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round trigger guard on glock

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by mikegun, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. mikegun

    mikegun

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    anybody know the proscess to round off the trigger guard on a glock..thank u
     
  2. mballai

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    Essentially you are filing off the front bottom of the guard. The gun would be put in a vise, use a coarser file to start and go sloooowwww.

    Second thoughts: While a rounded guard is more esthetically pleasing like on a 1911, it adds nothing to the functionality and makes holster choices more difficult--so you really should think long and hard before you do it.
     

  3. Allman

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    Ever do any body repair with Bondo? Same process. File, sand, smooth and go slow. It's far easier to remove than replace.
     
  4. PzGren

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    I had bought a G23 with a badly contoured triggerguard and rebuilt it with truckbedliner that I applied with a sponge. It gave it a nice finish.
     
  5. ERASER

    ERASER Nyuk,Nyuk,Nyuk!

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    Unfortunately, my digital camera isn't good at close-ups.
    Here are a couple of pictures.

    PM sent with a description of how I did it.
     
  6. ERASER

    ERASER Nyuk,Nyuk,Nyuk!

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    Second picture.....


    Let me know if you have any questions that I might be able to answer for you.

    It was easier than I expected it to be.
     
  7. Catbird

    Catbird loves guns!

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    I rounded the trigger guard on my G26. In basic terms, I separated the frame from the slide, wrapped the areas of the trigger guard that I wanted to protect with duck tape. Using the drum sander attachment in my Dremel set on the lowest RPMs, I slowly sanded off the trigger guard 'hook' till rounded. I finished the job with some fine grit wet/dry sand paper.

    I'm pleased with the results and as time permits, I will do the same to my other 8 Glocks.
     
  8. Bren

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    I don't get it - what's the purpose of rounding the trigger guard?
     
  9. Catbird

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    Speaking only for myself, it's aesthetics. IMHO, hooked trigger guards were in vogue (a fad) at one time, but have absolutely no use to me. I rarely (almost never) see any other shooter use the index finger in front of the trigger guard.
     
  10. shooter429

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    Though if one is dehorning the pistol, it makes a lot of sense to round and smooth the TG.

    I have done it to some Glocks. I just used course sandpaper and eyeballed it, shaped it, and then, I used successivly finer paper to smooth it all out. Like eveybody says take it slow. If you are using power tools, I would suggest marking the areas to be removed before proceeding.

    Shooter429
     
  11. tlrbud

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    Someone suggested to me that if one beadblasted the sanded area on the frame of a Glock that it would be indistinguishable from the rest of the pistol in regards to texture. Does anyone have any firsthand experience with that? I have some aluminum oxide but I think that may be too harsh. Glass beads may work better. I guess I could experiment on an old mag baseplate or something.
     
  12. Roneye

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    I use a 3/4 oscilating drum sander to round triggers and then I stipple them, here is an example of a recent rounded trigger.

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