Can a Grip Sleeve Cure Glock Knuckle?

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  1. Taylor3

    Taylor3

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    I have a G35. I like everything about it except that the finger grooves push my middle finger knuckle against the bottom of the trigger guard and it is very annoying. In an emergency - so what. But this is a range gun for me and I find myself never bringing it to the range. I have other very nice pieces and they get invited.

    I dont really want to file off the peaks between the grooves (dont really want to deface my glock in that way.)

    I thought of buying a rubber sleeve (Pachmayr for example) in the hope this might help - some of the available grips smooth out and reduce the prominence of the finger grooves.

    Has anyone had this problem? Anyone found a solution? Will grip sleeves help?
     
  2. okiegtrider

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    Grip sleeve help? Probably not. But undercutting the trigger guard a little will.
     

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    thewoods868 thewoods868

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  4. MikeG36

    MikeG36 Have Gun Will Travel

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    For me, a Gen5 fixes that problem. On a Gen 3-4 I agree on the undercut.
     
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    No.

    Simply wrap some sandpaper around a long wooden dowel the same diameter as your finger/knuckle area (you may want to start slightly smaller so you DON'T sand off TOO much) and turn this -

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    Into THIS ------->

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    Just go slow, again start with a slightly smaller diameter dowel if you want to play it safe, and just go back and forth evenly until you take off as much as you need. This does a MUCH nicer job than doing it freehand with a Dremel :O :O :O, and is also a lot easier I find too.

    I also start off with a rougher grit sand paper to get it where I want it first, and then finish it up with a higher grit paper to give it a nice smooth finish.

    I also put my Glocks upside down in a padded vice to hold them in place well and just go back and forth with about a 3 foot long dowel with the paper wrapped around it in the middle of the dowel, "sawing" back and forth on the under trigger area to get it to where I want.

    I've had to do this to just about all my Glocks to get them where I am comfortable with them.

    Works for me - hope this helps -

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  6. sciolist

    sciolist On the Border

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    Just undercut/re-profile the guard. It's quick and easy.
     
  7. Taylor3

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    Okiegtrider, thewoods868, MikeG36, Eric2340 and sciolist: MANY THANKS!
     
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    Eric2340 Infidel :)

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  9. harold63

    harold63 I'm not retired

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    I think you'd get Glock knuckle without the finger grooves. It's a thick trigger guard that's too low when you want to get high on the grip. I only shaved the side that wreaks havoc on the knuckle...about a 45 degree angle. Instead of the edge bound against my knuckle, it's now a larger, flatter surface. Much, much better and the callous that built up there is almost gone, now.
     
  10. ThomasM4

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    Nope a sleeve wont do anything for glock knuckle in my experience.
    Do as others have suggested undercut the gaurd or switch to a gen5 .
     
  11. M2 Carbine

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    Like my friend, a four Glock owner, says,
    "Shooting a Glock is like shooting a Brick".

    My G33 is a real pain in the as* (finger) to shoot.

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    I reduced the damage some by reducing and smoothing the trigger Guard area that was rubbing on my finger.

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    Preyhunter Huckleberry

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    Or use a shooting glove. Easiest fix.
     
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    A grip sleeve won't fix a thing, a pro undercut will eliminate the problem!
     
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    I own several model of the Gen5 . No difference between them and a Gen4 . Glock knuckle with both .
     
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    Interesting not on mine
     
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    Harold63, ThomasM4, M2Carbine, Preyhunder, Tango44
    Many thanks for your help, experience and suggestions.
     
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    Can a Grip Sleeve Cure Glock Knuckle?
    Didn't help me with my gen 4 23. I also have the knuckle problem with a gen 5 g19. So, trigger guard undercutting seems to be a better solution!
     
  18. Taylor3

    Taylor3

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    ok
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  19. Jack Ryan

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    What is this "Glock knuckle" thing? All I ever hear about is "Glock Perfection". Does Glock Knuckle make them shoot low left?