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#1467249 - 03/07/19 10:45 AM Little Fun With A Glock 45
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I usually leave my glocks in their factory configuration, but I decided to play around with a Glock 45 and figured I would share the progress here.


What Iíve done so far is as follows:
Factory Glock 45 - $450
Extended takedown lever - $9.99
Glock extended slide stop - $16.95
Hyve extended magazine release - $19.99
Tango Down baseplates -$18
Tango Down grip plug/takedown tool - $14.92
Stainless steel pins - $11.50
Hyve backplate - $9.99
Honey comb laser stippling on frame and back strap - $0
Aluminum gray Agency Arms flat drop in trigger - $150
Ghost Pro 3.3 and spring kit - $52
Polish Trigger bar - $0
Polish slide stop- $0
ATF Form 1 Efile to make a SBR - $200 (filed and awaiting approval)
Fab Defense Cobra Stock- $87
AAC Threaded barrel - $85
Outer Impact red dot mount - $50
Leupold Deltapoint Pro- $280
Gen 5 19 MOS slide with Trijicon suppressor height sights - $200
Fab Defense ďforegrip safety systemĒ - $48

Current total investment: $1702.34

Whatís left:
Single trigger undercut

What Iím on the fence about:
Form 1 suppressor OR SilencerCo Omega 9K

I will update pictures as stuff changes but hereís what it looks like right now.



Agency trigger just arrived. Got it installed in about 4 minutes. Pretty happy with it so far but a range trip or two will tell the tale.


Polished up the trigger bar and slide stop. Also installed the 3.3 Pro Ghost Connector. Not sure if I did it 100% right but tinkering is half of the fun. Anyway, the trigger feels GREAT.





Picked up an AAC threaded barrel for a steal of a deal. Threw my new carry knife in there as well. Benchmade North Fork.







I canít get any more pictures in the top post, so Iíll be adding them to the bottom from now on.
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#1467273 - 03/07/19 11:57 AM Re: Little Fun With A Glock 45 [Re: Koenreich]
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That is nice. Where is the stippling done.

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#1467282 - 03/07/19 12:27 PM Re: Little Fun With A Glock 45 [Re: Koenreich]
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It was done at Rooster Concepts in VA Beach. Their work is good but youíve got to double check them before they start, particularly if youíre doing NFA engraving.
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#1467745 - 03/08/19 01:32 PM Re: Little Fun With A Glock 45 [Re: Koenreich]
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Thanks

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#1467885 - 03/08/19 07:34 PM Re: Little Fun With A Glock 45 [Re: Koenreich]
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Of course.
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#1468175 - 03/09/19 12:51 PM Re: Little Fun With A Glock 45 [Re: Koenreich]
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Range report after doing the laser stippling and agency trigger:

The stipple felt good in my hands while shooting, but I wouldnít say it made any difference at all. I would only suggest it to folks who like the aesthetics of it. If it were not free, Iíd probably be less happy with it.

The agency trigger was a pretty nice upgrade from the OEM trigger. It wasnít *as* nice as I was hoping for the price, so Iím going to mess with connectors. Weíll see how it goes.

The only real complaint I have about it is the fact that the trigger sits just a little lower than the OEM trigger. That causes my index finger to rub on the trigger guard. It isnít a huge deal, but after a bunch of dry fires, it was fairly noticeable.
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#1468508 - 03/10/19 09:46 AM Re: Little Fun With A Glock 45 [Re: Koenreich]
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That's really nice!
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#1468727 - 03/10/19 07:04 PM Re: Little Fun With A Glock 45 [Re: Koenreich]
XDSbob Offline
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Wow Kyle. You made that pretty nice, and I am sure there is more to come.

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#1468728 - 03/10/19 07:08 PM Re: Little Fun With A Glock 45 [Re: Koenreich]
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Thanks man. It shot really well and I liked it a lot, so why not change everything? hehe
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#1469130 - 03/11/19 04:37 PM Re: Little Fun With A Glock 45 [Re: Koenreich]
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I went to the range again during my lunch break and was able to pick up a Ghost ďultimateĒ 3.5 lb connector. It took a little more than a minute to disassemble the gun and swap out the connectors right there at the range bench.

I was left with an even smoother trigger and Iím happy that I spent the $20. Iíd like to see just how nice I can get this drop in trigger to be, so I have plans on buying a spring kit next.

I have not used a trigger pull gauge yet, but will do so.
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#1469711 - 03/12/19 10:26 PM Re: Little Fun With A Glock 45 [Re: Koenreich]
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Did a lot of dry firing tonight. Itís hard to put to words, but the trigger just didnít feel right. I bent the connector inwards a bit and it fixed that right up. Iím way happier with the feel of the trigger now, but Iím still going to go tinker some more.


I decided to go with the Ghost PRO 3.3 trigger kit. Between the springs and the fitted connector, it should make it as nice as itís going to be. Once that little project is done I guess Iíll SBR it.
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#1472902 - 03/20/19 07:47 PM Re: Little Fun With A Glock 45 [Re: Koenreich]
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Got the 3.3 Pro kit in. I havenít fit the connector yet but the springs made a pretty damn big difference.
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#1473579 - 03/22/19 05:47 PM Re: Little Fun With A Glock 45 [Re: Koenreich]
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If you frequent the shoutbox, youíve likely seen me say that I had an issue with my trigger when I did not have a magazine inserted. What was happening was the trigger would have to be pulled back much further (and often much harder) if a magazine wasnít inserted. In fact, if I kept the trigger back to where it SHOULD break and then inserted a magazine, it WOULD break. The only thing that made sense to me was that there was an issue with the trigger bar because I would swap out the Agency trigger with the OEM trigger and the problem went right away.

I didnít want to abandon the flat face trigger shoe of the Agency trigger, but I didnít get a warm and fuzzy feeling about how it was acting without a magazine. What I decided to do was swap trigger bars between the OEM and Agency triggers. I donít view it as the perfect solution, because what I now basically have is a $150 trigger shoe from Agency Arms and Iíve lost a spare part.

I havenít decided if Iíll just polish the OEM trigger bar and call it good, or ask Agency for another one of their trigger bars. What I do know is that I wouldnít buy another Agency trigger in the future.





The part I circled on the trigger bars are what interface with the safety plunger. Agency changes the profile here and I believe thatís what the root cause of my issue. My guess is that my particular trigger bar had too much material removed. However, Iím not exactly sure why a magazine being inserted would make such a big difference.
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#1476964 - 03/31/19 10:53 AM Re: Little Fun With A Glock 45 [Re: Koenreich]
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Got my form 1 Efile done the other day.

This is about what itíll look like with the Cobra stock.



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#1483284 - 04/18/19 09:51 AM Re: Little Fun With A Glock 45 [Re: Koenreich]
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Got the rear sight off and installed an Outer Impact mount. The DeltaPoint Pro installed easily and Iím happy with it overall.

Need to get some rounds down range but I can already tell that Iíd be much happier with a MOS slide or an optic cut, so that the red dot can sit lower.
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#1485317 - 04/23/19 11:24 PM Re: Little Fun With A Glock 45 [Re: Koenreich]
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Went ahead and got a gen 5 19 MOS slide to bring the optic down.


Even with the MOS slide, the supressor height sights are more like a lower 1/3 co-witness, which is actually alright by me.


The only thing left is to get my form 1 approved and slap on a cobra stock.
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#1486227 - 04/26/19 05:39 PM Re: Little Fun With A Glock 45 [Re: Koenreich]
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Got in a quick trip to the range to sight in the Deltapoint. I brought one target and five magazines. The bottom right target was my sight in target and the other four were shot as quickly as I could without getting yelled at for ďrapid fireĒ.

Iím very happy with the optic and how well Iím shooting the pistol. Distance was between 10-12 yards.
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#1487525 - 04/30/19 02:15 PM Re: Little Fun With A Glock 45 [Re: Koenreich]
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I have been pondering a glock 19 for quite a while. You have definitely inspired me to go for it and to change it! Thanks for taking the time to post this thread.
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#1488305 - 05/02/19 09:18 PM Re: Little Fun With A Glock 45 [Re: Koenreich]
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That is one very nice Glock. Well done sir.

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#1488405 - 05/03/19 08:53 AM Re: Little Fun With A Glock 45 [Re: ktyhawk]
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Originally Posted By: wscrst
I have been pondering a glock 19 for quite a while. You have definitely inspired me to go for it and to change it! Thanks for taking the time to post this thread.


Itís been a lot of fun playing around with modifying a Glock for the first time, and in a lot of ways I wish I would have done so sooner.

On the other hand, Glock just announced a g45 MOS. I strongly believe that it will be the best pistol they have ever produced (in every other way than perhaps suitability for concealed carry). Had I waited for the G45 MOS I could have saved some money in this build and had the same serial numbers on my slide and frame.

Having the slide sent out for an optic cut would have been more economical than the route I took, and it would have allowed me to have the red dot sit a little lower. The extended wait times (6-8 weeks) and not being able to change red dots in the future are what kept me from doing that instead of going with a MOS slide.

Iím glad that youíve gotten something out of this thread and I hope you enjoy the updates as I finish this build up.


Originally Posted By: ktyhawk
That is one very nice Glock. Well done sir.


Thank you very much. Iím very happy with how it has been coming together.
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#1504952 - 06/19/19 08:05 AM Re: Little Fun With A Glock 45 [Re: Koenreich]
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Form 1 was approved and I got the Cobra stock and vertical fore grip installed. Thereís a pretty decent amount of flex in the fore grip, so I may just put a light on it instead.






The fore grip does fold and allows the stock to be folded while itís installed.
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#1508906 - 06/30/19 05:24 PM Re: Little Fun With A Glock 45 [Re: Koenreich]
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That was a fast form 1 approval!

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#1508956 - 06/30/19 08:36 PM Re: Little Fun With A Glock 45 [Re: Koenreich]
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frown would have been 15 days but I made a mistake on the first one I filed.

It was my first e-form. Hoping to see them get them up and running on form 4s soon.
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