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I WANT to buy a Glock, BUT...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TC-TX, Sep 26, 2005.

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  1. TC-TX

    TC-TX Member

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    I am looking for suggestions here - I own several 9mm Autos (BHP, Kahr P9, Kel-Tec P11, S&W Sigma, Bersa, etc...) and WANT to warm up to the Glock Family. I have a smaller hand than some and I find the GIRTH of the Glock series waepons a Bit Too Large for my hand...

    Any suggestions for Custom or Specialized Gunsmithing that can be applied to these weapons that will aid in accomodation?

    Any help is Greatly Appreciated!
     
  2. Lou22

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    You might look at one of the single stack Glocks like the 36 in 45 auto. I understand they have thinner grips. I'm considering a 36 for concealed carry.

    Lou
     
  3. Rob1035

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    9mm Glocks aren't that bad. Try a G19 on for size, it shouldn't be too wide a grip for you. The double stack .45's, OTOH, are big.
     
  5. fastbolt

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    You might try a G26.

    The subcompact 26/27/33/39 frame seems to offer me a better 'fit' than the compact & full-size 9/.40 pistols, and better than any of the .45ACP's with the exception of the G36 (which I happen to dislike for other reasons).

    The G26 actually feels about the same in over all girth as my CS9, and a bit better than my CS45.

    Also, the shorter height of the G26 seems to place the arch of the rear of the grip profile in a better location in my hand than the G19 & G17. Maybe it's just that the lower part of the palm of my hand fits it differently than the 19/17. Dunno ... but it works for my hands, and I really dislike the overall dimensions of the 17/19/22/23's ...

    The grip angle is a bit different than many other newer pistols, though.

    Got a local range where you can try one out?

    The G26 is my favorite of the Glock series when it comes to personally owning one, with the G27 being second. (The G26 offers an advantage in overall perceived recoil, recoil management and controllability, in my opinion.)
     
  6. Braden

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    If the 9mm grip on the Glock is too big for you, I have seen people grind/cut/whatever the back part of the Glock grip off to make it smaller.

    There are probably several places that do it, but one place that I KNOW does it is Lone Wolf Distributors. Below is a link to cost and a picture of the final product verses a stock grip.

    www.lonewolfdist.com/stockdetail.asp?item=DUR-GR

    [​IMG]
     
  7. SpookyPistolero

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    I didn't see anyone else mention it but Robar also does a grip size reduction. I've only seen the results on one pistol before but it looked quite good. Give them a call.
     
  8. HSMITH

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    Go down to your local home improvement store and get a roll of stair tread tape. Cut some small strips and place them where your fingers land on the grip. It makes a HUGE difference. It takes the slick feeling away from the grip, that slick feeling is what makes the 9 and 40's seem big. They really aren't big, and once you get some traction on the grip it is apparent.
     
  9. Braden

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    Or, if the slick surface IS the problem, you could do what I did and cut a short strip of bicycle inner tube and slip it over the grip. This gives it a good grip but without the bulkiness that Hogue and some of the other rubber grips bring to the table.
     
  10. TC-TX

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    Thank you all, a couple of clarifications:

    1) I have taken the time to read about the Grip reduction services you offer up here - thank you for the information - this MAY be the right way to go...

    2) I am of the information that Glock does not make a single-stack version of any of their weapons - all of the research I have done leads me to beieve that this is the case... that all Glock magazines are - in fact - Double Stack mags. Please Correct Me On This Point if I am wrong...


    Thx - PJ
     
  11. The Drew

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    I think the 36 is the only one that is single stack... It is meant for concealed carry to be as slim as possible with the glock design.
     
  12. Rob1035

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    The Drew is correct, the only single stack glock is the 36
     
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    If you have to alter the gun and/or pay additional money for grip reduction, then I think you need to look at a different gun.

    Tried the Walther/Smith & Wesson 99?
     
  14. Tim3256

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    Posted by HSMITH
    Exactly.
    Very few folks I know of have hands that are truly too small for a G19.
    I don't like the feel of (and can't hit anything with) a "naked" Glock grip, definitely try some kind of enhancement before you walk away from a great design. Strategically applied skateboard tape works wonders, and AGrip (http://www.brookstactical.com/index-2.html) works extremely well, also.
    Keep in mind that if you do any sort of grip reduction, you will be negatively and significantly reducing the resale value of the gun. The G19 is a great "1st Glock", don't give up if you really "want to warm up". The grip angle and trigger action are "different" from what many are used to, but you might be surprised how quickly your skills transfer. Glocks are a great addition to any toybox, IMHO.

    Tim3256
     
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    Save some frustration and get an XD.
     
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    Cougar said it. The XD will fit your hand much better.
     
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    Handle the G19 and the XD, see what you like more, i did the same and came home with the glock.
     
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    If he has the time, Wayne Novak will thin a Glock handle down and the results will look like it was moulded that way.
     
  19. NMshooter

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    I like the Glock.

    That said, there are plenty of other perfectly good 9mm pistols out there, and you listed two that I like: the BHP and the Kahr.

    I tried to like the USP, but after seven different pistols in two different calibers and two different sizes I realized that none of them were for me.

    If you have to work at it to like a pistol you should consider how much you really want it.

    You may find that something else fills your needs much better, possibly something you already own.

    :)
     
  20. 3rdpig

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    My HiPower measures 6" around the grip where the ring finger would go.
    2nd gen Glock 22 (with grip tape applied) is 6.5 inches at the same spot.
    Glock 26 - 6"
    Sig P220 (has a Houge slip over grip)- 6.5"
    Taurus PT92 (Beretta 92) 6.5".

    The Glocks really are about the same as other double stack pistols and some single stacks as well.
     
  21. middy

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    I thought they were too big for my hands until I actually shot one, then I went ahead and bought it. :)

    Don't just pick it up, you have to try it out...
     
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    The best grip reductions I've seen were done by Dane Burns at Burns Custom. Definitely worth a look-see.

    pax
     
  23. Texshooter

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    Why would anyone want to buy a new pistol (probably between $450 and $500) only to have to spend money on a grip reduction? You know the caliber you want, buy a gun that fits your hand, and points naturally for you, from the factory.

    How could something be perfect and still need a grip reduction. The whole idea is idiotic.

    And there are quite a few 9mm out there that will serve you just as well, if not better, than a Glock.

    Yes, the LE use them. I would as well if given to my department for free.:what:
     
  24. middy

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    Texshooter. Way to resurrect a dead thread. Are you just doing a search for "Glock" and adding negative comments to the end? :scrutiny:

    Grow up.
     
  25. brickboy240

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    You need to look at the Springfield XDs. I used to own a Glock 17 but traded for an XD and will never go back.

    Seriously!

    - Brickboy240
     
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