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My G17 is great. It has never missed a beat and has functioned 100%. As for accuracy, the sights are directly on point of aim at 15 paces. It is my go-to pistol for any occasion. The only thing I didn't like about the pistol is how it looked. I know that "looks" should be totally inconsequential to function, but it's my pistol, and I'll make it look the way I want.

I don't have a problem with the grip. It's perfect for my large hands, so "grip-reduction" is not necessary. What I don't like is the Glock's profile. I just don't like the way it looks. It's the trigger-guard "nose" that is the object of this post. I have seen posts that show the trigger-guard with a re-shaped nose. I like the look of a rounded trigger-guard. I don't wrap my weak hand finger around the trigger-guard, so removing the nose will not affect function. In the posts I've seen, the posters show pictures, but they are generally "before and after" examples.

So, to possibly help others, I decided to take some in-process photos to show the procedure. My pistol turned out exactly as I had envisioned. It now looks as if the pistol was made with a rounded trigger guard instead of a square nose. I was even able to leave some of the original Glock knurling on the front of the rounded trigger-guard. The job is certainly not difficult, and if done with patience, your efforts will be rewarded.

• Please note that the most important "tool" is the masking tape. Use it to lay out your plan and to protect areas you do not want to contact during grinding and sanding.
• The thickness of the vertical part of the trigger-guard is a little thicker than the horizontal part. Be aware of this when you blend the curve.
• Be careful not to sand the sides of the trigger-guard. You will not be able to match the existing finish. This is not so critical of the sanded curve. Using the masking tape will limit how far you sand along the vertical and horizontal planes. This does make a difference.

PHOTOS…
1. Mask off the areas that you do NOT want to sand.
2. This is the point of no return. The grinder is handy, but don't take off too much.
3. The intended curve is evident and the grinder can be put away. Put it away. Now. Back away from the grinder.
4. Re-mask if you need to use the grinder any further.
5. Hand sanding from here on out. Note the blending of the curve from vertical to horizontal.
6. Slow and steady. Wet the area to see your progress. Continually check the curve blend.
7. 98% finished. I want to do a little more finish sanding with a fine emory board tomorrow, but really nothing that will be noticeable.
8. It's done. This is the Glock profile I prefer.



 

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Nice job Ted, To too dont really like to hook on the trigger guard, but usually only on 19/23/32 size guns. I didnt a hook removal and trigger guard reduction on my 23. I usually tend to have the highest hold on my 23 out of all my GLOCKs, and get the "GLOCK Knuckle" really bad. The reduction I did on my 23s trigger guard made it perfect and I dont have any problems at all with it now.

 

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My G17 is great. It has never missed a beat and has functioned 100%. As for accuracy, the sights are directly on point of aim at 15 paces. It is my go-to pistol for any occasion. The only thing I didn't like about the pistol is how it looked. I know that "looks" should be totally inconsequential to function, but it's my pistol, and I'll make it look the way I want.

I don't have a problem with the grip. It's perfect for my large hands, so "grip-reduction" is not necessary. What I don't like is the Glock's profile. I just don't like the way it looks. It's the trigger-guard "nose" that is the object of this post. I have seen posts that show the trigger-guard with a re-shaped nose. I like the look of a rounded trigger-guard. I don't wrap my weak hand finger around the trigger-guard, so removing the nose will not affect function. In the posts I've seen, the posters show pictures, but they are generally "before and after" examples.

So, to possibly help others, I decided to take some in-process photos to show the procedure. My pistol turned out exactly as I had envisioned. It now looks as if the pistol was made with a rounded trigger guard instead of a square nose. I was even able to leave some of the original Glock knurling on the front of the rounded trigger-guard. The job is certainly not difficult, and if done with patience, your efforts will be rewarded.

• Please note that the most important "tool" is the masking tape. Use it to lay out your plan and to protect areas you do not want to contact during grinding and sanding.
• The thickness of the vertical part of the trigger-guard is a little thicker than the horizontal part. Be aware of this when you blend the curve.
• Be careful not to sand the sides of the trigger-guard. You will not be able to match the existing finish. This is not so critical of the sanded curve. Using the masking tape will limit how far you sand along the vertical and horizontal planes. This does make a difference.

PHOTOS…
1. Mask off the areas that you do NOT want to sand.
2. This is the point of no return. The grinder is handy, but don't take off too much.
3. The intended curve is evident and the grinder can be put away. Put it away. Now. Back away from the grinder.
4. Re-mask if you need to use the grinder any further.
5. Hand sanding from here on out. Note the blending of the curve from vertical to horizontal.
6. Slow and steady. Wet the area to see your progress. Continually check the curve blend.
7. 98% finished. I want to do a little more finish sanding with a fine emory board tomorrow, but really nothing that will be noticeable.
8. It's done. This is the Glock profile I prefer.
Excellent post, Ted... Thanks for the pictures and the step by step guide... very interesting.

Nice craftsmanship, too... It looks like it came from the facyory that way...
 

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Nice job Ted, To too dont really like to hook on the trigger guard, but usually only on 19/23/32 size guns. I didnt a hook removal and trigger guard reduction on my 23. I usually tend to have the highest hold on my 23 out of all my GLOCKs, and get the "GLOCK Knuckle" really bad. The reduction I did on my 23s trigger guard made it perfect and I dont have any problems at all with it now.
Nice job, Boomer...

I can see why you would elongate the area at the top of the finger grip on a 23. That would probably help get a lot better grip... That's one of the main reasons I got a 17 instead of a 19... my hand fit the grip better... never thought about extending the finger area of the grip...
 

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Please excuse my ignorance, as I am new to the forum and Glocks, in particular. I recently purchased a Mod 19 and also wanted to round out the trigger guard. My biggest concern is whether there would be a [legal] issue in the event the firearm was used for self defense. Thanks for your time.
Respectfully,
Andy
PS: Great "Christian" quote
 

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Please excuse my ignorance, as I am new to the forum and Glocks, in particular. I recently purchased a Mod 19 and also wanted to round out the trigger guard. My biggest concern is whether there would be a [legal] issue in the event the firearm was used for self defense. Thanks for your time.
Respectfully,
Andy
PS: Great "Christian" quote
Hey, no such thing as a dumb question when it comes to guns and lawyers. That said, I'm not a lawyer, but the modification done isn't to add a hair trigger or anything like that, which you can bet some lawyer would exploit against you. They'll also go after +P ammo to show how blood thirsty you are.

The mod done is for comfort, along the lines of a custom grip, stippling, etc. A lawyer can and will do whatever they want, but the assertion you modified your gun or used crazy ammo to make your weapon more deadly doesn't hold water for smoothing an edge of a gun's trigger guard.

P.S - I like that Christian you're the bible quote as well. I respect all religions, well, at least the ones that don't want to annihilate others'.
 

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Please excuse my ignorance, as I am new to the forum and Glocks, in particular. I recently purchased a Mod 19 and also wanted to round out the trigger guard. My biggest concern is whether there would be a [legal] issue in the event the firearm was used for self defense. Thanks for your time.
Respectfully,
Andy
PS: Great "Christian" quote
I just wanted to point out that the post you are commenting on is over (4) years old... You may not hear from the original posters LOL!

That being said, altering a pistol's "cosmetics" has no "liability issues" that I'm aware of. As long as the "safety features" of the pistol are not affected, cosmetics are "in the eye of the beholder"...
 
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