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SSGN_Doc 08-04-2012 11:53 AM

Glock chop. G17 grip to accept G19 mags
 
I've had a high mileage G17 for quite a while now. I also bought a G19 for better concealed carry. Having both, I liked the fact that my 19 could use the 17 mags. Then I got to thinking. (I know, this usually leads to trouble.) It would be nice if both pistols could use both mags. This lead to some internet searching, and then I decided to go ahead and get some tools in hand and commit to the job.

http://i46.tinypic.com/dfzzw1.jpg

http://i46.tinypic.com/2lb2eeq.jpg

SSGN_Doc 08-04-2012 07:56 PM

Also dropped a Ghost 3.5# connector in it.

I like the new connector, shorter travel as well as shorter reset. Shoots pretty good still.
http://i49.tinypic.com/17bhq8.jpg

SSGN_Doc 08-08-2012 10:23 PM

And now stippled to add traction for sweaty hands in the hot humid weather.

http://i47.tinypic.com/v42tqe.jpg

MrWray 08-08-2012 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by SSGN_Doc
And now stippled to add traction for sweaty hands in the hot humid weather.

Youve done a good job on it

lyodbraun 08-08-2012 11:57 PM

Looks good, how much did you take off ??

mountainman13 08-09-2012 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by lyodbraun
Looks good, how much did you take off ??

Finally someone asked. Lol

SSGN_Doc 08-09-2012 12:33 AM

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Originally Posted by lyodbraun (Post 897491)
Looks good, how much did you take off ??

Just enough to make a G19 mag fit with minimal gap at the bottom of the grip.

SSGN_Doc 08-09-2012 12:36 AM

This is a picture of it a few years ago, before chopping the grip.

http://i47.tinypic.com/30kyr7p.jpg

yogiboobooranger 08-10-2012 03:13 PM

You did a fine job and the stippling looks great. I must say, you are much braver than I am!! Although I am able to tackle most anything mechanical, electrical, etc., the thought of ruining one of my guns by one slip of the cutting tool turns me away. Again, GREAT JOB!!

SSGN_Doc 08-10-2012 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by yogiboobooranger (Post 899295)
You did a fine job and the stippling looks great. I must say, you are much braver than I am!! Although I am able to tackle most anything mechanical, electrical, etc., the thought of ruining one of my guns by one slip of the cutting tool turns me away. Again, GREAT JOB!!

Removing material is easy. Putting it back is indeed much more challenging.

I did initial cuts with extra material left and then used a hand file to square everything up and slowly bring the grip length to where it is. Then very fine sand paper to the edges to deburr everything. Going slow has been a saving grace when working on guns. If I ever feel rushed or frustrated when working on a gun, I stop and take a break until I'm ready to continue at a pace I won't regret later.

I got over a lot of my fear of doing my own work on my guns after doing a 1911 froma a frame and slide kit. You get to assemble and disassemble. Fit and refit. Test and disassemble. Try over. A lot when you start to learn about putting a 1911 together properly. It gives a person an appreciation of why a 1911 costs so much more than a Glock in general.

So after taking files and stones to metal I find that filing and burning plastic is pretty easy, but also holds the danger of going too quickly. So, I hold back.


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