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30-06-2012, 16:19 #1
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- Jul 2010
- Durbanville, Cape Town
Glock Gen 4 backstraps.... Beware the "bite"
So I got my brand new Glock 21 in its case, opened it and low and behold.. new toys to fit to the Glock... Backstraps. Naturally, (and without first putting a few rounds few her just to see how she handles), I proceeded to attach the large backstarp to the weepon (as I have fairly large mits) and she felt quite comfortable in the hand... So off to the range I went to classify in CDP.
After (and during the first two stages) of the shoot I noticed some bleeding and grooves on my gun hand... The slide bit me!!!
What I figured out was that by putting on the backstrap, my gun hand naturally went higher up teh grip when I drew and aimed the weapon, thus causing the slide to "bite me". My first reaction was to get a grip force adapter to put some distance between my hand and the slide (which I think would work great - also add the 1911 look....).
However, and without spending another dime, I simply removed the backstrap and shot my club shoot today without any problems whatsoever... There were loads of space for the slide to pass over the hand!
All in all, even with big hands, the standard size grip works perfectly well, without the need for any backstraps!
Just my 2c worth (and maybe I may prevent some pain for someone..)
30-06-2012, 16:57 #2
Re: Glock Gen 4 backstraps.... Beware the "bite"
i found the same with my !7. i have large hands and using the gen4 without the backstraps are the bestlive out your imagination , not your history.
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