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welshrabbit
December 7, 2009, 12:08 PM
Does it hurt the reliability or durability of a Glock to have the finger grooves removed, the grip retextured, or grip reduced?

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Pappy109
December 7, 2009, 01:11 PM
Do you really want an answer to that question! Do you really need one as well!........:confused:

Hk Dan
December 7, 2009, 01:28 PM
No, Welsh, it shouldn't hurt the durability or reliability of your GLOCK if it's done properly.

rcmodel
December 7, 2009, 01:33 PM
I thought they were supposed to be "Perfection" right out of the box?

Maybe you need to have your hand surgically altered to fit the grip? :D

rc

lions
December 7, 2009, 02:20 PM
I suppose it would be possible to hurt the gun with a grip reduction, but you would really have to go to town. I wouldn't worry about it.

They are perfection... if you happen to have completely average sized hands, which I recently discovered that I do. Hooray! I can stop being a glock hater.

If anyone wants their hand surgically altered just ask for a size 9 1/2. My new glock fits like a glove.

Drail
December 7, 2009, 02:50 PM
Just make sure you don't stick it down your pants. Maybe this is why they invented lanyards.

The Lone Haranguer
December 7, 2009, 06:45 PM
Nothing is being done to the internal mechanism, so reliability and accuracy should remain the same.

Pappy109
December 7, 2009, 07:33 PM
I would have a concern for stress integrity when frame mass is removed. Departure from proven design leads to problems. That's just MHO though!

The Glock 17 is a 9mm short recoil-operated locked breech semi-automatic pistol that uses a modified Browning cam-lock system adapted from the Hi-Power pistol. [12] The firearm's locking mechanism utilizes a linkless, vertically tilting barrel with a rectangular breech that locks into the ejection port cut-out in the slide. During the recoil stroke, the barrel moves rearward initially locked together with the slide approximately 3 mm (0.12 in) until the bullet leaves the barrel and chamber pressure drops to a safe level. A ramped lug extension at the base of the barrel then interacts with a tapered locking block integrated into the frame, forcing the barrel down and unlocking it from the slide. This camming action terminates the barrel's movement while the slide continues back under recoil, extracting and ejecting the spent cartridge casing. The slide's uninterrupted rearward movement and counter-recoil cycle are characteristic of the Browning system

AZ_Rebel
December 7, 2009, 09:26 PM
Glock modifications

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Does it hurt the reliability or durability of a Glock to have the finger grooves removed, the grip retextured, or grip reduced?

Robar has done many hundreds of these with no problems whatsoever. They do grip reductions and texturing for many police departments around the country so officers with smaller hands can use the issue sidearm.

http://www.robarguns.com/glock.htm

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