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Do you run your Gen 4 Glocks with the Beaver tail or not?

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I prefer the beavertail, but not to add size to the grip. I'm SOL with Glocks.

I guess I could cut down one of the G4 backstraps, but I just haven't done that.
 

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I'm back and forth with the it. I think I'll be keeping them on though. Seems like it makes recoil more manageable.
 

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I put one on my Gen 3 Glock 23. I wasn't getting bit (yet) but the slide was rubbing the chubby part of my paw when shooting factory 180s. Unfortunately the beaver tail changed the angle for my trigger finger and I started getting finger pinch; so I took it off.
I guess it's back to 155s and 165s. Those don't seem to give me the same problem.
 

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I don't use the beavertail. On Glock's I don't get slide bit.
 
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I prefer the beaver tail. It feels better to me and I think it looks better as well. I've added one on all of my Glocks (Gen 4 and Gen 5).
 

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I use the large beaver tail back strap on all Gen4/5.
 

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I don't get slide bite, so no BT for me. I had them on my 34's in the beginning, but went to the 'M' non BT on my 34's and 35's. Only reason, really, is to get those grips to feel closer to the G41 grip, which is one of the best pistol grips on God's green earth. I've tried to purposely get slide bite and can't do it...just ain't got enough extra meat on my hand. If you don't get slide bite, I see no reason to use the BT.
 

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I never liked the beavertail but I tried it again on my G17.4 and actually prefer it now. Has nothing to do with slide bite, which doesn't happen to me. It just feels better and I think it points better due to negating some of the extreme Glock grip angle.

It also looks cooler. :waving:
 

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Never felt the need for a beavertail on my Glocks.
 

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I think it actually looks best without one, but I use the medium BT on my full size Glock frames, but sometimes take it off too.

I mainly feel it helps keep my firing hand thumb away from the slide stop and aids in preventing any mishaps (e.g. slide not locking back on last shot, etc.).

My question is - does anyone know if I slap on some Talon grips without any of the backstraps installed, will a backstrap fit over top of the Talons?
 

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I think it actually looks best without one, but I use the medium BT on my full size Glock frames, but sometimes take it off too.

I mainly feel it helps keep my firing hand thumb away from the slide stop and aids in preventing any mishaps (e.g. slide not locking back on last shot, etc.).

My question is - does anyone know if I slap on some Talon grips without any of the backstraps installed, will a backstrap fit over top of the Talons?
I doubt it. The back straps are molded to fit the frame very well. Anything underneath would definitely interfere with proper fit.
 

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The beavertail and grip texture are the only reasons I sold my Gen 3 and got a Gen 4.
 
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