Iron sights are one of the most fundamental parts of a firearm. Without a front and rear sight, you’d be firing, unsighted, from the hip or chest. This was a popular technique, once known as reflexive shooting. For the best results, aligning the sights with each other and with the target is necessary. As the Weaver and Isosceles shooting stances came to prominence, both of which emphasized raising the pistol to eye level, the need…

Introduced in 1982, the Glock pistol had a tumultuous beginning. From the Austrian Army’s adoption to being demonized as the plastic pistol that could supposedly pass through X-ray machines undetected (it can’t), Glock inspires devotion and a certain mystique. Today, the Glock is one of the most popular handguns for a reason. Reliable in the extreme, simple to operate, affordable, and incredibly rugged, there’s a Glock to suit every need and occasion from concealed carry…

Newton’s third law of motion tells us that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. In the context of firearms, that means recoil or “kick.” From buffers to dampen the impact of moving parts, to muzzle brakes and barrel porting that divert escaping gases upward and to the rear, to simply adding weight, gun designers have been experimenting with ways of reducing recoil for more than a century. Let’s review the best…

Part of being a responsible gun owner is carrying your firearm safely and securely. With the right holster, your gun will stay by your side under the most demanding conditions and still be accessible at a moment’s notice. A high-quality holster should provide sufficient retention, either active or passive, to secure your handgun. It should also cover the trigger guard so that your index finger doesn’t inadvertently enter the trigger guard during the draw stroke.…

One of the most commonly replaced parts on Glock pistols is the iron sights. Many gun owners purchase Glocks for home-defense and personal protection. Most come to the same conclusion: Stock sights are not ideal for use under low-light conditions, such as in the middle of the night with the lights off. If you are in the same situation, you are in the right place. Using one of the best Glock night sight sets available…

The Glock 43 is a subcompact 9mm pistol introduced to the US civilian market in 2015, to much fanfare. It was a follow-up to the Glock 42, an earlier handgun of similar dimensions, but chambered in .380 ACP. Although many liked the G42, many more loved the G43 because 9mm is a more common and plentiful chambering. However, one of the most significant drawbacks of the Glock 43 is the low 6-round magazine capacity. If…

Depending on the size of your hands, the Glock stock slide release (or slide stop) may not be adequate. Most of the time, if you have difficulty reaching it or pressing it with your firing hand, you have no choice but to use your other hand to push it or forgo using the slide release altogether and sling-shot your slide instead. The stock Glock slide release is, at best, adequate, but for many shooters, it…

Investing in a Glock 19 trigger that suits your personal preferences can have a dramatic effect on your shooting performance. If you find your aim is affected by slop or excessive pre-travel, purchasing a more effective trigger can increase your accuracy. We’re always trying to reduce hand fatigue, and an easy pull trigger with a large flat surface may be more comfortable for your finger. Whether you are looking for a high-end model or a…

Whether you love them or not, we all know about Glocks. The Austrian gunmaker offers a wide range of pistols for all applications, and if you own one or several of them, you should make sure you have plenty of extra magazines for each. Everyone needs more magazines, whether you shoot casually or competitively, or even only if you want to be better prepared for defensive scenarios. Although Glock OEM magazines are generally reliable, they…

Suppressors (or silencers) are increasingly popular among civilian shooters in the United States. According to the 2019 ATF Firearm Commerce Report, over 1.7 million suppressors were registered for legal ownership by civilians, and the number continues to rise every year. If you plan to use a suppressor on your Glock pistol, your standard Glock sights will not be tall enough to give you a clear sight picture. The best Glock suppressor sights may also be…