Have you ever complained about GLOCK’s short magazine release, the stock plastic sights, or suffered from the dreaded “GLOCK Knuckle?”
I did. But complaining didn’t do me any good. So I searched for solutions — reading countless forums, talking to friends and even buying a ton of accessories.
I’ve found the five most essential accessories for the GLOCK 23 that’ll solve those problems and more.
1. Extended Controls
Have you ever grumbled about the GLOCK’s short magazine release or its little-too-flat slide stop?
If only there were something that made the parts easier to reach and press so you didn’t have to adjust your grip to grab the magazine release.
So you didn’t have to stress about finding that certain angle to push down on the slide stop lever with your thumb.
After all, this could save you those precious few seconds in a competition. Or at least let you have a good day out in the range.
Oh, wait. There is something like that.
Enter: extended controls.
By upgrading to extended controls, you could have all of those things and more.
For example, extended controls make it easier to release the slide if you like to reload from a locked slide position using a slide stop lever.
But we can’t also forget about the extended magazine releases. Some of us have to shift their handgrip to reach the stock magazine release.
But why would you want to lose your grip in the first place?
At least with this extended version, you can hit the magazine release each time… without losing your grip.
This is a big one.
You probably think that while the stock plastic GLOCK sights are not exactly the best, they still work.
Why spend the extra time and effort trying to change something that functions?
You’re right. You don’t have to swap it out. But if you want to improve accuracy and get a better sight picture, then I’d recommend upgrading your GLOCK’s sight.
Here are a few options:
- The Trijicon HD Night Sight has a large U-notch in the rear sight and a bright, colored front sight so you can find the sight picture fast and easy, no matter the type of lighting. This is perfect if you conceal carry, compete or simply own a GLOCK.
- The Truglo Tritium/Fiber Optic Sight (aka TFO’s) glows in the nighttime and absorbs light during the day, enabling you to have a perfect, bright sight picture at all times.
- Red Dot Optics (RDOs) are fast, accurate, and straightforward. Where your RDO points, that’s where your round is going. But what if you don’t want a red dot attached to your slide permanently?
Fortunately, you can use the Red Dot Backup (RBU). The mount replaces the rear sight, and if you don’t want to use your optic, it has built-in iron sights.
The possibilities of sight upgrades are nearly impossible to count, but we’re here for you to get you what you desire.
Don’t you hate the beveled trigger of a 34 that doesn’t feel perfect? Or those serrations on a 19’s trigger shoe? The 23 is similar.
If so, then invest a complete pyramid trigger system. It pretty much makes your trigger better. With the complete system, you have two options:
One design follows the curved, traditional profile of a trigger (the classic pyramid).
The second one has a straight shoe design that creates a shorter overall trigger pull, all based on the latest competition styles (the flat-face pyramid).
The best part?
It includes a double diamond connector, competition spring kit, and a titanium-coated safety plunger.
Wow, and I thought it couldn’t get better.
You ever heard of a “GLOCK Knuckle?”
It’s that little irritating callus you get after your finger rubs against the trigger guard one too many times.
Want to prevent it from happening to you? Then invest in a GLOCK Knuckle Cut and Trigger Undercut.
These options develop more room for your fingers and smooth down the trigger guard surfaces to allow your fingers to grip higher up for more control.
5. Guide Rods
Last of all, we have the guide rod. Sweet and simple, no gunsmith is required to upgrade this piece.
Simply take off your slide, remove the plastic guide rod out, add a Tungsten Guide Rod, and put it back on the frame.
Once you do that, you’ll notice a significant reduction in muzzle rise. As a result, it’ll be easier to stay on target and your accuracy will improve.
GLOCK 23 Accessories: Conclusion
And that’s it! Upgrade your GLOCK 23 today and see how much better it shoots (and feels). I guarantee you won’t go back to the factory setting.
Have you ever upgraded your GLOCK 23? If so, what did you upgrade? Let us know in the comments below!