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danattherock
09-22-2012, 01:18
Looks great, functional benefit depending on how it's done, saw some pics, etc.. But would like to hear from anyone that has actually done it. Did it turn out to be a pretty easy process? Any suggestions you might offer? Getting ready to carve up my oldest Glock, a 35 I bought about 8 years ago. A bit nervous about it I must admit.



-Dan

Bren
09-22-2012, 04:19
What is the "functional benefit"?

ADK_40GLKr
09-22-2012, 05:48
What is the "functional benefit"?

+1

What would you wanna go and do that for?

M&P15T
09-22-2012, 10:20
Boredom: Causing people to do stupid **** since the dawn of time.

NMGlock79
09-22-2012, 10:31
I'm not really a big fan of mods to glocks but I want to have this done on a few of mine.

My suggestion: send it to cd bore customs, he will do it right...the first time


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ron59
09-22-2012, 10:36
"Rounding" the trigger guard usually refers to the front part, and I don't see any functional benefit there.

However, *undercutting* the trigger guard helps reduce Glock Knuckle. Undercutting refers to the BACK of the trigger guard where it attaches to the grip. I'd do it to mine in a hearbeat, but it's not allowed in USPSA Production or IDPA so I just deal with it.

RUT
09-22-2012, 10:51
In my case I don't see any functional benefit to a squared off trigger guard, and find them to be klugy (sp), outdated, and unnecessary. I've only rounded the trigger guard on one gun (along with grip reduction), but if it were up to me my other ones would be done as well. It's purely a personal thing.


http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/rut3556/G22.jpg

G36's Rule
09-22-2012, 11:23
Yep, did mine on my G23 a long time ago. There is no benefit that I can think of to having a squared off trigger guard.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/Texasbagman/IMG_0580.jpg

Jim S.
09-22-2012, 12:06
Boredom: Causing people to do stupid **** since the dawn of time.

Wow, what a closed mind response.
I guess people should never tweak anything and keep it the way it comes?
If you were in charge of things we would have no custom cars, motorcycles, GUNS...
Wouldn't life be boring if you could never modify or adapt anything to be the way you want it to be?
If it's not right in your opinion it is stupid?
I guess you can feel that way if the universe revolves around you.

Jim S.
09-22-2012, 12:10
What is the "functional benefit"?

With a rounded trigger guard it will never bluntly hit the side of your holster and stop, causing you to fumble with it as you reholster.

It also will prevent you from mistakenly thinking it is for your finger to go across as you shoot. :whistling:

Jim S.
09-22-2012, 12:16
Any suggestions you might offer? -Dan

I did both of my Glocks using a sanding drum on a Low to medium speed dremmel tool.
Got the shape I wanted, and undercut and broke the edges of the trigger guard and then finished it with fine sandpaper.
Started with 400g and ended with 1000g.
I then glass bead blasted the frame to give it a uniform satin look.
I didn't like the way the squared guard looked and it feels much better with the edges rounded off and the guard undercut.
Be patient and take your time. You can make it look good and not have to send it out and be without your gun for who knows how long.

M&P15T
09-22-2012, 12:50
Wow, what a closed mind response.
I guess people should never tweak anything and keep it the way it comes?
If you were in charge of things we would have no custom cars, motorcycles, GUNS...
Wouldn't life be boring if you could never modify or adapt anything to be the way you want it to be?
If it's not right in your opinion it is stupid?
I guess you can feel that way if the universe revolves around you.

Humor.

I apologise for not applying the proper smiley.:supergrin:

Jim S.
09-22-2012, 13:04
Humor.

I apologise for not applying the proper smiley.:supergrin:

Ok.
Didn't come off as humor. :wavey:

Leigh
09-22-2012, 13:11
My suggestion: send it to cd bore customs, he will do it right...the first time


...as there is no "second time." :supergrin:

Njanear
09-22-2012, 13:52
Looks great, functional benefit depending on how it's done, saw some pics, etc.. But would like to hear from anyone that has actually done it. Did it turn out to be a pretty easy process? Any suggestions you might offer? Getting ready to carve up my oldest Glock, a 35 I bought about 8 years ago. A bit nervous about it I must admit.

-Dan

Is this gun used for any organized competition (i.e. GSSF, IDPA, USPSA, etc.)? If so, check the rules for each of those and see if it is even allowed for the division you shoot (like ron59 was talking about).

If you are doing this for general range use and such, it is yours to do whatever you want to with it - BUT if you even think that you might end up reselling it later, just remember that some buyers are looking for guns to shoot in those competitions, so you may reduce your buyer base.

threefeathers
09-22-2012, 15:28
something I'm thinking of doing also, please post pics.

Bren
09-22-2012, 16:55
With a rounded trigger guard it will never bluntly hit the side of your holster and stop, causing you to fumble with it as you reholster.


It will also not fit as well in holsters shaped to fit a Glock trigger guard, reducing your retention.

ca survivor
09-22-2012, 17:21
I think Glocks looks much better with a rounded trigger guard.

Jim S.
09-22-2012, 19:27
It will also not fit as well in holsters shaped to fit a Glock trigger guard, reducing your retention.

I have not had that problem with either of my Glocks.
But they do not rely on a retention screw as they are form fitted kydex.
Still holds them tight even with the rounded guard.

danattherock
09-22-2012, 19:51
Jim and others,

Thanks for all the input. I appreciate it. As for functional benefits, it was indeed the "undercutting" I was referring to. I would like a bit more real estate on the grips of all my Glocks (20, 27, and 35). At 6'6" 300 lbs, they feel a bit tiny at times. Added the rubber Hogue slip on to the 20 and 35, made the guns feel much better in my hand. Added a Pierce +1 mag extension and Pachmyar slip on to the 27. The undercutting looks like it would make an appreciable difference.


Tried finding CD Bore customs, and assorted searches, but can't find a website or info. Is the name correct? Might send all my Glocks in if the price and turn around is reasonable.


However, it would be pretty easy to do yourself it appears. Would give me an excuse to use my Dremel motor tool as well. Just hate the idea of screwing up and shelling out $200-300 for a new lower.




-Dan

Njanear
09-22-2012, 20:26
Jim and others,

Thanks for all the input. I appreciate it. As for functional benefits, it was indeed the "undercutting" I was referring to. I would like a bit more real estate on the grips of all my Glocks (20, 27, and 35). At 6'6" 300 lbs, they feel a bit tiny at times. Added the rubber Hogue slip on to the 20 and 35, made the guns feel much better in my hand. Added a Pierce +1 mag extension and Pachmyar slip on to the 27. The undercutting looks like it would make an appreciable difference.


Tried finding CD Bore customs, and assorted searches, but can't find a website or info. Is the name correct? Might send all my Glocks in if the price and turn around is reasonable.


However, it would be pretty easy to do yourself it appears. Would give me an excuse to use my Dremel motor tool as well. Just hate the idea of screwing up and shelling out $200-300 for a new lower.




-Dan

Here you go: http://www.coldborecustom.com/

danattherock
09-22-2012, 20:49
Thanks man.

ArLEOret
09-22-2012, 20:59
I have removed the squared portion off the trigger guard on 8 of my Glocks. Then I reduced the trigger guard where it meets the front strap so I can get a better hold on the grip. Then I liked that so much I bought beaver tail grip extensions for them. My what a difference it makes on how they handle and they even look better. I almost like their appearance! Improves the accuracy too since you have a better grip and no slide bite.

norcalrockhunter
09-22-2012, 21:05
did both of mine 23 and 27 took about 10 mins each,
easy to do use a white grease pencil draw it out and then go to town

danattherock
09-22-2012, 21:10
What exactly does a "beaver tail" look like (and do) on a Glock?

SGT278ACR
09-22-2012, 23:06
To each his own when it comes to their own guns, however, I never bought my Glocks for looks. I bought them to dependably go "BANG" when they're supposed to if that critical life & death moment should ever happen.

ArLEOret
09-23-2012, 06:35
I have big hands and the slide would sometimes bite the webbing portion of my hand. TGS and the Glock Shop sells the beaver tails. $25 per. If you have ever fired a 1911 you would understand their value.

danattherock
09-24-2012, 17:08
I have a 1911 (Colt Delta Elite) and know what a beaver tail is, just not sure how it would be done on a Glock. In fact, my 1911 bites me and I am sending the Colt to Robar soon for a fitted beaver tail, NP3, and trigger job. Just can't see how it would be applied to a Glock design.


-Dan

Fire_Medic
09-24-2012, 19:26
Patience and a dremel, will finish it off with varying grits of sandpaper, coarse to fine, will most likely wet sand with the finest grit at the end, not sure, figuring it out as I go along with the help of a couple of members from another forum. It's a work in progress:

http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k366/ffgabe/Toys/IMG_5638.jpg

crashoverrideplik
09-24-2012, 19:55
I have a 1911 (Colt Delta Elite) and know what a beaver tail is, just not sure how it would be done on a Glock.

http://gripforceproducts.com

I have them on my Gen 4 19's. As a 1911 guy this a good thing for a 1911 guy who shoots a Glock.

Fire_Medic
09-24-2012, 19:58
http://gripforceproducts.com

I have them on my Gen 4 19's. As a 1911 guy this a good thing for a 1911 guy who shoots a Glock.

Just ordered one today to try out, how do you like it?

crashoverrideplik
09-24-2012, 20:06
Just ordered one today to try out, how do you like it?

Honestly I thought they would suck, but I shot a GSSF event with one and thought it was awesome. The ribbed texture was good but I thought if I smoothed one out it would be even better (read more like my 1911's). So I smoothed one out and liked it more :supergrin:. Evidently now they come with the smooth and the ribbed. I have 2 new sets coming to replace mine on my G19's.

Fire_Medic
09-24-2012, 20:07
Honestly I thought they would suck, but I shot a GSSF event with one and thought it was awesome. The ribbed texture was good but I thought if I smoothed one out it would be even better (read more like my 1911's). So I smoothed one out and liked it more :supergrin:. Evidently now they come with the smooth and the ribbed. I have 2 new sets coming to replace mine on my G19's.

Thanks for the feedback, hopefully my order comes before the weekend and I can go test drive the new setup to include the GFA.

FM :wavey:

bac1023
09-25-2012, 05:11
Yep, did mine on my G23 a long time ago. There is no benefit that I can think of to having a squared off trigger guard.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/Texasbagman/IMG_0580.jpg

Nice job

Glockrunner
09-25-2012, 06:07
Any reworking of the frame will void the warranty, just so ya know, up front.

Reshaping the frame too will put the pistol in the Unlimited Class if you plan to enter GSSF matches with it.

Otherwise I say go for it. Myself, I have never had a problem holstering any of my Glocks in the stock configuration. Must be the secret is in the holster one purchases or the technique used.

Some lasers attach to the front od the trigger guard and this mod may make this an issue for resell farther down the line too.

Good luck and I hope it works out for you.

herbflashbang
09-28-2012, 07:50
not hard to do. from side marked with pencil ,cut of most of material with hacksaw, carefully hand filed rest of material to line, then wet sanded for final shape and polish . done 5 m of my four guns. just a personal preference but i find it more comfortable carrying IWB.

DakotaGlockGuy
10-15-2012, 14:58
Those of you that are sanding afterwards, can you give me an idea of the grit progression?

PAGunner
01-29-2014, 08:33
I've been reading about the benefits of reholstering but what I'm curious how well the Glock will stay holstered after rounding the trigger guard, specifically with a typical kydex holster?

hunter 111
01-29-2014, 14:39
I think Glocks looks much better with a rounded trigger guard.

So do I .

hunter 111
01-29-2014, 14:57
Wow, what a closed mind response.
I guess people should never tweak anything and keep it the way it comes?
If you were in charge of things we would have no custom cars, motorcycles, GUNS...
Wouldn't life be boring if you could never modify or adapt anything to be the way you want it to be?
If it's not right in your opinion it is stupid?
I guess you can feel that way if the universe revolves around you.

Don't know why people act like he did.

Isn't his why should he even care ?

I liked the round trigger guard. ...fits more holsters

Makes it smaller

More comfortable to carry in certain applications ( belly band)

glockman99
01-29-2014, 18:23
I rounded the trigger-guard and undercut the trigger-guard on my Glock 20SF. I rounded the trigger-guard using a Dremel cut-off disc and a couple files, then finished with wet/dry sandpaper in grits from 600 up to 1500. For the undercut, I used a couple round files, and finished with sandpaper.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/glockman99/DJF_8110-001_zps0313abf1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/glockman99/media/DJF_8110-001_zps0313abf1.jpg.html)

PAGunner
01-29-2014, 18:57
I rounded the trigger-guard and undercut the trigger-guard on my Glock 20SF. I rounded the trigger-guard using a Dremel cut-off disc and a couple files, then finished with wet/dry sandpaper in grits from 600 up to 1500. For the undercut, I used a couple round files, and finished with sandpaper.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/glockman99/DJF_8110-001_zps0313abf1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/glockman99/media/DJF_8110-001_zps0313abf1.jpg.html)

How does it fit in holsters? Any lost retention?

Glock 23 Nutter
01-29-2014, 19:57
The Glock Rhinoplasty (http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6zSmtxzwjM)

http://imageshack.us/a/img191/9836/picture0101024.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img842/2259/picture0071024r.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img41/7186/picture0111024.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img198/1816/picture0131024.jpg

Done by hand. The frame is a Nylon compound, so it is very easy to work. It is also forgiving... as long as you don't try to put it back on. :supergrin:

1. Field strip the pistol (remove the top end) and put the frame into a zip-lock bag.

2. Add shake-N-Bake (just kiddin') cut a small slit in the bag and pull the trigger guard through.

3. Mask off the slit so that the frame/trigger is sealed in the bag.

4. With a belt/disk sander or a file, s-l-o-w-l-y rough off the bulk of the horn.

5. With Plumbers wet/dry sanding emery tape (for copper/solder prep) over a small block of wood, fine sand and profile by hand.

6. Buff w/ a small strip of green scotch-bright pad to smooth and blend the finish.

7. Repeat step #5... followed again by step #6... lots. until it looks right.


Takes me an hour or so to do the job, and maybe another half an hour fussin' w/ it to get it right.


Go S-L-O-W... and get a feel for the material.




Nutter