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Glock Bite

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Jeremiah10:23, Feb 14, 2013.

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  1. Jeremiah10:23

    Jeremiah10:23 Member

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    I finally got my Gen 2 G22 from prison, sorry layaway. As I was fiddling around with it I noticed that I will need to be careful or I will get bit. Any tricks to remembering other than the old "ouch that hurt" method?

    Now the holster hunt begins.
     
  2. tarosean

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    Bit from what exactly????
     
  3. Lonestar49

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    Revolver grip is one way

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    From what I've seen of slide bite, it usually occurs by mistakenly using a pistol type grip putting the support thumb back and over the shooting hand.

    Keep both thumbs straight/forward and parallel with the frame.. ommv


    Ls
     
  4. ku4hx

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    Only one way to find out ... shoot it. It might not bite at all.
     
  5. Jeremiah10:23

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    This is true. It may well have been the way I was holding it.
     
  6. holdencm9

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    Yeah you should never use that kind of grip with a semi-automatic. Is this your first autoloader?
     
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    You won't really know until you shoot it.

    My grip always "looked" like it was in the way and would get bit, but I didn't actually start having a problem until I started heavy gripping exersizes to improve recoil control/pistol manipulation, etc. After that the web between my thumb and trigger finger got fatter and I started getting bit bad within a month.

    If it is light "biting" I would just shoot often and develop calouses. But mine wasn't.

    My first fix was a bandaid like so:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/ny32182/Nick_3.jpg

    This worked until mid summer when I would sweat it off. I went to a narrow cloth athletic tape wrap all the way around my palm after that, which worked fine too. Not long after that I went to an M&P for the lefty controls, and it also has a beavertail so I don't get bit. If I'd kept shooting the Glock I would have got a custom integrated beavertail; there are a couple options out there for that.

    First step is definitely to shoot it and see if it is a problem.
     
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    I get pretty high up into the grip, and expected to get bit on my strong hand thumb knuckle. I didn't get bit.
     
  10. Spymaster

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    I've never been bitten by a Glock slide, though I would think that overweight, or overly large handed shooters may have some handicap in this area.
     
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    My hands are large, long boned, and bendy, enough so when my hands compress, the bone of the right thumb's first joint is aligned with the corner of the Glock slide.

    THAT dear neighbors, is a memorable slide bite.

    If I didn't hate sticking stuff on guns, I might have considered the aftermarket beavertails, but I simply went with the M&P's ergonomics instead when I picked up my first Polymer pistol.

    Nothing really against Glock, just not built to fit me. Like short doorways in old houses.
     
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    I usually get some rubbing on my firing hand, right in the crease of the thumb.

    Put the Grip Force Adapter on my 19 and 21, and no more slide bite. Much more comfortable, and I've found I can actually shoot faster, while maintaining the same accuracy as before, simply because I am able to get my hands super high on the gun.
     
  13. Bigkrackers

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    I have a grip force on my G19 and I like it but for the fact that in the middle of a day at the range the pin works out and starts to cut into my hand.
     
  14. Bovice

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    Maybe I'm just special, but I've never been bit by any of my handguns. I grip pretty high and I've seen grease tracks over the back of the web of my hand, but never a bite.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies. I am hoping to get to shoot it soon.
     
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    I own a Glock 17 and 21, both Gen 2, have somewhat larger than normal hands, and I've never been "bit" by either pistol over the course of probably several thousand rounds.
     
  17. josiewales

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    Bit from what exactly????

    The looks.
     
  18. mrnic3guy1989

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    I second the beaver tail attachment.
     
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    +1 on the Gripforce Adapter...

    I have a G19 that I carry and shoot all the time. I have big hands and yes, I do get bit on the first joint of my thumb in the right corner (right handed shooter here). It is an annoyance and sometimes painful.

    Once I put on the Gripforce Adapter, no more bite. The Adapter also appears to change the grip angle slightly and I'm finding I get much better recoil control as well. To date no issue with the pin walking out like Bigkrackers has had.

    I have no affiliation with GripForce... just think their product made a world of difference for me.
     
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    Check out the Grip Force adapter. I love mine.
     
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