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Averageman
04-08-2012, 18:47
Anyone have reliable instructions on how to chope my G19 to a G26 size grip?
Thanks
A/M

TexasGlockster
04-08-2012, 19:33
You'd probably have to have that professionally done. Cold Bore Customs (http://www.coldborecustom.com/)might be able to do something for you. Never used their service myself but I've heard good things. I think the owner is a member here as well but I'm not sure...

My questions is why would you want to?!? It can't see it making it that much more concealable. I would think the reduced stability would outweigh any improved concealability.

ponders
04-08-2012, 19:37
Wtf??? Why?!?!?!?!

GLOCK17DB9
04-08-2012, 19:52
I would rethink that decision if I were you. But I'm not you so have at it!:supergrin: If you do why not take some before and after pics so you can post or remember what that beautiful 19 used to look like.:wow:

Brangus
04-08-2012, 19:54
That looks like a teardrop on my keyboard.

conpro
04-08-2012, 19:58
Buy a 26 or trade the 19 for a 26.

dracer
04-08-2012, 20:38
buy a 26 and keep the 19 , can't have to many guns

TexasPOff
04-08-2012, 21:37
I have done quite a few 19/23 to 26/27 chops. It's easy to chop off the grip. The hard part is making it look like I wasn't cut up. Here is a 23 cut to 27 dimensions that I did for a local detective. This one just has the standard texture job to keep it looking close to factory. TXPO

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/Texaspoff/DSC_0693.jpg
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/Texaspoff/DSC_0695.jpg
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/Texaspoff/DSC_0696.jpg

glock2740
04-08-2012, 21:39
You'd probably have to have that professionally done. Cold Bore Customs (http://www.coldborecustom.com/)might be able to do something for you. Never used their service myself but I've heard good things. I think the owner is a member here as well but I'm not sure...

My questions is why would you want to?!? It can't see it making it that much more concealable. I would think the reduced stability would outweigh any improved concealability.
CBC does great work. I've sent Lane 4 of my Glocks and will be sending the rest eventually.

glock2740
04-08-2012, 21:40
I have done quite a few 19/23 to 26/27 chops. It's easy to chop off the grip. The hard part is making it look like I wasn't cut up. Here is a 23 cut to 27 dimensions that I did for a detective. This one just has the standard texture job to keep it looking close to factory. TXPO

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/Texaspoff/DSC_0693.jpg
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/Texaspoff/DSC_0695.jpg
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/Texaspoff/DSC_0696.jpg
Pretty slick Lane. Another job well done. :thumbsup:

Folsom_Prison
04-08-2012, 21:48
I have done quite a few 19/23 to 26/27 chops. It's easy to chop off the grip. The hard part is making it look like I wasn't cut up. Here is a 23 cut to 27 dimensions that I did for a local detective. This one just has the standard texture job to keep it looking close to factory. TXPO

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/Texaspoff/DSC_0693.jpg
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/Texaspoff/DSC_0695.jpg
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/Texaspoff/DSC_0696.jpg

Nice work!

III_M1KE_III
04-08-2012, 23:10
CLEANEST chop I have seen yet. Very very nice work. I'm impressed.

I have done quite a few 19/23 to 26/27 chops. It's easy to chop off the grip. The hard part is making it look like I wasn't cut up. Here is a 23 cut to 27 dimensions that I did for a local detective. This one just has the standard texture job to keep it looking close to factory. TXPO


http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/Texaspoff/DSC_0695.jpg

IllinoisGun
04-14-2012, 10:47
Amputate your little finger. The G26 will feel better and the Glock 19 won't know the difference.

ArLEOret
04-14-2012, 11:12
Beautiful work! Just one question, why didn't you undercut the trigger guard below the mag release to get a higher hand hold?
Stay safe!

LongGoneDays
04-14-2012, 11:19
I have done quite a few 19/23 to 26/27 chops. It's easy to chop off the grip. The hard part is making it look like I wasn't cut up. Here is a 23 cut to 27 dimensions that I did for a local detective. This one just has the standard texture job to keep it looking close to factory. TXPO

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/Texaspoff/DSC_0693.jpg


Good job! Did you retexture to cover up that it was cut or could you do one without stippling it too?

craig19
04-14-2012, 11:28
Amputate your little finger. The G26 will feel better and the Glock 19 won't know the difference.


:rofl:

TexasPOff
04-14-2012, 12:34
Beautiful work! Just one question, why didn't you undercut the trigger guard below the mag release to get a higher hand hold?
Stay safe!


Because the customer didn't want the undercut done. :dunno: TXPO

TexasPOff
04-14-2012, 12:37
Good job! Did you retexture to cover up that it was cut or could you do one without stippling it too?

Yes it can be done with out the texturing. It doesn't look near as nice and finished. The patent stamp is visible on the right panel and part of the glock logo is cut on the left panel. The front and back would be fine with the stock grenade left in place. This customer wanted it to look as much like a factory job as possible. It did hate the factory grenade checking and wanted it replaced as well. TXPO

TSAX
04-14-2012, 13:03
Yes it can be done with out the texturing. It doesn't look near as nice and finished. The patent stamp is visible on the right panel and part of the glock logo is cut on the left panel. The front and back would be fine with the stock grenade left in place. This customer wanted it to look as much like a factory job as possible. It did hate the factory grenade checking and wanted it replaced as well. TXPO

Can you dump the hump/grip reduction without texturing or changing the factory texturing on the sides








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RYT 2BER
04-14-2012, 21:28
I just don't get it? I wouldn't want to give up the grip length... that's the whole damn benefit of the compact size...it sure as hell isn't the extra minute barrel length...

I will never understand the chop... there isn't anything difficult about concealing a compact..

Just my $.02 I guess...

Oh, but regardless of my opinion of the chop I do think Lanes work does look great.

JK-linux
04-14-2012, 21:52
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The Lance
04-14-2012, 21:55
you can chop it and buy one of those mag sleeves and turn it back into a 19.

I personally wouldn't do it but hey not my gun. Not my money.. People can do whatever they want with their possessions

jeffyjeff
04-14-2012, 22:02
subcompact grip size = more flexible (you can always use larger mags + adapter)

but!!! you also get the rail on it that the 26/27 doesn't have.

MikeG36
04-15-2012, 00:35
Tex, Very nice work!

thedave8
04-15-2012, 09:00
subcompact grip size = more flexible (you can always use larger mags + adapter)

but!!! you also get the rail on it that the 26/27 doesn't have.
I think my 27 has a rail.....although shorter

Glockenspiel 25
04-15-2012, 11:12
Nice work for sure, but I couldn't do it to mine....I like the 19's size...stock.

D4RWlN
04-15-2012, 15:51
I think my 27 has a rail.....although shorter

I believe you are mistaken...

thedave8
04-15-2012, 19:10
I believe you are mistaken...

Uh HUH...........
This is not the first time I have been mistaken......had to go look, seems I am accumulating too many Glocks and cant keep them straight .........:rofl:

pangloss9
04-16-2012, 19:46
Anyone have reliable instructions on how to chope my G19 to a G26 size grip?
Thanks
A/M

Hi A/M. I read a thread months or years ago, and the a person there said that it helps if you can pin a G26 receiver to the G19 receiver that's being chopped and then very carefully trace the cut line. If I really wanted to do it myself, I would try that route, then make a rough cut a little below the traced line, and follow that up with some very careful detail work to get the final line nice and straight and in the right place. Of course this plan requires access to a G26. You might also try putting a G19 mag in a G26, tracing where the pistol ends around the mag and using that for a secondary guide. When you can see the line on the mag, then you know you are very close to where you need to stop.

I have a G19 that I want to chop, but I'm not quite brave enough to do it myself. Good luck.

mac9990
04-16-2012, 22:35
buy a 26 and keep the 19 , can't have to many guns
Roger that!

D4RWlN
04-16-2012, 22:43
I love having a compact frame chopped to a sub compact length. Its nice to have options. I actually picked up a g4 g23 to go with my g4 g19 so I could get a slide to mill for and rmr, do more caliber conversions with the same frame and also so I could have a spare frame to chop. I don't think I would do it if I only had one frame simply because I also like the g4 compact frame.

kennjen
04-20-2012, 12:53
I love the your G19 with g26 grip. BUT really hate that the end of the back strap (bottom of grip) stick out too much at an acute angle.

What I truly want is a gun you posted with the bottom of the back strapped radiused a bit.

Can you do the chop and then grind/melt the bottom corner of the grip to a rounder profile ?

sig357fan
04-20-2012, 20:08
I love the your G19 with g26 grip. BUT really hate that the end of the back strap (bottom of grip) stick out too much at an acute angle.

What I truly want is a gun you posted with the bottom of the back strapped radiused a bit.

Can you do the chop and then grind/melt the bottom corner of the grip to a rounder profile ?

not a G19 to a G26 grip but a G31 to a G33 grip.

224665

this may get a little long, I'll try to be brief.

I started by taping off the grip of my G31, then used some drill bits of the right size as frame pins to align my frame with a friends G27, then transfered the line of the G27 to both sides of the tape on my G31 frame, then cut long and filed/sanded to fit the mag leaving the bottom of the butt long.

then I put several layers of masking tape on the bottom of the mag extention, then cut the bottom of the butt long following the line of the mag extention to form the angle at the bottom.

used some "Play-Dou" to fill the area in the back stap opening so as to prevent epoxying the trigger/connector assembly in place, I then made a "damm" with the Play-Dou around the openning as well as covering the checkering on the back strap I wanted to keep, then filled the back strap opening with "Loc-Tite" marine grade epoxy.

once the epoxy hardened I filed/sanded for the angle following the mag extention and the radius. I was thinking along the lines of a round butt snub nose revolver.

masked off the areas I didn't want paint to get into and painted it with flat black Krylon.

really wasn't that difficult, I took my time with the cutting/filing/sanding, did most of it on a weekend, added a few coats of paint during the week, ruffed the previous coat with some 0000 steel wool and repainted.

may not be for everyone but it fits my hand perfectly and carries IWB like a dream, I some times forget I've got it on.

sig357fan

RYT 2BER
04-21-2012, 07:33
I love having a compact frame chopped to a sub compact length. Its nice to have options. I actually picked up a g4 g23 to go with my g4 g19 so I could get a slide to mill for and rmr, do more caliber conversions with the same frame and also so I could have a spare frame to chop. I don't think I would do it if I only had one frame simply because I also like the g4 compact frame.

I like the options.... to me a better one is to have a compact AND a sub vs hacking up a gun... hey... just my opinion...

TexasPOff
04-21-2012, 09:13
I love the your G19 with g26 grip. BUT really hate that the end of the back strap (bottom of grip) stick out too much at an acute angle.

What I truly want is a gun you posted with the bottom of the back strapped radiused a bit.

Can you do the chop and then grind/melt the bottom corner of the grip to a rounder profile ?

I can pretty much do the rear just about any way the customer wants. This one wanted to leave as much as possible on the back to get a good hold. Most of the time I radius the back the same as the standard 26/27 grip. TXPO

kennjen
04-21-2012, 20:03
sig357fan: wow ! nice job.

tx: I think you will probably get one of my guns coming to you, not in the too distant future.

Ken.

fredglock
04-21-2012, 22:58
As you can see from TexasPOff's pics it can be done very professionally, but unless you have a need for the light rail, why do it? Other than S&G there is no real advantage.

fred

twag4
04-21-2012, 23:13
Great work from CBC. But I don't understand cutting it down to then add a mag base plate with the third finger groove. Didn't he have that before?

michael_b
04-21-2012, 23:20
I have done quite a few 19/23 to 26/27 chops. It's easy to chop off the grip. The hard part is making it look like I wasn't cut up. Here is a 23 cut to 27 dimensions that I did for a local detective. This one just has the standard texture job to keep it looking close to factory. TXPO

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/Texaspoff/DSC_0693.jpg
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/Texaspoff/DSC_0695.jpg
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/Texaspoff/DSC_0696.jpg

Wow, nice job! Any tips on cutting down a 17 to 19 size?




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TX58
12-28-2012, 17:05
not a G19 to a G26 grip but a G31 to a G33 grip.

224665

this may get a little long, I'll try to be brief.

I started by taping off the grip of my G31, then used some drill bits of the right size as frame pins to align my frame with a friends G27, then transfered the line of the G27 to both sides of the tape on my G31 frame, then cut long and filed/sanded to fit the mag leaving the bottom of the butt long.

then I put several layers of masking tape on the bottom of the mag extention, then cut the bottom of the butt long following the line of the mag extention to form the angle at the bottom.

used some "Play-Dou" to fill the area in the back stap opening so as to prevent epoxying the trigger/connector assembly in place, I then made a "damm" with the Play-Dou around the openning as well as covering the checkering on the back strap I wanted to keep, then filled the back strap opening with "Loc-Tite" marine grade epoxy.

once the epoxy hardened I filed/sanded for the angle following the mag extention and the radius. I was thinking along the lines of a round butt snub nose revolver.

masked off the areas I didn't want paint to get into and painted it with flat black Krylon.

really wasn't that difficult, I took my time with the cutting/filing/sanding, did most of it on a weekend, added a few coats of paint during the week, ruffed the previous coat with some 0000 steel wool and repainted.

may not be for everyone but it fits my hand perfectly and carries IWB like a dream, I some times forget I've got it on.

sig357fan

While it looks like you did a great job, I prefer to "just" go down one size. I had my Glock 31 cut down to accept the Glock 32 magazines. I had the work done by Robar in Phoenix as I do not have the talent for it like you do!