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Old 04-23-2003, 01:08 PM   #1
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Glock 17 vs 19 Distance to front of Trigger

My 12 yo son wants to get started in IPSC and I am all for it. I am going to start him out shooting a glock so he has fewer things to worry about initially. He can't quite grip my 17 properly and still get his finger far enough over the trigger face. He ends up rotating his grip.

Is the distance from the rear of the grip to the front of the trigger face shorter on the 19?

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Old 04-24-2003, 08:17 AM   #2
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I think they are the same. It is hard to reduce the grip significantly in the area that would help trigger reach since there is a pin near that location. However relieving the frame a little bit right where the frame meets the trigger guard can help. Take a look at Dane's website for a pic of what I'm talking about.

http://www.burnscustom.com/glock.html

For small hands it is hard to beat a 1911 since both a short trigger and slim grips are simple changes. I have small hands and nothing else comes close for gun fit. If you want to stick with a non-1911 gun try the Steyr M9/M40. The Steyr M series guns are similar to a Glock in operation, but the trigger reach is shorter. For IPSC the "law enforcement" model with night sights would be probably be better than the "triangular sight" models.
 
Old 04-24-2003, 08:42 AM   #3
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I always hear Glocks praised as having a variety of sizes to fit different officers hands. Are these models outside the 17/19 combo usually?

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Chris
 
Old 04-25-2003, 06:22 AM   #4
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You must be thinking of another pistol line. The Glocks basically come in two sizes as far as trigger reach is concerned: the small frame (17/19/26/etc) and the large frame (21/30/etc). The one-off G36 is the so called "slim line" frame but it is only marginally smaller than the G17/19 frame.

Maybe you were thinking about the Walther P99? It has multiple backstrap assemblies that can be switched out to help fit the gun to the shooter? However I'm not sure how much the backstraps affect trigger reach.
 
Old 04-25-2003, 07:43 AM   #5
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You must be right. Thanks for the update...

Chris
 
Old 04-25-2003, 03:49 PM   #6
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Our local match directors son is just over waist high. He uses a G34 (with a seattle slug added for weight...to help with function). he pulls the triger with his middle finger...

He must watch the sights, because he hits real well with it.
 
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