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What are the Best Pistols to Customize?

a black pistol before it is customized
There are a lot of factors that go into finding the best pistols to customize. It depends on what you’re looking for and what your needs are. But, in general, there are a few key things to keep in mind when searching for the best pistols to customize.

Choosing the Right Pistol To Customize
First and foremost, you’ll want to find a pistol that is comfortable for you to hold and shoot. This is absolutely essential; if you’re not comfortable with a gun, you’re not going to be able to shoot it accurately or consistently. So, take some time to handle different pistols and see how they feel in your hand. Try out as many different models as you can until you find one that feels good to you.
Another important factor to consider is the size of the gun. You’ll want to find a pistol that’s the right size for you; not too big or too small. Again, take some time to handle different pistols and see how they feel in your hand. The last thing you want is a gun that’s too big or too small and uncomfortable to shoot.
In addition to comfort and size, you’ll also want to find a gun that has a good trigger pull. The trigger pull is the amount of force required to pull the trigger and fire the gun. A good trigger pull will be light and smooth, with no discernible “stacking” (the feeling of increasing resistance as you pull the trigger). A bad trigger pull will be heavy and uneven, with a noticeable stacking feeling. Again, take some time to handle different pistols and see how their trigger pulls feel.
Finally, you’ll want to find a gun that’s easy to disassemble and clean. This is important for two reasons: first, because you’ll want to be able to clean your gun regularly; and second, because you may need to disassemble your gun in order to make repairs or modifications. So, look for a pistol that has an easy-to-understand manual and that comes with all the necessary tools for disassembly and cleaning.
With those factors in mind, let’s take a look at five of the best pistols to customize:

The Glock 43

The Glock 43 is a great choice for a number of reasons. Due to its popularity, there are hundreds of accessories and aftermarket parts for Glock pistols, with the Glock 43 being one of the most popular.  The Glock 43 is a single stack 9mm that can hold 6+1 rounds and is a flat carrying semi-automatic.

The Sig Sauer P226

Around 1984, the P226 was created for the US Army to test as a replacement for the Colt M1911A1. The P226 has become a top choice for many servicemen and LEOS throughout the world. There are several models of the P226 available and since many professionals carry this model, there is a wide range of accessories such as grips, rail adapters, and sights on the market to customize this pistol.

The Colt 1911

This .45 ACP with a single stack mag and a 7+1 round capacity, the Colt 1911 has inspired over 100 companies to create their own version of this pistol. With many similar pistols on the market, there are a variety supporting parts available on the market to customize the gun. From grips to custom engraving there are several ways to customize the 1911.
The Smith & Wesson M&P Shield
In 2012, the Shield series made its debut has quickly refined the standard M&P pistols into a more concealable and compact pistol. the M&P Shield is the lightest and smallest pistol on the market and is available in .40 S&W, 9mm, and .45 ACP. With many LEOs and service members carrying the M&P Shields, there are a wide range of aftermarket accessories available to create a gun as unique as you.

The Springfield XD(M)

The XD(M) was released in 2006 as an update to the XD, allowing for interchangeable backstraps, minor aesthetic changes, and a match grade barrel. This pistol is available in six different models in calibers such as 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP. This pistol features an accessory rail, allowing for a variety of laser and light customizations. You can also switch out the sights to meet your preferences and you can choose from a variety of aftermarket magazines.

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