..... on my Glock 19
This is a discussion on What backstrap do you use on your Gen 4 Glock? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I recently made the connection that I don't use the additional backstraps included with my Gen 4 Glocks. I'm trying the medium beavertail on my ...
I recently made the connection that I don't use the additional backstraps included with my Gen 4 Glocks. I'm trying the medium beavertail on my G26 right now and will give it a shot at the range (AKA mountains now that I'm back in Utah).
So I'm curious, Which backstrap do you use on your Gen 4 Glock?
..... on my Glock 19
Usually none but if I want the beavertail then I use the medium.
I am a big fan of the slimmer more aggressive texture on the Gen. 4's. Even though I am a bigger guy, 6'2" with big hands the slimmer frame fits better than the Gen 1-3.
None would be my answer. Although I tried the large and then the medium for two magazines each. My average to small hands work better on my Glock 19 Gen 4 without either of the additional grip additions! I have tried several Gen 3 Glocks, 17 and a 30 and would not have bought a Glock until I held The Gen 4 G19. It's now my favorite pistol.
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I have no need to even try a Gen4 Glock. Sorry....could not vote in the poll. The interchangeable back straps are only for those who couldn't deal with the 3rd gen Glocks. What would that tell you? Folks can't adapt anymore? (ruling out the human adaption to environment theory)......humans now waiting for everything to adapt to us thinking now? Folks......we are going backward in so many ways. I know my thoughts fall on deaf ears. I've known this ever since the big O got into office. We are weak now.
We've always adapted to the environment and survived. Now we want to turn the tables? Not likely this will last. Nature always comes out on top.
How did the early American settlers ever survive? Did they wish a bridge over the river...or did they walk through the river on horse back to get to the other side? Looking forward to a new match that can light a fire, or a fire that's remotely controlled? They adapted to the environment and now we ask our environment to adapt to us? Geez....be happy with your options now. How is it we want too much these days? How is it we can be disappointed by anything now?
I carried earlier gen. G23/27's since my agency authorized (and later standardized on) .40 Glocks in the 90's.
Now retired for a decade, I carry .40S&W Gen. 4 Glocks almost exclusively, and consider the Gen. 4 Grip an improvement over previous generations for controlling the feisty forty.
Despite my big mitts (I'm also 6'2"), I don't use the supplemental backstraps.
It's my observation that single-column semi-auto pistols' grips generally have considerable dead space to properly fill an adult hand, whereas double-column handguns, since the venerable FN Browning P35 9mm, require some cleverness of design to effectively minimize (but none completely eliminate) the awkwardness their bulky magazines impose on all but larger hands.
The only common handgun I found I could not completely adapt to was the original Glock 21.
Yep, no backstrap for me. Just feels best when its smallest.
Couple of weekends ago was at the range with a buddy who has a gen 3 23, he thought the sights were off cause he kept shooting it way right. I picked it up and shot it just as well as my 19, all shots well placed on a 6" target. I still shoot the gen 3 just fine.
The stupidity of some people NEVER ceases to amaze me.
Large on my G17. I have long fingers, so I like the large backstrap to get the right part of my trigger finger on the trigger.
Well...my hands are about this big Grizzly-Bear-Raising-Paws-006.jpg.....so I have to use the large one.
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