Undercut Trigger Gaurd?

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  1. Glock 17L

    Glock 17L *GLOCKMEISTER*

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    I am concidering removeing some meat from under the trigger gaurd area of My G19 as my "Fat" middle finger doesn't fit well with the finger grooves..
    I never had this trouble with my 2nd gen G19..
    Just wondered if anyone could give any tips or tricks to this mod?
    I have several dowels & many various grits of sandpaper & round files..
    I can completely strip the frame of the magazine release button & mask any areas I don't want to damage..
    Would love to see some pics but thought I could just hold it in my hands & mark with a grease pencil were I want to remove the material..
    Thanks in advance
    Gary
     
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    I've done a few.

    -I start with a Dremel and a small sanding drum, I make a small relief and put the Dremel away.
    -Most of the work is done with a small half round fine cut file.
    -When I get it close, I switch to a 1/2" wooden dowel wraped with 320 grit sandpaper.
    -When I am done, if finish with green Scotch Brite on my finger, this seems to get the best finish sheen.

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  3. ctkenc

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    Can you please post a side view(s) .. one from each side, and, can you please measure how far out you went forward in making this space for your middle finger?
    I have the same problem with a bruised or sore finger but am working on adjusting my grip.
    Thanks .... this looks good.
    Ken
     
  4. Scott30

    Scott30

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    Wrap some sandpaper around a wooden dowel, highlighter or something similar in size and start sanding where your finger hits. The key is to sand a little and check the feel often. You will know when it feels good to you. Then take a green scotch brite and shine it up. It really is easy to do just take your time.
     
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    Can't do that,...this one was done for a friend.
     
  6. Glock 17L

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    Well I went ahead & removed some meat & the results are great..
    I started by gripping the Glock as I normaly would & used a white crayon to get an idea of were I wanted to remove the polymer..
    Then I used ble masking tape to keep myself from getting to far & away from the RTF2 Pyrimids in the finger groove area..
    I started with a half round file & then went to 180 on a 3/4" dowel & then 360 grit.. Then I used a Green Scotchbrite Pad & finished with the Grey Pad..
    I took my time kept everything the same on both sides, as I will use it left handed too, I rounded the edges & kept everything neat..
    I washed the G19 in hot soapy water afterwards & blew dry with compressed air & a hair dryer, reassembled & lubed the slide rails + connector etc..
    Here's a before & after pic, The before pic came out better but I will have to work on that..
    I've been having PC Troubles & didn't want to waist any more time on the photos..
    Thanks to everyone who replied..
    BTW I haven't measured anything..
    I pretty much removed material till it felt good in my hands
    It doesn't rubb me nearly as bad as before & it's smoother there now..
    Gary

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  7. shortstack

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    i went to a shoot on sunday. my middle finger is still sore from the trigger guard. thanks for posting this in up. ill do it and see how much of a difference it makes.
     
  8. ede

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    i use a air powered die grinder and carbide rotery files to do mine and then a sanding flap to smooth it out a bit. i never took anything apart to do it. mine is much more radical than most.
     
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    Thanks for the info ... looks great. I'll be doing mine just the same way asap.
    Ken
     
  10. Glocken-spiel

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    i had the same discomfort when i first shot my new glock. you're mod will help you, i'm sure. but i suggest you shoot it a few more times again before you take any more off. you may find, as i did, that the next time (or two) you won't feel the discomfort anymore! that came as a surprise to me. just a thought.
     
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    Here's my attempt

    Darn, pics didn't show
     
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    now i think i got it
     
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  13. hickok45

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    Here's a look at my G26 Trigger Guard.
     

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    Thanks for posting this thread, I have been wanting to do this
    but didn't really know how to go about it, so I just left it as is.
    I have large hands, I'm right handed and my knuckles are bigger
    on that hand. My middle finger knuckle that rides under the
    trigger guard always hurts after firing my 21 and has always bothered
    me. Knuckle against the trigger guard is like a bowling ball
    against a parking curb. Holding it in my
    left hand it fits great due to the different size, but I can't shoot
    left handed. I'm going to try this method and go slow and try to
    get a better fit and feel for my 21. Thanks.
     
  15. mclaren

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    Just did this mod to my G33 last weekend. It is the greatest improvement so far. I rounded the front of the trigger guard in the past and was pleased with the results. I removed a good bit of material for my thick hands. It feels like a totally different gun.

    This mod especially helps when grip area is abbreviated on compacts and subcompacts where you really have to choke-up on the grip.
     
  16. TexasPOff

    TexasPOff "Tactical Hobbit"

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    What I have actually found that the part that causes the "Glock Knuckle" is where the bend is in the trigger guard. The bend is rather small and abrupt. My modification just smooths out the bend a bit. Under recoil the bend will beat, or mash the knuckle. When I smooth out the bend, it allows more room for your knuckle, and don't mash your knuckle. It doesn't take much at all, and you can hardly see where the work was done. It elliminates the knckle pounding of the trigger guard. Just FYI, if you notice, "Glock Knuckle" was not as much of an issue with the 2nd gen pistols. The finger humps shove you second finger into the bottom of the trigger guard. Just my two cents...

    PS great vids by the way Hickok45....:cop:TXPO
     
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