Dear Glock Shooter,
Too many people are wasting their money paying someone else to maintain or modify their Glock when they could easily be doing it themselves!
Or they never do any maintenance on their gun, letting it deteriorate and become unreliable, less accurate, potentially dangerous, or just plain boring because they lack knowledge or confidence or can't afford to send their weapon to a qualified gunsmith.
Itís hard to sift through the inadequate technical manuals, gun store BS and the confounding tips scattered throughout the Internet to figure out how to do it right. Thatís why youíre going to be so glad you found this website.
If you are ready to save tons of money and time by learning to maintain and modify your Glock Pistol yourself, then simply click the "Buy Now" button to use your credit card, an e-check or PayPal and soon you will have the ultimate guide in your own hands! If you would rather send me a check or money order, email me and we'll make the arrangements.
I wish you the best in learning how to easily maintain, repair and modify your own Glock!
Morgan W. Boatman
Co-Author, How to Customize Your Glock
I MADE SURE EVERY PROCEDURE REALLY WORKED
Over and over, I detail stripped my Model 23 down to the last spring as I tested and re-tested every procedure to make sure they made sense and worked flawlessly. After months of compiling, gathering, sorting-out and clarifying the best information out there, I was finally satisfied that I could teach anyone how to safely and effectively work on thier Glock!
WE DID IT!
My father -- the well-known author of Living With Glocks and numerous other books and magazine articles about firearms -- contributed his unique perspective to the book and Paladin Press published it. Now itís one of Paladinís best-sellers! If youíre familiar with books and resources about firearms, Iím sure you know Paladin Press. Theyíre the established leader when it comes to bringing useful gun- and defense-related books and resources to the public.
I KNOW HOW TO MAKE COMPLICATED THINGS CLEAR
I have a knack for breaking down daunting tasks and communicating them clearly and understandably. For years I instructed surgeons on the use of new medical equipment with three-dimensional computer animation I created. Iíve developed training videos for nurses and EMTs. And for years I wrote and shot for VW Trends magazine, the former premier publication for vintage Volkswagen enthusiasts. Iíve applied every bit of my instructional experience to How to Customize Your Glock. And, whether itís making sure doctors have a clear understanding of how to use a new medical device or making sure you know how to safely take apart and reassemble your Glock, I take my responsibility very seriously. Thatís why I spent countless hours painstakingly reviewing every procedure to ensure that each one is safe, complete and correct. My innate sense of logic and organization helped me to develop a truly useful resource for every Glock owner.
After all that work, Iím happy to share this great resource with you. Itís packed full of useful information you can use right away. Iíve organized it into four levels of complexity so that even the novice Glock owner can quickly become comfortable in maintaining and modifying his or her pistol. As your comfort level increases, you can swim into the deeper waters of more complete disassembly. Along the way you will learn how to substitute performance components for stock items. Plus, if something ever breaks on your Glock, you can repair it in the comfort of your own home. Or even at the range or in the field if you need to!
By the end, you will be just as knowledgeable as an Official Glock Armorer.
My name is Morgan Boatman, Iím a professional writer and photographer and Iíve been a gun enthusiast since I was a boy. When I was introduced to Glock pistols over a decade ago, I knew they were different.
Since then, all my training -- at Gunsite with the legendary Jeff Cooper, Louis Awerbuck and elsewhere -- has been with my Glocks. I compete with them. I carry them. In short, I live with them.
Glocks are great. Theyíre tough, efficient and safe while being lightweight and easy to modify to your unique needs. But since my first Glock, itís been a long road to gather the information I needed to make the most of this terrific weapon.
In the beginning, I had heard that my new Glock needed to be maintained and cared for a little differently than my Colt Commander 1911 or old Smith and Wesson Model 29. I read that it didnít need much lubrication. In fact, I later learned that too much lubrication will cause malfunctions. I had read about custom components and wondered what kind of modifications might be possible. The manual that came with the gun was too general, poorly illustrated and hard to follow. I read about an Armorerís course offered by Glock in Smyrna, Georgia but it was open only to Law Enforcement personnel and Glock dealers.
I WALK YOU THROUGH STEP-BY-STEP
This book fills-in where the factory Glock userís manual leaves you hanging. Every procedure is broken down into clear and complete steps. And, as I said, not once did I use the phrase ďsimply reverse order to reassemble.Ē Reassembly is crucial and should not be left to the userís imagination!
By organizing the book into four levels, Iíve made all the information accessible to both beginners and those who simply need a brief reminder at some critical point in a process of maintenance, repair or modification. You will be able to use this book for as long as you own your Glock.
Throughout the book, I never make the assumption that you know where to start. At the same time, I never talk down to you. Whether you are just starting out with guns or Glocks or you are a seasoned shooter with tons of experience tinkering, youíll appreciate my thorough and easy-to-follow instructions.
Glocks are as close to mechanical perfection as humanly possible. That is why we appreciate them. Writing and designing this book, Iíve endeavored to make its organization and expression as straightforward, logical and safe as the Glock Pistol itself. Iíve made this book as close to perfection as humanly possible.
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I am so certain that you will find this book useful, answering the questions about your pistol that you donít even know youíre going to ask, I am willing to take all the risk on myself! Read through and study How to Customize Your Glock and let me know what you think. If you are ever unsatisfied with my book, even if youíve had it personalized with a note and autograph, you can return it for a full refund of the purchase price. You can even tear out the autographed page if you want. Just return the book and Iíll return your money. Anytime. Forever!
THE OWNER'S MANUAL THAT YOUR GLOCK
SHOULD HAVE COME WITH!
GREAT MODIFICATIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS YOU CAN DO WITHOUT TAKING ANYTHING APART! No Disassembly Required. There are a number of accessories that can be easily attached to your Glock in a matter of seconds.
KEEP YOUR GLOCK IN TOP SHAPE IN 5 MINUTES! Covers the Basic Fieldstrip. Many performance modifications can be made by simply removing the slide, barrel and recoil spring from your pistol. Proper maintenance begins with the basic fieldstrip.
WAYS TO TAILOR YOUR GLOCK TO MEET YOUR EXACT NEEDS. At the level of Complete Slide Detail Strip, your firing pin, extractor and the like can be replaced and substituted depending on your needs and desires.
FIX ANYTHING THAT MIGHT EVER BREAK ON YOUR PISTOL! Frame Detail Strip. Once youíve made it to the Complete Frame Detail Strip, you can adjust you trigger pull and install extended controls or fix anything that ever goes wrong with your gun.
Over 200 detailed and labeled photographs in the book clearly illustrate each step. Succinct, truly step-by-step directions remove all doubt about the processes.
YOU'LL LEARN REPAIR, CUSTOMIZATION AND MAINTENANCE FOR EVERY SYSTEM IN YOUR PISTOL
∑Basic Fieldstrip and Lubrication
∑Recoil Springs and Guide Rods
∑Sight Installation and Adjustment
∑Detail-Strip of Slide
∑Firing Pin Replacement
∑Detail-Strip of Frame/Receiver
∑Magazine Release Customization
∑Slide Stop Replacement
∑Trigger Connector Swap
∑Custom Trigger Install
∑New York or other Pull Mods
∑Slip-On Grip Sleeve
Plus much more!
NO MORE WAITING WEEKS FOR A REPAIR OR ROUTINE MAINTENANCE!
You can do it yourself and save tons of money in the process!
ōAfter studying this book, you will be qualified to perform any customization or repair on you Glock pistol!
ōYou will discover that, just like changing your oil or brakes in your car, taking your Glock to the dealer is an unnecessary waste of time and money. Frequent home maintenance is better than infrequent ďprofessionalĒ check-upsÖ just like your automobile.
ōParticularly if you are contemplating buying a Glock for the first time, this book is a small investment toward understanding what is possible once you pull your Glock from its box. Begin your life with your new Glock on the right foot!
ōBecause it covers maintenance and repair, this book is great not only for shooters who want to personalize their firearms, but for everyone who owns and operates a Glock.
ōEvery procedure starts with a working pistol and ends with a working pistol. Because each level is modular, as you gain experience and expertise, you can easily skip familiar steps without getting lost at the end.
ōI give you plenty of opportunities to step in or out of any process according to your background knowledge.
ōThe steps are carefully organized and demonstrated through 200 labeled photographs and easy-to-understand instructions. Nothing is left to chance.
ōPublished by Paladin Press, the most well-known and trusted publisher of gun-related books and resources. You have their stamp of approval on this book!
IN THIS INFORMATION-PACKED BOOK, YOU WILL LEARN TO:
Know your Glock inside and out. This is the book that should have come with your new pistol!
Fix almost anything yourself that might ever break on your gun!
The way you should lubricate your Glock and the way you definitely should not!
The practices and proceedures which, while safe for other guns, must absolutely be avoided when dealing with Glocks.
Want to try a New York trigger or some other modification? Simple instructions make it easy to install or un-install.
Includes tips that I havenít seen in any other literature. Crucial tips like firing pin channel liner removal, spring cups alignment and trigger spring orientation are described only in this book.
In thorough, detailed and direct language, I guide you through every possible modification of your pistol.
Using my logical, modular approach you will learn how to install any accessory or substitute any custom component that you wish.
Understand the unique operation of your pistol and become a better Glock shooter.
This book will answer the questions about your pistol that you donít even know youíre going to ask!
Now you know you really can save time, money and inconvenience by learning to care for and modify your weapon to suit your purposes yourself.
Remember, one trip to a gunsmith for maintenance or modification could set you back a hundred dollars or more. Add together multiple trips and you can see that youíll save hundreds of dollars by using this book. And knowing how to do regular maintenance will help keep your Glock in top condition so it can last your whole life. And you can get this hands-on, information-packed book now for $19.95 plus $5.50 shipping and handling.
If youíre still unsure about whether to go ahead, consider this. If you donít buy this book, where will you be? Struggling to follow the vague, confusing and downright disheartening instructions that came with your Glock? Paying someone too much and waiting too long to get your gun back? Putting off maintenance until itís too late and something goes wrong? You can do it yourself! The small investment of $19.95 will pay for itself the first time you use this information-packed book! And many times over as you continue to easily and confidently maintain, repair, and modify your Glock yourself! Act now and get your book a personalized and autographed!
You owe it to yourself to buy this book now. Why wait? I donít want you to get hurt doing it wrong because of someone elseís incomplete, confusing instructions. And I donít want you to waste any more money paying someone else to do what you can easily do yourself. The shooting sports and armed self-defense is all about personal responsibility. Take your Glock's reliability and performance into your own hands!
Copyright 2007-2012 Winter Communication LLC
Remember,YOU can Upgrade, Repair, Maintain and Modify your Glock Pistol YOURSELF in just a few minutes. My book is really the only owners manual that should have come with your new or used Glock.
The book really helped a lot. I had purchased the extended slide lock, extended slide release, and extended magazine release, plus an EFK ported Fire Dragon barrel, a steel captive recoil rod and spring, the Pachmyer rubber grips, along with some of the grip extenders for the mags. Your book made it very easy to install all of this stuff, well worth the price. Without your book it could very well have developed into one of those frustrating projects. It cut the learning curve to absolutely nil! Your book made it a pleasant afternoon, and allowed me to complete everything in about an hour with none of those unexpected results. I am looking forward to taking my 'new' gun out to the range to see how it performs. The part on oiling the Glock was helpful, too, since the owner's manual sort of glosses over this part after telling you too much oil can cause problems. your text was much more specific about how much and where it goes.
I would strongly recommend this book to everyone who owns a Glock. It actually should be included with every new Glock, along with the much more vague owner's manual.
Yes, you may feel free to put my review on your website. I would be pleased if you would. Having worked in industries where tech manuals are often necessary for ancient equipment I have learned the value of clear concise, instructions and how they can help cut the learning curve and save time and money.
Moyok, North Carolina
Around half an hour after sitting down with your book and my Glock, I've already successfully installed a NY trigger spring and new connector. I'm actually gun-parts phobic, having had the mixed blessing of a mechanically talented older brother...he's always kept our guns running (while wondering sotto voce at my ability to break anything with moving parts...) Thanks again for your help and extra effort in getting my copy to me.
Winston Salem, North Carolina
As a new gun owner, the clear illustrations and step-by-step directions provided have given me the confidence I can maintain and enhance my Glocks long-term. The projects I have attempted thus far have gone very well.
I received your book and have been enjoying reading it. The illustrations are light years ahead of the Glock Armorer's Manual. Over the weekend I got up the courage to detail strip the slide and frame of my elderly 2nd generation G-19. I would never have attempted it without your book. I had recently sent this G-19 back to the factory for cleaning, so I was amazed at the amount of crud (black stuff with brass shavings) in places like the firing pin channel and extractor recesses. Apparently they did not clean these areas. One surprising benefit of the detailed cleaning: improved accuracy!
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
All Aces! This morning your book arrived. You have done a really great job putting this manual together, and I've never seen such great detail in the pictures or descriptions. I'm ready to customize "Barbie" (so named because of all the "accessories" she's going to get!) as soon as my parts arrive.
I always believed I would meet good people once I bought a Glock. There's something about the mystique of the ultimate design that draws a different type of engineering mindset to the old equation of "point and shoot" technology. If anything proves this, it's your books.
My first pistol, outside of the 1911-1A I carried in Viet Nam, was an 1847 Navy Colt cap and ball .44. You know the piece, load each cylinder, cock the hammer with the heel of your hand on the way up and out of the holster, and watch the trail of smoke follow the ball to the target. Wow, what a rush! I think Glock has brought back that kind of excitement. But that would not be possible without your book! I believe it should be the manual that is included with every Glock! It is "Gunsmithing 101 for Glocks"! Thank you for a clear, concise, easy to understand manual that will be on my workbench for years to come.
You're the best, Morgan, and tell your Dad I think he did a great job too!
Do you want to be prepared to make virtually any repair to your Glock when minutes count?
Now You Can!
Great book! I feel confident that Iíll be able to detail strip and keep my 19 runnin' if one of its few parts decides to expire on me. The book was simple, concise and made a lot of sense. Please thank your dad for me, and thanks for signing the book also!
The 19 and I are getting along much better, Cleaned and oiled, (and broken in better as well) it is runnin' fine. I'm getting used to the Glock trigger and grip as well, and my groups are drastically better. Thanks for your advice.
Pine bush, New York
"This is the Book That Should Come with Every New and Used Glock!"
What do you do?
Grab my book! I will walk you through EVERY STEP as you take your gun apart and put it back together. There are no vague ďreverse steps to reassembleĒ cop-outs that you find in other books. No way! Thatís worthless. Iíll show you how to get in and out correctly and safely. I will give you the confidence you need to be in total control of your own pistol.
The Glock Pistol is what every machine in our world should be: simple, effective, functional and tough. Itís well known that Glock pistols are like no other guns in the world. Their durability and reliability are unmatched. Gaston Glockís innovative combination of materials and mechanics to create a near-perfect sidearm is nothing short of revolutionary. An underappreciated factor in Glock's design is the fact that your Glock is one of the few firearms you can with 100% confidence completely maintain and modify without specialized tools.
THE ONLY SPECIALIZED TOOL YOU NEED TO CUSTOMIZE OR REPAIR YOUR GLOCK IS KNOWLEDGE.
The problem is that reliable, trustworthy information on Glocks is hard to come by. The manual included with your weapon is little more than a list of warnings to protect the manufacturer. It should give clear, step-by-step instructions on repair and modification like a Chilton Guide.
And really, you are not getting the full potential from your pistol if you are not experimenting with the multitude of Glock accessories offered by Glock and third-parties. The question is, how to do it right.
Although the Glock may be the most popular pistol around, authoritative, truly useful information has been tough to come byÖ until now.
ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND IT, ITíS LIKE PLAYING WITH LEGOS!
When I learned that my Glock could be stripped down to the very last component without so much as a screwdriver, I was excited to give it a try. I discovered that tuning and adjustments could be made without files or specialized tools but simply by swapping inexpensive components. Itís not the same as traditional gunsmithing. Plus, almost any customization you make can be easily reversed if you donít like the result! Once you know what youíre doing, itís more like playing with Legos than brain surgery.
HAVE YOU GOT THE DO-IT-YOURSELF SPIRIT, TOO?
Iíve always been the kind of person who likes to do things myself. Since I was a kid, Iíve always loved taking things apart and putting them back together. I like to know how things work. So, when I got my Glock and my enthusiasm for it grew, I wanted to know how to take care of it so it would always work as well as it did brand new. I also wanted to know how to customize it for certain applications. And when it came to maintaining and even modifying my Glock, I didnít want to have to pay someone else to do it for me, I wanted to do it myself.
So, I started my search. I started with the Glock Ownerís Manual. Now, thereís a lot of good information in there, but from my perspective, and maybe yours, it just wasnít enough. It didnít have the detailed how-to instructions I needed to feel confident gutting my Glock and knowing Iíd be able to put it back together again in the right order. I knew that an error in the re-assembly could be costly and, even more importantly, dangerous.
TRYING TO FIND USEFUL HANDS-ON INFO TOOK FOREVER!
At the time there wasnít one single reliable, comprehensive source of information about my pistol. I couldnít find the final word on cleaning, oiling, modifying, repairing or customizing anywhere. I was not willing to place my mortal safety in the hands of inconsistent and questionable advice from uninformed gun shopkeepers or hawkers at gun shows. Or some teenager who happens to know how to put up a webpage or post in a forum, but has only handled a Glock once in his life, and probably an Airsoft one at that!
In doing my research, I spent countless hours dredging through newsgroups, websites, the Glock Armorerís Manual and other sources looking for clear, comprehensive, and easy-to-follow instructions.
IT WAS JUST LIKE LOOKING FOR A NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK!
Iíd get halfway into a new procedure and theyíd hit me with, ďreverse steps to reassemble.Ē What?!! I needed more details than that.
And I wasnít looking for a huge, rambling tome with only occasional tips for disassembly thrown in with loads of useless Glock trivia.
I wanted something simple, direct, and clear with TONS OF PHOTOS.
Finally, I got so frustrated that I decided to write the book myself! As I said, Iím a professional photographer and writer, so I knew I could do a better job than what was out there.
I SORTED THROUGH ALL THE INFORMATION I COULD FIND
I gathered information from all over the Internet. As youíve probably already noticed yourself, there is a ton of information out there, scattered across a lot of different websites. People love to tell what theyíve done with their Glocks. I must have looked through virtually all of it. I found that some of this information was better than others. Some left out key points that are very important. Some were just outright wrong. But there were some pearls out there, good information that added a critical new piece to the puzzle I was assembling.
I sorted through all the information I had gathered from speaking with experienced Armorers looking for the advice and procedures that were really safe and useful. I translated portions of the technical manuals, including the Glock Armorerís Manual, into sensible language. I simplified and streamlined some procedures, while fleshing out others. I filled in the gaps so every specific step was covered, making the process easy to follow as I disassembled and then re-assembled my Glock.
The detailed instructions, accompanied by photos are by far the real value in your manual.
I'm a tactile learner, and you've laid out an easy style to lean from while I'm actually doing it. The "reverse the steps" effort that you made for reassembly of the weapon are extraordinary, and key to a proper learning strategy.
Most manuals are reasonably good in the "getting you there", but weak in "bringing you back". The simple fact that you took the time to design this "full circle" into the manual is why this book stands out head and shoulders above the rest of its type.
Glad to hear that the book is proving so popular. Not a surprise really. Usable transfer of correct information, in the right format...for a hugely popular weapon...what could be better?
Do you want to experiment with the hundreds of after-market parts available for your Glock?
Now You Can!
Do you want to enhance your Glock shooting experience without waiting for a gunsmith?
Now You Can!
I WANT TO BE SURE YOUíRE SAFE WORKING WITH YOUR GLOCK
My goal is not only to describe step-by-step procedures to replace a stock part with a useful third-party component, although this book does that exceptionally well. I want people who read my book to understand how their gun works. With true comprehension, disassembly and reassembly become second-nature, not just a set of arbitrary steps subject to error. True comprehension -- total familiarity with your pistol -- will eliminate the possibility of incorrect reassembly, the most critical phase of any modification.
There are over 200 photos in the book illustrating the procedures with absolute clarity. I wanted no doubt left in the readerís mind. After all, we are dealing with a potentially deadly weapon. Incorrect assembly could be fatal.
I recently purchased "How to Customize Your Glock," which I used to give my G19 the first decent thorough cleaning it's ever had, right down to the firing pin channel liner. Your instructions were clear, concise, and easily understandable, which is a lot more than I can say about other such manuals. BTW, thanks to you and your dad for the autographs!
Skull Valley, Arizona
SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF THIS VALUABLE BOOK
ōThe clearest, most informative photos of procedures youíll find anywhere.
ōFollowing the directions in this book will prevent you from causing costly and dangerous damage to your pistol during customization and maintenance.
ōCarefully researched and cross-checked for safety and thoroughness. In contrast, who knows how accurate a recommendation on a web bulletin board is?
ōIn this book, unlike a video, you can work at your own pace, skipping or rereading any section as you go.
ōI have exhaustively researched all the procedures I cover in the book. They are all safe to perform and implement in your carry or competition weapon, where appropriate.
ōCalculated to ease beginners toward mastery while allowing old-hands access to desired information quickly and logically.
ōI made this book with precision and attention to every detail, just like your Glock was designed.
ōNo experience required! Eliminate any anxiety about operating on your pistol.
ōThis book is the perfect gift for any law-enforcement officer who carries a Glock as his or her service or off-duty weapon.
ōSave lots of money and pistol downtime waiting for your repaired Glock to come back from the shop.
I am a handy guy, I repair my own vehicles and house but when it comes to firearms that I have worked hard to afford I become leery of tearing them down to see how they tick. Especially a pistol as unique as the Glock. Your book is great, you have found a way to express how simple it is to completely disassemble and reassemble Glock pistols. Excellent job.
Bergen, New York
If You Are Paying Someone To Work on Your Glock, You Are Paying Too Much!
Hereís The Key To Saving Yourself Lots Of Money and Bringing Your Glock up to Optimal Performance.
You Just Need To Learn How From a Reliable, Easy-To-Follow Source.
Here I am at the range testing a newly installed connector with my Lyman Trigger Pull Gauge. Of course trigger weight is only one characteristic of the trigger pull that can be easily customized.
Shooter-against-shooter match at Gunsite under the watchful eyes of Louis Awerbuck.
Within minutes of opening my book, you will have access to each and every part of your Glock pistol.
YOU JUST BOUGHT AN EXCITING NEW GLOCK ACCESSORY
And now itís time to install it. The instructions (if any) that came with it are confusing and seem to assume you know more about how to do this than you actually do. What do you do? Installing it correctly is critical. If you donít, you could ruin your Glock, or worse, put yourself at risk unknowingly if it becomes unsafe as a result.
MY OWN ADVENTURES WITH GLOCKS
In the field, disassembling the gun is not the hard part -- it's keeping track of all the parts! Swapping components at the range is a great way to get your gun to fit YOU.
Testing new components and configurations is one of the joys of research.
Clear labels, detailed descriptions and small steps keep you from making mistakes.
Until his peaceful passing on April 21st, 2009, Robert H. Boatman was the senior partner of a cutting-edge writing team that pulled no punches. I intend to continue the tradition as best I can. Learn about up-coming projects at BoatmanBooks.com and read more of my father's writing at PoisonCreekRanch.com. Unfortunately, I will obviously no longer be able to offer my father's signature on his books. If you let me know, I'll still be glad to sign How to Customize Your Glock to you.
Robert H. Boatman 1941 - 2009
The Legacy of a Man Who Knew What Was Worth Fighting For