This is a discussion on G19 Grip Chop within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I welded the cut-off barrel onto the other to give me a longer sighting radius. Back at cha, Rollo! ;-)...
I welded the cut-off barrel onto the other to give me a longer sighting radius.
Back at cha, Rollo! ;-)
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Nice chop indeed.
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i honestly gave up on carrying my g26 as i found it just as easy to conceal the 19...the small difference in grip length doesnt really make the gun that much more concealable...and if you do decide to drop a +2 mag extansion on for the extra pinky grip you totally defeat the purpose...
i'm having a hard time with this modification myself...the added barrel length and sight radius over a g26 might be an advantage but i guess i would have looked into a g26 purchase before cutting a 19 down...
nice job by the way...its yours and your choice...glad it worked out for you...
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what is the trigger on that unit?? safty?
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Good job on the chop. That being said, WHY?
Resale value, gone. I would expect to sell it for between $175 and $225.
You're going to have to get rid of it through a private sale, as no gun shop would take this as a trade in, or place it on consignment.
Why would I buy this when I could buy a G26? I wouldn't.
Being able to find someone who would actually buy this gun or accept it in a trade, minimized to the extreme.
Possibility a dumb cop might arrest you for some imaginary modification crime, now existant.
Extreme answers to simple problems rarely are worth the effort and consequences. You could have just bought a G26, or traded your G19 for a G26.
If there was warranty, it's probably gone now.
That being said, if you intend on keeping this gun until the day you die, then good for you. You still did a pretty good chop job.
To all the doubters, a gun is a very personal item. What works for one person may not work for another but this works for me. I like the sight radius on my g19 but the grip caused my concealment problems so as a do-it-yourself guy I made it work for me. When I took it to a range the other day I was still hitting clay targets at approximately 100 ft.
I have seen this done by some custom shops and I wanted show people that it can be done in your own garage.
not doubters...everyone agrees you did a great job....
more like wonderers....
Thanks for getting it. I was starting to believe I posted this on the wrong forum.
Can we get some beter pics of the end of the grip, without a mag in it?
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I love my 26 but if I had it to do over again I would go with a 19 and have this mod done to it.
Edit - It's kinda like the 1911's with the commander slides but the officers grip. (I think I got the names right)
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