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G19 Finger Groove Removal(EASY)

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Hendricks433, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Hendricks433

    Hendricks433

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    Used a $7 file from Home Depot and removed the finger grooves. Took 15 minutes or so. Im putting talon grips on it so didnt worry about the finish too much, just used the finest grit on the file. It has 4 grits on the file.

    I may do the heat reduction method for the back strap, havent decided yet. I may also do an undercut on the trigger guard for my knuckle, but I dont seem to have that big of an issue.

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  2. Sturmgewehre

    Sturmgewehre

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    Why? Were they really uncomfortable for you? I wish you had some in focus pics, I would be curious to see the details of your handy work.
     

  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Looks great,...320 grit sandpaper followed up with green scotchbright will
    come very close to matching the frame sheen.
     
  4. Hendricks433

    Hendricks433

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    Yea I I wasnt a fan of them. Its much more comfortable now. There arent many guns out there with the finger grooves built it. Most are flat on the front and I prefer it that way.

    Unfortunately my camera is a POS so I couldnt get it to really focus. It looks pretty good but I didnt spend a lot of time making it look that great because Im putting Talon Grips over it.


    Has anyone used a GAP plate on a G19? Its going to be my carry gun and I was thinking about using one on my primary carry magazine.
     
  5. DLL9mm

    DLL9mm

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    Nice. Looks good.
     
  6. Bowtie

    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

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    I'd smooth it out some before using the talons, It will stick better and not allow much crap to get in between the Talon and gun.JMHO
     
  7. 1glock

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    Simple 30 minute job with a file, sandpaper and wood cutting tool.
    So simple, even a caveman can do it.
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    looks good. i have a 2nd gen g17, wish i had the finger grooves. ill have to find a grip that has them.
     
  9. nedfolks

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    I would cover the grip with a sleve or something because you can still see where the grooves were
     
  10. 18jms

    18jms I love Guns

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    looks really good.
     
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    That is what I thought when I first went to view this thread: "Oh no, not another hack job, I really don't wanna see it." But I did and with a little additional work it will work out fine for the owner.

    jb
     
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    How did you do the stippling where you removed the ridges?
     
  14. 1glock

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    I used wood carving tools.
     
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    I've got a gen 2 G23 and I kinda wish it had the raised finger ridges...

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  16. Hendricks433

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    A. Its going to be my carry gun(Once I get my CPL in the next month or so), I couldnt care less if you can see where the grooves were.

    B. I will have Talon Grips on soon.

    C. Its a Glock, Im obviously not going for aesthetics here. :supergrin:
     
  17. KilgoreTrout

    KilgoreTrout Impossiblist

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    ummm..

    sure.
     
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    If it works for you, so be it.

    Out West
     
  19. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford mmhmm

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    I think he's having trouble with the idea of "tool" vs "investment" and can't properly express himself. One day I will grow a pair and de-groove at least one of my G19's.
     
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  20. Davegrave

    Davegrave Dapper Dan

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    I've been thinking about it for my G21 forever. This thread might have finally convinced me to go for it.