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graycrait
11-28-2007, 10:50
I'm thinking about having 2 of my Glocks' grips reduced. Who does good jobs, at what price and how long is turn around? I may end up doing 3 more if the first ones work out.

Craig

mballai
11-28-2007, 11:11
Arizona Response http://www.arizonaresponsesystems.com/

Joe D
11-28-2007, 13:39
I have looked at several grip reductions and find this one to be the best I have seen.
http://www.southpawcustom.com/index.htm

Jim Watson
11-28-2007, 15:39
What does that do to the grip ANGLE?
Obviously it doesn't change the frontstrap but does taking the rear hump down have the effect of straightening the grip? I have been shooting 1911s too long to change to a Lugeroid slant but think the Glock has 20 years development and debugging lead over the other plastic pistols.

graycrait
11-28-2007, 21:44
Thanks for the tips. Like J Watson, I don't want to change an angle. The angles work well for me, it is just a matter of producing an easier to grasp grip with strength and to get about 1/8-1/4" more finger over the trigger.

brahmabull8413
11-29-2007, 01:45
BowieTacticalConcepts is the best out there.

Lowrider 49
12-01-2007, 21:20
Check Corsicacoatings.com

GaryArkansas
12-07-2007, 18:34
Robar

coverdog
12-09-2007, 07:50
Robar


Fugly for sure, I think those are one of the worst looking reductions out there.

Bowtie
12-09-2007, 20:27
Yeah no kidding.Robar's are the worst.

proraptor
12-10-2007, 20:52
glock worx

coverdog
12-12-2007, 06:02
I'm thinking about having 2 of my Glocks' grips reduced. Who does good jobs

Craig

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=784862

One of the best I have seen.

Bowtie
12-12-2007, 14:04
Thanks bro.

coverdog
12-14-2007, 07:57
:thumbsup:

Navy Gunner
12-23-2007, 00:46
Here is a link. I have done about 8-10 and they have all come out great well.

http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/GunTech/NewsletterArchive.aspx?p=0&t=1&i=381

It is a lot of fun to work on the guns you shoot.

graycrait
12-23-2007, 07:43
Navy Gunner, I can do trigger jobs on a variety of guns and I make quality knife sheaths for myself and others, but I have never messed with "plastic." I guess the Acraglass bonds well with the Glock polymer? It seems that a grip reduction on a Glock really only changes the grip size and does nothing for trigger reach. Is that true? Or is there enough material in the Glock grip to decrease trigger reach?

Navy Gunner
12-23-2007, 10:40
You will notice some change in the "feel" of trigger reach. I remove some material from the tang of the grip and I always radious the trigger guard at the frame junction - where your middle finger contacts it, as this always bothers me.

Overall though I can't give you an exact "improvement of reach" because I have a rather large hand and never worry about that.

I do grip reductions because I love Glock pistols but hate the way they fit my hand, to many years shooting 1911's with flat mainsprings housings. The great thing is that they ar plastic and you can change them to really fit your need.

I don't think you would be sorry as the gun will just fit you better and you probably will be able to reach the trigger with greater ease.

Just remember the frame filling step is VERY important, that is about the only thing you can't fix if you mess it up. I use regular old play-dough and mash it in really good. Let what ever epoxy you use dry really well and then start to "carve" your Glock to your hand. When you are done you cover the work with bed-liner let dry and shoot. I have done 5 of them with Lok-tite marine epoxy from Lowes and it has stood up very well. That being said the future jobs will be done with the Brownells Acraglass.

Good luck.

graycrait
12-23-2007, 11:02
Navy Gunner,

When you radius the trigger guard at the frame junction this really is just "carving" the original Glock plastic isn't it. What do you use to do the carving? Dremel or dowel with sandpaper wrapped around it or .....?

What you re saying makes a lot of sense if I knew that the integrity of the Glock polymer was maintained in enough strength to withstand a lot of shooting. I was looking at pics of the CCF frames and where your index lies along the grip reaching for the rigger the "groove" looks a little deeper than a stock Glock.

I've adapted fine to the stock 9mm Glocks but would like to see them feel more like a scapel in my hand rather than coffin handled bowie. After making knife sheaths for some time for a custom knife maker I designed what I thought was the most useful ergonomic everyday using knife and had it made by a fella in Georgia. So, I do like to look at a tool and see if I can make it fit me better. I like the Glock and nearly everything about it in its now "mature" state of production. However, I would like it to fit just a bit better. I would love to make my wife's G26 fit her so that she actually liked shooting it.

I just don't trust a lot of other guns the way I do Glocks, but sure wish they would make a pistol that would fit smaller hands besides the G36 - and the G36 seems a bit different from other Glocks in terms of overall reliability.

I guess I will take a G26, we have 2, and give it a try. Then maybe I'll get a used G30 and do something to that.

Craig

mballai
12-23-2007, 12:15
Simply removing the finger grooves and the checkering does amazing things. That's a surprising amount of material. I now prefer to thin the entire trigger guard as this gets more of your hands up higher on the gun and you can round out the front at the same time. Stipple to taste and enjoy.

Navy Gunner
12-23-2007, 20:17
On the back of the grip I start removing material using a dremel and progress to hand sanding with various grits.

When working with the trigger guard I use a round file - good control - and then finish it with sand paper and the ol finger.

It is fairly easy to get material off and you must resist the urge to go to fast. In the small areas avoid the dremel.

Mtrclass
12-24-2007, 17:35
I recently sent out two grips to Southpaw Customs for stippling, a STI and a XD. He does very nice work, with good prices, and a reasonable turn around time. http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h198/BobHostetter/100_0892.jpghttp://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h198/BobHostetter/100_0755-2.jpg

SamNVegas
01-11-2008, 00:38
Robar's NP3 finishe is second to none!! Grip reductions look hideous!!! (IMHO)

Jager1147
01-11-2008, 08:10
Jim Shanahan has been well known for a while http://www.advancedperformanceshooting.com/wst_page18.html

and also Charlie Vanek http://vanekcustom.com/index.html does grip work as well. Both are great guys to deal with.

mike cyrwus
01-11-2008, 09:46
Hows this one look? No spray-on bedliner, no big patch of exposed epoxy on the back.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/olyeller14/glockgripreduction8.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/olyeller14/glockreduction3.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/olyeller14/glockreduction1.jpg

edrobert
01-11-2008, 10:30
Wendall Tactical does the best IMO w/o taking off too much! Available with or without the fingergrooves. www.wendelltacticalconcepts.com

http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb244/a996hawk/ODGlock1.jpg
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb244/a996hawk/ODGlock4.jpg

erh
01-11-2008, 22:33
Robar

I second the motion..! :) :cheers:

E!

Bowtie
01-13-2008, 23:22
Hows this one look? No spray-on bedliner, no big patch of exposed epoxy on the back.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/olyeller14/glockgripreduction8.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/olyeller14/glockreduction3.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/olyeller14/glockreduction1.jpg

I think it looks great..

dvc40jim
02-01-2008, 13:29
I'm back from Afghanistan and working the reductions again. No spray on or dip in bedliner material and no exposed epoxy on the back side. You can even choose the degree of roughness of the texture based on your intended use.

Typically only a week turn around and you can ship your frame when it suits you not be any pre-determined scheduling on my part.

kimberguy2004
02-05-2008, 17:40
I do good ones...


http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m94/rlandry6/g19B-2.jpg

hoser45
10-29-2009, 11:12
Anyone have any pix of Navy Gunner's work?

Any other recommendations? I do like the look of the Bowie Tactical. I'd need a full grip reduction as small as possible for my smallish hands and trigger reach. :crying:

graycrait
10-29-2009, 19:30
This is nearly as small as you can get a Glock grip. I could gain just a tad more by shaving the front stock stippling off but for my application it was not necessary. Ugly? But it works, fast and flat too.http://i862.photobucket.com/albums/ab181/graycrait/Glock19Crazy2.jpg

See2
03-21-2010, 14:42
Ben Simonson, Boresight Solutions in Miami. He does AMAZING work, prices are reasonable, and attention to detail is incredible.

www.boresightsolutions.com

TexasPOff
03-23-2010, 09:24
I do a pretty fair job on them myself. I will step out and say I have the fastest turn around time in the business right now, three to four days.
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/Texaspoff/g23095.jpg
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/Texaspoff/MP1.jpg
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/Texaspoff/G19-1-1.jpg

faawrenchbndr
03-23-2010, 09:31
My opinon,.......Cold Bore Customs, best in the business right now!

http://coldborecustom.com/

Bowtie
03-23-2010, 10:36
Yup, http://coldborecustom.com/ Uses a technique that only a freakin Mad scientist would come up with and IMHO there is no better way of doing a grip reduction..:whistling:

MAJORSDAD
03-26-2010, 17:02
Cold Bore Custom is the way to go. Lane Owens is very easy to deal with, has very reasonable prices and he does awesome work! Here's a link: http://www.coldborecustom.com/

hunt_ak
03-28-2010, 18:31
I'm REALLY thinking about doing this but am waffling badly on whether I should remove the finger grooves or not on a G20SF. I have small hands, does this have an affect on what someone would want?

I would likely go with cold bore customs...seems like consistent, A+ work...

Robar--barfy, IMO. Way to 'tapery' at the magwell...

BTW, does the 19 and 23 pictured above in CBC's post have the same texturing? It appears to...

BBJones
03-28-2010, 19:24
I have a 17 done by Lane at CBC and it is perfect.

IMO removing the finger grooves helps alot. I got tactical texture (his roughest) and it is perfect. It is grippy but not scratchy. I also highly reccomend getting texture on the flat parts on the side of the frame (where your thumb of your suppporting hand rests).

luscioman
03-29-2010, 08:58
Ben Simonson, Boresight Solutions in Miami. He does AMAZING work, prices are reasonable, and attention to detail is incredible.

www.boresightsolutions.com

Ok to give some validtation here. Ben does great work on glocks. I have seen many of his jobs first hand. YOu will not be disappointed.

hunt_ak
03-29-2010, 10:32
Maybe I should send him 3 'speed loaders' that I have and get the tactical, carry, and executive on each one and see what I like.

Another thing I noticed is that the texture on most of them come down and around the rear frame pin. I know you want to hold the gun as high as possible, so wouldn't this make your grip have half texture and half smooth?

hunt_ak
03-29-2010, 12:15
TexasPOff, you have mail....

BBJones
03-29-2010, 22:43
Another thing I noticed is that the texture on most of them come down and around the rear frame pin. I know you want to hold the gun as high as possible, so wouldn't this make your grip have half texture and half smooth?

I think that is to avoid irritating the web of your hand between your thumb and pointer finger. I bet he could put texture there if you wanted, but I don't see a need for it.

gunreviewonmyspace
03-29-2010, 23:00
I have a glock 23 with a Robar grip reduction. Love it!

rvrctyrngr
04-02-2010, 13:27
Sent one of my G23s to CBC earlier this week. Grip reduction, removal of the finger humps, undercut trigger guard. Tactical texture on the front and back straps, Carry texture on the sides.

Eagerly awaiting the results.

graycrait
04-02-2010, 21:11
I started this thread a good while back.

I learned to do my own and now do them on a regular basis for friends in the of Fort Campbell area.

Craig

TexasPOff
04-02-2010, 22:13
RVR recieved yours and It is in progress. Been a busy week at my real job so I have been working late to stay caught up on the pistols I have in shop. Should be sending them all out Monday. You should have yours in hand by mid week next week RVR. Hunt sent you a response as well, your request would be no problem. You are correct about the texturing along the back. I can do it higher per owner request. The height that I texture will keep the web from possible irritation from extended shooting. Have a good one. TXPO

hunt_ak
04-02-2010, 22:25
That makes sense on the texturing irritating the web. I'd be interested in seeing an example of one though. I'll get some speed loaders in the mail for ya soon. Thanks!

rvrctyrngr
04-03-2010, 05:36
RVR recieved yours and It is in progress. Been a busy week at my real job so I have been working late to stay caught up on the pistols I have in shop. Should be sending them all out Monday. You should have yours in hand by mid week next week RVR. Hunt sent you a response as well, your request would be no problem. You are correct about the texturing along the back. I can do it higher per owner request. The height that I texture will keep the web from possible irritation from extended shooting. Have a good one. TXPO

Looking forward to it, sir! :thumbsup:

larry1096
04-10-2010, 03:54
Those CBC grip reductions are the first ones I've EVER seen that look like they could have come from a factory. Excellent work.


Larry

1echo77
04-10-2010, 08:13
http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=784862

One of the best I have seen.





Broken link! I want to see it too... :shocked:

StarShip2100
04-10-2010, 08:17
mrbray101 does a nice job! :wavey:

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1205140

hunt_ak
04-10-2010, 11:02
I started this thread (http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1206208) on some grip reductions that are a must see...

:rofl:

TexasPOff
04-12-2010, 21:21
I am expecting a G19 that I am going to do a grip chop to use 26 mags. I have a done a few in the past but didn't get any pictures. I'll post them up when I get this one and get it finished. TXPO