Hans sent us a photo of a Glock 19 he customized for a friend. He wrote …

Here’s a Gen 3 Glock 19 a buddy of mine picked up a while back. He told me he wanted custom stippling, the trigger guard rounded, undercut, and narrowed, and the grip width reduced and cut down to accept 26 magazines. This is the final result.

I like it. Strippling is so popular amoung Glock owners, I am surprised Glock has not offered it as an option.

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  • Paul White

    So why not buy a glock 26 and stipple it instead?

    • Matt L.

      As Hans said above, longer barrel, longer sight radius, and a rail.

  • Raymond

    Longer barrel and accessory rail on the 19 probably swayed his decision.

    • Hans

      You got it. Longer barrel, longer sight radius and a rail.

    • Paul White

      Makes sense

  • iksnilol

    What about cutting a G17 down to 26 length? That way you get good sight radius and concealability.

    • SGT Fish

      its been done. it is also popular to cut down 17s to a 19 grip. that way you kinda have a glock 19L

      • Hans

        Right. I’ve done that too. It’s pretty cool.

    • Nicks87

      I cut one of my G17s down to accept 26 mags. The only problem is that the 26 mags wont drop free for some reason. The 17, 15 and 33 rnd mags drop just fine though.

  • Anonymoose

    dat stippling

  • I gotta say that this thing looks terrible. Why mutilate a G19 trying to make it look like a G26? He would have been better to just sell the 19 and get a 26.

    • Hans

      Same conceal ability as a 26, with a longer barrel, sight radius, and a rail.

      • Uhm, totally not worth the trouble. I’ve owned both the 19 and 26 and sold the 19 because the 26 with extended mag feels just as good in the hand but a smaller package.

        • Hans

          Uhm, you have no idea how much trouble it was for the owner. Which was none.

        • Nicks87

          I did the same thing with my G17 it took about 3hrs with a dremel and soldering iron. It was easy and kind of fun.

    • USMC03Vet

      Would have been easier just to buy a XD mod 2. I always chuckle at glock owners trying to turn their glock into an Springfield XD.

      • Nicks87

        Huh? That doesn’t make any sense. I don’t see any Glock owners trying to put grip safeties on their pistols or trying to increase the bore axis.

        • USMC03Vet

          Grip safety has nothing to do with bore axis. The cut trigger guard however does, just like in the glock picture.

          What a poor attempt to bash the XD, Pal.

          • Nicks87

            I never said that it did. Speaking of “poor attempt”, you might want to re-read your original post. Nobody is trying to copy that piece of crap, poor man’s 1911.

    • lomaxima

      Usually its so you can put on a light since the 26 doesn’t have a rail. The 19 shoots much better the 26.

      • You might shoot better with a 19 versus a 26 but I wouldn’t say it shoots better and I’ve owned both.

  • Giolli Joker

    If the trend of Sig and Beretta of serialized metal frame inside polymer shell will catch on, maybe the Glock Gen 5 will adopt it too and mods like these will become cheaper and more common.

  • BearSlayer338

    Oh look yet another stippled glock,yawn.

  • sam

    I dislike the trigger guard on glocks; the little undercut doesn’t feel or look right to me. Rather I do think it should have a larger radius.

    That said I wouldn’t want mine permanently altered. To me a glock in factory condition is on one hand more than the sum of its parts, on the other hand not well suited to alteration. Like how a Hyundai car isn’t the kind of car one would improve by grinding open the intake runners.

    • Nashvone

      As was said in a conversation several days ago, Glocks are like Honda Civics. As long as the regular maintenance is kept up on them, they’ll be reliable for years of use. However, when you start tuning on it, you should ask yourself if you wouldn’t be better off just buying a real hotrod.

      • sam

        Yeah, Honda, also a good analogy.

  • Budogunner

    Step 1 when selecting a gun is to find one that fits you. This means you can reach the trigger with your wrist properly behind the gun and be able to operate all controls comfortably.

    Some guns come from the factory with safe and easy customization, like grip panels or inserts for the 1911/M&P/XDM/etc. These can help you if other off the shelf guns don’t fit well.

    If you feel you need to take a wood burning tool or a dremil to a gun to get a good fit, I would suggest that isn’t the gun for you. At best you void the warranty, at worst you could compromise frame integrity or give a prosecutor ammo to use against you in a defensive shooting case.

    I’m not saying you can’t customize a gun, but go with one that is made to accept the mods. That is my two cents in Bit coin equivalent anyway.

    • Swarf

      So a gazillion dollars US? I mean 18 cents? I mean $42? I mean 3 unicorn farts?

  • I like it, and wish Glock would make a factory version of this, as well as the 17 slide on a 19 frame. Longer barrels offer enhanced performance with the 9mm and the extra slide length doesn’t effect the concealablity, while having a shorter grip makes much more of a difference.

  • Broz

    WHY??? Why not trade it for a 26…shame to turn a 19 into a shorty…to me it’s the same as counterfeiting one dollar bills by cutting the corners off 20s and replacing them with corners cut from ones…only someone from a certain Eastern European country would do something like this…

  • Anonymoose

    “That’s not a grip reduction. Now THIS is a grip reduction!”

  • Laserbait

    Hahaha, we’re not talking about an Ed Brown 1911 or a Colt Python.

    Worrying about a glocks resale value after mods, is like worrying about Sunbeam toaster being worth less because you painted it.

    A glock is an appliance, bought cheap, sold cheaper. If you “F’ it up, toss it and buy another. No harm, no foul.

    • Nicks87

      Very true, not to mention Glock/lone wolf frames are only 200 bucks or so if you decide your stippling job sucks. My local gunshop guy says that stippled Glocks still sell just fine. In fact the really well done ones can actually add to the value.

  • Sheepeople

    The same people who do this to their glock must do the same to their controller…lol

    I even see them on Magpul mags…how much blood is on your hands where you cant grip your gun or ps3 controller..Turn off Lone Survivor and look outside…Its called reality.