GUN XD grip cutdown

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  1. Sssnake

    Sssnake meh

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    It's not completely finished. I still need to get some sandpaper and an exacto to finish shaping, but it's almost done. Mags fit nice and feed perfectly.
    Lots of dremeling and filing but worth it. Here it is next to the 45 to get a comparison.

    First with the fullsize mag with the sleeve to make it normal sized for range and also as my backup mag.
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    Next with the SubCompact mag with pearce extension for daily carry. (Still 10 rounds)
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    And for days when it's Tshirt and shorts I will have a mag without the extension for least footprint.
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    Dsking85 New Member

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    wow, that pic makes me realize why i always thought XDs were ugly. i couldn't quite put my finger on it before. the grip is ugly, but that cut down one with the finger groove on the mag looks good.
     
  3. Sssnake

    Sssnake meh

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    That's one of the reasons I like the 45 so much. I have big hands and it fits perfectly.
     
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    twofourtysx New Member

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    those grips look like shit, but good job on the work
     
  6. TwoGuns

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    I could never take the plunge and do something so irreversible like that. You either have a small brain or huge balls.

    Or you're rich.
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    XD Subcompact with the pearce grip is one of the sickest looking pistols there are, imo..

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    looks just like my baby, except mine has the fiber optic front sight

    especially compared to a subcompact glock.. :barf:

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    daviid cell tower tech

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    imho i think that is hideous
     
  9. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Looks good. I know someone that has done something similar to that on his Glock 17, he made a G19L. As it's usually the grip that'd hard to conceal, not the barrel.
     
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    The back part is the trickiest to get the fit right. the sandpaper and butane torch will be tonight to get it down so that gap disappears and everything is smooth.
     
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    CPipes Shit definitely just got real!! OT Supporter

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    CPipes Shit definitely just got real!! OT Supporter

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    Weren't you working on polishing your barrel or something like that???
     
  13. Sssnake

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    No that was Mike I think that did it to his SC.
    I like it to work and less into how it looks. Function over form.
     
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    so lemme get this straight, you created a subcompact with a 4" barrel?
    sweet!
     
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    eWRXshun hai

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    barrel's easier to conceal in your waistline than a huge bulging handle printing.

    i like the way it looks w/ the pearce extension. handle looks much more proportional to the size of the gun instead of something that looked like a wooden toy gun a kid would make.
     
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    :wavey:

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    striker754 Chillin

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    continue the project and cut those hideous grips off
     
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    jonny427 Scooby Doo OT Supporter

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    I think the chop job looks pretty cool. Not liking the grips though.
     
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    I agree,
    I dont have the balls to do it to my gun, but I think its pretty cool!
     
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    the Agrips are adhesive and trust me, the way they feel makes up for looks by far.
     
  21. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    I would never do that to a gun.
     
  22. Sssnake

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    Only 2 guns you can do that to, an XD and a Glock ;)
     
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    cant u do it to any polymer framed gun?
     
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    You might be able to swing that on a P99.
     
  25. Sssnake

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    Only if the subcompact magazine will fit, but then you might as well just buy the subcompact version. With the XD and Glock you can get the sleeve to allow you to use the fullsize mags so you get the best of both worlds, SC grip for concealibility, full size grip for range and more rounds and a 4" barrel for a little better sight radius.
     

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