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There were quite a few photos submitted with this article but not used in the published version. Here they are, are along with the captions.
A highly visible sight picture, with good light bars on either side of the front blade when it’s centered in the rear notch, is a great aid to fast and accurate shooting.
Gen-4 Glocks feature a recoil system consisting of two guide rods, and two springs, reciprocating within and around each other. (bottom) Jager sells an aftermarket guide rod allowing a single strand recoil spring to be installed in a Gen-4. (top) The spring shown is an ISMI 13-pounder.
Thomas’ Glock 17 has had the stock barrel replaced with a stainless aftermarket barrel from Stormlake.
The Vickers Tactical magazine release button from Tango Down protrudes slightly further than a stock unit.
One trick to make the Glock magazine release button easier to depress is to slightly bend its spring. Stock (left), reworked (right).
The Pearce Grip frame plug fills in the hollow behind the Glock mag well, making the gun much less problematic to reload.