- Apr 18, 2006
- Reaction score
- Los Angeles, CA
I have Grateful Dead patches on mine. Can't stand them, but who will think a deadhead is carrying a pistol?
I have a fanny pack designed for my Glock 19. It works great. Easy and quick access, but I always feel like everyone knows what I have in there so I don't really use it.
If the short grip is an issue, look at the grip extenders. They replace the bottom plate on the magazine, and extend the grip about an inch.
Perhaps you should decide on the caliber first. I personally like the .40 so I took the G22. No reloads, though.
If you're going to want something for competition, the Glock 34 makes a great competition piece. It's actually very well balanced (see my thread regarding my new Glock 34), since there's a hole cut in the top, and the trigger has been lightened by a pound to 4.5 lbs. You can actually get into the heart of .357 magnum performance with the longer 5.32" barrel.
If you want a bigger bore, the Glock 35 is the .40 version of the 34, and the recoil coming out of it makes it one of the softest-shooting .40 pistols out there. With this longer barrel, you can start entering 10 mm territory with ordinary .40 loads.
If you want to swap uppers, you can replace your Glock 34 upper with a Glock 17 upper and it will become a Glock 17 in all respects (except for the lighter trigger). Same thing with replacing the Glock 35 upper with a Glock 22 / 31 upper.
This way, you can get two guns in one, at a lower cost than buying separate guns.
Is swapping the upper on 35 to a 22 or 31 that simple ,slide off, slide on or do you need to change anything else when you do the swap ( other than the cartridge)?
Change of plans... I went to the gun shop today and bought a Glock 27. I figured since I already have two 9mm pistols (Glock 19 and Ruger P-89) that I should do something a little different to justify another handgun (like I need to, lol). I like the idea of a larger caliber since they are basically the same size (the 26 and 27).
Yup. That simple. Just take the slide off, put new upper assembly on, and you're good to go.
The extractor is the same for the .40 or 357 Sig. Thus, a Glock 22 or 31 frame (lower) will accept the following with no modifications at all:
Glock 22 upper (of course!)
Glock 24 upper (.40 longslide, 6" barrel)
Glock 31 upper
Glock 35 upper
If you change the extractor and use 9 mm magazines, you can put the following on a Glock 22 or 31 frame:
Glock 17 upper
Glock 17L upper (9 mm longslide, 6" barrel)
Glock 34 upper
You can get an aftermarket barrel just for plinking purposes. Prices range from 90 bucks for a Federal Arms barrel, all the way to 300 for a custom Barsto barrel.
I actually have a drop-in Barsto barrel for my Glock 22, that has better support at that throat area, and the brass that comes out of my Glock 22 from these sessions looks great. Also, I can use this barrel to shoot unjacketed lead, since I still do go to a range once in a while, that only allows you to shoot unjacketed lead.
Can uppers be easily bought/ordered through a local dealer? I figured they must run around $200?
I tried looking on the internet to see prices but cant find anything.
( I am licensed).