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smokintonye
03-28-2012, 16:44
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/2201/91481784.png
http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/9727/33696732.png
Feels much better!

kodiakpb
03-28-2012, 18:00
Looks like you did a good job there.

TSAX
03-28-2012, 18:09
Nice :cool:, A Glock with no finger grooves and rail would be nice for Gen 5







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larson1122
03-28-2012, 18:22
Looks good!

gumbee
03-28-2012, 18:25
Looks great! How did you do it(dremel)?

rilkil23
03-28-2012, 18:41
How you do that?

smokintonye
03-28-2012, 19:44
Thanks guy's!

I started with a Dremmel to take the bulk of it down, then pretty much used whatever I could find to finish it with. Used some 60 grit, 600 grit, 2000 grit. Also used a flat file a little. Used some cloth, and #0000 steel wool too.

It's not perfect, but looks Damn near factory. I wish the pics were bigger.

smokintonye
03-28-2012, 19:58
http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/9727/33696732.png
Tried to make it bigger....Oh well!

bac1023
03-28-2012, 20:15
Nice work

Alchemy1
03-28-2012, 21:24
Nice! I love compact Glocks, but hate the finger grooves. I own a 19, 23, and will hopefully be picking up a Gen4 32 tomorrow.

gumbee
03-28-2012, 21:30
Thanks for the info. Now to try it on my 30.

ChrisYZFR1
03-28-2012, 21:38
Why the dislike of the finger grooves?

SK2344
03-29-2012, 00:00
Looks great! How did you do it(dremel)?

I have 4 Glocks and the first thing I do when I purchase a Glock is to remove the Finger Grooves. I do it very carefully with the Dremel Sanding Tool, then finish it off with sandpaper, then I stipple it with a wood burning tool and thats it! With my small hands they all feel great and I shoot much better.

humphreys19
03-29-2012, 00:43
This is basically the first thing I do to every Glock i acquire. The "humps" do not fit my fingers at all, and must go. The top hump crowds my middle finger, and the second hump hits dead square in the middle of my ring finger every time. I just take the angle grinder to it until the front strap is straight like a Gen2. On the large frames (20, 21) I take all the checkering off the front strap, down to smooth plastic, and apply 3M tread tape to the front strap. This reduces te overall size of the grip a little, and the tape gives superior grip.

Happy shooting, Tom

MikeG36
03-29-2012, 03:08
Looks great. How does it shoot?

smokintonye
03-29-2012, 05:15
Shoots great! I put on some Trijicon HD sights, and I love'em! I have them on my Gen 2 17 also.

Someone asked why remove the humps? For some people like myself, depending on your hands, the humps end up under your fingers, or forcing your fingers into a position they don't naturally want to be. Especially if your hands are large...Which is my case.

M&P Shooter
03-29-2012, 05:18
:crying:

smokintonye
03-29-2012, 05:47
:crying:

I guess you must REALLY like the finger humps?:dunno:

roadkill46
03-29-2012, 07:57
just did my gen 3 G19, easy to do and you did a good job. i didn't finish it to a factory finish on the groove area since i knew i was going to stipple and it didn't matter. now fits my hand perfect. i took mine off since the crimson trace add a little width and length to the handle, now it is good to go. i'm a 'dremel professional' actually a Foredom i used so i just switched to different grade sanding drums until i got it where i like it and then under cut the trigger guard to chock my grip up a little more.

once again good job!

smokintonye
03-29-2012, 09:46
just did my gen 3 G19, easy to do and you did a good job. i didn't finish it to a factory finish on the groove area since i knew i was going to stipple and it didn't matter. now fits my hand perfect. i took mine off since the crimson trace add a little width and length to the handle, now it is good to go. i'm a 'dremel professional' actually a Foredom i used so i just switched to different grade sanding drums until i got it where i like it and then under cut the trigger guard to chock my grip up a little more.

once again good job!
Thanks alot! I keep thinking about undercutting the trigger guard too. I keep thinking about stippling to, I have done alot in the past on my M&P's and do a pretty good job of it......We'll see:cool:

kodiakpb
03-29-2012, 10:28
Thanks alot! I keep thinking about undercutting the trigger guard too. I keep thinking about stippling to, I have done alot in the past on my M&P's and do a pretty good job of it......We'll see:cool:

Your feet are in the water now...might as well jump in :cool:

roadkill46
03-30-2012, 07:59
you know the dremel sanding drum is a perfect fit between the handgrip and the trigger guard! it fits right in the curve. all you have to do is turn it on, apply slight pressure and take off as much material as you want, dress it and done. really, it is almost like it was mad to do that job alone. the undercut was the easiest part of taking off the finger grooves and stippling job...5 minutes max, go ahead and do it now why you are thinking about it, really lets you get up there with your fingers.

smokintonye
03-30-2012, 10:00
Well, I went and undercut the trigger guard. Came out pretty good.
http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/307/gripy.png

smokintonye
03-30-2012, 10:03
You guys are a bad influence Lol! Now you got me thinking about rounding the trigger guard. Still thinking about stippling just the front and back.

Originally I was gonna send the frame into Cold Bore Customs. Guess I'll get'r done myself!

TSAX
03-30-2012, 12:26
You guys are a bad influence Lol!

:tempted: :supergrin:







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roadkill46
03-31-2012, 10:35
yours looks just like mine, that dremel sanding wheel fit perfect didn't it! glock should make one and put their name on it and triple the price, then all the ultimate fanboys would buy them all! they would make a killing!!!

smokintonye
03-31-2012, 12:17
yours looks just like mine, that dremel sanding wheel fit perfect didn't it! glock should make one and put their name on it and triple the price, then all the ultimate fanboys would buy them all! they would make a killing!!!
:rofl:

smokintonye
03-31-2012, 12:18
Now look what happened today!
http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/8647/triggert.png
Front of my trigger guard got bumped into a grinder!!

smokintonye
03-31-2012, 16:29
Did a little stippling. Nothing to major. Lighting sucks, they look alot better in person.
http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/9003/stipple1.png
http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/995/stipple2.png
http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/9764/stipple3.png

smokintonye
03-31-2012, 16:33
Maybe this looks a little better.
http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/4439/stipple4.png
Not sure what else I am going to do. Enough for today!

roadkill46
03-31-2012, 20:47
smokin, i took mine all the way down to include those little recesses between the bumps then smoothed the front and stippled the whole grip. you would be amazed at how much better it feels. those little squares aint crap compared to a stipple job. yours looks good but IMHO would look better without the breaks in between, to get it even just run your dremel across the whole thing and restipple, should take you 10 minutes to remove it and 2 hours to stipple it!
i just got done stippling a new G78 field knife handle.......talk about taking forever! i finally switched pens from my fine point i use on guns to my round point i use on everything else. sped things up a bit!!!

smokintonye
04-01-2012, 06:03
Yeah, I am thinking about it. I did a full 360 stipple on my Fullsize M&P9, so I know what you mean about the difference it makes.

Sigluvr
04-01-2012, 12:22
I personally prefer the grooves, but you did an excellent job removing them. If you like YOUR pistol more now than before, it was worth it. Good Job.

smokintonye
04-01-2012, 15:11
Thanks. Pics don't do it justice. Not sure what more I'll do just yet.

Porthos
04-01-2012, 20:01
What would be cool is if Glock would offer interchangeable front strap pieces like the Gen 4 back straps. With finger grooves and without finger grooves.

Steve

smokintonye
04-03-2012, 13:49
Stippled. Went heavy on the front and back, left the middle of the sides alone, and went lightly around the sides. Feels so amzing now!
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/467/stippleagain3.png
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/9757/stippleagain2.png
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/6623/stippleagain.png

TxGlock9
04-03-2012, 15:40
Well, I went and undercut the trigger guard. Came out pretty good.
http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/307/gripy.png
Hey, good work there!

smokintonye
04-03-2012, 18:37
Hey, good work there!
Voice of Elvis: "Why thank you, thank you very much"

bobbyb
04-03-2012, 19:42
I also removed my bottom bump because it got on my nerves.
I used a dremel, razor blade, and file. It took me about 1.5 hours.
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smokintonye
04-03-2012, 20:13
I also removed my bottom bump because it got on my nerves.
I used a dremel, razor blade, and file. It took me about 1.5 hours.
224257

Looks good, you can hardly tell there was a bump ever there.

bobbyb
04-03-2012, 20:23
Thankyou. I was happy with the way it felt in hand with it smooth but but my eyes kept going towards that part of the gun. I then did some more work to blend it in. Im pretty happy with it.

I really like the way you did your backstrap.

Chesafreak
10-06-2012, 10:42
I just ground off the finger humps on my Gen 3 G23. At this point I'm trying to decide how I'm going to finish it.

Can anyone tell me if it's okay to grind where the humps were all the way down and smooth off the little plastic nubs that are in between the finger humps so that the whole frontstrap is smooth, will there still be enough plastic left to stipple it without weakening the frame? Or, should I go ahead and stipple over them?

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1257794/2012-10-06%2012.12.06.jpg





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Idaho Spud
10-06-2012, 10:55
Have an FDE G23 (my first Glock) coming and if the grooves aren't in the right place they're coming off, but the first thing I'm doing is rounding the front of the trigger guard. I don't use this feature and see no point in having it. Besides I think my new Block'll look better without it .

RM686
10-06-2012, 12:24
Well, I went and undercut the trigger guard. Came out pretty good.
http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/307/gripy.png

You guys are good. Bought a G19 Gen 4 and my middle finger has been killing me after I shoot it. Can see now after your post it rubbing the trigger guard. Need to get the right size sanding drum for my Dremmel tool. Can see that is definitely the problem. Notice all my other make guns do not make contact with part of the finger that hurts after shooting my Glock.

153
10-06-2012, 18:01
Can anyone tell me if it's okay to grind where the humps were all the way down and smooth off the little plastic nubs that are in between the finger humps so that the whole frontstrap is smooth, will there still be enough plastic left to stipple it without weakening the frame?


You should be good to remove them, I did it on my 26. I wouldn't be too agressive with the stipple job though.

Genin
10-06-2012, 18:42
Stippled. Went heavy on the front and back, left the middle of the sides alone, and went lightly around the sides. Feels so amzing now!
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/467/stippleagain3.png
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/9757/stippleagain2.png
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/6623/stippleagain.png

Great job on the re-stipple. I have mine set up the same way (but still has the finger grooves) with the aggressive stippling in the front and rear with light stippling on the sides. It's very very effective and I love the way it feels. Once again, good job.

ignantmike
10-06-2012, 19:24
great job.....i might have to pony up and do it.....i've been leary about it because you change it....for good.....

Gokyo
10-06-2012, 20:05
This is what my finger bump removal looked like

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j42/gokyo/COMBINED.jpg

t4terrific
10-06-2012, 21:33
:whistling: :upeyes::tempted: :supergrin:







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jbglock
10-06-2012, 22:25
Why the dislike of the finger grooves?

When the original 17 came out it fit my hand perfect. I could just grab it and have a nice high hold. The finger grooves that came in gen3 were poorly placed for me. I am lower on the grip unless I think to shift my grip. On the compacts they fit me perfect but I'd still prefer to not have them. I guess it depends on your hand size, how critical a high hold (or whatever you consider a good hold) is out of the holster, and which exact Glock you are using.

TexasPOff
10-07-2012, 00:46
I don't own a Glock that has fingerhumps. :)

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/Texaspoff/DSC_1339.jpg


TXPO

catalyst686
10-07-2012, 21:14
Nice work!

TxGlock9
10-07-2012, 21:40
I like the recessed area around the mag release.. cool