I’ve been looking for new carry ammo and after researching forums and videos on YouTube, decided to settle on the Federal HST 147gr 9mm ammo as my Glock 19 carry ammo. I can’t seem to find it anywhere, went to multiple gun shops around the Seattle Area, Eastside etc, none. I even tried online but folks online are price gouging and I had to buy like a case of it if I wanted one box.
Dropped into West Coast Armory in Factoria today and they had a bunch of em for about $30 a box of 50.
Here are some video reviews about the Federal HST 147gr :
This will be my primary carry ammo and my Speer Golddots and Federal Hydrashoks as backup.
Ever since I bought my Glock 19, I’ve upgraded it with a few enhancements, one of them is an extended magazine release. The reason is I find it a little hard to depress the mag release button without having to shift my grip too much. Quickly bought one from MidwayUSA and after a couple of minutes struggling with the small spring tension, I finally got it installed. It worked very well right up to the point I had to carry the Glock in my IWB Crossbreed Supertuck holster.
The extended mag release protrudes out from the frame a little too much for IWB carry and keeps getting engaged while I’m seated or while moving around. This caused my magazine to release prematurely and drop out from the gun fairly frequently. This problem doesn’t exist if you use it with OWB type holsters because you have more clearance between the gun and your body.
Seeing my dilemma, a buddy of mine who works at Zev Technologies (Glockworx) sent a prototype magazine release to me a few weeks ago. I’ve been carrying it in my Crossbreed holster for two weeks now and it works wonderfully. It’s the best of both worlds actually, it sits flush against the frame and yet makes it easier for me to engage the mag release.
It’s cut a little shorter than the stock mag release.
To compensate for not being able to press the mag release as much as a stock one, they moved the spring tension “hole” forward just a hair. This makes it easier for you to drop the magazine. It is in essence, shorter, yet easier to depress than a stock mag release. The feel of it is very similar to the extended one, but without the detriment of accidentally releasing the magazine when carrying it close to your body.
(Top to Bottom : Glockworx prototype, Stock mag release, Extended mag release)
Overall, I’ve very happy with this dual benefit release mechanism. If they had this product available, I would not hesitate to buy it or recommend it to my friends who carry a Glock.
Saw this video on Youtube posted by Brandon about the default trigger pull weight of a Gen4 versus a Gen3. He also talks about the possibility that this “could” be the cause of issues with the Gen4. What do you think?
Just installed some upgrades for my Glock 19 today :
Slug Plug – to plug the hole in the grip. I don’t know why Glock never bothered to fill this in the first place. WEIRD!
Stainless Recoil Guide Rod – this one is noisier than the stock polymer guide rod but more durable.
Extended Magazine Release – I also filed down the sides to give it a slight bevel so it won’t bite into my skin.
A Glock .25cent Trigger Job – basically polishing the metal areas to smoothen out the action. It works, just barely, you can tell that the trigger pull is slightly smoother, but you can still feel the polymer on steel drag during the pull.
A Scherer 3.5# Connector – Had to polish the heck out of this one. Look at all the imperfections. sheesh.
All done, except for the extended slide release which is on Backorder.
Finally caved into getting one. The venerable Glock. after looking high and low, asking lots of fellow shooters what would be the best, I settled on the Glock 19. Small compact frame in 9mm Luger.
Also bought a cheap Raven Concealment Holster off someone on a Forum that holds the gun tight and close to my body. This is a very popular holster that would take anywhere up to 18 weeks to be delivered. I got lucky!
Avid shooters would know which movie my title quote came from.