This is a discussion on G19 Grip Chop within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by los You're either pregnant, or you're not. Same goes for being proficient with your CCW. There are no in-betweens. under stress you ...
-It is a seriously scary thought that there are subsets of American society that think being intellectual is a BAD thing...
Exchanging [accurate] fire in a SD scenario does not establish handgun proficiency. Having the ability to safely operate your firearm during the exchange, does.
If an operator fails to deploy or engage a safety feature during a hi-stress SD situation,..he/she has not trained properly and is therefore not proficient with the firearm.
Kinda like "forgetting" to apply the brakes of an automobile when approaching a stop sign.
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Approaching a stop sign is not a high stress event.
Stop signs don't try to kill you!
The number of people killed because they didn't have "enough gun" is dwarfed by those who had none at all. Get a gun you will always carry, and add more capability as you grow.
You know what would be kinda cool? Glock 17 chopped for G26 mags. Now that would be really different.
Nice work, so does that make it a glock 1-6 now ??
There are definitely some practical advantages of the shorted grip G19 in comparison to the G26. For one thing you have a rail which the G26 doesn't have. You also have slightly better accuracy and less recoil...and the slightly longer frame shouldn't really effect conceal ability. I'd say it's a very practical modification, although not my cup of tea just because it doesn't look quite as pretty and you lose resale value.
"In a world of compromise, some don't." -HK
I really like it. I own and carry both a g26 and g19 and can see the benefits of having a cut down 19.
One day I am going to do it also.
I can see why you did it. Its the reason I had a second thought of getting my G26. With the G19, you have the longer slide and availability to use the rail.
Glock 26 9mm, Ruger LCR .357mag
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It really has been nice for carry and shooting.
I got some similar comments when I heat stippled my G19. But I love it, and that's what matters. This is a whole new level though. Glad you got what you wanted out of it. It's an interesting idea. That last 1/2" of the G19 grip is what causes my problems when CC'ing it. But I just don't worry much about it. Something to think about. Stippling the grip may cover up some of the noticeable problems with your grip, like the 1/2 Glock logo.
And to answer the question about stippling causing problems. What I noticed is that you are not removing material, just heating up and redistributing the top layer. The small amount of material moved should not make a difference. Mine's been done for several months and no problems. And the difference it makes in the grip surface is very noticeable. It provides a rock solid grip.
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