DIY grip reduction?

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by Brandan86, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Brandan86

    Brandan86 New Member

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    I want to do a grip reduction and possibly some stippling to my G22 that i used for armed security, and now concealed carry.

    I am sort of a cheapo/DIY kind of guy, and was wondering if anyone has done a grip reduction themselves. I see videos on youtube, but would like to possibly get some advise on here before I jump into a project that is as aggressive and permanent as that.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. mikecu

    mikecu New Member

    I too am a DIY kind of guy to save money, but, I'd hate to phuck up my Glock to save some money.

    On my 27, I just went to a Gen 4 to get the smaller grip. I'm going to do the same with my 23.
     

  3. I'm sending my G26 Gen 4 to Lane at Cold Bore Customs in about 3 weeks to get a grip reduction, front strap humps removed, rounded trigger guard, trigger guard undercut and 360 carry textured. I've done a lot of upgrades to my gun myself and I think I could disassemble it blindfolded, but I would NEVER trust myself to do any custom work to the polymer! I'll leave that to the pros! If you change your mind and decide to let someone else do it, check out coldborecustoms.com! I personally spoke with Lane last night for about 45 mins and he is very courteous and professional! He gave some very informative answers to my questions! Can't wait to get my tricked out!
     
  4. Boracay

    Boracay ʎ ɐ ɔ ɐ ᴚ o

    CLICK --> Grip Reduction+Stippling

    I used Dremel w/ an extended Pen-grip extension for maximum control. I used medium grit drum sand paper. Take out all the texture first & try fitting in your hand, then 1mm at a time till you'll have your desired comfort. For stippling, cheap soldering iron would do. Better if the tip is changeable so you'll have options for stippling pattern. Try it first on your glock plastic case to gain confidence doing it on your gun. As we know its a permanent modification. Post some pics after. Goodluck!
     
  5. Brandan86

    Brandan86 New Member

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    Did you fill the grip with epoxy before you ground down the back strap area?

    As for stippling, I plan on doing the parts of the grip my hand actually touches.
     
  6. ncnrmedic

    ncnrmedic New Member

    I wouldn't recommend extensive DIY mods to a Glock. The polymer frames have a very finely tuned set of dimensions and I think you'll encounter long-term issues with it if you take too much away.

    If anything I would consider only modifying the front strap, and leave the back as is. I think a lot of people are going to see issues with the Gen4s over time, I just don't think they feel anywhere near as sturdy.
     
  7. Boracay

    Boracay ʎ ɐ ɔ ɐ ᴚ o

    Nope. I didn't use any epoxy. I just took the texture on the back strap as well on the sides. I deepen the finger groove area & raise under the trigger guard area 1mm at a time till desired comfort.
     
  8. Brandan86

    Brandan86 New Member

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    I think I will be doing the candle mod to the backstrap, and see how that works.gotta do a little more research before anything to my G22.
     
  9. Brandan86

    Brandan86 New Member

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    The candle method is shown in this video at the 4:10 mark.
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW2lQlTZyw8&feature=plcp[/ame]