Glock 19 Grip Mod

Glock 19 Grip Mod

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    Glock 19 Grip Mod

    In the NRA Marketplace email I opened a while ago there was a video about cutting down the G19 grip so it's the same size as the 26 and 27 but with a longer barrel. I'm assuming some new 26 mags would need to be bought for it as well. Seems like a good idea to me; especially for Winter months. Take a look at the video and please give me your opinion of this idea. Also does anyone know a gunsmith that does this or do you think a simple scroll saw and some files could accomplish this?

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    IMO, if you want a 26 grip, buy a 26. All mods like that do is destroy the resale value of the gun.

    If you don't care about the value, and just want to do it for the fun of doing it, go for it. But don't be under the illusion it will make the difference in a typical under 7 yards defensive situation. In fact the shorter barrel of the 26 is quicker to clear the holster which is probably a bigger feature than the shorter grip.

    I have two 19s and a 26. I shoot the 26 better in the first stage of the IDPA qual match every time. The 26 is a very good SD handgun.

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    ^^ I agree.

    IMO, if you are in a position where that tiny amount of slide length and weight regarding recoil would hurt or help you, you are in a world of hurt. I carry my G26 for the height and length precisely for appendix carry. To add that extra length of the slid to the mix just would not work for me.

    However, I have thought about the mod from time to time, but quickly lost interest when I thought back on my G26 solving the issue without any modifications. Not saying its a bad idea at all, but IMO it's also not something the average Joe would need anyway. If I was gonna do something like that I would purchase a used 19, or a lower replacement and do the mod on that one and not my new one.
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    Actually I really like the idea of a cut down 19 for concealed carry. Sure it devalues the weapon for resale, but it wouldn't be a gun I would plan to sell given its main purpose. And no, I wouldn't consider giving it a shot myself. You are only going to get one go at it, and I do believe the learning curve would be enough that you'd be better off paying someone who knows what they are doing.

    I have looked into a number of gunsmiths that will do this and I'll post up some links when I'm not on my phone.


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    The GLOCK 19 is certainly concealable with little effort. I would not entertain the thought of cutting down the grip on my 19.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitch View Post
    IMO, if you want a 26 grip, buy a 26. All mods like that do is destroy the resale value of the gun.

    If you don't care about the value, and just want to do it for the fun of doing it, go for it. But don't be under the illusion it will make the difference in a typical under 7 yards defensive situation. In fact the shorter barrel of the 26 is quicker to clear the holster which is probably a bigger feature than the shorter grip.

    I have two 19s and a 26. I shoot the 26 better in the first stage of the IDPA qual match every time. The 26 is a very good SD handgun.

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    I disagree.. It depends on who does the work .. If done right and by a good Smith in most cases raise the value of the gun .Also there are benefits to the chop over a compact explained in the vid..

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsbbigdog View Post
    I disagree.. It depends on who does the work .. If done right and by a good Smith in most cases raise the value of the gun .Also there are benefits to the chop over a compact explained in the vid..

    Rob Pincus' Business End Customs Glock 26L - Guns.com

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    And there's the folks that I'd probably look to first if I were going to have it done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    And there's the folks that I'd probably look to first if I were going to have it done.

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    Thanks to the link Isbigdog provided I now know there is a thread about this elsewhere. You can go to it in the link below.

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    I really like the way the corners were rounded. Sorta wish Glock would do this; at least on some models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitch View Post
    IMO, if you want a 26 grip, buy a 26. All mods like that do is destroy the resale value of the gun.

    If you don't care about the value, and just want to do it for the fun of doing it, go for it. But don't be under the illusion it will make the difference in a typical under 7 yards defensive situation. In fact the shorter barrel of the 26 is quicker to clear the holster which is probably a bigger feature than the shorter grip.

    I have two 19s and a 26. I shoot the 26 better in the first stage of the IDPA qual match every time. The 26 is a very good SD handgun.

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    Spot on assessment...and I agree. Don't go to cuttin' on a good pistol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsbbigdog View Post
    I disagree.. It depends on who does the work .. If done right and by a good Smith in most cases raise the value of the gun .Also there are benefits to the chop over a compact explained in the vid..

    Rob Pincus' Business End Customs Glock 26L - Guns.com

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    JFTR, Lou at Business End Customs IS is the good smith and does the job right. He took my 17 down to a 19, and I could not be happier. As far as I am concerned, it improves the value and utility of a full-sized edc. I am quite content with the grip length of a 19 for concealment, but if I wanted something smaller, I would opt for the full-sized M&P chopped to a compact length. The extra half inch over the 26 length makes it much easier for me to deploy and operate, gives two extra rounds in the carry mag, and conceals completely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitch View Post
    IMO, if you want a 26 grip, buy a 26. All mods like that do is destroy the resale value of the gun.
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    I disagree, completely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    I disagree, completely.
    Actually I think it probably does in most cases. If you have documentation that a gunsmith with a very solid reputation did the modification, it might appeal to the right buyer, but as much as I like the modification I think it probably does affect the resale value negatively. Even though I'd love to have a 19 taken down to a 26 grip size, I'd be really leery of buying one from an individual. I just don't know if I'd ever be able to trust the work, especially if I didn't know of the smith's work first hand. If I had the cash to spend, I'd be much more apt to just pay the gunsmith myself with my own stock Glock.

    As I said before, I love to have one, and someday maybe I'll make the investment, but I wouldn't have any illusions that it would make the gun more desirable to anyone but me. If it shot like my 19 and concealed like my 26 I'd never sell it anyway!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    Actually I think it probably does in most cases. If you have documentation that a gunsmith with a very solid reputation did the modification, it might appeal to the right buyer, but as much as I like the modification I think it probably does affect the resale value negatively. Even though I'd love to have a 19 taken down to a 26 grip size, I'd be really leery of buying one from an individual. I just don't know if I'd ever be able to trust the work, especially if I didn't know of the smith's work first hand. If I had the cash to spend, I'd be much more apt to just pay the gunsmith myself with my own stock Glock.

    As I said before, I love to have one, and someday maybe I'll make the investment, but I wouldn't have any illusions that it would make the gun more desirable to anyone but me. If it shot like my 19 and concealed like my 26 I'd never sell it anyway!
    David Bowie and Lou Biondo are the only two whose work I can attest to first-hand, and neither will ever diminish the value of any gun they work on. I won't sell my guns they have modified, either.
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