Have you ever bought the perfect gun right out of the box, without customizing it?
If you recently became a firearm owner, or you’re shopping for your first pistol or rifle, here’s a spoiler alert:
You probably won’t completely fall in love with any gun without adding some customizations. Customizing your pistol or rifle entails adding, altering, or replacing parts and accessories.
If you have owned at least a few guns, you likely answered no to the question above.
If you’re looking to learn ways to customize your pistol or rifle, then keep reading.
Why Customize Your Gun?
It’s easier to predict when you will want to use your firearm than when you will NEED to use it. Multiple features will affect your deployment speed.
Hand Size Compatibility
The average gun is made for the right-handed average size man with average size hands. If you aren’t one, then you might need to customize.
If you’re serious about accuracy, then you’ll probably need to replace some default parts and accessories.
Knowing Which Gun is Which
If you have a lot of similar-looking guns in one place, it could be helpful to make each one look unique. You might need to grab the right gun on short notice one day.
Adding Some Character
Decorations of various kinds can infuse your weapon with personality and make you proud to call it your own.
How to Customize Your Gun – 7 Ways
This is not an exhaustive list, but it should get you a lot closer to owning your ideal firearm.
A gun’s default grip won’t necessarily give you complete control over your weapon when you need to grab it quickly and shoot with precision.
Your hands might slip. It’s also possible that your hands aren’t even compatible with the grip. You might need a grip for a different hand size or a different angle.
The most important thing to consider when shopping is the circumference of your grip. This will make a big difference in your performance.
Grip material is another consequential choice. Rubber is the most popular material. Another popular one is G10, which is strong, durable, and water resistant. Sweating won’t cause your hands to slip on a G10. It’s easy to customize the colors of a G10, too.
Grip shape makes a difference as well. Some have grooves for the fingers. Grooves prevent slipping and ensure your fingers are placed exactly where they need to be.
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Some gun owners add grip tape, also known as skateboard tape, to add more texture to a grip. In some online and bricks and mortar stores, you can buy pre-cut tape that is intended for a particular gun model.
Spray-On FinishesFrequently used handguns are especially vulnerable to wearing and scratches. Spray-on coatings come in many colors. They can protect the gun while adding some extra charm.
If you don’t like your gun’s handguard, you can switch it out.
The two types of handguards are called free float and drop-in.
Free float handguards don’t move around after installation and don’t touch the barrel. Drop-ins move a little more and are slower to allow heat escape. You probably won’t want to mount optics to drop-ins.
Free floats are usually worth the extra money if you have it.
You can also make your handguard look really spiffy with the right spray-on finish. That gives you one more customization option to try.
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It is constructed with aluminum and a tan powder coated finish. This model fits AR15/M4 Carbine length gas systems.
Most likely, your gun’s default optics are not the cream of the crop. Upgrading can improve your accuracy a lot.
There are so many things to look for if you want to find your ideal scope, sight, or other aiming tool. We created this handy guide about how to choose a scope for our blog. It can help you figure out what you’re looking for.
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Not everyone uses a sunshade. On a summer afternoon, the sun will shine straight down. When the weather gets cooler, that sunlight will occasionally come in from an annoying angle that makes your optics useless.
Some people buy sunshades as a precaution in case of emergency. Others use them just to protect the glass on their optics or to make the optics look bigger.
Your stock will affect your aiming accuracy and the stability with which you hold your weapon. It will also transmit the recoil to your shoulder and help you maintain control over your gun.
Stocks are usually replaceable.
You can go with classic wood, laminate wood, and synthetic stocks.
However, those are broad categories. Do you want thumb holes? How high do you want your cheek rest? Do you want an adjustable stock? Is there a specific synthetic material you prefer?
The questions don’t end there when it comes to stocks.
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