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Posted: 1/31/2011 1:29:39 PM EDT
Recently did a grip chop and grip reduction on my G 17. Fits my hand much better and when I carry it, it is much easier to conceal with the shorter grip. I used spray on bedliner to finish the roughed up areas in using some "dabbing" methods of simply spraying some on a plate them using a course spounge to dab it on in the areas I thought it needed.
I included a picture of a normal G17 mag to give a visual image of how much shorter the G19 grip is compared to the G17 grip length. While I was at it I polished the breech, barrel and the trigger engagment areas to lighten the trigger pull to roughly 4.5 lbs.
I think it turned out well. I did aggressive stipple on the front and back and left the sides fairly smooth for comfort when carrying.

Only thing left to do is put some XS 24/7 big dots on it. It's not a target pistol so I dont mind having that huge front sight.









Link Posted: 1/31/2011 1:44:11 PM EDT
I like it a lot. It looks very well thought out and executed. 10/10
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 1:48:53 PM EDT
Wow, good on you dude. I would not have the testicular fortitude to go hacking away at my Glock.

Enjoy and stay safe.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:54:32 PM EDT
Wow, that may be the ugliest handgun I have ever seen. I'm glad it's more functional for you, but wow.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:28:46 PM EDT
Good job. It takes nutz to go hackin on a $500 piece of plastic.

Look out, it's addicting.

Here's mine, so far, I'm tryin to stay away from the bedliner.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:44:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:48:31 PM EDT
Hey, you paid good money for it and its yours. Its fun to customize your items to your liking. I was pissed Glock didnt put a light rail on the Gen 4 baby 26 & 27, so I took a small tri-file to my Gen3 26 and after many painstaking hours I made a light rail on my G26. Now my pocket rocket hosts my Viridian subcompact green laser & light. The C5L unit fits perfectly in front of the trigger guard and doesnt exceed the muzzle nor below the trigger guard. Still fits in my pocket holster with the laser/light.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:50:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AFCarbon15:
Good job. It takes nutz to go hackin on a $500 piece of plastic.

Look out, it's addicting.

Here's mine, so far, I'm tryin to stay away from the bedliner.http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af357/ligaf2000/G17Cut-DownStippledwStippledMag.jpg


Dang, good work. That looks very nicely done.

OP hate to say it but you could take a cue from this one.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 5:26:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hecklinghorse:
Hey, you paid good money for it and its yours. Its fun to customize your items to your liking. I was pissed Glock didnt put a light rail on the Gen 4 baby 26 & 27, so I took a small tri-file to my Gen3 26 and after many painstaking hours I made a light rail on my G26. Now my pocket rocket hosts my Viridian subcompact green laser & light. The C5L unit fits perfectly in front of the trigger guard and doesnt exceed the muzzle nor below the trigger guard. Still fits in my pocket holster with the laser/light.


Got a photo of that? I'd sure like to see it.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 6:01:48 PM EDT
elemo, if I knew how to post pics I would. I'm not much of a computer guy
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 5:54:25 AM EDT
I've had people say "why not just buy a G19 and it would be the right size already?"
well I have the G17 already and its not being used, so why not chop it? Besides I like the regular G17 slide length accuracy, just hated the grip size for concealed carry.
Already got a buddy wanting me to do the chop on his G19 into a G26 length.........I wont charge him but I'll nake him assist me so he can see how to do it later.
Im big on learning and If I just do it for him , he wont appreciate it as much.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 8:37:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2011 8:38:36 AM EDT by JonnyVain]

Originally Posted By FortyFiveAutomatic:
Originally Posted By AFCarbon15:
Good job. It takes nutz to go hackin on a $500 piece of plastic.

Look out, it's addicting.

Here's mine, so far, I'm tryin to stay away from the bedliner.http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af357/ligaf2000/G17Cut-DownStippledwStippledMag.jpg


Dang, good work. That looks very nicely done.

OP hate to say it but you could take a cue from this one.

There's no comparison. AF hardly did anything besides put some grip tape on it.


ETA: And what's with the double thread, and responses getting added to both of them?
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 8:43:26 AM EDT
Anybody ever try putting a 17 slide on a 19 frame? Would it work? I see that TacSol is making a 17/22 conversion, wondering if that would work on a 19.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 9:46:53 AM EDT
The dust cover on the 19/23 frame is to small for a 17/22 slide. I believe that LW makes some type of conversion.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 10:20:55 AM EDT
just saw ar"s mag well is that glock factory or is that what your saying you did
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 10:39:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JonnyVain:

Originally Posted By FortyFiveAutomatic:
Originally Posted By AFCarbon15:
Good job. It takes nutz to go hackin on a $500 piece of plastic.

Look out, it's addicting.

Here's mine, so far, I'm tryin to stay away from the bedliner.http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af357/ligaf2000/G17Cut-DownStippledwStippledMag.jpg


Dang, good work. That looks very nicely done.

OP hate to say it but you could take a cue from this one.

There's no comparison. AF hardly did anything besides put some grip tape on it.


ETA: And what's with the double thread, and responses getting added to both of them?


I'll take a almost-stock-looking conversion like AFCarbon15 did all day every day over something that looks like it was in a house fire.
Nicely done, AF.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 10:48:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By THOLL223:
Anybody ever try putting a 17 slide on a 19 frame? Would it work? I see that TacSol is making a 17/22 conversion, wondering if that would work on a 19.

The 17 barrel won't go in the 19. The lugs are different. The 19 barrel/slide can go on a 26.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 10:52:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2011 10:53:49 AM EDT by JonnyVain]

Originally Posted By familyman357:
Originally Posted By JonnyVain:

Originally Posted By FortyFiveAutomatic:
Originally Posted By AFCarbon15:
Good job. It takes nutz to go hackin on a $500 piece of plastic.

Look out, it's addicting.

Here's mine, so far, I'm tryin to stay away from the bedliner.http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af357/ligaf2000/G17Cut-DownStippledwStippledMag.jpg


Dang, good work. That looks very nicely done.

OP hate to say it but you could take a cue from this one.

There's no comparison. AF hardly did anything besides put some grip tape on it.


ETA: And what's with the double thread, and responses getting added to both of them?


I'll take a almost-stock-looking conversion like AFCarbon15 did all day every day over something that looks like it was in a house fire.
Nicely done, AF.

ETA: Dam, I agree now. I didn't even realize he did a grip chop.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 11:00:23 AM EDT
that would be the only way id ever own a glock again.
Originally Posted By AFCarbon15:
Good job. It takes nutz to go hackin on a $500 piece of plastic.

Look out, it's addicting.

Here's mine, so far, I'm tryin to stay away from the bedliner.http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af357/ligaf2000/G17Cut-DownStippledwStippledMag.jpg


Link Posted: 2/1/2011 11:01:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2011 11:14:25 AM EDT by AFCarbon15]
Yup grip is bobbed. I left the tail behind the mag at the bottom of the backstrap, similar to a factory G26.

Also, I guess its hard to tell in that pic, but it's not grip tape, it's stippled. I also filled the backstrap, but didn't do a true reduction. I left the factory hump.

Didn't intend to hijack the thread or discount the OP's work. In fact quite the opposite.

A little better pic of the chopped grip



Closer shot of the stippling. Its pretty conservative as this in an EDC rig.



Link Posted: 2/1/2011 11:04:40 AM EDT
so is it possible to go the other way and get a 19 slide to work on a 17 frame?
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 11:22:17 AM EDT
Nice work on the grip chop AF, I like how the mags fit flush in mine also. The factory 17 had a huge gap adding even more length to the grip.
Whoever made the statment about mine looking like it was in a house fire, I'm not sure where that comes from, simply took off the finger grooves and did stippling front and back.
Anyways its more functional as the tool it is intended to be. If I wanted pretty I would bring out pictures of my 1911s.....haha
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 11:22:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By eternal24k:
so is it possible to go the other way and get a 19 slide to work on a 17 frame?

No, the lugs on the barrels are different.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 12:01:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cessna-pilot:
Nice work on the grip chop AF, I like how the mags fit flush in mine also. The factory 17 had a huge gap adding even more length to the grip.
Whoever made the statment about mine looking like it was in a house fire, I'm not sure where that comes from, simply took off the finger grooves and did stippling front and back.
Anyways its more functional as the tool it is intended to be. If I wanted pretty I would bring out pictures of my 1911s.....haha


"More functioal"

Exactly! For me he part I cut off of the trio was excess, maybe I just have small hands. But to make it much more concealable and only lose 2 rounds, it was well worth it. I modify everything and enjoy knowing I made something more useful (to me anyway) until cutting it, my ol G17 never left the safe. Now it's my EDC 80% of the time.

Do a follow-up in a jmonth or so, let us know how the bedliner is holding up.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 12:22:00 PM EDT
Will do, most of the texture you see is the aggressive stippling and I used the bed liner just to cover the white color of the epoxy that was showing through the back of the grip. Seems fairly tough stuff but we shall see in the real world of concealed carry.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 4:47:15 PM EDT
Wow, that looks really good!
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