lasers point both ways.

CALI-gula
07-28-2010, 12:51 AM
Needs a bottle opener... unless you're like me and use your teeth or have your Galil handy.

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slick_711
07-28-2010, 1:27 AM
Sights! Heinie is my preference, slant pro rear, fiber optic front.

Competition only, not carry:

Set screw on inside of frame to shorten trigger reset (this will void your warranty and if not done properly can cause safety issues).


Nice pistol, I like the magwell. :)

OneSevenDeuce
07-28-2010, 11:34 AM
Sights! Heinie is my preference, slant pro rear, fiber optic front.

Competition only, not carry:

Set screw on inside of frame to shorten trigger reset (this will void your warranty and if not done properly can cause safety issues).


Nice pistol, I like the magwell. :)

I hear you on the sights. I definitely want something better eventually. As far as a trigger reset screw I might think about that a few years down the road.

bombadillo
07-28-2010, 12:44 PM
Some nice dawsons would be great.

stitchnicklas
07-28-2010, 12:47 PM
how about taking her out and putting a ton of rounds through her,that would be a great finish to the project....

OneSevenDeuce
07-28-2010, 1:00 PM
how about taking her out and putting a ton of rounds through her,that would be a great finish to the project....

That's been ongoing since the day I bought it. :D

Everything I have done to it (which is admittedly not a whole lot) has been done because of deficiencies I have discovered while actually shooting it.

l8apex
07-28-2010, 3:39 PM
Warren / Sevigny Sights, Smooth trigger, tru-grip tape, tons 5000 rds of ammo and 3 COFs.

patriot_man
07-28-2010, 7:57 PM
X300 or TLR-1. Unless you want a laser then X400 or TLR-2

terry4130
07-29-2010, 12:22 AM
I vote surefire all the way. The other plus with a light is that if you have other guns with rails, you will have a light for them as well