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Glock 26 1/2 or 19 1/2? Any one?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by KEMOSABEJR1, May 8, 2014.

  1. KEMOSABEJR1

    KEMOSABEJR1 EUGENE Member

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    I like longer sight radiuses. I have a better chance of hitting what I am aiming at with a 4" barrel, but with the glock, I get stuck with a grip that prints when I carry as I am only 150 pounds soaking wet. Do I go with a Glock 19 and print the grip through my shirt, or loose sight radius and go with the sub-compact? I chose to go another route! Before you all yell at me and say that my warrantee from block is dead, I didn't care. I took a gen 2 G19, carefully as I could cut the grip down to a Glock 26 length! Now I have the best of both worlds! My first time I got a little off with my grip angle so there is less material on the front of the grip than the rear, but it still works great! I am thinking of producing a product that you could put a Glock into, slide the assembly into a cut off saw, and cut the grip down to the right size and angle. Then it would need to be finish sanded and away you go! Have a G19 and cut it to a 26? No problem. Have a G17 and want a 19 length? no problem, add a spacer. I am trying to see if there is a market for something like this as the prototype will be spendy. Shoot me a note and tell me what you think. Pics coming soon!
     
  2. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I have a friend who cut the grip on his G17 down to the G19 length, it works well for him. It's a thing some folks do.
     
  3. dirtysteve

    dirtysteve Lincoln City, OR Member

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    actually sounds like a good idea. I have a 19 and want to get a 26 for that reason. 19 is a great shooting gun but yes, it does stick out a little. Looking forward to the pics!
     
  4. KEMOSABEJR1

    KEMOSABEJR1 EUGENE Member

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    Like I said... too much off the front. But wait! With the soon to be new grip clip... you too could cut your 17 to a 19. Or a 19 to 26! Coming soon to a garage near you!

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  5. PinoyBoy

    PinoyBoy Snohomish County, WA Member

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    I was about to do the gen4 19 to 26 route, I was even thinking of 17 to 26. I ended up getting an XDs 4.0 in 9mm when it went on sales at Cabela's last month. I've only taken it shooting twice, but I like it so far.
     
  6. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I use an ACE case soft iwb holster. It's designed to allow you to tuck a shirt in. Granted I'm chubby, but the pistol sits really low and I don't think you would have the grip printing issue.

    Your idea would make it easier for sure... for the DIYers. I was interested in buying a separate frame/lower for my G17 so I could do the g19 cut and make the G17 a G19 long slide, but I sold the 17 and just bought the 19.
     
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  7. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    The other option that may or may not be just as cheap - picking up a Caspian or Lone Wolf long slide for your current G26 or 19 - they have slides/barrels that come in the next-size up yet work with the 19/26 locking blocks. You get the benefits of the longer slide and sight radius, without risking your frame.
     
  8. WashCoDad

    WashCoDad Beanerton Active Member

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    Longer barrel swapped into a 26/27 seems like the answer to me as well.
     
  9. Greywhisker

    Greywhisker Member

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    You could trim the grip but honestly, the printing likely isn't as bad as you think it is.
     
  10. Dapapadon

    Dapapadon Gladstone, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The longer sight radius should help. But... I can shoot my 26 as well as my 19. Doesn't seem to make a difference to me. I do perfer the 26 over the 19. And I don't carry, just plink.