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Grip Force Adapter

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by gocubs6, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. gocubs6

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    Tried it out? Is it worth the $25 to try it out? I don't get slide bite, but the Glock does point a bit high for me.
     

  2. hickok45

    hickok45 Millennium Member

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    They sent me some of these, and I've played around with them a little. I actually show them in a video that we've not posted yet.

    I don't get slide bite either. For anybody who does, these are the ticket, I'd say.

    My attraction is that it rather fills in the gap there in the grip and renders the back of the grip more of a flat, straight profile, which I much prefer. I've never liked the hump on the rear of the Glock grip.

    I'm still experimenting with them and will show in videos what I think of them as I continue. I've used my Dremel tool on one to the point where I like it okay on a Glock 19, but not sure yet. I don't think I like them on the Baby Glocks, as it pushes the hand down just a itty bit, and I can't afford to give up any grip there with that short grip to begin with. Not sure.

    I want to mess around with one on a big Glock, my Glock 20, and see how I like it. I'm just experimenting with them right now, mainly to improve the contour of the rear grip. I'm such a minimalist that I'm not a good judge; it's hard for me to put ANYTHING on a Glock if it is not needed. I do think a lot of people might really like these things, especially since you can grind and contour them as desired.

    I hope to get some time here during Christmas to play with them a little more and see if they are anything I'd actually install and leave on any of my Glocks.
    Hickok45
     
  3. beariedog

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    I put one on my G-17 and went to the range.
    I like it.
     
  4. KennyFSU

    KennyFSU What to wear...

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    I have one on my full size G34 and have not noticed a difference after getting some range time with it. The gun seems to "point" at about the same angle but regardless, I like how it looks. :)
     
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  5. gocubs6

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    Thanks, Hickock. I watch your videos, so I'll keep an eye out for your review/testing. I definitely don't need it, but since I have a variety of handguns that point similarly (226, XDM, and 1911), these intrigued me if they can slightly bring down the point of aim. I don't NEED it as I do fine w/ the transitions, but I like the concept.
     
  6. I use them on both my USPSA Limited gun and my IDPA ESP gun. Both Gen4 22's.
     
  7. Serafino

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    Hickok, I have one on my G26 and like what it does about the hump and have been thinking of cutting the beavertail off to get my hand higher.

    The GFA pushes the hand back enough that it will ride higher if the BT section is gone, and that might put me right into getting slide bite, so I haven't made the experiment yet.

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    Last edited: Dec 16, 2011
  8. jamaicanj

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    I have them installed on a 19, 17 and 35 and like the feel a lot. Only issue is that if you carry against your bare skin, the edge of it can be a little rough and requires a bit of sanding
     
  9. elde

    elde Lifetime Member

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    "My attraction is that it rather fills in the gap there in the grip and renders the back of the grip more of a flat, straight profile, which I much prefer. I've never liked the hump on the rear of the Glock grip."

    That's exactly why I gave one a try on my Gen2 19 and it made a positive difference in the feel/grip of the gun but not enough to alter the sight picture when firing. In the future I'd use another of these when considering a grip reprofile/reduction. Much less expensive and accomplishes the same thing....at least for me it does.
     
  10. kidcoltoutlaw

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    Does it change the way the recoil feels,

    Thanks,Keith
     
  11. KennyFSU

    KennyFSU What to wear...

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    I didn't notice a difference on my G34, although it doesn't have much recoil to begin with.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  12. kidcoltoutlaw

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    I love the XD's but the Glock does have less felt recoil. The grip angle feels funny to me . There may be a Glock in my future.

    Thanks,Keith
     
  13. lyodbraun

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    They have new beaver tails out now from grip force they have the smooth top instead of the old grooves I placed an order for them to try out.

    sent from my commando using tapatalk
     
  14. NDCent

    NDCent Socially Inept

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    Ok, everyone can make fun of me for being the pimp my ride and info commerical type.

    After seeing hickok45 do the video on the "Grip Force Adapter" I just had to try one on my 27. I've never been particularly fond of the grip angle on Glocks, especially on the sub-compacts where it seems even more exaggerated. I don't have any need for the beavertail portion of the adapter, but haven't cut/chopped it off as of yet. I did grind the grooves down directly under the beavertail part so my hand/grip continues to ride high under the slide and close to the barrel/slide axis. I also melted the pin spots with wet/dry sand paper when I cut it down in length, then polished it all back up after I got it to fit the gun and my hand the way I liked.

    It really made a grip improvement for me by straightening out the curve of the backstrap. It's a removable mod that's just held on with a pin so going back is simple and leaves no evidence. It's not pretty, but its not permanent like a grip reduction and stippling. I've been shooting with it for about a month now, I think it's going to be a keeper.:embarassed:
     

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  15. Interesting, I have have to try it out for my G27.
     
  16. Nanuk

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    I tried one, it seems the pin is slightly oversized and cause my trigger to hang up.
     
  17. maverick9614

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    I have one on my gen 2 g22. I like it and have thought it might be a good addition to a baby Glock if I ever got one.
     
  18. lyodbraun

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  19. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    I've never found a use for them, but if they make the gun more comfortable for some shooters and hold up, they're a good thing.