Article by JP

Slide to Frame fitting

Well, my slide/frame fitting tools arrived from Brownells and Enco. These included the following:

Brownells slide/frame file
Brownells lapping compound (600 and 800 pack)
-12″ x 18″ x 3″ block of granite…equilateral to 0.0001″
-220 grit sand paper sheets (for placing on the granite and sanding to a perfectly flat surface)

I got started by placing a sheet of sand paper onto the granite slab, turning the frame updside down in my hand, and sanding the top of the rails. This took a while, but I was able to knock off a couple of thousandths and get the rail height pretty close, or so I thought. I then turned the frame on its side and did the same thing to get the sides of the rails shaved down a bit. This was harder to do, and took more time.

I guess I started getting tired because I started to hurry. BIG mistake. I ended up forcing the slide a little too far onto the rails and it got stuck. After placing the frame in my bench vise and using a rubber mallet to remove the slide, I decided to take a break. At this point I also had shed some blood because I was gripping the sharp edges of the slide so tightly. Did I mention that this is actually relaxing?

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Best Night Sights for Glock

There are all kinds of sights available for handguns like the Glock 17, 19, 22, 26, 32, 37. However, out of all them, the tritium night sights are the most preferred amongst Glock owners. Why are they preferred? For one thing, the tritium can be seen in dimly lit environments and totally dark environments. You also don’t need a battery to power the lighting source because the tritium lighting doesn’t come from electricity, lasers, or bulbs. It is a radioactive isotope that comes from hydrogen which emits a soft bright glowing light. Since the tritium has radioactive decay that emits electrons, this causes the phosphor of the tritium to glow. It does not need any kind of outside power source whatsoever. The radioactive decay can last for several years which means it will glow for up to 10-12 years.

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I took part in an interesting handgun competition – GSSF (Glock Sport Shooting Foundation). Usually, I don’t shoot handgun matches but this one is very newbie friendly. The price of participation, handgun rent and ammo was very inexpensive.

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Glock Serial (Barrel) Number Lookup

About Glock Handguns

Glock handguns are semi-automatic pistols with polymer frames, which are plastic frames. This makes them light weight and easy to carry around. They also have short recoil when you shoot them, which means they are easier to aim for better accuracy. Since it is semi-automatic, that means the gun will fire a round each time you pull the trigger. That way you don’t have to worry about cocking back a hammer or anything like that. You just repeatedly pull the trigger if you want to fire multiple rounds. When you combine this convenience with all the other aspects of the weapon, it explains why the Glock is a favorite amongst pistol lovers.

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Magazine Auxiliary Defense System for 1911 Magazines

Review by Jonathan Paul

I was recently contacted by Vitaly of the Rem870 Blog to review a new firearm accessory created by M2 Corporation called the Magazine Auxiliary Defense System. M2 currently has the MADS available for both the Glock and 1911 platforms, this product overview was based solely on experience with the model intended for use on 1911-style pistols.

Magazine Auxiliary Defense System
Magazine Auxiliary Defense System

On initial inspection the MADS is a piece of injection-molded polymer with two mounting holes and a pair of aggressively-serrated edges. It weighs virtually nothing and mounts simply to the two holes located on the bottom of most (all?) 1911 magazines with two Philips-head screws.

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