Glock Slide Bite - How to fix? Grip ? Gear ?

dvdt

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Sep 13, 2009
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I'm shooting more and more pistol lately and I'm shooting Glocks pretty much exclusively. I'm shooting mostly Gen3s just simply because that's what I own. 17's & 19's.

I'm right handed and get slide bite right on my knuckle. Would a beavertail grip really help me out? What are you guys doing for that ?

Does my grip on the pistol come into play here? I feel like I'm relatively well trained. I'm right handed, so my left hand thumb is on the frame of the pistol and my right hand thumb wraps over top.

Just curious what others are doing.
 

MGN

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Mar 24, 2010
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I have added a beavertail to my non gen 4 Glocks. Once I learned how to grip the pistol correctly I would get cut by an unmodified Glock now with the modification it is fine.

The Glock slide bite is what sent me down the path of 1911 and 2011.
 

dvdt

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Sep 13, 2009
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Which one did you add? The grip force adapter? I just bought a Gen5 to try the whole no finger grooves and factory backstrap with a beavertail. Just to see if that's the magic sauce.
 
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Maybe you have larger hands than I (I wear S to M Mechanix/latex gloves), but I’ve had an issue with my Glock 26 gen 4. No matter what backstrap I use, though I now use no backstaps. Always had a smooth recoil. Perhaps you’ve got more meat on the back of your hand though.
 

Spblademaker

Don’t tell my wife
Oct 24, 2017
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I'm shooting more and more pistol lately and I'm shooting Glocks pretty much exclusively. I'm shooting mostly Gen3s just simply because that's what I own. 17's & 19's.

I'm right handed and get slide bite right on my knuckle. Would a beavertail grip really help me out? What are you guys doing for that ?

Does my grip on the pistol come into play here? I feel like I'm relatively well trained. I'm right handed, so my left hand thumb is on the frame of the pistol and my right hand thumb wraps over top.

Just curious what others are doing.
I’d like to see a pick of how you grip your pistol.
 

dvdt

Sergeant
Sep 13, 2009
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Dallas,TX
#9
There is a beaver tail for Gen 3 and Gen 4 glocks that should fix the issue. Glock store sells them. Your grip looks good. Just making sure before giving advise. 👍🏻
Appreciate the feedback and taking the time to look at my pitiful pictures.

Is this the guy? https://www.glockstore.com/Beaver-Tail-Grip-Adapter?quantity=1&custcol7=91&custcol8=3

Maybe I'm paranoid, but this seems ripe for failure. The only place I can find that does any type of molding into the frame itself is Robar. They haven't returned my email asking about it yet.
 

dvdt

Sergeant
Sep 13, 2009
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#11
I'll order one and check it out. My concern may be unwarranted. Seems flimsy. I see some folks are expoy gluing that thing on. Might be an option.

Appreciate the feedback!
 

hermosabeach

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I have scars on the web of my hands for too high of a grip.... count 1 - a proper position on the gun- is key
 

mj1995

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Are you sure it's the slide that is actually cutting your hand? I wear large/ x large mechanics gloves and on my 17/22 the knuckle on my thumb gets a cut/ abrasion after ive shot a few rounds from having a really high grip and squeezing the gun hard. The knuckle on my thumb will start bleeding like it was cut from the slide but it's actually from the polymer beaver tail on my gen 3.
 
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