Glock modification

Glock modification

This is a discussion on Glock modification within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; WARNING: to some this is going to be blasphemous heresy. That being said. For my example I will speak in terms of a 2nd Gen ...

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    Question Glock modification

    WARNING: to some this is going to be blasphemous heresy.

    That being said. For my example I will speak in terms of a 2nd Gen G17. The question is could it be done, and if so how? I'm not interested in warranties or "just buy somthing else" comments. Could one shorten the grip of a 17 to accept a G19 mag and thus have the fullsize barrel and slide with a comact grip(similar to the XD45 Compact idea or 1911 CCO) Again, could it be done? Not should or why would you want to? If so how? I find the concept attractive as I find the grip to be the hardest part to conceal. Let's hear the theories.
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    It has been done - I don't recall who did/does it, but it would seem a pretty simple thing to do - if you can cut the bottom of the grip at the correct angle and length.

    There may be more to it than that but I don't see what it would be off the top of my head. I've thought about doing it myself, but I want to find a G17 at a good price to do the surgery on.
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    PackerfanXD did the mod you're talking about to at least one of his XD's I'm sure you could do the same to a glock. I couldn't find the post but he gives a detailed play by play on the procedure.
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    Yes, it can be done. A dremel can be your best friend or worst enemy.
    Last edited by SIXTO; October 7th, 2008 at 02:39 PM.
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    Cool... good to know guess I'll do some more searching on it. I'm thinking it would be cheaper and easier custom job than a 1911 or HP.
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    Bowie Tactical Concepts Home Page
    I know he does this kind of work. On his site is a picture of a 19 with a grip reduced to a 26.
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    You might also check with Wendell Tactical Concepts. They also do some very nice work.

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    You guys are killin' me. I've got to find a cheap G17 and do this. But ooops look at the time - it's time to go shoot on my way home!!!
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    I'm with you Tangle. Although I might go the G22 route. Seems to be plenty Gen 2 stuff floating around for cheap.
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    +1 on Bowie Tactical. His stuff looks first notch. The prices look reasonable too.
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    The Glock grip chop is one of the first things David Bowie started doing so I know he has a lot of experience doing it.
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    Here's another...they do some really nice work (stippling, grip reductions, grip chops, etc.) for a great price.
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    I'd probably go with these guys, not only because I like the looks of their work, but because at least one of them, IIRC, is on staff with Gabe Suarez. I like to support fellow shooters when I can.
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    Try Southwest Shooting Authority -Guns, ammo, firearms training. Farmington, NM. I don't have any experience with them, but the owner has just about talked me into trying a Glock.

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    There are lot's of people on glocktalk that has done it themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Yes, it can be done. A dremel can be your best friend or worst enemy.
    Agreed. I have enough tools to do it, and I guess I could...but why? A hybrid would be kinda cool, but you're changing the weight distribution of the pistol over all. The hardest part would be getting a flush fit of the G19 magazine in the large frame. IMO, I'd hacksaw the grip off and then bevel it with the Dremel tool...again, the mag catch and flush fit would be the main engineering concerns. I'd cut the grip a bit long to start with and go from there, testing and fitting often.

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