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Beavertail Backstraps

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by GJHIII, Mar 5, 2014.



    Oct 20, 2012
    Anybody try the BTBS and decide it's a great addition?
    I've never had a slide bite issue other then with a Browning Hi-Power. Certainly not with a Glock. But I thought I'd try one on my "New" G17 Gen4. Wow, I can't believe they didn't come out with this addition sooner. My draw, grip and trigger pull improved immediately.
    So what say you all? Yay or Nay?
    (I was going to ask this question in a previous post, but it was closed down) Thanks in advance for your opinions.
  2. BMiracletx


    Aug 3, 2012
    Abilene, TX
    Personally, I never have had a problem. I tried one on but didn't like the feel and took it off.

  3. glowrod

    glowrod Fightin' Fire

    Feb 8, 2013
    I did not think that I would like it. Figured I should get a 1911 if I wanted a beaver tail. I decided to try it, glad I did. I really like it.
  4. Have a Gen 3 and a Gen 4. Have to say I love the backstrap on the 4. Can grip it higher without the slide bite.
  5. IowaLefty


    Oct 19, 2013
    SE Iowa
    I just put one on my Gen 4 G26 and really love it. I don't have large hands, but ended up with the large beavertail as the one I prefer.
  6. Shootinbil

    Shootinbil Millennium Member

    Oct 19, 1999
    In my gun room.
    I bought the Glock 26th generation 4. I put on the large Beavertail and really liked it a lot. So I bought some aftermarket ones for my other four glocks. I really like the way they feel and I get a higher grip on the gun.
  7. Inebriated


    Feb 20, 2012
    You have a Gen 26!? I have so many questions.... Did they finally undercut the trigger guard? Are the finger grooves gone? What about grip texture? How's the finish!?

  8. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

    May 13, 2008
    I have beavertail back straps on my gen3 G19 and G26. It allows me to get a proper high hold, thumbs forward grip without adding an additional slide bite scar I got on a G19 without one. IMO, Glock should have a beavertail as part of their frames.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2014
  9. Kentguy


    Nov 22, 2010
    Kent, OH
    GHAIII "...So what say you all? Yay or Nay?"

    I say Yay.

    I bought one for my G19 (Gen 3) and I really like it. With a bit more "stout" rounds it really does help with recoil. Good feel at the range and for Home protection - helps gets your hand in position when you have to grab in the dark & go.

    Not for every situation or use but IMHO I think it is a good upgrade for your Glock.

    Just my 2 cents
  10. ateamer

    ateamer NRA4EVR

    I love the beavertail. My right hand has a permanent little scar from slide bite - almost every time I shot a Glock for 23 years, there was blood. No drawback to the beavertail that I can find.
  11. Can you use the Non-factory beaver tail add on for GSSF? My guess would be no.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2014
  12. QB


    Jun 16, 2000
    Carrollton, TX
    Jury is out for me because I haven't shot my G34 Gen4 yet. I did have the beavertail (medium) on my current G34 and decided that the trigger reach felt better without any backstraps on it. But that was just sitting around holding it, not shooting it at the range.

    I have a second G34 Gen 4 coming in Friday and I will install the medium beavertail on one and not the other then take them to the range and see what I like.

    I'm betting I'll like them without any backstraps but may be surprised once I shoot them. I'll post back after I go to the range.