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My "Chopped" Glock 22

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by 180gr40, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. 180gr40

    180gr40 N. Snohomish Co., Washington Member

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    Hello Fellow Enthusiasts! I just wanted to post some pictures of my latest minor project. It's much more accurate than my Kahr MK, yet it conceals just as well with my wears of choice. Feel free to tell me what you think.

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  2. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    Pretty well done. What's next? Chop the barrel and slide down a bit? ;)
     
  3. 180gr40

    180gr40 N. Snohomish Co., Washington Member

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    No! I didn't like the sight radius of my old G27. This gives me the best of both worlds.
     
  4. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Can you send pix of the chopped area.... instructions?
     
  5. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Looks different and I kinda dig it... reminds me of the XDs lol. So does this void your factory life time warranty?
     
  6. 180gr40

    180gr40 N. Snohomish Co., Washington Member

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    I'll have to take some more pictures this next week.
     
  7. 180gr40

    180gr40 N. Snohomish Co., Washington Member

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    This is an old police trade-in so I'm not too worried about warranties. Plus I don't put anything hot through it anyway; just the slow, heavy stuff. It grips just like a G27, but with the heavier, longer slide, the recoil seems to be more manageable.
     
  8. Barone20

    Barone20 Damascus, Or Active Member

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    That looks sweet.
     
  9. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    Looks like you did a pretty nice job on that one. Post a pic without the slipon grip, I'd like to see more detail.
     
  10. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    That is very interesting. How do you do that without ruining the polymer?
     
  11. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    We all have our preferences. I have a Glock 26 and with the standard 10 rd magazine it is very difficult for me to grip the gun well enough to hit anything with it. I shoot a lot better when I use a Glock 19 mag with a spacer, or a G26 mag with a pinky extension.
     
  12. 180gr40

    180gr40 N. Snohomish Co., Washington Member

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    I'll get to a camera this weekend.
     
  13. 180gr40

    180gr40 N. Snohomish Co., Washington Member

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    I cut it with a coping saw, bench grinder, file, and sandpaper. I had initially thought that the polymer might melt on contact with high-speed cutting/grinding, but it just comes off as a very fine powder. The most annoying part of the project was the cleanup - I finally got my air hose to get into all of the nooks inside the frame and it cleaned up quite well. If I was to do it again to another frame, I would make sure that lubricating oils are minimized before cutting.
     
  14. 180gr40

    180gr40 N. Snohomish Co., Washington Member

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    I understand what you mean by the grip, but that's the compromise you have to deal with to get something like this to conceal so well. After 1K rounds or so, you just get used to gripping it better with those two middle fingers. I did like the pinky extension on my G27, but my wife could detect it on my side if I was to move certain ways. With this pistol, she said that she can't see it at all; even with the longer slide. As with many issues concerning firearms, there has to be some kind of compromise.
     
  15. gunjunky

    gunjunky Arlington, WA Active Member

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    That is an interesting idea and looks well done. Have fun shooting and carrying it. Now that you have that you have no more need for that 35 so send it my way, LOL.
     
  16. 180gr40

    180gr40 N. Snohomish Co., Washington Member

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    I have two G35's; one for my wife and one for me. We love them way too much to ever let them go. I plan on putting 50K rounds through mine. If you want a Kahr MK40, then we can talk.
     
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    180gr40 N. Snohomish Co., Washington Member

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    2012-04-15-03E1.jpg 2012-04-15-05E1.jpg 2012-04-15-09E1.jpg 2012-04-15-10E1.jpg 2012-04-15-12E1.jpg

    As per some requests, here are some close-up pictures. Please forgive my outdated, substandard camera.

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    180gr40 N. Snohomish Co., Washington Member

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    2012-04-15-15E1.jpg

    And just for kicks, here it is with a G35 slide.

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