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Old 10-13-2012, 19:57   #1
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grip plug? WHY?

Why do folks buy these? Just curious.
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Old 10-13-2012, 19:58   #2
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I just like the looks.
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Old 10-13-2012, 20:00   #3
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prevents dirt/debris from entering the trigger assembly. helps guide the magazine when loading.
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Old 10-13-2012, 20:03   #4
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Newbie question of no value to this thread: What's a grip plug?
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Old 10-13-2012, 20:05   #5
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Newbie question of no value to this thread: What's a grip plug?
Something like [URL="http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=7603/Product/GRIP-PLUG-for-GLOCK-reg-"]this[/URL]. Just a plug for the hole behind the mag well.
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Old 10-13-2012, 20:06   #6
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I always ride 4 wheelers with a glock due to how muddy I get. I like the plug to help keep out some dirt etc that the tires throw up into the back of the gun.
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Old 10-13-2012, 20:08   #7
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I thought about getting one for my 26 off of ebay just cuz it said "MOLON LABE" on it. LOL.
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Old 10-13-2012, 20:10   #8
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IMHO, this is something Glock should install at the factory, or at least include it in the box.

It keeps the crud out of the gun and it looks a heck of a lot better too.

I have them in all but my Glock 27. I couldn't get the butt plug to stay in!

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Old 10-13-2012, 20:15   #9
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It's a plug you put into the gaping hole on the bottom of your grip frame, behind the mag well. It helps keep dirt and debris out of the trigger assembly, makes the gun more aesthetically pleasing, and can act like a feed ramp to help you insert the magazine.

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Old 10-13-2012, 20:16   #10
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IMHO, this is something Glock should install at the factory, or at least include it in the box.

It keeps the crud out of the gun and it looks a heck of a lot better too.

I have them in all but my Glock 27. I couldn't get the butt plug to stay in!
It can be done with just a dab of Silicon (bathtub) sealant.

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...ource=googleps
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Old 10-13-2012, 20:55   #11
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The grip plug makes me appear to be taller, thinner, more successful and more worldly
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Old 10-13-2012, 21:03   #12
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I personally don't like to add things to my gun that aren't really functional. If you think the plug will somehow "seal" out debris, hold your Glock up sideways to a bright light source and see everywhere debris could enter (more easily than the "hole"). Want more proof. Carry and shoot for a while without the plug, strip and and examine, clean, then do the same for a while with the plug. Look for the difference. Another way; take a plastic bag with a half teaspoon of flour or fine dirt with a clean gun shake it up a little with the plug, then clean the gun and do it without. Look for yourself. Not needed, but probably doesn't hurt anything. Some people just have to put things in holes. Do whatever you like with the things you own!

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Old 10-13-2012, 21:07   #13
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Does this Butt Plug make my gun butt look Big ?
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Old 10-13-2012, 21:13   #14
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I personally don't like to add things to my gun that aren't really functional. If you think the plug will somehow "seal" out debris, hold your Glock up sideways to a bright light source and see everywhere debris could enter (more easily than the "hole"). Want more proof. Carry and shoot for a while without the plug, strip and and examine, clean, then do the same for a while with the plug. Look for the difference. Another way; take a plastic bag with a half teaspoon of flour or fine dirt with a clean gun shake it up a little with the plug, then clean the gun and do it without. Look for yourself. Not needed, but probably doesn't hurt anything. Do whatever you like with the things you own!
I like it because the right plug can make a small feed ramp to help you feed the magazine in, instead of having it get hung up a bit on the opening.

Necessary? No. Useful? Potentially not. Aesthetically pleasing? To me, yes, and that's good enough to me. But I'm extremely anally retentive about everything being as perfect as I can get it.
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Old 10-13-2012, 23:44   #16
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It's another spot to display the Punisher logo on my Glock. When I go to sell it in the classifieds I can ask for all the money because it is now a "custom" piece.
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Old 10-13-2012, 23:49   #17
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I like the Slug Plug thats sticks out at the bottom because it acts as a magazine feed ramp of sorts. I have that on me G36.
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Old 10-14-2012, 00:14   #18
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I thought about getting one for my 26 off of ebay just cuz it said "MOLON LABE" on it. LOL.
That can be paraphrased as "come and get my butt plug"....
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Old 10-14-2012, 00:28   #19
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This could be useful, i can't think of any other reason to use one.
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Old 10-14-2012, 00:38   #20
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Newbie question of no value to this thread: What's a grip plug?
A plug will plug the hole in the rearward most part of the pistol's grip. Its a Glock thing.
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