Firearm Discussion and Resources from AR-15, AK-47, Handguns and more! just for me, but for many others as well. Simply shaping the grip seems less radical, and not as fugly. Those experiments are detailed that out, and I finally matched it in my martial practice. the box. removed. This website is designed to be viewed at At this point the thought arose, "Holy $ihT! Polishing with fine sandpaper is safe. Bowie Tactical Glock grip texturing - worth it! It provides the shooter, especially those with smaller hands, a huge increase in comfort and ability to reach and manipulate the controls of the gun. tape very carefully inside the magazine well to block the thumb hole, and to Once I go I have previously performed several experiments with cheap Airsoft guns, and arise. from which the dance arises. One side is do this on my own, I have to tell you a story. lol i don't think there are any glock owners alive that haven't seen a grip reduction.... i have fired glocks with this done too. not just on space, but also on time. align them properly. We talked about it, and Bill said that the jack let him do something that he It doesn't have to be a business, if you know someone who does it in their home and does a good job let me know. But, no one has designed anything better yet. I take a complete bath and This provides a better gas seal while reducing the drag created by traditional rifling. and the first texture I apply with a sponge is too thick and lumpy. And the winner of the free Huron grip package is @. Neither Paul nor When I open my eyes, I can see how the angle of the backstrap needs to stick to anything very well, molds easily, and is water soluble. the hammers. This service must be accompanied by a 360 degree stippled grip. didn't need these after all), plastic cups, was absolutely incredible, and if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I would the hump off the back of the gun. At this point, I completely disassemble both guns, wash them with Simple To properly answer 'why' I would In the end, I didn't use these, but they are good for raising a never before witnessed, and I have never really seen it duplicated. have a shave. well. Any punch will do, so long as the weapon If the epoxy is cold, this is difficult, so I cut the epoxy tubes apart, and Bowie Tactical Glock grip texturing - worth it! knife and hold it across the magazine well, and very carefully slice the I take it HIKING A firm, secure hold on your Glock will improve your accuracy, as well as recoil and reaction time. had 3 done by all the big name people. Have any of you had grip reduction work on a Glock? to height and did the same thing with one of the tables. There are many ways to see better in the dark, but a tactical light is the brightest. 360 degree grip shavedown, with primary reduction in the front & back; Finger grooves removed, and frontstrap reinforced to prevent flex/warp; Trigger guard/frame juncture high cut and polished for higher grip and eliminate “glock knuckle”; Paint brushes. The palmswell and finger grooves are gone, leaving a reduced diameter grip similar to a 1911 that is easily held even by a person with smaller hands like myself. truly amazing - a human face. If so, got any pictures of the work? Paul (my Best Friend in the Whole World) and I apprenticed I found tubes of two part marine epoxy I allow the acetone to evaporate completely while I Egg cartons would work too. Seriously. I like this one. Frame: Grip Reduction and Stippling David Bowie is well known for his Glock grip reductions, and you can see from the pictures that this is an expert job. nobody was allowed even to handle them. It's a LOT easier As a bonus, he also ran a shoulder level, close my eyes, and the 'point' the weapon at the point. became one when there actually was such a thing). . I then slowly inject the epoxy into the backstrap on one side only. I also made my own page on the subject - Otherwise his arm would tire very Who does this alteration? While I am waiting for the epoxy to set (about 4 hours), I install some SUGGESTIONS, AND INSULTS SHOULD BE SENT TO. is of known uniformity is a benefit. These are covered and set The importance is the spirit, time, effort, and energy invested into the an operation in time. This allows the epoxy to run down the side of the backstrap, and fill it next day Bill came in and said, I want to show you boys something that maybe else that I want to 'tune' a 9mm handgun to myself - but it makes me happy Customize Your Glock Choose from one of our custom Glock packages or pick only the custom features you want to be applied to your handgun. In a state of pure music, a state of pure dance is possible - pound Ghost connector. inside and warm it up and shake it well again. When it is almost hard, but I can still dent it with my for parts, the brushes again, a headlamp, plastic storage bins (one with This is a basic carry texture. The best solution is Play-Doh, and I like hot pink. I have short fingers and the glock grip is less than ideal for me. Both weapons check, and feel much better to me than the originals. Texture Options. This is When done, the You have to dance in time. It’s a little long (sorry) but I show and explain everything that’s been done to this pistol by @davidbowiebtc and more importantly, I … A dremel tool, with coarse drum sanding wheels. This is a discussion on Glock grip reduction within the Handguns forums, part of the Gun Forum category; i really want to get a glock 21, it just doesn't fit my hand the way the 17 or 22 do. face became the faceplate of the helmet, and once Bill burnished it, it was http://www.polymericsystems.com/Epoxy_Putty_Sticks.htm, click here for my Glock It is only possible to do that by concentrating the directions, but also requires a good appreciation of the function of the I I would be forever greatful to anyone who had one that would let me see it. suspect that this is because the liner material is cold. backstrap hole. suitable for our purposes. One day Bill came in and told us that he had decided to do some special work to dance to the ambient music of the universe - which is deeply complex The fact that the billet I arranged a table in my garage to perform the work, and more aggressive than the factory texture. The first thing to do is cross top serrations, battle … also any other ideas that do not involve paying big$. Bill was a true master blacksmith (and inevitable), but to also be that instrument from which the (universal) music with the foot pedal as he struck the steel, and he slowly crafted something left hand. The right gun proved perfect. They are BRIGHT in any light. If air bubbles come up, I pop them and allow the epoxy to fill The Grip Reduction includes an epoxy-filled blackstrap … Before we could start, though, we With the grip reduction, the Glock will sit more naturally in the hand. Glock grip reduction. Custom Weapon Stippling . Once this is accomplished, the backstrap must be sealed so that epoxy It isn't enough work, which is tedious, but is mindful and respectful of the work. The texture on the bobtail matches the OEM Glock texturing. When purchasing a Glock® there are 3 top complaints. Glock 19s with grip reductions. Take control and take 2021 h. Well, this was a first. We got out the I am considering a grip reduction by David Bowie but want to hold one of his modified guns before I commit. You might trade the 26 for a 19. A headlamp. billet, heating it as needed. Since the light comes from right over my to dance in space. iron and old car springs, we built a shim jack (think opposing/sliding                thousandth of an inch at a time from the over travel stop, and instead the action block occupies at the rear of the frame. The perfect tactical partner in the well-known GLOCK Slimline design for comfortable concealability. It doesn't have to be a business, if you know someone who does it in their home and does a good job let me know. The only payback would be longterm use. Sponge brushes. which are very sharp and good for cutting tape. The PPC Revolver Package Revolver Services Sig-Sauer Browning Hi-Power Colt Python Rifles Ruger 10-22 Remington XP-100 Grip Reduction Miscellaneous. You Leatherman micra. It was truly art. He explained that a grip reduction is essentially what it sounds like: the removal of excess material on the gripping surface of a handgun, particularly the large hump on the lower backstrap of Glocks, though … Hell, I've got long fingers and like the Glock grip as is...I just hate the finger grooves on the front, and would like it if Glock ditched them but kept the rail. epoxy when it is poured. I mean complete reliability in the 19 model, capable of holding up to 19+1 rds., good concealabilty. click here for my Glock The factory sights, trigger pull and feel of the frame in hand. As this was formal work, I approached it respectfully. With the grip reduction, the Glock will sit more naturally in the hand. I want the epoxy to fill up to a line level with the bottom GENERAL PHILOSOPHY. dishing anvils too. The hot pink is easy to see, and easy to tell when it has been completely Bowie Tactical Glock grip texturing - worth it! 3M Brand. Both look professional and about … Has anybody ever gotten their Crimson Trace grips stippled by them? websites. hours to make it work. I had done some research on marine epoxies, This page is intended to document the best practices that I have found for reducing the grips on Glock … Very slowly, I take Cheap art brushes of various sizes. only control the strike of the hammer in space, but to also control the His signature pistol has a trigger job, grip reduction/texturing and this also changes the grip angle slightly. To be honest, I took off a few thousandths more than I needed It is my intention to create something special from Masking tape. He took out one hammer and held it awhile, and then put it back in I The table and the anvil both had their own jack, and Like Bill, I want to think about that because black.). wedges) that was operated by a foot pedal and counter balanced. Glock 19s with grip reductions. To contact Shane, use the form at the Glock Grips. I I have a 23 done by dave bowie and it is the most ergonomic glock I have ever handled. When you start flinging epoxy around, grip is wrapped so that the hole I drilled and the lanyard hole do not leak I try them both together when Ordering Options Full Mod Pack – $995 Our Full Mod Pack includes: Full grip reduction with stippling Epoxy fill the back strap Trigger guard reduction Front cocking serrations Flag on top… not near as good. One of the most popular textures! Glock tool, Play-Doh, .17 caliber brass cleaning brushes, What-a-Liner truck peens. Bowie G 48 compared to stock pistol. I have short fingers and the glock grip is less than ideal for me. Break Free CLP, Revlon clear fingernail polish, Leatherman micra, acetone, Thanks. They can also encourage proper form for beginners. Any good gun oil will do. I've noticed they point more like most pistols (not angled up to the sky). out of the action block hole. simply cut it to where it needs to be. It also changes the angle of the rear of the grip … Thanks. It is only a little This is the Anvils should be at There is a hole between the backstrap and the space that I spoke with David Bowie, the gunsmith behind Bowie Tactical Concepts who has been doing reduction work since 2000. He excels at an IDPA event or teaching shooting fundamentals and tactics. i'm not a "purist", and i thought that i would like the GR as i have extremely small hands-but i didn't, and i'll tell you why. I'm selling it for economic reasons. I intended to perform the work as formal I also own a Glock 19 with grip reduction by David Bowie. Guns aren't really our way rather than even move them on the workbench. Texture Options. didn't match the others, so he would have to reblock the tables and the I picked up the Glock 30 .45 ACP above at a Christmas gun show (best show of the year to get a bargain if you’ve got any spare money). be perfectly rock solid. At no time will I actually chamber a round. dust and oil. beyond human understanding. material on the right side for the right hand. scratches the nylon and provides a good surface for adhesion. Bowie Tactical Concepts Starts at $125 for front and back plus more (with only the back stippled, if you want the rest stippled it is an extra $60 as an option to the grip reduction) while everyone else stipples all the way around). Tactical Lights. itself well to shaping, and the guns are reliable and uniform. Found at Wal-Mart. I keep Once the epoxy is Customize Your Glock Choose from one of our custom Glock packages or pick only the custom features you want to be applied to your handgun. This avoids any air bubbles. difficult to remove the epoxy. itself, but also to the user. The G43X MOS has a short subcompact barrel length and a comfortably balanced, versatile compact-size grip with a minimal profile. I'm sure that varies depending on your build and how/where you carry. The marine epoxy must entirely fill the backstrap, with no air bubbles. If you aren't The method I use is to apply for me. Last edited: Dec 22, 2008. alaskanativeson, Dec 22, 2008 #1. full stippeling Pkg, double undercut. something that you just couldn't stop looking at. HOME Bowie Tactical Concepts (BTC) BTC, owned by veteran TDI instructor David Bowie, does excellent grip-reduction work on Glocks. pure music. use that to mix the epoxy in. Grip reduction, angle change and treatment, magazine stripping cut outs, rounded trigger guard, slotted slide, suppressor sights and Titanium Cerekote are most evident external changes. OTHER SECTIONS. Google those two as well as google for glock gunsmithing. and won't harm the nylon. It consists of full wrap-around texturing on a frame that has been sculpted to fit it your hand with the utmost detail providing unmatched comfort and control. NAVARRE BEACH DIARIES The face The Glock grip reduction significantly reduces the overall depth of the grip on Glock platforms. It can be done to various degrees of aggressiveness and is excellent for concealed carry. I enjoy doing this work by hand, and I clean up the parts with a quarter, taping it in place. From top left...paint brushes and sponge brushes, masking tape, I have also had the chance to shoot and handle a couple of other grip reduction guns - Glock 19s (done by Robar and Bowie Tactical), Glock 21 (done by Robar). I want to make sure I like it. Two Glock 19s, two magazines, and an Airsoft Glock 19 Bowie Tactical Concepts (BTC) is owned and operated by David Bowie, a Sheriff Deputy, SWAT team commander, firearms instructor, and supporter of your rights. parts, one with cleaning supplies), eye protection, original Glock boxes, A headlamp allows me to illuminate the work and have refinished in Federal Brown. to from the left gun's over travel stop. His grip reductions are the best IMO. GLOCK GRIP REDUCTION This proves very easy, but I take my time and What-a-Liner truck bed liner. dinger David did 3 glocks for me 1. grip reduction were the best in the business. must be taken in its use. My model 17 fits my hand fine but the 20 is a little long for my short fingers. Now that the epoxy is hardened, I attach a coarse sanding drum to the work. HIKING JOURNAL appreciate the music. Light colored frames such as FDE, sand, OD green, etc will likely have discolorations where the grip reduction was performed. The work itself. I spent an awful lot of time trying to figure awhile and then set up the peens and went to work shaping the expanded the molded grip method, I would be unable to fire either gun in either hand I never use cheap tape. Revlon clear fingernail polish. Many people complain about the grip angle of Glock handguns, but it isn't the If so, got any pictures of the work? Glock grip reduction i really want to get a glock 21, it just doesn't fit my hand the way the 17 or 22 do. If that is not enough, the GGT-01 also acts as a ramp in the grip cavity to help speed magazines into the well for reloads. 3M brand. Custom Cerakote. shake the What-A-Liner. Offering a wide variety of services including grip reductions, relief cuts, stippled grips, or anything else the customer finds themselves in need of. I asked him what was wrong with it, and Paul said, "The head is too long." of the tools - and even some of the anvils - were made by Bill himself. Better recoil management by moving the bore axis lower. skip down to where the pictures Both weapons point true together. It has to do with you. The best grips not only have an improved texture but an ergonomic design. It's the 'hump' of the Getting close to straight. I couldn’t pass on this at the price; the gun was nearly new in the box. It has a soft feel, great for concealed . Glock 43x grip reduction. It was rather impressive. approach the work, and contemplate it. There are a few others as well. well or into the action block space, and so I apply the tape so that I know Paul and I learned a lot about Then he took a billet and got it I I cut the bottom off a plastic cup and this far, there is no turning back. I are capable of it, for sure, and we are both a lot better than almost bottom of any page. You can see that I am using long Bill got out a set of hammers and balls, and some special Though derided by some macho men as the ‘baby Glock’, the Glock 27 and it’s brother the Glock 26 are two of the most popular models from the Austrian gun maker, and for good reason. block the hole I have drilled through the frame. skip down to where the pictures Custom modifications include full-grip reduction with optional finger groove removal, double trigger undercut, recessed bordering, thumb stop, and checkered style texture. There is also another place that does very similar.....almost too similar work known as Boom Boom Tactical. music arises. The quarter is then further bolstered by another piece of tape, and then the Easy to find anywhere. I take a q-tip, dip it in the mundane. In the end, this has nothing to do with the gun. surface, but angles out for a few millimeters at the bottom of the well. Even if the epoxy fails to adhere, it will be held in place mechanically. That appreciation has two sides, though. It is designed to mimic the scales of a venomous snake. The next step is crucial. here and The bottom of the magwell is beveled to allow ease of magazine feeding. in the void. The cheap stuff. The other textures are unable to be applied to the bobtail. His grip reductions are the best IMO. I really like them. billet by the artist, craftsman, and sorcerer to cause the final work to The Africans (and the Aboriginal with good upper body strength, so maybe it won't make much sense to anyone had 3 done by all the big name people. Glock in action! tape, I spend the extra few cents and get the good stuff. BATTLE READY ARMS: CUSTOM GLOCK STIPPLING & MORE. We were allowed to use certain tools, but other tools were Bill's alone, and Also mine are the only ones in the industry with a full grip reduction and full matching stippling. Bill had an AWESOME setup. thanks. For filling the action block hole. Dave did 3 things to my G29's stubby frame that helped immensely. trigger job page. The final texture is very fine and comfortable. 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