Top 5 Glock Accessories for 2024

Glock pistols are popular for a lot of reasons. They’re affordable, reliable, and durable, and there are practically endless customization options. If you’ve ever checked out the aftermarket accessories and modifications possible, you might be wondering where to start. To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 Glock modifications and customizations of 2024. These mods are designed to do everything from improving the ergonomics of your gun to delivering a cleaner trigger break. Check it out!

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Changing out your Glock’s guide rod is a great way to improve accuracy. (Photo: Glock Store)

Glock Store Heavy Tungsten Guide Rod (Gen 1, 2, 3)

By upgrading the guide rod in your Glock, you can create a flatter shooting, more accurate handgun. It positively impacts felt recoil and muzzle rise and can also help with cycling different loads of ammunition, depending on the gun and ammo in question.

Keep in mind that spring weight affects the difficulty of racking the slide which is especially important if the shooter has injured or arthritic hands. Lighter springs will be easier for slide manipulations, while heavier springs will take more strength. Your technique certainly matters, but truly heavy springs are simply more difficult to manipulate. Heavier springs can be fantastic for cycling loads with heavier bullets. This might not be a cool-looking mod, but it’s a highly useful one.

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This kit from XS Sights includes a sight pusher for easy adjustments. (Photo: XS Sights)

XS Sights DIY Series Bundle—R3D Night Sights and Inline Sight Pusher for Glock

Don’t like the sights currently on your Glock? No worries! You can change them in a jiff. XS Sights designs and manufactures a fantastic array of options for Glocks, and if you want a complete set with all the necessary installation tools, there’s the DIY Series Bundle. This bundle includes R3D Night Sights, as well as an Inline Sight Pusher to make adjustments easy.

XS Sights R3D Night Sights are available with either a fluorescent orange or green front sight. The rear sight has a ledge for one-handed manipulation and an overhang for reduced glare. Glare is further reduced with the anti-reflective rear tritium lens. These are tritium sights that use ambient light to glow in low light/no light scenarios. Sights can easily be changed without the help of a gunsmith.

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Timney Triggers makes some of the best aftermarket triggers on the market. (Photo: Timney Triggers)

Timney Triggers Alpha Competition Series for Glock Gen 3-4

The trigger is another factory part a lot of Glock owners replace. Gen 5 Glock pistols come equipped with better triggers than the older generation models, but you might still find yourself considering taking things a step further with an aftermarket trigger. Timney Triggers is well known for its high-quality, well-made triggers, and its Glock series triggers are a welcome expansion of the previously rifle-focused product line. According to Timney, the Alpha Competition Series is specifically designed to deliver a superior trigger without compromising any of the reliability Glocks are known for.

The Timney Triggers Alpha Competition Series for Glock Gen 3-4 has a three-pound pull weight and is available in a variety of colors including bronze, red, Timney Gold, silver, orange, purple, and green. The trigger has a Teflon nickel trigger bar and sear to create a smoother pull and drastically reduce friction. As for the trigger itself, it remains a safety blade design—but a refined one. Timney states the trigger is inherently reliable and was tested to withstand 10,000 rounds in a stock Glock with no issues whatsoever. If you want to replace your factory trigger, Timney Triggers models are an excellent choice.

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A grip sleeve is a great and simple way to change the feel of the gun. (Photo: Hogue)

Hogue HandAll Beavertail Grip Sleeve

Interested in modifying the feel and texture of your Glock’s grip, but don’t want to make permanent stippling changes? Try the Hogue HandAll Beavertail Grip Sleeve. This grip sleeve is designed for a snug, secure fit. It fits smoothly over the gun’s existing grip and different fits are available for various generations of Glocks. It’s also offered in quite a few colors such as black, OD Green, Coyote Tan, aqua, purple, and pink. Finger grooves and palm swells are contoured into the grip’s shape for a precise fit.

The Hogue HandAll Beavertail Grip Sleeve has a cobblestone texture that provides a firm hold during live fire without being overly aggressive. It’s made to resist negative effects from oils and lubricants, so the rubber won’t break down. Using a quality grip sleeve is a great way to improve the feel of the gun in your hand without making permanent changes to it. If you end up deciding you want stippling to the grip after all, it’s easy enough to remove the grip sleeve. Hogue makes some of the best grip sleeves on the market and this is a simple, effective way to enhance your gun’s feel which can translate to better performance on target.

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A Faxon barrel is a fantastic way to improve your gun’s accuracy. (Photo: Faxon)

Faxon Firearms Match Series Barrel for G19 Gen 5

We know what you’re thinking: if you already have a Gen 5, your factory barrel is definitely superior to barrels used in older generation Glocks. However, there’s always room for improvement, and Faxon Firearms is a stellar go-to for aftermarket barrels. The Faxon Firearms Match Series Barrel for G19 Gen 5 has a 1:10 twist rate and features the company’s patented flame fluting. This barrel is manufactured according to exacting tolerances and is designed to give you far greater accuracy (Faxon accurately states that the barrel is made with better-than-factory tolerances). It’s also threaded, making it easy to add a suppressor or compensator.

If you want top-tier results from your Glock, odds are you need to replace its barrel. Maybe best of all, swapping barrels is just about the fastest, easiest mod you can make—and it offers the most impressive results. This barrel has an 11-degree target crown, is made from 416-R stainless steel, and has a black nitride finish for durability and resistance to corrosion and wear. Rifling is conventional, fully stress-relieved, and compatible with cast bullets. And while this particular barrel is made for the G19 Gen 5 Glock, Faxon does make other barrels for various Glocks. 10/10 recommend going this route to improve accuracy and precision.

Should you customize your Glock?

Although some gun owners will say your gun should be perfect out of the box and need no changes, that’s rarely realistic. We all have different needs and preferences and that means making some modifications to our guns. Glocks make it easy to customize them and thanks to the many aftermarket accessories on the market, you can do almost anything to your gun. Modifications can make the guns easier or more comfortable to shoot, improve accuracy, and change the overall aesthetic.

Kat Ainsworth Stevens is a long-time outdoor writer, official OGC (Original Gun Cognoscenti), and author of Handgun Hunting: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Using the Right Firearms for Big and Small Game. Der Teufel Katze has written for a number of industry publications (print and online) and edited some of the others, so chances are you've seen or read her work before, somewhere. A woman of eclectic background and habits, Kat has been carrying concealed for over two decades, used to be a farrier, and worked for a long time in emergency veterinary medicine. She prefers big bores, enjoys K9 Search & Rescue, and has a Master's Degree in Pitiless Snarkastic Delivery.

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