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gocubs6
12-15-2011, 20:00
Tried it out? Is it worth the $25 to try it out? I don't get slide bite, but the Glock does point a bit high for me.

thesid
12-15-2011, 20:05
http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1366577&highlight=Grip+Force+Adapter

hickok45
12-16-2011, 04:22
They sent me some of these, and I've played around with them a little. I actually show them in a video that we've not posted yet.

I don't get slide bite either. For anybody who does, these are the ticket, I'd say.

My attraction is that it rather fills in the gap there in the grip and renders the back of the grip more of a flat, straight profile, which I much prefer. I've never liked the hump on the rear of the Glock grip.

I'm still experimenting with them and will show in videos what I think of them as I continue. I've used my Dremel tool on one to the point where I like it okay on a Glock 19, but not sure yet. I don't think I like them on the Baby Glocks, as it pushes the hand down just a itty bit, and I can't afford to give up any grip there with that short grip to begin with. Not sure.

I want to mess around with one on a big Glock, my Glock 20, and see how I like it. I'm just experimenting with them right now, mainly to improve the contour of the rear grip. I'm such a minimalist that I'm not a good judge; it's hard for me to put ANYTHING on a Glock if it is not needed. I do think a lot of people might really like these things, especially since you can grind and contour them as desired.

I hope to get some time here during Christmas to play with them a little more and see if they are anything I'd actually install and leave on any of my Glocks.
Hickok45

beariedog
12-16-2011, 05:17
I put one on my G-17 and went to the range.
I like it.

KennyFSU
12-16-2011, 05:26
I have one on my full size G34 and have not noticed a difference after getting some range time with it. The gun seems to "point" at about the same angle but regardless, I like how it looks. :)

gocubs6
12-16-2011, 05:46
They sent me some of these, and I've played around with them a little. I actually show them in a video that we've not posted yet.

I don't get slide bite either. For anybody who does, these are the ticket, I'd say.

My attraction is that it rather fills in the gap there in the grip and renders the back of the grip more of a flat, straight profile, which I much prefer. I've never liked the hump on the rear of the Glock grip.

I'm still experimenting with them and will show in videos what I think of them as I continue. I've used my Dremel tool on one to the point where I like it okay on a Glock 19, but not sure yet. I don't think I like them on the Baby Glocks, as it pushes the hand down just a itty bit, and I can't afford to give up any grip there with that short grip to begin with. Not sure.

I want to mess around with one on a big Glock, my Glock 20, and see how I like it. I'm just experimenting with them right now, mainly to improve the contour of the rear grip. I'm such a minimalist that I'm not a good judge; it's hard for me to put ANYTHING on a Glock if it is not needed. I do think a lot of people might really like these things, especially since you can grind and contour them as desired.

I hope to get some time here during Christmas to play with them a little more and see if they are anything I'd actually install and leave on any of my Glocks.
Hickok45

Thanks, Hickock. I watch your videos, so I'll keep an eye out for your review/testing. I definitely don't need it, but since I have a variety of handguns that point similarly (226, XDM, and 1911), these intrigued me if they can slightly bring down the point of aim. I don't NEED it as I do fine w/ the transitions, but I like the concept.

MrVvrroomm
12-16-2011, 07:25
I use them on both my USPSA Limited gun and my IDPA ESP gun. Both Gen4 22's.

Serafino
12-16-2011, 08:49
Hickok, I have one on my G26 and like what it does about the hump and have been thinking of cutting the beavertail off to get my hand higher.

The GFA pushes the hand back enough that it will ride higher if the BT section is gone, and that might put me right into getting slide bite, so I haven't made the experiment yet.

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/9843/g26gfahump.jpg

jamaicanj
12-16-2011, 11:59
I have them installed on a 19, 17 and 35 and like the feel a lot. Only issue is that if you carry against your bare skin, the edge of it can be a little rough and requires a bit of sanding

elde
12-16-2011, 18:26
"My attraction is that it rather fills in the gap there in the grip and renders the back of the grip more of a flat, straight profile, which I much prefer. I've never liked the hump on the rear of the Glock grip."

That's exactly why I gave one a try on my Gen2 19 and it made a positive difference in the feel/grip of the gun but not enough to alter the sight picture when firing. In the future I'd use another of these when considering a grip reprofile/reduction. Much less expensive and accomplishes the same thing....at least for me it does.

kidcoltoutlaw
02-19-2012, 12:29
Does it change the way the recoil feels,

Thanks,Keith

KennyFSU
02-19-2012, 12:30
I didn't notice a difference on my G34, although it doesn't have much recoil to begin with.


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kidcoltoutlaw
02-19-2012, 12:54
I love the XD's but the Glock does have less felt recoil. The grip angle feels funny to me . There may be a Glock in my future.

Thanks,Keith

lyodbraun
02-19-2012, 12:55
They have new beaver tails out now from grip force they have the smooth top instead of the old grooves I placed an order for them to try out.

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NDCent
02-24-2012, 22:35
Ok, everyone can make fun of me for being the pimp my ride and info commerical type.

After seeing hickok45 do the video on the "Grip Force Adapter" I just had to try one on my 27. I've never been particularly fond of the grip angle on Glocks, especially on the sub-compacts where it seems even more exaggerated. I don't have any need for the beavertail portion of the adapter, but haven't cut/chopped it off as of yet. I did grind the grooves down directly under the beavertail part so my hand/grip continues to ride high under the slide and close to the barrel/slide axis. I also melted the pin spots with wet/dry sand paper when I cut it down in length, then polished it all back up after I got it to fit the gun and my hand the way I liked.

It really made a grip improvement for me by straightening out the curve of the backstrap. It's a removable mod that's just held on with a pin so going back is simple and leaves no evidence. It's not pretty, but its not permanent like a grip reduction and stippling. I've been shooting with it for about a month now, I think it's going to be a keeper.:embarassed:

oldnoob
02-24-2012, 23:02
Interesting, I have have to try it out for my G27.

Nanuk
02-24-2012, 23:14
I tried one, it seems the pin is slightly oversized and cause my trigger to hang up.

maverick9614
02-24-2012, 23:17
I have one on my gen 2 g22. I like it and have thought it might be a good addition to a baby Glock if I ever got one.

lyodbraun
02-25-2012, 05:03
I just got their newest one that they offer with the smooth back and put it on my Gen4 G23... http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1404123

Bill Lumberg
02-25-2012, 07:51
I've never found a use for them, but if they make the gun more comfortable for some shooters and hold up, they're a good thing.

lyodbraun
02-25-2012, 12:51
Yeah I have not shot mine with it on yet but it does make it feel nice and solid when I grip the gun, up high not that I ever had a problem with it before but I thought Id give it a try and see how well it works out ...

surfdog
05-03-2012, 15:05
Does anyone know how close the Grip Force Adapter in FDE matches the Glock FDE frame? Thinking about trying one on my new Gen4 17.

http://www.glockmeister.com/Grip-Force-Adapter-for-Full-Size-and-Compact-Gen-4-GLOCKS-Flat-Dark-Earth/productinfo/GEN4FDE/


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/surfdog_photos/fde_gen_4_g17.jpg http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/surfdog_photos/GripforceFDE.jpg http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/surfdog_photos/glock1-1.jpg

Carbonfly
05-03-2012, 15:11
What exactly is the purpose of these things? They look so ugly. And I don't see how this improves your grip. You want to be able to grip as high as possible on the pistol. All this does is just add thickness and push your hand lower and out of alignment with the bore of the barrel.

If the purpose is to prevent slide bite the you should correct your grip and this also isn't a problem.

TSAX
05-03-2012, 15:16
http://gripforceproducts.com/images/use_it_od_g17_fde_gen_123_adapter.jpg


It looks more tan than FDE. :headscratch:



http://gripforceproducts.com/images/secondary_grip_force_adapter_picture.jpg







:50cal:

Beretta92guy
05-03-2012, 15:32
What exactly is the purpose of these things? They look so ugly. And I don't see how this improves your grip. You want to be able to grip as high as possible on the pistol. All this does is just add thickness and push your hand lower and out of alignment with the bore of the barrel.

If the purpose is to prevent slide bite the you should correct your grip and this also isn't a problem.

+1

its just another gimmick to separate glock owners from their $$$$$.....

surfdog
05-03-2012, 16:24
What exactly is the purpose of these things? They look so ugly. And I don't see how this improves your grip. You want to be able to grip as high as possible on the pistol. All this does is just add thickness and push your hand lower and out of alignment with the bore of the barrel.

If the purpose is to prevent slide bite the you should correct your grip and this also isn't a problem.

+1

its just another gimmick to separate glock owners from their $$$$$.....

Appreciate your input... But usually it makes more sense to value the input of someone who has actually tried it, don't you think? http://pistol-training.com/archives/5092

majette
11-25-2012, 23:13
i did a QuikReview on my youtube channel.

http://youtu.be/mzmCFr9wwSg

Aeromat809
11-25-2012, 23:50
I love my Gripforce on my Glock's!!!

majette
11-27-2012, 17:04
yes, it is a great addition. even a gen 4 glock does not have the grip angle i prefer.

Marshall Dillon
12-31-2012, 00:57
Good day. Hope all is well.

I've been shooting pistols for over 30 years and I'm a former member of the United States Secret Service. I'm a strong proponent of the GLOCK platform and have carried a 2nd Generation G19 for the past 20 years. While I absolutely love and trust my G19 as one of the finest fighting handguns ever produced, I've always been slightly bothered by the grip tang/grip angle but never knew of a fix.

I stumbled upon the Grip Force Adapter by watching an episode of TAC-TV on Sportsman Channel. Intrigued by the concept, I did some research and decided to place an order. The product arrived promptly and was packaged very professionally. As I removed the product from the packaging, I was impressed by the quality right out of the box.

After easily installing the Grip Force Adapter to my beloved G19, I compared the feel of the pistol to my G32 because they have essentially the same frame. Instantly, and I mean INSTANTLY, I noticed a huge improvement in the grip angle and the overall feel of the pistol was vastly improved. This is what I've been longing for for years.

In my opinion, this is a must-have product for every GLOCK shooter.

jdw174
12-31-2012, 04:55
Can't say that EVERY Glock shooter should have one, but speaking as a long time 1911 shooter, the Grip Force adaptor made my 19 feel a lot more natural in the hand like my Gov't Models did. Definitely worthwhile IMO.

Willfulone
12-31-2012, 08:24
Bought one when my search for the elusive "Glock 19 Beavertail"
turned up nothing...


For my big fat hands, it makes the grip angle much more
natural when quickly grabbing the gun. It forces the butt
more towards the base of my palm (towards my thumb)
which gives me a much straighter line down my arm to the
barrel of the gun...

I would rather have a Glock made full length back strap so the
grip is a little thicker down the whole grip. I did not do the
perminant install, in the hope that the Glock unit becomes
available in the future.

For the $24 bucks, it is wort it IMHO


Will

RetailNinjitsu
12-31-2012, 20:47
+1

its just another gimmick to separate glock owners from their $$$$$.....

I have scars on my hands where the bottom edges of my Glock 22 slide slices my hand. I was very excited when I found this product. I would have gladly paid more...

I installed it right over the Talon Grips on my duty gun...with some slight trimming

Marshall Dillon
01-01-2013, 01:14
The GFA is going to be an Operator's choice. Something that your average shooter will not appreciate.

Cochese
01-01-2013, 12:06
Just ordered for my G17. Sounds like two come in the package?

The spare will go on my G26.

I carried 1911s for a few years before switching back to Glock. Looking forward to trying them out.

Marshall Dillon
01-01-2013, 15:31
Just ordered for my G17. Sounds like two come in the package?

The spare will go on my G26.

I carried 1911s for a few years before switching back to Glock. Looking forward to trying them out.

That's right, they come two in a package.

Anxious to hear what you think.

scrider
01-01-2013, 16:02
I'm new to Glocks and had the classic "slide bite" issue with my G19 during the first couple times at the range. Ordered last week, installed the smooth one and went through 150 rounds today out at the fish & game range.

It made a huge difference. I'm really happy with this thing!

AdrianVall
01-01-2013, 20:31
Yes! This is exactly what I'm looking for. I thought the grip angle for the G17 gen 3 I rented the other day was a bit strange. I bought a G17 Gen 4 in hopes that the grip angle was changed a bit, which it wasn't.. so this GFA seems like the perfect solution! Ordering very soon! :) Thanks guys!

Markel
01-02-2013, 14:12
FWIW, I installed a Grip Force Adapter today on my Gen4 Glock 23.

I'd recommend taking a look at their website's installation instruction and videos. Of course, I did not do that initially and tried to install it the same way as the optional Gen4 grip panels. What a struggle. Installing them the right way is much easier. :embarassed:

http://www.gripforceproducts.com/INSTALLATION_C9DT.html

Also, the emory board tip to contour the overly long pin is spot on. I used blue automotive tape on the grip, all around the pin, to prevent accidental scuffing. This allows you to take the pin end down flush with the grip without fear of marring the gun. Feels great now. Just ordered another for my Glock 35 (from Amazon).

BTW, they now come in a twin pack which includes a NEW shorter, smooth contour version:

http://www.gripforceproducts.com/GEN_123SC_ADAPTER.php

bigkrackers
01-07-2013, 19:51
Got one thrown in with my G19 G3. Put it on and took the G19 out for the first time and put 650 rounds through it. The pin kept working out just enough to tear up my right palm. I'll do some smoothing out and try it again.

Paul53
01-08-2013, 16:03
Got em, love em, on my Gen 4 19.

Had problems with slide bite, and was ready to trade for a Gen 3. Put the smooth one on, problem solved. Money well spent.

People with BIG hands use the large backstrap. The small beavertail on the Gen 4s rubs the knuckle at the base of the thumb raw. Bad design, Glock. These fix the problem.

Dsully
04-20-2013, 18:19
I know this is an old thread but I thought some of you would find this interesting. When I got my Grip Force Adapter, I noticed it didn't match the FDE. It was more desert tan.
It began irritating me so I decided to try and die it to match. Well, I think I got it. It's almost an exact match.
http://www.walkingheavy.com/g19/fde1.jpg
http://www.walkingheavy.com/g19/fde2.jpg
http://www.walkingheavy.com/g19/fde3.jpg
http://www.walkingheavy.com/g19/fde4.jpg
http://www.walkingheavy.com/g19/fde5.jpg

How did I do it, you ask?

Got some RIT in Cocoa brown and dark green. Mixed 1 part cocoa brown with 4 parts dark green in about 6 cups hot water. Let the grip force adapter sit in it for 30 seconds and this was the results I got.

Note: results may very so use some old FDE Magpul base plates to test and match. Get it as close as you can and then try it. I would also recommend you doing it in 10 second intervals.

TruthNotRelative
04-21-2013, 01:07
I know this is an old thread but I thought some of you would find this interesting. When I got my Grip Force Adapter, I noticed it didn't match the FDE. It was more desert tan.
It began irritating me so I decided to try and die it to match. Well, I think I got it. It's almost an exact match.
http://www.walkingheavy.com/g19/fde1.jpg
http://www.walkingheavy.com/g19/fde2.jpg
http://www.walkingheavy.com/g19/fde3.jpg
http://www.walkingheavy.com/g19/fde4.jpg
http://www.walkingheavy.com/g19/fde5.jpg

How did I do it, you ask?

Got some RIT in Cocoa brown and dark green. Mixed 1 part cocoa brown with 4 parts dark green in about 6 cups hot water. Let the grip force adapter sit in it for 30 seconds and this was the results I got.

Note: results may very so use some old FDE Magpul base plates to test and match. Get it as close as you can and then try it. I would also recommend you doing it in 10 second intervals.

I know some may consider it "sacrilegious" to do the stippling etc. that you've done to that receiver, but I think it looks super.

Dsully
04-21-2013, 03:27
I know some may consider it "sacrilegious" to do the stippling etc. that you've done to that receiver, but I think it looks super.

Thanks man. Wait until you see what I did to my slide ;)

TruthNotRelative
04-26-2013, 00:33
Thanks man. Wait until you see what I did to my slide ;)

Your lines are incredibly clean, and it appears that you didn't employ the "dot" method.. how did you accomplish this.. and, what DID you do to your slide??

Dsully
04-26-2013, 02:46
I don't like the dot method. Never appealed to me. I use a wood burning tool with a sharp pointed tip. I don't go too deep and use a woodpecker approach. Rapid taps. The edges, I go a bit slower to get the clean lines. Also, I tape up the parts I don't want stippled.

I'm having ATEi mill my slide for a RMR, front and rear enhanced cocking serrations and a refinish. Should be a nice pistol once it's finished. Thanks again for the compliments