This is a discussion on Glock finger groove removal few pics within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I always liked the gen 2's, that's what I first shot when I was a kid. I spent about an hour and half working away, ...
I agree on the Gen 2 vs. Gen 3 grip.
The finger grooves on my 19 don't fit my fat fingers. Anyway, I've sanded the grooves away carefully. At this point they are gentle swells. Have not stippled. Ideally, I would want the whole front of the grip to be the same.
Yea I'm going to give the stippling a try for a few days, I left myself enough room to try a few different things before I am completely flush with the original textured flats
I give you an "A" for craftsmanship and an "A" for making your gun the way YOU want it. But I like the grooves.
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Nice work! I'll keep my Gen 4, but ill give credit where credit is due. I have yet to grow the balls to take a sander to $500. I just don't trust my capability enough.
Between the grip force adapter and the finger grooves being gone I get proper CONSISTANT draw from my holster now, my fingers were just too wide for the grooves
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I avoid finger grooves myself. If I ever did trade into a "keepin'" Glock it'd have to be a pre-finger groove model for I'm not about to venture into re-sculpting molded finger grooves. Admire those who are willing to commit to such alterations.
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I have a gen 2 and a gen 3 but have not yet committed to finger ridge removal. But I don't like the ridges so I expect to take them down. Did you use a tool? Or by hand for the sanding?
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Your work is first rate and better than 90% of those amateur gunsmiths than ususally take a Dremel to a Glock.
I am a fan of the finger grooves on the 3rd Gen Glocks, but there is nothing like the original "finger groove-less" versions.
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That is some fine work.
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Thanks for the compliments guys this was my first time doing anything like this
I started of with a dremel, I stuck the dremel in my vice and carefully broke the points of the grooves. you can screw up real quick with dremel so once I flattened the grooves out a little I took a file to them. with the glock in the vice I filed away until they were near flush. Next some 2000grit sand paper to smooth it out a little. After that I plugged in the soldering iron and put a very mild stippling on it. That's it. All in all I would say about 2 1/2 or 3 hours with me taking my time.
That's the best home-performed dremel job I've seen in a long time. I was already cringing before I opened the thread, so I'm glad you proved me wrong! Saw a few really, really bad ones on gunbroker today when I was looking around. Interesting that you mention how it improved your draw, I never actually thoguht about that aspect. I have always assumed guys did this to make their gun look cool and/or unique or to do a complete 'grip reduction', but never thought of the draw. Nice work!