The Top 5 Glock Gift Guide – Shopping Glock
Christmas is right around the corner and you may have a gun guy or gal in your life you need to find a gift for. If that gun guy or gal owns a Glock then we have some ideas for you. Our Glock Gift Guide contains 5 gifts that any Glock owner will be extremely pleased to receive. The guide is numbered from cheapest to most expensive and there is something on the list for everyone.
Recover Tactical Magazine Clips
I recently reviewed the hilariously, but accurately named Magazine Clips and I liked them, a lot. They are a base plate and pocket clip system that allows you to carry an extra magazine in your pocket like a pocket knife. The best part is they are super affordable and easy to find. They made it to my Glock Gift Guide for a number of reasons.
The Magazine Clips are well made, easy to use, handy, and as I mentioned they are cheap. They don’t just offer a clip, but a wider baseplate for easier reloads and a well thought design for both handguns and most Glock pattern magazine rifles.
Magpul Speed Plates
If you are shopping for easy upgrades to Glock magazines then Magpul has you covered. They are known as speed plates and resemble the Ranger Base plates Magpul makes for rifles.
The Magpul Speed Plates make your 9mm or 40 S&W magazines easier to draw and as the name implies a little faster. They are affordable too, very affordable so if you want a budget Glock gift here it is. These are less conceal carry and more duty designed, but they’ll work for both OEM Glock magazines and the Magpul variants.
A place called Gun Mag Warehouse suggesting magazines on their Glock gift guide! Scandalous! In all seriousness magazines are like ammo, you can never have too many. With the Glock, you have tons of options too. From your standard OEM flush fitting magazines to your Korean made Glock drums.
Magazines from ETS and Magpul offer affordable and high-quality mags for your 9mm and 40 S&W Glocks. Additionally, you can go to add extra upgrades like say, brightly colored followers in the ETS clear magazines. This makes it easy to see the follower in clear extended magazines and to know exactly how much ammo you are working with.
If you have a Glock fan in your life I’m willing to guarantee they will appreciate the extra magazines.
Magazines are one thing, and ammo is another, and there can be a middleman. A helpful, easy to use, and affordable middleman. Loading mag after mag gets tiring and these days there really is no reason to. Magazine loaders exist to save your thumbs the pain of loading hundreds and hundreds of rounds. These loaders come in all sizes, shapes, and most calibers.
The King of Mag Loaders is the MagPump 9mm magazine loader.
This bad boy is a self-contained unit that will load any double stack 9mm Glock magazine. You can load an extended magazine in about 30 seconds with a pain-free tool. You can even load additional magazines from companies like SIG, S&W, Ruger, and CZ.
At SHOT Show Range Day 2018 I was suitably impressed by the ETS C.A.M. Loaders and how fast you could pump a mag full of ammo. These are made for somewhat restrictive categories in terms of ammo, one can load 9mm and 40 S&W, one is made for 45 ACP and another is made for 380 ACP. If you want one loader to do nearly every caliber then you want the Maglula which can load everything from 9mm to 46 to include 40 S&W, 10mm, 45 GAP, etc.
A Carbine Kit
Ever want to turn your Glock into a handy little SMG Sized package? Well, you can with the Roni STAB from CAA. These kits are designed to take a handgun and turn it into a brace equipped larger handgun. Of course, a brace can be used for a variety of things, like shouldering. These kinds of kits extend the effective range of your gun, make it easier to control, and are a real blast.
CAA is just one kit maker and companies like IWI and FAB Defense also make these carbine kits, albeit at a higher price. I own the KPOS Pathfinder and I find it to be tons of fun, especially when running a drum mag, or at least an extendo. The Carbine kits are a little expensive, but they have a rightful place on my Glock Gift guide.
The Glock Gift Guide – Giving Glock
Glocks are brilliant weapons and some of the most popular in the world. You can even go with polymer 80 models and build your own. They are everywhere, for hardcore shooters to casual concealed carriers. This is great news because it makes it really easy to find gifts for Glock owners and I hope this Glock Gift guide has made it easy for you.
Travis Pike is a former Marine Machine Gunner, a lifelong firearms enthusiast, and now a regular guy who likes to shoot, write, and find ways to combine the two. He holds an NRA certification as a Basic Pistol Instructor and is the world’s Okayest firearm’s instructor.