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Removing Finger Grooves From a Glock

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by e_thunderburd, Oct 23, 2011.

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  1. e_thunderburd

    e_thunderburd Member

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    I want a Glock 23 for concealed carry but my fingers are too big for the Gen 3 finger grooves. I've considered getting one and having the grooves removed, making it like the Gen 2. Does anyone know of any companies that do this professionally (other than Robar who goes way beyond what I want) or of any other products that have worked well in fixing the problem, possibly filling the grooves in? Thanks.
     
  2. dogtown tom

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    Why not get a gen 2?

    Visit glocktalk. dozens of guys there that have done grip reductions.
     
  3. helitack32f1

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    I am told the grooves on the Gen 4 are less obtrusive than those on a Gen 3. Might be worth a try on the off chance it feels ok to you.
     
  4. Mike1234567

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    Hands/fingers too big for a Glock? If only I had your "problem"...
     
  5. HoosierQ

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    I had that problem with my Glock 19. Hands were too big and my fingers fell on the high points instead of in the grooves. Pachmyer Grip Gloves fixed that problem. They are like a section of inner-tube that you stretch over the grip. Each model is purpose built for the gun. Nice thing about the Grip Gloves is that they have cutouts where the high parts stick through so it all evens out. The rubber they use is, I think maybe "sorbothane" of something like that? Very rubbery, very shock absorbing. I am very happy.

    I was a little worried at first in that the sleaves didn't stick in place...kind of slid around a bit. That clears up and they are on there real good now.

    Very pleased. There are other models too but the Pachmyer Grip Gloves have those holes that really evens out the front strap.
     
  6. Dogguy

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    This is a simple modification that even a clutz like me has been able to do. Use a basic Dremel tool with a sanding tube from the kit that comes with every Dremel sold. Work slowly from the bottom of the grip. You can use a coarser grit to start with and the polymer will be removed fairly quickly, then move to a finer grit and smooth it out or just use the finest grit and do the whole job. You can even polish it with the buffing attachment and polishing compound if desired. It's an easy fix. Like I said, I really do have poor fine manipulation abilities and I was able to do it.

    I've done this with a G19, G26 and G30. It improved my ability to handle them considerably.
     
  7. The Lone Haranguer

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    Something like a wood rasp ought to take those high points right off. :p (I know it sounds flippant, but it is also true.)
     
  8. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    Something is wrong with you because Glocks are perfect! /sarcasm

    One thing I've never liked about Glocks. I would prefer to have the option of adding the grooves if I want to instead of something coming with them.
     
  9. GLOOB

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    ^ But they're a heck of a lot easier to remove than to put back on!
     
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    Hogue slip on grips.
     
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    Just grind them off, I used a Foredom rotary tool and a medium grit cylindrical stone on my G34.
    One of these days I am going to stipple it but the end result doesn't bother me so no hurry.:)
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    +1 for Dogguy, just take it easy, don't get in a hurry. You may also wish to relieve a bit from the underside of the triggerguard.
     
  13. RedAlert

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    I would caution removing any material from the trigger guard. Not only does it protect the trigger, it is a brace for the overall frame. It provides rigidity and stability during firing.

    A minor amount of "rounding the corners" shouldn't be a problem, but removing enough to change the "cross-section" of the trigger guard wouldn't be a good idea in my opinion.
     
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    You can round the front of the guard if you want but I wouldn't recommend cutting into the back of the triggerguard either.

    I couldn't shoot my G34 as well as I could my Gen ll G19 until I ground the finger grooves off!
     
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    Removing the bumps on a Glock grip frame.

    Skill Level 1.
     
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    +1 on the Gen2. My Gen4 19 is pretty much the same as to finger grooves as my Gen3 23. The Gen4's grip does feel a mite slimmer.

    But if you immediately have comfort problems, why not investigate a different gun altogether?
     
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    FYI, if you want to reduce the value of your Glock go ahead and make modifications.

    What's wrong with finding a manufacture that makes a frame/grip you like. You can then keep it or sell it without losing a tremendous amount of money on it.

    I thought about doing some mods to a Glock frame, then I decided to get what I really wanted. The Glock is sold for about the same price I paid for it.
     
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    What msparks said. Unless you never plan on selling it. Just get a pistol with the grip that you want. All of the major manufacturers make fine weapons.....no matter what people complain about on the internet.
     
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    I have yet to find one that was "grippy" enough in the grip for me, regardless who makes it. Glocks (and a couple of others) are just a lot easier to modify that way, and its the whole, complete grip, as well as a few other places, and not just a couple of stick on panels or grips. No expensive trips to the gunsmith needed, the work is easily done yourself.

    They are your guns, so do what you want with them. Some people actually pay good money to have the same mods done, so you may well get a premium if you do decide to sell, instead of lose money.
     
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    Dremel + Glock 19 3rd gen = "fit's my hand".

    "Fixed" mine, works perfectly now.
     
  22. fal762x51

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    I would agree with others that this will destroy the resale value of the Glock.
    In fact, i doubt most people would even consider buying it.
     
  23. AK103K

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    Modifying anything can destroy its value to some. To others, the same mods would be the schnitz. It all depends on what someone is looking for. Look at it this way, people actually "pay", for pink guns.

    Some seem to crave the Glock mods enough to pay someone well to do it, so it must have some value. Do a web search, and you'll find a number of companys that do these very modifications, and make good money doing them.


    Heres a few from just one search.....

    http://www.robarguns.com/glock.htm (Seems to me, Robar "devalues" 1911's too. :) )

    http://www.bowietacticalconcepts.com/pictures.html

    http://www.burnscustom.com/glock.html
     
  24. fal762x51

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    Modifying anything can destroy its value to some. To others, the same mods would be the schnitz. It all depends on what someone is looking for. Look at it this way, people actually "pay", for pink guns.

    The problem is with a resale, you have to find the right buyer. People that want those modifications go looking for companies to do them. A guy trying to sell a used modified Glock is going to have a hard time finding a person who just happens to be looking for those modifications.

    It doesn't just apply to Glocks, it applies to all guns. You usually don't get your money out of modifications because you won't be able to find the right buyer.
     
  25. AK103K

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    Your right, with any of them, you have to find the buyer that wants what you have. Depending on how you sell, you may have an easier time here than someone else. I usually sell on consignment at a couple of local shops, and have had good results doing so. If you dont have the coverage/exposure you get selling through a dealer, or GB etc, then it will probably be a lot tougher. But with someone who has a lot of people moving through, I doubt it would be a problem.

    Ive seen, and sold myself, guns that were "different" than factory, and they always seemed to go pretty quick, and not at a loss any worse than a factory gun Ive sold. In some cases the "different" guns made more because of the modifications. What does amaze me is, that guns with some of the aftermarket "junk" people put on them, sell like they do. These days, looks seem to be more important to some than function and quality.

    Other than a few specific "factory" guns (HK's and Colts mostly), rarely have I ever made back close to what I paid for them when I did sell them. Its just the nature of the beast.
     
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