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Anyone rounded their trigger guard? If so, any suggestions, want to try it

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by danattherock, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. danattherock

    danattherock

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    Looks great, functional benefit depending on how it's done, saw some pics, etc.. But would like to hear from anyone that has actually done it. Did it turn out to be a pretty easy process? Any suggestions you might offer? Getting ready to carve up my oldest Glock, a 35 I bought about 8 years ago. A bit nervous about it I must admit.



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  2. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    What is the "functional benefit"?
     

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    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

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    +1

    What would you wanna go and do that for?
     
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  5. NMGlock79

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    I'm not really a big fan of mods to glocks but I want to have this done on a few of mine.

    My suggestion: send it to cd bore customs, he will do it right...the first time


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  6. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    "Rounding" the trigger guard usually refers to the front part, and I don't see any functional benefit there.

    However, *undercutting* the trigger guard helps reduce Glock Knuckle. Undercutting refers to the BACK of the trigger guard where it attaches to the grip. I'd do it to mine in a hearbeat, but it's not allowed in USPSA Production or IDPA so I just deal with it.
     
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    In my case I don't see any functional benefit to a squared off trigger guard, and find them to be klugy (sp), outdated, and unnecessary. I've only rounded the trigger guard on one gun (along with grip reduction), but if it were up to me my other ones would be done as well. It's purely a personal thing.


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  8. G36's Rule

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    Yep, did mine on my G23 a long time ago. There is no benefit that I can think of to having a squared off trigger guard.

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  9. Jim S.

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    Wow, what a closed mind response.
    I guess people should never tweak anything and keep it the way it comes?
    If you were in charge of things we would have no custom cars, motorcycles, GUNS...
    Wouldn't life be boring if you could never modify or adapt anything to be the way you want it to be?
    If it's not right in your opinion it is stupid?
    I guess you can feel that way if the universe revolves around you.
     
  10. Jim S.

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    With a rounded trigger guard it will never bluntly hit the side of your holster and stop, causing you to fumble with it as you reholster.

    It also will prevent you from mistakenly thinking it is for your finger to go across as you shoot. :whistling:
     
  11. Jim S.

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    I did both of my Glocks using a sanding drum on a Low to medium speed dremmel tool.
    Got the shape I wanted, and undercut and broke the edges of the trigger guard and then finished it with fine sandpaper.
    Started with 400g and ended with 1000g.
    I then glass bead blasted the frame to give it a uniform satin look.
    I didn't like the way the squared guard looked and it feels much better with the edges rounded off and the guard undercut.
    Be patient and take your time. You can make it look good and not have to send it out and be without your gun for who knows how long.
     
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  13. Jim S.

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    Ok.
    Didn't come off as humor. :wavey:
     
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    ...as there is no "second time." :supergrin:
     
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    Is this gun used for any organized competition (i.e. GSSF, IDPA, USPSA, etc.)? If so, check the rules for each of those and see if it is even allowed for the division you shoot (like ron59 was talking about).

    If you are doing this for general range use and such, it is yours to do whatever you want to with it - BUT if you even think that you might end up reselling it later, just remember that some buyers are looking for guns to shoot in those competitions, so you may reduce your buyer base.
     
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    something I'm thinking of doing also, please post pics.
     
  17. Bren

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    It will also not fit as well in holsters shaped to fit a Glock trigger guard, reducing your retention.
     
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    I think Glocks looks much better with a rounded trigger guard.
     
  19. Jim S.

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    I have not had that problem with either of my Glocks.
    But they do not rely on a retention screw as they are form fitted kydex.
    Still holds them tight even with the rounded guard.
     
  20. danattherock

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    Jim and others,

    Thanks for all the input. I appreciate it. As for functional benefits, it was indeed the "undercutting" I was referring to. I would like a bit more real estate on the grips of all my Glocks (20, 27, and 35). At 6'6" 300 lbs, they feel a bit tiny at times. Added the rubber Hogue slip on to the 20 and 35, made the guns feel much better in my hand. Added a Pierce +1 mag extension and Pachmyar slip on to the 27. The undercutting looks like it would make an appreciable difference.


    Tried finding CD Bore customs, and assorted searches, but can't find a website or info. Is the name correct? Might send all my Glocks in if the price and turn around is reasonable.


    However, it would be pretty easy to do yourself it appears. Would give me an excuse to use my Dremel motor tool as well. Just hate the idea of screwing up and shelling out $200-300 for a new lower.




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