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Can a Glock be made to point just like a 1911?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by VincentZ, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. VincentZ

    VincentZ

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    I've got a G17 with a Robar Grip Reduction and it makes it point closer to a 1911 with a flat mainspring housing, BUT it still points higher. Enough higher that it takes some practice to transition between the platforms.

    Can a G17 be made to point pretty much exactly like a 1911 by removing more material?

    If anyone has such a gun I'd love to see some pics.

    Thanks,

    -Vincent
     
  2. Allman

    Allman

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    NO. You can come closer to a 1911 than a stock grip but the angles will still be Glock like rather than 1911 like.
     

  3. JWP

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    wrist surgery????

    lol not

    not really
     
  4. Skpotamus

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    hmmm, I've always found that my 1911's with arched mainspring housings pointed the same as my glocks, and transitioning between the two hasn't been a problem.
     
  5. noway

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    Yes it called an XD or steyr ;)
     
  6. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

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    :upeyes: Well, yeah, sure; but, that's, 'Why' he said, 'flat mainspring housing'. ;)

    Of course, it's all in the wrist; but, a better idea would be to stop changing pistols so much! Pick one you like and, 'tune' into it. :)
     
  7. Skpotamus

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    Or he could swap out the mainspring housings on his 1911's for about $17 and not pay the $200+ to have his glocks grips changed and live happily ever after :tongueout:

    Seriously though, I know of a few people besides myself that can switch back and forth between the AMH 1911's and glocks with no pointing issues. You might try it out.

    Or you could stick with one platform :supergrin:
     
  8. Steve Koski

    Steve Koski Got Insurance? Millennium Member

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    Can a horse be turned into a mule?

    Will a dog in a cat costume really be a cat?

    Can you shoot both platforms at peak proficiency while constantly switching back and forth between the two?





    NO!
     
  9. Blitzer

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    Try one of those aftermarket aluminum frames yet?
     
  10. auto45

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    You have to believe Glock will come out with removable "backstraps" of different sizes at some point fairly soon. Because of the now defunct Army proposal and they will loose market share at some point if they don't.

    That may help.
     
  11. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

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    :shocked: Very interesting idea! I really have to agree with you. Different sized, changeable backstraps are something that the Glock design really could use. ;)
     
  12. Yamadad

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    To answer the question: No, not really. The grip angle in relation to the barrel is different (duh) and nothing can really change that.