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I don't have a glock but been borrowing my friends G17 many times and I can't seem to like the feel of the grip. It's just too blocky and flat on the sides, plus the fact that its polymer, it slips quite easily when firing especially when hands perspire. I guess a Hogue would solve this though, am I correct? If so, then that would be fine.



The other issue is the way the trigger guard rubs against my middle finger. Think its too wide? I know I'm gripping correctly because the trigger guard is somewhere between the 1st and 2nd joint of my middle finger (and not on top of the 2nd joint, which would happen if one overgrips). I couldn't find a post anywhere that talks about this problem. I guess I've just been very persistent into seeing if a Glock would work for me because they're really cheap here, and considering their general reliability. BTW, tried also the G19, G21SF, G35, but all with the same problem. Noticeable immediately upon gripping the gun. Anyone?
 

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sherpa said:
Any experiences on the issue with Glocks' trigger guard?


It's just the nature of the beast. If you have a big knuckle it will rub there. I have a callus right at the same spot from shootin all my guns, not just the Glock.



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sherpa said:
The other issue is the way the trigger guard rubs against my middle finger. Think its too wide? I know I'm gripping correctly because the trigger guard is somewhere between the 1st and 2nd joint of my middle finger (and not on top of the 2nd joint, which would happen if one overgrips).


That is the glokc training indeicator. If your strong hand midle finger isn't bleeding, you haven't been practicing enough.



You are far from the only one who experiences that.
 

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I put the custom cut grip tape ( forget the brand name ) on my Glocks. They make them with both

the skateboard type grip finish and rubber type grip panels.



I went to a school last year where I shot over 2000 rounds over 3 days, and I had a big callous on

my middle finger, PLUS my palm was very sensitive for about two weeks. I didn't even want to see

a firearm for a couple weeks after I got back!!!!!
 

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I put the custom cut grip tape ( forget the brand name ) on my Glocks. They make them with both

the skateboard type grip finish and rubber type grip panels.



I went to a school last year where I shot over 2000 rounds over 3 days, and I had a big callous on

my middle finger, PLUS my palm was very sensitive for about two weeks. I didn't even want to see

a firearm for a couple weeks after I got back!!!!!


Oh, so do these all mean there's no hope for this issue?
 

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[quote name='EMTCOP']I put the custom cut grip tape ( forget the brand name ) on my Glocks. They make them with both

the skateboard type grip finish and rubber type grip panels.



I went to a school last year where I shot over 2000 rounds over 3 days, and I had a big callous on

my middle finger, PLUS my palm was very sensitive for about two weeks. I didn't even want to see

a firearm for a couple weeks after I got back!!!!!


Oh, so do these all mean there's no hope for this issue?[/quote]



I dunno. The grip tape just helps keep the pistol steady in my hand, no slippage. I am still a Glock

guy, and I will just live with the sore middle finger until I find a solution. I haven't shot this much through my MP 9 at one time, but I haven't found any problems with it while shooting it recreationally.
 

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sherpa, You can remove approximately 50% of the trigger guard only where it contacts your finger with emory cloth for a better fit. You can use a round dowel (same size as finger) wrapped with course, then fine emory cloth then polish. Works fine and does not effect reliability.
 

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thanks for the advise, JBP55. Can you PM me what emory cloth is and looks like? And also what you mean by 'wrapped w/ course'. Thanks.
 

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sherpa, commonly called sandpaper. Put sandpaper over dowel as you would wrap a piece of bread around a hot dog. It comes in sheets or rolls, smaller number is more course and larger number is finer. Course examples are #180 or below, medium #200 to #320 and fine above #320. You can even use your finger if you do not have a round object such as a dowel. It can be polished smooth with any metal polish. All available at Wal Mart,Home Depot, etc.
 

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Undercut the trigger guard, remove the finger grooves, and stipple the grip. Problem solved.





1. Is that trigger guard undercut already? Nice work, doesn't look like it was undercut. Just sanded?

2. Is that grip tape? What kind?
 

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Yes, the trigger guard is undercut; it's just hard to tell from the angle. Look how thick the guard is to the left of the area where your top finger rests.

There is no grip tape; it is permanently stippled using heat
 

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[quote name='gsarg']


By the way, where did you get that 'cap' that covers the opening behind the magazine?[/quote]

It is a Deep6 plug that I got from Glockmeister (I believe).
 

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You can go a little further up and radius the sides of the trigger guard without getting the guard weak.



I did this for a guy that had the same issue as yours, he had really soft hands, musta been a banker.

 

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Go dig bare-handed in gravel or work as a blacksmith for a little. Your hands will develop all the friction they'll ever need!



 
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