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Greetings all. Having moved from the 1911forum, this will be my first post on this board. I come here in search of wisdom from those who know more about firearms than myself, and I must say that I am very happy with this board's theme being free speech and all.

My question to you guys in the know, is this. Is it possible to slim down and contour a Glock handgun's angle so as to closely resemble the feel of a classic 1911? (including straight backstrap, round front strap, and adjust so the grip angle is similiar and/or identical) In addition, if this modification was possible, would it still be legal for competitions?

Thanks in advance,

-Jim
 

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Jim,

Glad to see you made it by. Welcome aboard!

You can do a lot to reshape a Glock to feel more 1911 like. In fact, Dane has a sideline to his shop, that most would not expect -- Glock work. He is getting pretty backed up with 1911 work, so I can't tell you anything about his desire to take on anymore of that work, but you can see what I mean about the frame reshaping by checking out the pics at his web site.

Robar also does this type of work. Neither one of them do much to enhance the looks of an already butt ugly gun, but it sure does a lot to radically alter the feel. Doing such things to your Glock will void your warranty. Not a problem in my view, but something to consider upfront.

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"...Neither one of them do much to enhance the looks of an already butt ugly gun...."

I like the way the butt looks!
 

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DD: How DARE you insult the aesthetics of our beloved "Combat Tupperware!" :lol: Welcome to the forum!

Your information about Dane and Robar doing grip reductions and the like is correct, however. The slimmest Glock yet is the single stack G-36. Maybe this gun could be whittled down in order to come close to feeling like an Officer's Model, but I leave confirmation of that to the experts listed above.

I think that the G-34 has the closest feel of a 1911, mostly due to having such a similar sight radius. The G-34 seems to be the IDPA gun of choice in the SSP division, and the 1911 on the other end of the spectrum. Of course, you could buy a Glock 21, and not only have a great gun, (that doesn't need to be modified out of the box at ALL,) but be able to shoot in SEVERAL Divisions of IDPA! :wink:

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A gunsmith local to me in the Philadelphia area does some of the most extensive Glock work I've seen. Pete Carber of Custom Arms Co. offers finger groove removal on new models, deep finger groove additions on any model - fitted to the customers hand, grip frame reduction and grip frame stippling.
Check out Andy Stanford's reveiw of a CAC
Glock 22 in the most recent "American Handgunner" magazine (May/June 2001); or view his website at "www.customarms.com".
(Forgive my complete computer illiteracy, guys, and in-ability to provide a direct link).
For those who care to know such things, my daily off-duty gun is a CAC Glock 23 with frame reduction, front finger grooves, deep stippling front, rear, and under the triggerguard, and Heinie Straight-Eight sights. Pete's stippling is aggressive; the gun will not move in your hand.
(He also does supurb 1911, Browning Hi-power, and Kahr work).
 
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