Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Customize Your Glock - Book Review

I must admit I was a bit intrigued when asked to review a book dedicated solely to the customization and enhancement of a handgun whose one word marketing tag line is simply: “Perfection”. That might sound like a tall order indeed. However, my review of the book How to Customize Your Glock (Step-by-Step Modifications You Can Do at Little Cost) by the father and son team of Robert and Morgan Boatman proved to be a rather interesting undertaking.

The authors limit the book’s scope to those operator level modifications using mass produced, drop-in parts, which serve to enhance overall reliability of the already box-stock reliable Glock designs. In their narrative they discuss in detail the possible downside risks of wantonly customizing a Glock, particularly if it is primarily to be used as a carry piece. Prudently, the authors avoid controversy by making no claims as to which specific aftermarket or factory parts are most superior. Rather, they speak to the appropriateness of changing out a part, in general, with the goal of improving reliability and/or accuracy. This being said, for those wishing to proceed to the next level in Glock customization they reference contact information for a particular nationally known gunsmith specializing in the Glock family of pistols.

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