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Glock 19L with a facelift

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by FL-NC, Apr 16, 2019.

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  1. FL-NC

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    Several years ago I traded into a Gen 3 Glock 17 that I really didn't need, since I already had one and I prefer 19's (of which I can never have to many). I decided to do something different with it. I cut the frame to make it more compact and allow it to use Glock 19 mags (of which I have dozens). This pistol, in a serpa holster, fits nicely along with a dual Fobus mag pouch and 2 mags inside of the center console of my Jeep. A friend of mine who was in the same unit as me has a passion for modifications to polymer framed pistols like the Glock. He REALLY likes tinkering with them. Last week I handed him the cut G17 (now I call it a 19L) and told him to surprise me. He deleted the finger grooves, relieved the trigger guard, and did a more aggressive texture- enough to make it non-slip, but not so aggressive that it could be used to scale a fish or require gloves to shoot. I plan to take it out Thursday to the range.
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    He did a good job I think.

    Didn't want the indentions on the butt of the pistol to pull out the mag?

    My 19L will have those, but not the real deep half moon indentions. Just enough to grab onto.
     
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    Generally (not just special to Glocks) those magazine-yanking-cutouts make it much easier to hang up a new magazine on a reload. There's a very real tradeoff to them, and people who play games where speedy reloads are important hate them.
     
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    I've never had any issues with mags dropping free or going in easy with any Glock, modified or otherwise.
     
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    I like the concept. I have a G21 in 45 ACP and a G20 in 10mm that I've thought about doing something similar with. It would be much easier to carry with shorter magazines and still take longer mags if I wanted to.
     
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    I have a whole mess of the 1990's G19 mags that don't drop free. You have to actually pull them out.

    If I wasn't such a cheapskate and I bought a whole new ammo can full of new Glock mags it wouldn't be an issue.
     
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