A Crock of Glock Accessories: Weird and Wonderful
The Glock pistol is the premier handgun in terms of popularity. They are by far one of the best selling weapons on the planet. Their massive popularity has led them to be one of the most customizable and upgradeable guns in the world. Their aftermarket is truly intimidating. It’s full of triggers, barrels, compensators, holsters, and everything in between. You can even build an 80% Glock. Unfortunately, this level of customization has lead to plenty of just plain old weird stuff for the Glock, and here is my Top 5 most ridiculous Glock Accessories.
1. Pistol Bayonet
I actually own this one, and yes I bought it as a joke. Believe it or not, there are quite a few out there. I bought a cheap 20 dollar one as a gag gift and it was ultimately left at my house. Bayonets are only around because the military is too stubborn to admit they are dumb. Putting one on a pistol means not having a holsterable gun, adding length to your small gun, and thinking if you run out of ammo you can just stab someone with your gun. At least at the end of a rifle a bayonet you essentially have a spear. A bayonet at the end of a handgun is no better than a normal knife. Glock accessories are far and wide, but this one goes too far.
2. FAB Defense Skins
I know Gucci Glocks are big right now and companies like Zev and Agency have made some serious modifications to Glock slides. That’s cool as far as I’m concerned and nearly a work of art. That takes time and is quite pricey. So what if you could just slide a rubber cover over the gun that gives the same look? Yep a 30 dollar rubber cover that adds bulk and makes the gun hard to holster. Just don’t it’s not handy, or cool, or anything like that. In terms of Glock accessories, you’ll be better served by extra ammo or magazines.
3. Stupid Stippling
I don’t get the stippling phenomenon in the first place. I mean I’ve shot my Glock 17 a lot and never felt the need for extra grip. However, it’s a big market and some companies do some legit work. Other guys just seem to poke the grip with a hot butter knife. It’s unpredictable, ugly, and makes no sense. I just don’t get why you’d want your gun to look like a dog chewed on it. Also, don’t Fitz special a Glock.
4. Cup Holster
This thing is adorable, dumb, but adorable. So it goes in your cup holder and acts as a place to set your gun. To its credit, it does cover the trigger completely. My problems with this device are many.
First off, why not just keep your gun in its holster on your body?
Second, this certainly won’t make an officer uncomfortable when you get pulled over.
Third, leaving the gun in this device makes it a great advertisement for a free gun to thieves.
5. Manual Safeties
I remember some company produced a Glock safety some time ago so I tried to find it, and I did, along with like three other manual safety options. This leads me to a major WTF moment. Why do so many exist? Instead of pointing out the issues of just one let’s talk about them all and my problems with them.
First off, the Glock is safe enough as is. Don’t put anything on the trigger until you are ready to fire. If you want a gun with a manual safety there are plenty out there with that. Why add a mod that could fail to your handgun? It’s cheaper just to buy a safety equipped gun. I just can’t grasp why we would do this.
Glock Accessories can be great. I like being able to easily add a light, swap out the trigger, and easily find holsters far and wide. However, sometimes we go a little far and we need to reign it in. If you folks don’t; I’m gonna develop a drinking habit.