Shown here is my Glock 17 RTF2 frame, which I originally sent to Lane at Cold Bore Customs in Texas for some minor modifications. But, after shooting that pistol for more than a year alongside the fully modified G19 that he did at the same timer, I realized how superior the fully modified grip was, so I sent it back to Lane so he could perform the same grip work on the G17 RTF2 that he did to the G19.
San Diego-based company Off The Grid Concepts LLC is relatively new to the Kydex scene, debuting only earlier this year. While there are only so many ways to form kydex, OTG has been able to incorporate their own unique touches which distinguish their products from other kydex gear manufacturers. What I found most interesting is that they’ve come up with a way to make their holsters work for pistols with and without lights mounted, eliminating the need for two separate holsters.
The Grip Force Adapter has been out for a while now, and after hearing good things about it, I decided to try it earlier this year. The GFA is a small polymer piece that installs onto the grip tang area of a Glock pistol, slightly altering the grip angle and adding a grip tang that protects the firing hand. It’s available to fit generations 1 through 4 of Glock models.
The Vickers Tactical Base Plate from TangoDown is a direct replacement for the stock Glock base pad. The VT Base Plate allows a tight or stuck magazine to be more easily stripped from the magazine well.
The Vickers Tactical Extended Glock Magazine Release and Slide Stop are upgrades to the stock parts on a Glock. They’re a collaborative effort between Vickers Tactical and TangoDown LLC, and result in improved manipulation of the pistol’s controls. Both the Extended Magazine Release and Slide Stop have been out for a while, so I’ve had a chance to use them quite a bit on my Glocks.
The Glock pistol is one of the most (if not the most) popular modern handguns in current use in the U.S., and the demand for Glock custom work has grown, rather than shrunk, over the past couple of years. One of the most common custom services that Glock owners look for are grip modifications. Featured here is a grip modification performed by Cold Bore Customs in Texas.
The Crye Precision GunClip is a new approach to carrying and deploying a handgun. While it looks like a holster, it isn’t. It allows the handgun to be deployed quickly whether it has a light or suppressor mounted without having to go through the normal draw stroke of extracting the handgun from a holster.
Makeover of my Browning Hi-Power by Shin Tanaka – revitalizing a 15-year old pistol.
Sprinco USA, also known as Tactical Springs LLC, hails from Texas and manufactures high-quality springs and recoil reducers amongst other products. Featured here are some of Sprinco’s Recoil Reducer kits. Note that we’re talking about felt recoil; and more importantly muzzle jump/flip. Generally speaking, in order to reduce the recoil of a weapon, you either need to add weight to the weapon, or utilize a compensator on the barrel that redirects some of the gases to angle backwards to counteract the rearward motion of the gun (Newton’s third law applies). Guide rod replacement systems like these are more ‘Recoil Management’ systems rather than recoil reducers, as they do not reduce the actual recoil force of the pistol.
Ever since I saw Sonny Crockett and his Dornaus & Dixon Bren Ten on the 80′s show ‘Miami Vice’, I’ve wanted one, but just never got around to buying one (couldn’t afford one back then). For years, the Bren Ten has remained a controversial and mostly enthusiast pistol, but the design has now been resurrected, by Vltor Weapon Systems as the Fortis (Latin for ‘strength’) Pistol project.