Whether you’re running in professional competitions, or just wanna speed up your shot-to-shot split times on your home range, a compensator can definitely help.
Faxon’s EXOS-513 has a name straight out of a Halo game, and aesthetics to match.
Made from black anodized 6061 aluminum, the EXOS-513 diverts muzzle blast upward and outward, significantly reducing muzzle rise.
It’s hard to fathom just how much faster you can drop rounds on target with a quality compensator without actually using one. Let’s just say there’s a good reason every professional competitor who can use a compensator, does use one.
Running a suppressor on a handgun is like driving a muscle car with your foot to the floor, it feels like the way shooting was always intended. Stock sights are usually too dwarven to stand high enough to be visible, so picking something that stands a little prouder makes sense.
Might as well add in night sight capability at the same time!
Trijicon has long been the forerunner in tritium-based night sights, making a number of night visible iron sight color variants for nearly every handgun available. That’s not to mention their rifle optics and tritium lamps made for their competitors as well.
The suppressor height sights made by Trijicon are not just for use with cans, they’re also excellent if you want to co-witness with the increasingly popular dot sights mounted to pistol slides.
Trijicon has a few options on sale at Brownells for only $106.99 right now, down from the normal price of ~$121.
One of the most common complaints among new Glock shooters is that the slide stop/release lever is a little too slim and smooth to active easily in either direction. While this can be avoided by using the “slingshot" method of releasing the slide, some prefer a hardware fix.
Thankfully this problem is also one of the cheapest to remedy. Lone Wolf Distributors makes an excellent extended slide release that costs only $12.14 at Brownells right now.
Installation is a couple-minute affair, after which you’re up and running faster and better than before.
Maybe you’re not content with simply upgrading bits and pieces. Perhaps you want your slide to be cut for an RMR mount, or to have more aggressive grip cuts in it.
The Faxon Hellfire slide for Glock 19 is the beast you seek.
No need to send your OEM slide off for milling and recoating. Grab one of these babies and slide over the internals from your OG slide. Strap on a Trijicon RMR or Holosun 507C red dot sight and you’re off to the races.
Milled from 416 Stainless steel, Faxon’s Hellfire slides are DLC coated for an extreme level of corrosion resistance and some built-in lubricity to boot.
Maybe you don’t want to upgrade your Glock piece by piece. For many it’s faster and easier to buy a Glock that isn’t a Glock!
Faxon has two models of the FX-19, the Patriot and the Hellfire. For an in-depth review of the differences and similarities of these two models, I really recommend Scott Witner’s review. Here’s my version of the cliff notes.
A concealed carry dream, the Patriot is what you’d end up with if you sent your Glock 19 into a hard labor prison camp for a few months. Fiber optic sights, serrations all over the place, and the outstanding Overwatch Precision Trigger, give you a lot to work with.
Faxon’s match barrel slings tight groups, and the 1911-style grip angle means a more natural point-and-shoot profile.