GUN IPSC/USPSA Modified Div. Glock 23

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  1. oakie

    oakie my ninja.

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    Here's my Glock 23 after all is said and done. All the parts have come in and have been installed and/or handfitted where applicable. All custom work was done by me, and meets all standards to shoot IPSC Modified Division Major (with my handloads), and IDPA Enhanced Service Pistol Division with my stock barrel.

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    Barrel
    the barrel is a Bar-Sto 4.75" SS National Match barrel with a threaded end, hand fitted (by me) to the receiver.

    2 port compensator is aluminum with a matte anodized finish and threaded to the barrel.

    General
    Glock OEM extended slide and mag releases.

    Lightning Strike stainless steel guide rod and ISMI 20# spring.

    T.H.E. Accessories brass magwell treated in a black nitride finish and custom relieved front area for grip comfort mated to a customized Seattle Slug.

    Pearce +2 magazine extensions (legal for use on Glock 23 due to Glock 22 mag compatibility).

    Trigger Group
    Glock OEM 3.5# connector and smooth trigger.

    Lone Wolf adjustable trigger overtravel stop.

    Wolff competition trigger spring set; 4# striker spring, lightened striker safety spring, heavy duty trigger return spring.

    Melt and polish of trigger components.


    fun build. took me longer to get the parts than to fit the parts. i have a Firepoint/J-Point/Optima 2000 red dot sight on the way, but may forgo it as i'd have to switch the rear fixed sight out to mount the red dot sight... and it's not legal for IDPA use. i'll install it if i end up switching to my Sig for IDPA.

    the bottom line: a tad over $500 in parts, and about 8 hours of install and adjustment time. i charge $35 minimum for the first hour and $50 thereafter, prorated into 15 minute increments... helps get in small, fast business by charging less for the first hour. :dunno:

    just a hobby, really... dont even have an FFL so i cant accept shipped in guns. :hs:
     
  2. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    very nice, but the real question is, does that make it shoot better when held sideways?
     
  4. oakie

    oakie my ninja.

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    of course.

    especially when the brass taps me in the forehead.
     
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    footratfunkface New Member

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    Lightning Strike. That stuff is made here where I live. The whole operation resides in a local indoor range/firearm retailer called Bullseye. Evidently my area is good for firearms accessories manufacturers. We've got Lightning Strike in Lawrenceville, Ga; Advanced Armament in Lilburn, GA; HK in Columbus, GA; Glock in Smyrna, GA; I'm sure there's more.
     
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  6. oakie

    oakie my ninja.

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    the only thing based up here is Aro-tek. :hs:

    LS makes some decent stuff... Aro-tek had a Ti plunger like the LS one i bought, but they wouldnt sell it individually... only together with their $180 trigger group package.

    now i've heard a lot of things about their Ti strikers... like sensitivity to certain brands of primers; so i'm not gonna bother trying one of those out.
     
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    I wouldn't use a titanium striker or firing pin due to the brittleness of titanium.
     
  8. oakie

    oakie my ninja.

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    many Ti alloys arent nearly as brittle as pure Ti or the older alloys.

    but i have no need for a Ti striker. besides, if i could move my finger that fast, i'd be in porn.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    We have New Ultra Light Arms and Douglas Barrels in WV :hs:
     
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    Do compensators make a big difference?
     
  11. oakie

    oakie my ninja.

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    depends on the design and what calibre you're shooting.

    if you stick a comp on a 380 auto, dont expect much except for other people calling you a pussy.

    more ports direct more gas upwards for more compensation.

    recoil is still there, it just reduces muzzle rise for faster follow up shots.

    but in my case, yes, it made a pretty big difference.
     
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    footratfunkface New Member

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    Columbia, SC is a shithole. For that matter, I'd never live anywhere in SC. Why not just relocate a tiny bit further south, where firearm laws are far, far better, the weather is nicer, and people are cooler. Also, I wouldn't want to live in Columbia, being white and all.
     
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    RealFastV6 OMFGh4x0rzZ!!111

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    CT doesn't have any firearms manufacturers. :wtc:
     
  14. H-Bomb

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    cool. I didn't know that. That range is like 2 miles from my house
     

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