you can cover them with gen2 decal grips.
This is a discussion on Anyone take the finger grooves off a Glock? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I recently picked up a Glock 23 in cherry condition for a great deal. I had been looking hard at the police trade Gen 2 ...
I recently picked up a Glock 23 in cherry condition for a great deal. I had been looking hard at the police trade Gen 2 guns that were at a local shop for $325 as I don't really like the finger groove grip on the Gen 3 guns. The deal was too good to pass on, though, so I took the Gen 3. ($450 for the gun, which had been fired less than 1000 rounds and carried very little if at all, 5 mags and 7 and 3/4 50 round boxes of Gold Dots and Rangers)
I have shot the gun quite a bit since buying it and it is now my EDC. It handles well for me, but the finger ridges hit me in odd places on my hand as I have thick fingers.
My question is has anyone here minimized or ground off the finger grooves/ridges on a Glock? If so, can you share your experience with it? (maybe pics?)
My concerns are whether the grip durability/integrity would be hurt. Also, would grinding down the finger ridges make the grip unsightly or less "grippable"?
Thanks for your time!
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Grinding down the grips will not hurt the integrity of the gun provided you don't grind it too far. I would file it down slightly at first and see how it feels. Then if you need to do more, you can. Also, stippling helps to improve grip.
I would suggest that you let a professional do it though, Bowie Tactical Concepts does stippling and many other modifications. They specialize in Glocks so they are your best bet.
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Bowie did a grip reduction/ finger groove removal for me. In a word- FANTASTIC!
A friend of mine did it with his Glock 19. I am not sure how I feel about it. I have gotten used to my 17 and 26. Though I want a 19 I have to decide if I like the grooves.
Now why on earth didn't Glock come out with an interchangeable front grip on the 4th gens instead of the interchangeable back strap, or both? Uh-oh! There I go wandering again.
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I had the same issue with my 19, the grooves hit my thick fingers in the wrong spot. I took a Dremel with a sanding drum and ground them down to level with the rest of the grip. It now fits my hand much better and after touching up with sandpaper, it does not look a lot different than stock. It only took about 10 minutes work.
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