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Post subject: Grip modification
Post Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:16 pm
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Grip, as it pertains to the fundamentals of marksmanship is by far the least understood fundamental. Liking the feel of a particular firearm in the store does not mean you will like or be able to manage the recoil on the range. Properly managing the recoil translates into efficiency. To accomplish this we must learn to properly grip and then we can look at modifying the weapon to aid in this.
Shooters have been modifying the Glock grip for years. Glocks tend to be a little "blocky" and the older generation Glocks can be a little too smooth. A common modification is to reduce parts of the grip and stipple the grip with the purpose of aiding recoil management.
Over the years I have modified dozens of polymer framed handguns, most of them Glocks. The photo is of a recent Glock I modified next to one that is not been modified so you can compare.

A few tips if you are looking to modify your polymer frame...
1. Modification is no substitute for the fundamentals. Learn the fundamentals first.
2. Don't send off the gun and pay for packaged modification. The gun should be modified specifically to you. Reducing the back strap, front strap and trigger guard should be done with the shooter present so you can keep checking the grip. Some people want more off, some want less.
3. Stippling needs to be done with common sense. The first gun I stippled I went crazy. I did the entire grip and I did it so the result was very abrasive. This gun would stick to your hand... but it also snagged clothing and if worn against the skin for concealment was unbearable. I also wasted a ton of time stippling areas that didn't need to be stippled just so it looked even. This isn't about looks, it is about functionality.
4. You can ruin the gun by taking too much off. If you plan on doing this yourself I suggest plenty of research and take your time.

If you are interested in a grip modification please send me a PM or use the information in the contact us section of the website.
We can accomplish a grip modification in about 3 hours. This is a private live fire session where we meet with the client and explore options on the range. While at the range we make the appropriate adjustments and stipple on site. The client is part of the entire process to ensure the modifications are 100% correct.

Stay Safe, Andrew

To whom much is given much is expected

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Post subject: Re: Grip modification
Post Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:34 pm
Just to address a few questions that came up via PMs.

1. I don't do designs or art work with in the stippling. It is strictly functional stippling.

2. The stippling can be as fine or as course as you want it.

3. If you don't like the stippling as far as want the coarseness more or less abrasive we can play around with it several times before we get too thin on original material.

4. The finger grooves are easily removed if requested.

5. All of the guns I have done over the years have had the trigger guard under cut. This is the removal of material under the trigger guard which allows your hands to ride higher on the axis of recoil and aids in grip.

Stay Safe, Andrew

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http://apexshooting.com

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