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Old 09-02-2004, 03:48 PM   #1
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Do It Yourself Glock Grip Modification

I have a 3rd Generation Glock 22 I would like to modify for a more comfortable grip. Due to 3rd Gen finger grips, my middle finger is jammed against the bottom of the trigger guard. I would like to remove some material from that area to give my fingers more room to breath. I may also wish to smooth out the finger grips a bit too.

Is this doable? Is it a matter of me taking a dremal tool to it? What do you recommend and what cautions do you have for me?
 
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Old 09-07-2004, 05:59 AM   #2
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I personally would send it to ROBAR and have them do it. I have heard of people doing it themselves but some things that you have to look at are if you ever get rid of it your gun will be toast and bring no value and if you send it back to Glock you will have to buy a new lower frame to get it back to stock. If you go with ROBAR you will have about 2 to 4 weeks without your weapon. In most cases the value of your weapon will increase unless you go with a really personal look that only an owner would love. But one more down side is that you would still have to buy a new frame if you wanted to get it back to stock. If you weigh out the variables I think imo that they lean to ROBAR. I hope this helps a little. 8)
 
Old 09-07-2004, 08:20 AM   #3
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I removed the square corner of the trigger guard from my G27 with a dremel. It was digging into my ankle while using a Desantis Apache holster. Even after I sanded it, you can clearly see that I modified it. I'm not going to sell this gun, so I'm not worried about the cosmetics. It feels 100% better now and the gun is no worse off functionally.

That having been said, IMO you can accomplish what you seek by dremeling the area you wish to make bigger. It may appear "rough" but it will be more functional for you. Just be careful no to lose your mind and remove too much plastic.

In fact, if you want to, you can basically remove the finger groves all together.

You could also buy a 2d generation gun that doesn't have the finger grooves.
 
Old 09-07-2004, 08:45 AM   #4
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Tito,
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Old 09-07-2004, 03:56 PM   #5
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I removed the finger grooves on my G17 a while back. You can use a fine tipped soldering iron to add texture back to it. You could also use Krylon Fusion spray paint on the frame to cover up the areas you have worked.

If you are wanting more, you can fill the backstrap with plastic body filler (detail strip first, and plug the hole at the top of the backstrap) then grind it down to a shape you like, and coat the whole grip with truck bed coating, or use the previously mentioned Krylon Fusion paint.
 
Old 09-07-2004, 08:46 PM   #6
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I cut the whole backstrap out of my G19 and replaced it with acraglass gel. I visited my friendly napa store and picked up a can of bedliner stuff. I then went to the hardware store and foun a bunch of different sponges to match the stippling on the frame. I'm happy with the results, feels more 1911 ish. Icould cover the whole frame with it and htink it would look fairly original. I'll send pic's if I can figure out how.
 
Old 09-08-2004, 06:48 AM   #7
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Bruce P -- I'll send pic's if I can figure out how.

Pics would be great...

thanks for the feedback and ideas...everyone
 
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I removed the square corner of the trigger guard
Yeah, me too. Never liked the square corners of a Glock trigger guard.

Sorry for the crappy pic - I was in a bit of a hurry.

 
Old 09-08-2004, 05:03 PM   #9
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Could someone please show a picture of a reformed backstrap. I just bought a couple of G17's and I don't really like the backstrap, it's kind of like shooting with a arched mainspring housing, which I don't care for.

Thanks.
 
Old 09-08-2004, 10:23 PM   #10
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I'll try to get some asap.
 
Old 09-09-2004, 08:53 AM   #11
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Trigger Guard solid vs hollow?

I assume that the plastic of the trigger guard is SOLID...correct?
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I removed the square corner of the trigger guard
Yeah, me too. Never liked the square corners of a Glock trigger guard.

Sorry for the crappy pic - I was in a bit of a hurry.

 
Old 09-09-2004, 08:59 AM   #12
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Orygun Mike:

Yes, the polymer is solid and there is plenty to spare if you round it off as Shane and I did.
 
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sorry I've been trying to get it posted. Unsucessfully. Maybey I cansend you a email with it in it.[/img]
 
Old 09-09-2004, 11:04 AM   #14
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sorry I've been trying to get it posted. Unsucessfully. Maybey I cansend you a email with it in it.[/img]
hey Bruce...I emailed you from my work location......I appreciate your effort to share some pics...looking forward to seeing them!
 
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Here's some pics of some that I have done. The pics aren't great but you should be able to get an idea of how they turned out. I've done quite a few like this.

This is a 3rd gen G17 with finger grooves removed and the backstrap straightened: http://www.glocktalk.com/attachment.php ... id=2824094

This the 17 compared to a new 35 to compare grip angles: http://www.glocktalk.com/attachment....postid=2824081

This is a 2nd gen. G22 and G23 with backstraps straightened and Hogue Handalls installed compared to an unaltered G35: http://www.glocktalk.com/attachment....postid=2824071
 
Old 09-09-2004, 10:13 PM   #16
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Thanks for the pictures, the redone backstrap is something i'm going to have to get done.
 
Old 09-19-2004, 01:30 AM   #17
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I USED SKATE BOARD GRIP TAPE AND CUT IT OUT TO EXACT PATTERN OF THE GRIPS ON THE SIDE OF THE WEAPON, I EVEN CUT OUT THE PART WERE THE GLOCK EMBLEM IS AND WERE THE PATENTS ARE, EVERY ONE THAT HAS SEENT IT SAYS IT LOOKS, FEELS AND LOOKS FACTORY. IT IS SO GRIPY THAT IT WILL TAKE YOUR SKIN OFF. I DID IT FOR IDPA ON ALL MY GLOCKS AND HOPE YOU WILL CONSIDER IT, COST $5 AND 1HR
 
Old 09-22-2004, 11:49 AM   #18
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For those who might be interested, an article on Dremeling your Glock here.
 
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