I know that there are a ton of Glock modification products out there, and I have to say I’ve steered clear from most of them (I roll with an extended slide release, that’s about it). So, when Grip Force sent me over one of their new Grip Force Adapters, I was skeptical. Basically, it’s a product that increases the Glock’s tang length and straightens out the grip back strap ever so slightly.
Installation took me about 5 minutes. Remove the pin on the back strap, replace it with the included extended pin, and snap the adapter in place. Once I had it installed, I grabbed my trusty old Glock and actually said out loud, “Oh crap, that feels nice!” The great thing about this product is that it doesn’t really change your grip at all. It just gives you an exaggerated tang, allowing a nice high grip. I’ve never had an issue with my grip riding above the stock tang, but having it a bit larger does allow for more contact with the pistol. I think the biggest benefit, by far, of this product is the ease of indexing your grip on the draw. This gives you a more noticeable index point which is always a good thing.
If you’re not a Glock guy, I don’t think this product will single handedly make you change your weapon system. But if you are a Glock guy, or have to carry one for work, I think you’ll dig the subtle improvements. All in all, I have to say that for the limited increase in overall weapon length and weight, this product is a great addition to your Glock. And, as an added bonus, Grip Force Adapters are designed and manufactured right here in the great USA.
It retails for $26.95 and you can get more info at www.gripforceproducts.com.
Kit Up! contributor Bill Janson is a former Recon Marine and is the founder of Eleven 10, a tactical gear manufacturer.