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Three Must-Have Do-It-Yourself Glock Upgrades

Glock pistols are like ATMs, smart phones and digital cameras. What did we do before them? Simplicity is one of the reasons I like Glocks. They’re easy to use, easy to maintain and easy to tear down, reassemble and customize. I’m a simple kind of man that way. If you own a Glock, there are numerous aftermarket modifications you can make to it. Modifications that can immediately increase hits on target, and all without the use of tools or need of special skills and installed in seconds, pique my interest. Here are three simple DIY enhancements.



Iron sights, or in the case of Glock plastic sights, are standard equipment. They work, plain and simple, but if I am in a parking lot at night and a threat is approaching me and my vehicle or there’s a bad actor across my pitch-black bedroom, I want an advantage. In real life, you don’t have the luxury of time like you do at the public gun range. Life is fluid, and your shooting should be, too. The Meprolight FT Bullseye sight that enables a user to shoot fast and accurately while keeping both eyes open. The FT Bullseye is a micro optic pistol sight with a footprint that is a fraction of the size of the typical reflex sight.

It replaces the rear sight, so there is no need for the front sight. The design is streamlined and flat and hits the top of the slide. There is no need for batteries, and you don’t need to change your holster to accommodate the sight.

Using a combination of fiber optics and tritium, the FT Bullseye can be used with both eyes for better target acquisition. No need to align front and rear sights. All that is required is to align the bright bullseye dot on target and press the trigger.  The unit is available in either a red- or green-dot bullseye.

I mounted and zeroed the FT Bullseye and shot a few magazines of ammo through it, firing for speed at 10 yards. It took me no time to acclimate myself to the dot. It is much faster than using traditional iron sights, and it works in bright light as well as it does in dim light.