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For the 1st time.....EVER!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Cactus Jack Arizona, Jun 18, 2012.

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  1. Cactus Jack Arizona

    Cactus Jack Arizona Member

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    Let me be first to say that my meal of crow is quite delicious and satisfying. Yummy. :uhoh: You see, I have always had a negative connotation towards Glock. Most of you who have read my past posts (under my old user name 2075 Rami) know this. This being because Glocks were not made to fit all sizes of hands. If I held a Glock like I hold my Hi Powers or CZ's, then my fingers would not properly reach the trigger.

    However, my gunsmith is a Glock afficionado and has shown me some of his grip reduction work on Glocks. He had a couple of examples of Glocks with the grip reduction on his counter. After reviewing and trying the Glocks out, I changed my mind on them.

    For the 1st time ever, I carried a new Glock 19 Gen 3 through my door where it rests in my gun safe. Of couse, I won't be shooting it until I have the grip reduction completed, which will probably be awhile down the road as I have plans for a couple of other pistols I have. At least I have it and I have a plan to make it work for me.

    Well, there it is. I have joined the Glock nation. ;)
     
  2. bdb benzino

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    I am wanting to do the same thing. I have never liked the way I have to force the front sight down on a Glock when shooting, but after seeing the kind of grip reductions that companies like Cold Bore Costums do I may have to change my mind. I really like the idea og Glock's legendaey reliability along with a good ergonomic grip!
    Good luck.
     
  3. foghornl

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    Don't forget desert to go with that crow...A slice of "Humble Pie"... :evil:

    Eaten more servings of both of those than I REALLY want to admit.... :eek: :eek:
     
  4. .338-06

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    Yes, I like buying guns that I need to have aftermarket work done on before I can shoot them.:scrutiny:

    Sorry, I'll pass. There are guns, other than Glocks, that are high cap and reliable. And they fit my stubby little fingers.
     
  5. Texan Scott

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    I admire Glocks for their pure functionality, and I wouldn't mind a Glock with a better grip... if I needed an auto bad enough to pay for it all. I need a BIGGER grip, though... a 10mike with more palm swell, maybe... also, what I really need is to spend a ton of money on a custom glock, and then pay through the nose for ammo.
    I know, I know, if I start shooting 10mike, i'll need to buy a reloading set-up and start loading... and if i'm gonna reload, i might as well start hunting with a .45-70... *SIGH*:eek:
    If you give a mouse a cookie...
     
  6. NG VI

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    I bought my first Glock in spite of my dislike of them for all their wretched failures.

    It was a 27 and I bought it because it was the best fit for my carry needs, and it turned out to be my favorite pistol.
     
  7. mdThanatos

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    I too had sworn off glocks. After feeling uncomfortable just holding a 17 I thought I would never like them. Back in March I had to shoot with a 22 and did ok with it, not great not bad but ok. It didn't feel great but it didn't feel terrible, more awkward. Back in May I was out with some friends and had been thinking more about glocks and one of them had a 23 that he let me shoot. For some reason I shot that one well, I shot my friends CZ better but the 23 shot much better for me than I anticipated. Well a week and a half ago I picked up a Gen 3 23 for myself and am configuring it to how I want it. I added one of the Grip Force beavertail attachments and a hogue handall which made the grip feel fatter than stock, I know to me it sounds strange but it works.
     
  8. Teachu2

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    I too am a recent convert. It took me 30 years to WANT to shoot a Glock, and a month to figure out that if I were going to shoot it well I had to quit trying to shoot it like a 1911. I changed my hand placement until I found a combination that works for me, and I'm shooting them much better.
     
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    Just to drop a crumb, have you played with the replaceable backstraps on the Gen 4 models? You can beef up the grip to G20/G21 frame size very easily.
     
  10. wojownik

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    A gent at the range let me try out a few of his Glock's while at the range on Sunday. We both noted with humor that he had a range bag full of Glocks, and I had a range bag full of Sigs (plus my latest 1911).

    We had a friendly discussion afterwards, but we good naturedly agreed - Glocks just don't work for me, and Sigs just don't work for him.

    As he jested on the way out - "good, more Glocks for me to buy, and more Sigs for you..."
     
  11. CVA-66

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    I wasn't a Glock fan until I used one at a combat simulator. The Glock 19 was getting hits on target dispite the fact I can't focus on anything arms length or less without my geezer cheaters. My EDC now. Yea, the grip could be smaller, different angle ....., but it works for me.
     
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    Sigh .... you could have just bought a XD and not have to modify it. But if you are happy with the Glock that's all that counts.
     
  13. jfrey

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    I wasn't a big Glock fan but I traded a CW9 for a G19 because I felt it would be more reliable. It is more reliable, but when I first got it I hated it. I just knew I had made a mistake. I kept at it though and with new sights and tweeking the innards a little now it is one of my favorite pistols. Before shooting the Glock I had made the mistake of shooting 1911's many years. They just don't shoot the same but that was hard to admit. Now I can shoot them both equally well and like the G19. My wife gave me a new M&P Shield last week so the learning curve starts again. My Ruger LCP, that's a whole nother story.
     
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    I also have a Gen3 Glock 19 and it has become my all-around favorite 9mm. What's not to like? Reliable, hi capacity, easy to carry, consistent trigger, cheap mags and parts abound.
     
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    Grip reductions are very easy to do, I do my own and it's what I have to do to make a Glock fit my hand. I've done half a dozen now.

    I like modifying my guns, if it's actually a beneficial modification. For some of us, that's part of the draw of firearms. I do a lot of work on all kinds of guns. It's as enjoyable to me as shooting them, sometimes even more so.


    I can appreciate a Glock. It's simple, and it works. Unfortunately, out of the box, they don't fit me, same as you and many others. You can spend a weekend on the grip reduction, and it changes the gun completely.

    I don't like Glocks, I like MY Glocks.

    (I'm still a 1911 guy.)
     
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  16. Cactus Jack Arizona

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    KC: That's the way I feel about it. I may still not like Glocks right out of the box, but picking up and holding a couple of Glocks that had the grip reduction changed my mind enough for me to want one. As soon as I get my other pistol back from him (HP needing a trigger job) then I will take the horrible ugly-duckling Glock and have him work his magic on it, making it a good looking and comfortable Glock. :)
     
  17. kcshooter

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    If you don't mind telling, how much is it going to run you for the work?

    I shape mine to mimic the grip angle of a Sig. That and the 1911 angle are the most natural feeling and pointing guns for me. But in a doublestack 9mm, the Sig grip seemed like the more appropriate way to go. It works very well.
     
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    I don't like Glocks because of the grip angle. Held a guy's glock with the grip reduction and it felt awesome. What I DO like about Glocks are the wide variety of magazine capacities you can get. They have a pretty short reset on the trigger, too. That makes them a contender when reduced. :)
     
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