Never used the backstrap!?!?!

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  1. Quijibo

    Quijibo King Doofus.

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    One of the things I was happy to see when the Gen 4 came out was, the standard grip had no tacked on backstrap. I don't use them on any of my Glocks.
     
  2. SonOfa91B

    SonOfa91B

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    I’ve been using the M backstraps on my 19s and decided to take them off today. Purchase and presentation seem about the the same, but will need to get to the range and put some on paper to make up my mind.



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  3. CC Glock

    CC Glock

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    Which size strap do you use? Big hands?
     
  4. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    No, I don't have especially big hands. The backstrap doesn't really change the grip size noticeably. I use the smallest beavertail one.
     
  5. CC Glock

    CC Glock

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    Just added the "M" beaver tail to both my 17 and 19. Going to shoot Sunday so I'll see if I can tell a difference. Dry fire drills with both about 20 times each and they feel normal.
     
  6. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    I only have gen 2 and gen 3 so no added parts for me.
     
  7. CC Glock

    CC Glock

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    Sounds like you need a gen4 or 5 so you can join the conversation ;)
     
  8. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    Gen 4 has finger grooves which i hate.. gen 5 might be ok. But i prefer the older gen 2 finish and all tool steel parts.. i love the gen 2 grip.

    I just dont know what the gen 5 glock does that my gen 2 guns do not.. my gen 3 guns are always my also rans because i dont like finger grooves..

    Some day i may buy a gen 5. Just dont need one now. If gen 5 g32 was available i would be in..
     
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  9. Jonbob

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    I’m sure what I did was blasphemy, but the grip bump on my g26 was so pronounced that it bothered my hand, so I cut the medium bevertail strap in half and used it like a grip force adapter. It works so good I did the same thing for my g19 and I like it better. If I ever want to go back to stock you can buy more of the back straps for like 20 bucks.
     
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  10. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    Jonbob cutting an accessory is not a big deal.
     
  11. Mongo444

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    Perhaps your hand could use a...

    FACElift? :devildance:
     
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  12. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect I feel pretty.

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    Large beavertails. Medium on the 41, only so that it's more like the others.

    Ya'll are missing out big time. Beavertail reduces flip a little bit if your chocked up into it. Same reason competitors have trouble with 1911 grips safties. The more you push up, the less engaged the safety can be. Henceforth why may pin them down. I just sensitize mine.

    And more real estate for big hands the better. Without the backstrap, the Glock significantly jumps around in my hands.

    Glock's big roundness, is why I love them. 1911's are a pointy oval shape, poor for recoil control. Good thing they're so heavy.
     
  13. Tito's Glock

    Tito's Glock

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    Great thread OP. I grew up shooting bullseye and 1911. Transferred to USPSA with 1911, then of course double stack 1911s. Glock is my preferred carry gun and the slimmest of the back straps on my G17 Gen 5 is close to 1911 and feels right at home to me.
     
  14. Orive 8

    Orive 8

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    No back straps for me and in fact, the only Glock that I still own has a grip reduction. A 26 with no rear grip hump and a grip that fits me perfectly.