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Pro Shop: Upgrading a Microcompact 9mm

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A. Featuring a green laser paired with a 650-lumen tactical light, the Viridian C5L is designed to fit on the accessory rails of compact pistols such as the Springfield Armory Hellcat and Taurus G3 via an adjustable universal rail mount. Activation is accomplished via side-mounted ambidextrous toggle switches or the company’s Instant-On operation when the C5L is drawn from a Viridian C-Series holster (sold separately). MSRP: $229; viridianweapontech.com

B. Designed as a simple means of purchase enhancement, NDZ Performance Magazine Base Plates replace the factory floorplate with one machined from black-finished 6061 T6 aircraft-grade alloy—a much more durable alternative to polymer offerings—without adding burdensome weight. The added pinky extension allows another finger to aid in gripping the handgun for greater control. Available for a variety of popular micro 9 pistols such as the SIG Sauer P365, Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Plus and Springfield Armory Hellcat. MSRP: $16.99 to $26.99; ndzperformance.com

C. Available for the SIG Sauer P365, Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Plus and the Springfield Armory Hellcat, True Precision Barrels are machined from 416R stainless steel for durability and longevity and boast practical features, including a proprietary broach-cut design and a SAAMI-spec chamber. Six grooves and 1:10-inch, RH-twist rifling allow for all ammo types—including cast lead—to be fired through it. Regular and threaded models are available, as are a variety of eye-catching finishes. MSRP: $169.99 to $199.99; true-precision.com

D. Talon Grips’ Pistol Grips adds welcome purchase where it’s needed most. Its stick-on appliques are laser-cut for a variety of popular micro 9 brands, including the Mossberg MC2sc, Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Plus, Springfield Armory Hellcat and the SIG Sauer P365. Choices include a black- or moss-colored textured rubber, a black granulate (similar to abrasive skateboard tape) or Pro grip, which offers the non-slip purchase of granulate combined with the enhanced comfort of rubber. MSRP: $19.99 to $24.99; talongungrips.com

E. XS Sights’ R3D Night Sights feature a bright, easy-to-see, .145-inch-thick front post with a bold green or orange ring around a central tritium vial. The surrounding material—or what the company refers to as a “glow dot”—absorbs light from the tritium vial and ambient light, making the front sight glow brightly. On the opposite end, the rear assembly has a pair of smaller tritium vials to help align the front blade without distracting the shooter’s eye from either the front assembly or the target. R3D Night Sights are available for the Mossberg MC2, Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Plus, Springfield Armory Hellcat (including OSP) and the SIG Sauer P365. MSRP: $116; xssights.com

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