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Posted: 9/15/2004 11:08:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 11:09:33 PM EST by chrome1]
I Finally got a chance to shoot the new Model 20 that I picked up a few weeks ago .

While firing it I noticed I could feel the slide grazing the web of my hand .
I found that I had to adjust my grip lower then the natural grab position , I know
it's just a matter of time before this bites me . Has anyone else run across this ?

Here are some pics to illustrate what I’m talking about using an H&K for comparison :



I know it's my fault for not noticing it before I bought it , but I was looking for the
best 10mm out there and the 20 is touted to be it .

I'm keeping it , but I hope I don't end up saying ............. This Bites
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:09:55 PM EST
I dont have that problem here, but my hands are smaller.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:11:26 PM EST
I have normal sized hands and no bite on my G35
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:15:02 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 2:12:04 AM EST
I have small hands and I have never been bitten.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 3:00:51 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 3:03:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By Aimless:
No



+1

Well, I guess they could bite you, depending on whether you're looking at the front sight or staring down the muzzle...
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 5:50:28 AM EST
Shouldn't be a problem- While I admit the slide runs close- I've never been bit.

PS- Those are great pics which illustrate why the Glock is so slick for shooting. Note how close the sites are to the web of your hand, nice and low. Also note how the barrel is set in close to your hand, nice and low. These equal- fast site acquisition as your hand is a part of your body your eyes can find your hand as a natural extension of you body... Due to the pistol becoming an extension of your hand it is easy for a natural point of aim- if you extend your trigger finger along the side of the pistol- your index "pointing" finger will run on the slide in line with the barrel; shooting is as natural as pointing your finger. The barrel being set low reduces axis for recoil, thus being a more comfortable pistol to shoot.

Sly
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:18:51 AM EST
Chrome 1,

All of my Glocks bite me. I lift weights alot and I have medium size hands. That muscle between my thumb and forefinger protrudes and I have a scar there from thousands of rounds through Glocks. The duty holster I use requires me to push the gun in deeper and then remove it. This compounds the problem but it does force me to grip higher (closer to the bore axis). The good news is that now I have some pretty tough hide there and it won't bleed until I shoot at least 500 rounds. So......shoot more and the problem will get better.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:21:33 AM EST
I have huge hands and any 1911 I use without a beavertail will leave me bloody. I can sometimes feel the Glock slide brush my hand, but I have never received any mark or cut from one.

Field of experience: 21, 26, 30, 22, 35, 17, and I have shot a borrowed 10mm before.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 11:47:04 AM EST
No.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 12:32:43 PM EST
I have never been bit by the 17,19 & 26's I have shot over the years.

I would not like to be on the reciveing end!

later,

Badredfish

Link Posted: 9/17/2004 12:41:25 PM EST
They never bit me.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 12:44:03 PM EST
Have G20 and G29.

Never bitten.

Danny
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:39:02 PM EST
I've got Glock models 23, 30 and 34 and I've never been bitten and seldom even been barked at. I find that I need to hold my Glocks higher than other pistols to achieve stability and accuracy, but this is probably just me and my shooting style.

Dave
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:52:54 PM EST
I have very large hands (I'm 6'7") and my Glocks slightly bite me. Never to the point of blood (like 1911s with my thumb on top of the safety) just a small red mark. One of the results of Glocks having a low bore axis and high grip that reduces muzzle flip so effectively.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 9:33:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By chrome1:
I Finally got a chance to shoot the new Model 20 that I picked up a few weeks ago .

While firing it I noticed I could feel the slide grazing the web of my hand .
I found that I had to adjust my grip lower then the natural grab position , I know
it's just a matter of time before this bites me . Has anyone else run across this ?

Here are some pics to illustrate what I’m talking about using an H&K for comparison :

img.photobucket.com/albums/v347/chrome_1/BackStrap.jpg

I know it's my fault for not noticing it before I bought it , but I was looking for the
best 10mm out there and the 20 is touted to be it .

I'm keeping it , but I hope I don't end up saying ............. This Bites hr


only the other end bites
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 9:58:45 PM EST
i've fairly large paws, and have shot all of the glock pistol frame sizes without being bitten. without a grip extension the 26/27 come close due to having to grip high.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 10:00:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By I-M-A-WMD:

PS- Those are great pics which illustrate why the Glock is so slick for shooting. Note how close the sites are to the web of your hand, nice and low. Also note how the barrel is set in close to your hand, nice and low. These equal- fast site acquisition as your hand is a part of your body your eyes can find your hand as a natural extension of you body... Due to the pistol becoming an extension of your hand it is easy for a natural point of aim- if you extend your trigger finger along the side of the pistol- your index "pointing" finger will run on the slide in line with the barrel; shooting is as natural as pointing your finger. The barrel being set low reduces axis for recoil, thus being a more comfortable pistol to shoot.

Sly



+1
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 3:53:00 AM EST
I've never been bit by a Glock. Including my wife's G26.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:43:24 AM EST
Yes Glocks can bite, in exactly the manner described. I believe Robar has a grip modification (looks like a beavertail) that fixes this problem.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:48:40 AM EST
I always have a good bite on the heel of my palm after shooting my 19 in IDPA matches. My palm is wide enough that I get pinched between the base plate on the mag and the bottom of the frame when the mag is seated.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 10:11:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2004 10:13:12 AM EST by GTZ]
no, 15 years, g17, g19, g26, avg hands

I want a G20, and used don't scare me in a glock, so if it does not work for you I will buy it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:07:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2004 4:08:16 PM EST by Boom_Stick]
My hands are so big, I had a trough cut between my thumb and forefinger of my shooting hand, just so I could shoot my Glock!
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 10:55:22 AM EST
what!!! are you guys otters, or some form of radiological mutants with webbed hand and feet?
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 11:04:09 AM EST
your simply choking up to high on the frame my 35 was biting me when I first got.... I was used to the G21 which is much wider, and has never bitten me grasping the pistools the same causes the 35 to bite me after shooting the 35 solo for a few weeks I over came the grip problem and now can shoot either just fine.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:33:53 PM EST
it doesn't bite, BUT my G21 leaves slide rail marks the only thing that bite was my colt nrm 1911 (no beavertail grip)
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 7:24:16 PM EST
I have never seen anyone bitten by a GLOCK.

THe low bore axis is a VERY good thing, especially with the 10mm.
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