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Beavertail for glock?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Porterhouse83, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Porterhouse83

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  2. MarcDW

    MarcDW MDW Guns Millennium Member

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    If you have extremely large hands, I guess this could help.
    Otherwise spend the money on a box of ammo or an additional mag!
     

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    Snaps Hail 2 The King

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    I like the idea, but find those things to be hideous. A while back I saw a Glock made version for the Gen4s that looked great and I would without a doubt buy it if/when they ever make that or something like that.
     
  4. 4Rules

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    Ken Hackathorn:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDd2M-It1b4"]KEN HACKATHORN - GRIP FORCE ADAPTER DEMONSTRATION - YouTube[/ame]

    Bill Rogers:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TbCJcMdbC8"]GRIP FORCE ADAPTER INTRODUCTION - BILL ROGERS - YouTube[/ame]

    Dave Harrington:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4wU0UkO7qg"]GRIP FORCE ADAPTER - TEST & EVALUATION BY DAVE HARRINGTON - YouTube[/ame]

    Paul Gomez:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRQHkui746k"]The Grip Force Adapter Kicks Butt! by Gomez-Training.com - YouTube[/ame]

    http://www.GripForceProducts.com
     
  5. Porterhouse83

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    Thanks for the vids bud!
     
  6. MikeG36

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    I bought one for my 19. Couple things I don't like are the ridges have sharp edges and cut into my hand. Even after sanding the ridges still have enough sharpness to cut me up so i took it off. I understand there's a smooth version but I haven't seen it yet. The other thing is that the trigger housing pin is replaced with a longer length / larger diameter pin - so if you remove the Grip Force, your original trigger housing pin will no longer fit.
     
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  7. Porterhouse83

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    Good to know. That concerns me a bit then.
     
  8. oldman11

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    Who would want one? Not me for sure. I like Glocks grip and the grip angle. And the lower bore axis gives you better control.
     
  9. 4Rules

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    That is false. The replacement pin provided by Grip Force is made of polymer. It is inserted into the Glock with only hand pressure; it does not enlarge the hole. And at any time in the future, at any time you wish, you may swap it out for the original pin.

    The only downsides associated with the Grip Force adapter are related to opportunity-cost. E.G.: A Grip Force adapted Glock cannot be used in IDPA SSP; a Grip Force adapted Glock cannot use Crimson Trace Lasergrips.
     
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  10. 4Rules

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    But again, any time you want - whether it be for IDPA competition or to install Crimson Trace Lasergrips - you can just take your Grip Force adapter off.

    No sweat.
     
  11. barth

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    I really don't get the beaver-tail thingy.
    It looks hideous.
    Has to suck for concealed carry.
    I guess it's supposed to protect your hand from the slide?
    In 35 years of shooting autos I've never been bit by the slide
    from guns without a beaver-tail.

    I guess if you have jumbo hands and/or a funny grip go for it.
     
  12. 4Rules

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    A few questions:

    Do you draw from a holster while using a timer? Do you do it often?

    Where is your strong thumb located? High? Low? Up? Down? Forward?
     
  13. MarcDW

    MarcDW MDW Guns Millennium Member

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    Why practice with something you can't use in the match later??
    Beside just learn to grip you gun right!
     
  14. NDCent

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    I prefer the smooth version. If you purchase one, buy direct from the "grip force adapter" website and you get one of each version for the same price (the smooth one comes free). If anything, I get a slightly higher grip to bore axis using it. I don't personally need the beavertail part but the option is nice for those who do, I guess. I pocket carry and IWB, it doesn't hinder draw or concealment in the least. It's probably a really bad idea, that's why Glock is supposedly coming out with a backstrap version for the gen 4's. :upeyes: Let the haters hate...

    The very first ones did seem to have a slightly tighter replacement pin, the new ones don't seem to. Just as they now offer a free smooth version when you buy the original. Looks as though they've tweeked the design to customer feedback.
     
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    I just don't see the point.
     
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    No it's not. The original pin does not stay in place. The only thing I could do is cut down one of the supplied GF adapter pins. :steamed:
     
  17. Porterhouse83

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    Thanks for all the feedback guys.
     
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    Glocks are ugly enough without making them look worse!
     
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    Erica and Cory:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U68KUyIL_08&feature=plcp"]GRIP FORCE ADAPTERS Glock 19 17 & 34 - YouTube[/ame]

    http://www.gripforceproducts.com/
     
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    Took my gripforce off just to check, stock pin went back in fine. I really love the gripforce beavertail on my g23, I do have a hogue slip on grip that covers up the weird looking gap, and I couldn't be happier with how my glock fits my hand.