The first thing you need to do when you get your first or even your fifth Glock is to get it out of its case and head to the range. That’s a given. The next thing you’ll want to do is embrace the joys of Glock ownership with some must-have Glock accessories.
Glock is one of the few handgun brands with a cult-like following, and that popularity has generated a massive pool of accessories. From convenience to performance, Glock accessories can make owning one of these quality guns that much better. There is a plethora of pistol parts and components available, so let’s take a look at a few of the best options on the market.
Comfortable Glock Holsters
A good holster allows you to carry your Glock comfortably while allowing easy access and a smooth draw. Needless to say, it’s pretty important. We recommend opting for a holster designed explicitly for Glock handguns. While you can find generic or universal options that will fit a Glock, they often don’t offer an ideal fit.
Which are the best Glock holsters?
MCK IWB Universal Glock Holster – The MCK IWB Universal Glock Holster is an everyday workhorse holster with a perfect 12-degree cant. It fits all generations of Glocks, has no moving parts, uses positive passive retention technology, and is made from the same polymer material as your pistol.
AHS Ambidextrous Glock Holster – Not only does this holster offer comfort and great design, but it also gives you versatility with both inner and outer left or right usage and a positive grip in any position for a quick, smooth draw. The outer carry option also allows for forward, vertical, and rear positioning.
- Crossbreed Holsters – Crossbreed Holsters produces a number of great holster options that are excellent for concealed carry. Offering holsters for both inside and outside of the waistband, chest holsters, ankle holsters, and even pocket holsters, Crossbreed offers a number of holsters that are perfect for the Glock.
Alien Gear ShapeShift Modular Holster System – The ShapeShift modular holster system from Alien Gear is one of our more favorite Glock holster options right now. This holster offers several mount options in one package so you can change not only for comfort but also different clothing styles throughout the year. In a few quick steps, you can transform the ShapeShift into an IWB holster, appendix carry holster, OWB belt slide, or an OWB paddle holster.
All the above are all fantastic holster options, and you’ll find each one is comfortable and built to stand up to years of use. If you don’t already have a suitable holster, definitely add this to your list of Glock accessories to buy.
When you’re having fun at the range, you don’t want to have to stop to reload, even if you’re using a Glock magazine speed loader. Instead, it makes far more sense to have some spare magazines on hand, loaded and ready to go.
Glock extended magazines not only hold up to 33 rounds of 9mm ammo, but they are also pretty darn affordable. And those who need even more rounds at their disposal can opt for a 50-round Glock drum magazine. Here are some excellent options:
Glock Extended Magazines (9mm 33 RD, .45 auto 26 RD, .40 31 RD) – A super high-capacity magazine for use in various Glock pistols Gen 3 or higher. This option is available in black or tan and features heavy-duty polymer and steel construction.
Glock Drum Magazines (9mm 50 RD, .45 40 RD, .40 50 RD) – Also available in black or tan, this Glock drum magazine for models Gen 3 or above will give you maximum capacity at an affordable price. Even better, with a heat-treated wire spring and special finger taps, you can count on smooth feeding, and reloading is a breeze.
Note that high-capacity magazines aren’t legal everywhere in the US. California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont currently restrict their use. Please make sure to check your local laws as well as some local restrictions may apply. For example, high-capacity magazines are restricted in Cook County in Illinois even though the state of Illinois does not.
Law enforcement and the military are exempt from these restrictions with proper identification. However, if you’re in one of the other 41 use States, these Glock accessories allow you to take target practice to the next level.
If you’re interested in learning more about drum magazines, you can read about some the advantages and disadvantages of a drum magazine here.
Glock Magazine Speed Loader
Glock isn’t one of the industry’s top names for no reason—they know guns, and they produce quality guns and gun accessories. The Glock Magazine Speed Loader is no exception. As a genuine Glock product, it’s your best option if you’re looking for a magazine speed loader.
Buying a speed loader specifically designed for your gun is a far safer bet than taking a chance on a universal speed loader. In any case, the Glock magazine speed loader is so inexpensive you might as well give it a try.
It does work, and it will save you both time and trouble loading your magazines. Trust me, after you get some of the magazines listed above, you’re going to be very happy to have a speed loader rather than always having to load them manually.
You’ll notice the Glock pistol parts use the same polymer that Glock manufacturers its famous pistols with, and that’s certainly not a bad thing. Glock was also smart enough to add raised ridges on the sides of the speed loader, which will keep your fingers from slipping and sliding, even if you’re sweaty.
This speed loader is compatible with all Glock models from G17 through G39, except G18, G20, G21, G24, G29, G30, and G36. If you have a different model, don’t worry. Glock sells similar options for their other models as well, all with the same reliable quality.
So What Kind Of Glock Accessories Are You Going To Buy?
Since its introduction in 1982, the Glock handgun has gained increasing acceptance and a broad fan base of gun enthusiasts. While the initial reaction to the Glock’s polymer construction was outright skepticism, that quickly changed to acceptance and rampant adoption.
That’s because nothing shoots quite like a Glock pistol. Just ask your local law enforcement. Chances are they carry one too—along with at least one of these Glock accessories.
The Glock is known to be tough, reliable, accurate, and affordable. You can carry them and shoot them right out of their box. Many people do, but a little investment into must-have Glock accessories can really top-off the experience with minimal additional costs.