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Chop a new g17/gen 4 to g19 length?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Calhoun123, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Calhoun123

    Calhoun123

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    I just sold a sig 226 because it was to big for me to CCW. I'm back to a snubnose revolver now. I think a Glock 19 would be a great carry gun for me. However, I don't want to wait 6+ months to get a gen 4 (I really want the smaller grip of the gen 4).

    What do you think about the idea of getting a Glock 17 gen4 now and having the grip chopped to G19 length? I would most likely be carrying IWB so the barrel length should be a minor issue. I wouldn't care about the loss of the extra backstraps. I would still probably pick up a G19 gen 4 when they come out.

    Who would you trust to do the work on a new Glock?
     
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    you would be much better off getting a gen 2 or 3 glock 19 and having the grip reduction done on it to make it not as thick.
     

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    greatwun Senior Member

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    Either wait or get the G17 and keep it as is. If you ever decided to sell I don't think there will be many people willing to pay any where near your asking price for a chopped up Glock.
     
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  5. Paul_J

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    I've seen several of these done and if done correctly there is no functional difference. The ones I've seen looked good. If your not worried about resale and this is no big risk for you then by all means. If you do please post pictures.

    Why there's one above this post right now! ^^^^^^^ Very nice!
     
  6. G36's Rule

    G36's Rule Senior Member

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    As long as you plan on keeping the pistol, I don't really see a down side to this customization. You keep the sight radius of the 17 and keep the slight velocity advantage while only losing 2 rounds of capacity.

    Go for it if that is what you want. It is just a handgun after all.
     
  7. DEADLYACCURATE

    DEADLYACCURATE Senior Member

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    If you are gonna make it look like this I say YES.
     
  8. tampashooters

    tampashooters Shellback

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    Why is it so hard to buy a G19 or G26?
     
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    I would not chop a Gen. 4 G17, I would wait on the Gen. 4 G19.
     
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    Chop off the locking mechanism for the backstraps, or just be patient for a few months?

    Its really not that hard to wait.
     
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    Chop the 17 down, then wait for the 19. (Ahem).... then you will have two, duh! :):)
     
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    my 2 cents... Some one correct me if I am wrong on facts.

    If you are looking for a "Smaller" grip. You may be well served by chopping a g17. Reason for this is that the hump on g17 are lower on the grip then the g19. So, if you chop a G17 grip to g19, you end up with a even smaller grip then regular g19. Or at least I've read that this is the case.

    Having said that, Gen 4 is a game changer in that it comes with "SF" grips as a default and then the 2 other grip parts to change the size. I'm not sure how this will effect the issue I just mentioned.

    IMHO, chopp it. You'll be the first one to chopp a new gen 4. Whoo whoo..
     
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    that's the best looking chopped/stipple job i have seen, u should do this and charge people for it lol