Given recent incidents involving Active Shooters and current threats we all face, I rethought my EDC weapon selection. While I enjoy the 1911 platform and shoot it well, the ammunition capacity and ability to mount a WML were lacking.
Being a believer in maximizing your equipment for the shooters real needs and preferences, I made the following modifications to my Gen 3 Glock 19. I removed the finger grooves from the front strap, rounded and high cut the triggerguard, as well as slightly flattening the backstrap and added a Jentra Grip Plug. I then stippled the triggerguard and grip, leaving the factory molded checkering on the backstrap. I slightly relieved the frame at the magazine release. I installed Vickers Tactical Magazine and Slide Releases as well as an Apex Failure Resistant Extractor. A 10-8 Rear Sight and an Ameriglo Hackathorn Front Sight completed the external modifications. Internally I polished the fire control parts and installed a Glock – connector and a NY-1 trigger spring which yields an 8 lb. 6 oz. trigger pull. The NY-1 spring gives a consistent pull and faster more positive reset for me. The NY-1 Spring also addresses the possible breakage of the standard trigger return spring, which I have had happen to my duty pistol.
A Streamlight TLR-1 HL rounds out the pistol. 2 -17 Round Spare Magazines give a total ammunition capacity of 50 rounds.
This pistol has proven to be 100 % reliable with my chosen defensive ammunition, and is more than accurate enough.
Assess your needs and make your choices. Let me know what you think and what your choices are?