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win
02-17-2010, 19:37
just wondering if anyone has choped their frame on the glock? Did you do it yourself or did you send it off?
any details would be great and pictures too. think about making a g22 except a g23 mag/
thanks

pangloss9
02-18-2010, 15:52
I think about doing that to 9mm guns also, but I haven't moved on it yet. Here are some links:

Cold Bore Custom (http://www.coldborecustom.com/)
Southwest Shooting Authority (http://www.southwestshootingauthority.com/612600.html)
Bowie Tactical (http://www.bowietacticalconcepts.com/pictures.html)

Please understand that I haven't done business with any of these businesses. Everything I've heard on this form and others has been positive though.

PostalGlock'n
02-18-2010, 17:56
I had a friend chop a G22 to 27 size. He wanted full length barrel to carry IWB. Turned out nice.

I would use a string to mark, cut a touch long with hacksaw then file to exact fit.

Sorry, no pics.

Mako72401
02-19-2010, 11:08
I have not chopped a glock, but have considered chopping my Kel-tec sub 2000. I have one that takes glock 22 mags and would like to shorted it to take glock 23 mags. Would be about the same process.

DJ Niner
02-19-2010, 20:36
The G17 in my avatar at left has had the frame shortened to G19 length. It's very handy; carries IWB like a G19, with the velocity and sight radius of a G17. I did it myself many years ago, basically as described above. I added the rounded grip cavity plug to reduce "printing" by the outer corner of the magazine.

If I was to do it again, I'd leave a lower extension like the G27/27/33 frame, and round it off, leaving a little more grip frame to grip while still preventing the rear mag corner from printing.

I also prefer the "look" of the grip being slightly shorter than the slide/barrel; I always thought the full-size Glocks appeared to have the same amount of grip sticking out the bottom as they had slide sticking out the front. Kind of out-of-balance? Probably a result of being exposed to too many photos of the 1911 at an impressionable age... :supergrin:

My G1917 is a personal favorite, and I always thought Glock should produce a factory version.

win
02-20-2010, 09:26
What did you cut it with? Can you provide some detailed pictures?
Was it difficult to get square.
thanks

Blitzer
02-20-2010, 09:54
just wondering if anyone has choped their frame on the glock? Did you do it yourself or did you send it off?
any details would be great and pictures too. think about making a g22 except a g23 mag/
thanks

Folks have posted photos where they have chopped the "grips". :dunno:

DJ Niner
02-20-2010, 23:13
What did you cut it with?A hacksaw with a fine-tooth blade. I shaved parts of it with a heavy-duty razor utility knife; the polymer really isn't that hard to cut.
Can you provide some detailed pictures?I don't think I have any really detailed shots any more (lost during a computer death, years ago). I have a few "group" shots of my Glocks over the years, I'll check and see if any of them have decent detail.
Was it difficult to get square.
thanksI removed the magazine catch from the frame, and used a magazine body with no floorplate on it to check the length of the frame. Remove a little material, slip the mag body in, look through the right side of the mag catch hole in the frame to see how close the notch was to lining-up with the catch, repeat. The floorplate adds a little thickness to the mag body's base, so you have some "fudge factor" when you get close. Mine was pretty close to true on the bottom, but a little off on one side. Functionally, no problem, but aesthetically, not very pleasing.

Take your time, don't get in a rush, and did I mention "go slow"? :supergrin:

DJ Niner
02-20-2010, 23:34
Here is a photo of my Glocks in 2005. From the left: G34, G1917, G32C, G26. The first two have older factory +2 magazines in them.

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/725/glock9sbwyv6.jpg

Note: this Glock was cut by using the older pre-ban mags as a template. The newer mag bodies are slightly longer, so that means they hang-out a bit more, and leave an unsightly gap between the frame base and the mag. I tapered the mag opening so the older pre-ban mags fit perfectly, as the edges of the floorplates on these old mags were also slightly tapered. When you put a new mag in it, the gap makes it look like a sloppy cut job, so I rarely show it with a new mag in place.

win
02-21-2010, 11:17
I just want it to look as good as it can. What about a scroll saw. sorry about the spelling.
Almost thought about a chop saw. If one would use a dremel would it be better on high speed or low speed? On a G23 the butt of the gun looks like it is at an angle.
Did you use a file when you was done gutting it to even it up and make it look nice?
thanks agian

PostalGlock'n
02-21-2010, 17:46
Something low speed to cut close to size is the way to go. A fine tooth hack saw, coping, or even a fine tooth wood saw would be great.

Don't worry about a ragged cut, just get it straight and leave just a touch long.

A file or sand paper with block will slowly bring it to the correct length and will leave a great looking finish. The Dremel is a great tool but the high speed is just too easy to make things go bad quickly with polymer. Stick to file and sand paper.

DJ Niner
02-21-2010, 23:47
Something low speed to cut close to size is the way to go. A fine tooth hack saw, coping, or even a fine tooth wood saw would be great.

Don't worry about a ragged cut, just get it straight and leave just a touch long.

A file or sand paper with block will slowly bring it to the correct length and will leave a great looking finish. The Dremel is a great tool but the high speed is just too easy to make things go bad quickly with polymer. Stick to file and sand paper.^ This.

BDuffel
02-23-2010, 17:42
Here's a G1917 I did a year ago. Love it!
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b163/bduffel/HPIM1127.jpg

Here's what you're dealing with- the different angles of the floor plates.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b163/bduffel/HPIM1129-1.jpg

I used an EXACTO backsaw and razor knives. The polymer is ridiculous-easy to cut. The trickiest part is the rear of the magwell wall. It is trial and error there and you have to thin it out as you shorten it. I put a little bevel back in the magwell with sandpaper.

Now I've got a brand spanking new G22 Third Generation I am thinking of doing the exact same modifications to.

win
02-23-2010, 18:04
thanks this is what I was looking for.
I will get me a g23 mag and a fine hacksaw blade and give it a try.
Why did they change the angle on the mags? G22-G23 for a more compact look
thanks again

samuse
02-24-2010, 06:59
I chopped a 17 down to 19 length last night. I used a pocketknife, some sandpaper and a small file(on a Leatherman tool). I took my time and it turned out perfect. I cut it down to fit the new ambi-cut mags without a gap. An older pre-ban mag will not seat in it, but I have a G-19 for those mags.

win
02-24-2010, 07:05
what is different about the new mags? Are they longer ?
thanks
do you have pictures

samuse
02-24-2010, 15:22
what is different about the new mags? Are they longer ?
thanks
do you have pictures

Yeah, the newer mags with the rectangular slot cut out of the front are a little longer than the older ones. They stick out further but it doesn't affect function. It is more noticeable on the subcompacts. I rounded the triggerguard at lunch today and it looks real nice. I was nervous about doing it, but am definitely glad I did it. I shouldn't have waited so long. I'm gonna do a friends G-22 next.

John Watson
02-27-2010, 23:08
Glock 21 frame reduction by Robar.

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h127/jwatson34076/LoneWolfLongSlideG21002.jpg

win
03-30-2010, 17:19
well I finally got the balls and choped my G22 to fit G23 mags.
Looks ok.

PostalGlock'n
03-30-2010, 18:36
Looks like you did an even cut on it. Good job.

DEADLYACCURATE
03-30-2010, 18:55
well I finally got the balls and choped my G22 to fit G23 mags.
Looks ok.

Good job

win
03-30-2010, 20:10
thanks guys

win
09-12-2010, 14:05
When you guys cut your frames down did you deval or taper the inside? Like the factory guns?
If so how did you do it? I tried it with a file. The sides where ok but the front and back did not turn out very good.
thanks again

PostalGlock'n
09-12-2010, 17:39
When you guys cut your frames down did you deval or taper the inside? Like the factory guns?
If so how did you do it? I tried it with a file. The sides where ok but the front and back did not turn out very good.
thanks again

The dremel emery bits work great for a steady hand. The large disk (on edge) works best for me.

mike cyrwus
09-13-2010, 13:12
Heres a 19 chopped to accept 26 mags.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/olyeller14/glocks/chopper3.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/olyeller14/glocks/chopper6.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/olyeller14/glocks/chopper2.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/olyeller14/glocks/chopper1.jpg

PostalGlock'n
09-13-2010, 16:20
Heres a 19 chopped to accept 26 mags.



She's a Beaut!! :wow:

Done by you or sent off? Nice melt job on the corners, also.

hk_shootr
09-13-2010, 16:48
She's a Beaut!! :wow:

Done by you or sent off? Nice melt job on the corners, also.


Looks like he IS:

http://www.accurate-iron.com/

win
10-06-2010, 18:49
well I could not find a good deal on a G38 so I choped the frame on my G37.
What do you all think? I know it is not a pro job. Just someone with lots of time no money and a dreamel tool. The inside did not turn out as nice as I though it would, but only my second glock frame chop. Have to keep trying.
thanks

win
10-06-2010, 18:50
few more

RottnJP
10-06-2010, 19:13
You know, there's another way to go about this... You can buy an extended barrel and longer slide from LWD, along with their "dust cover." (The only annoying thing is that it's $60 for that little piece of metal, which seems a little high to me, but what do I know.)

Then, you can use a G19/G23 frame and a G22 slide (or longer if you want, I suppose) and you haven't changed the original equipment. So, if you ever want to return something to the OEM condition you still can.

That also leaves you with an extra stock length barrel and slide, right? So you might think, "That sucks, I've got a barrel and slide lying around useless now!" Not so fast... Then, you buy a custom frame from LWD, or a OEM frame off of the sale page here, or gunbroker... You spend $250 for that, but then you plop that left-over slide onto the new frame, and it *feels* like you've just got a brand new whole gun for $250!! Such a deal!!

YMMV.

graycrait
10-09-2010, 09:33
Here's a G17 that cut a couple of years ago. I didn't do a great job on it, but did learn from it. The biggest lesson is that when you cut it you remove enough of the backgrip hump that when you eliminate the factory "stippling" on a Gen 3 you get a nearly flat point pistol, like a 1911 or HKP7. Groove up under the trigger guard, along with that trimming and you get a flat pointing G17. It takes more trimming, grinding and acr glassing to get flat pointing G19.

http://i862.photobucket.com/albums/ab181/graycrait/g17NEBOHP190.jpg

Angry Fist
10-09-2010, 09:37
Posted this in another thread... http://www.robarguns.com/glock.htm

http://www.robarguns.com/images/GlockCompact.jpg


Their frame chop permenantly attaches the cut off piece to a magazine, and can utilize 10 round mags.

TexasPOff
10-12-2010, 17:50
I don't own one myself, but I have done several. Does that count? Here are a couple of the recent ones I've done. TXPO
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/Texaspoff/DSC_0268.jpg
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/Texaspoff/DSC_0304.jpg

win
10-12-2010, 21:59
good work

glocksalot
10-22-2010, 16:56
This thread inspired me to do my own chop...i took a stock 2nd gen glock 22 and cut it to accept glock 27 mags....its my g22-27 lol...i also had a guy at work stipple the grip for me and then duracote the slide and barrel

g22/27 on the left and duty weapon on the right (sorry for crappy pic)

http://us.mg2.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?fid=Inbox&mid=1_77468_AGDsjkQAAOS0TMIKDADwFwkwOZ0&pid=2&tnef=&YY=1287787775876&newid=1&clean=0&inline=1

glocksalot
11-14-2010, 19:34
decided to repost since my pics arent showing up anymore?

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd143/06SportPack/glock3.jpg

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd143/06SportPack/glock2.jpg

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd143/06SportPack/glock1.jpg

g22 cut to g27 length with stippled grip...plan to sand everything smooth again, recoat frame and slide and then restipple my own design