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Thumb Rest for a Glock Open (requires a Race Holster)


Austin111

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My Glock 23 Gen4 modified into an Open was kicking like a mule. I discovered a way to tame it via a thumb-rest for the weak hand. I never could find 'just the right place' to park my thumb after draw. (Remember, Tested with my Race Holster only and needs a drop of Loctite Purple)

It is made by SJC (product shown with grip thread is a Version 1.1). I know it looks like a screw :roflol: BUT it tamed that mule. Fired 400 rounds of .40sw 180 yesterday and check out the results 15yards .avg 27 split times:

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I think you have pretty large hands and that location of the rest may not be optimum for you. Your rest as I see it in your pic, forces you to work your grip around so your thumb will be on the rest which is imho the reverse of what should be.

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bowenbuilt

I ordered the

SJC GLOCK THUMB REST, DOWEL TYPE,

which is the plain smooth type appearing in SJC's photo. When it arrived, there were 2 in the box...the smooth one and the thread-like one (freebie without the cross-slide connection pin). I never even mounted the smooth one.

If you decide to order it, I would call them and ask about the threaded. It is non-slip and is not so extreme that you feel the grooves. Someone commented on the SJC site that they felt the recoil thru their thumb I shot 400 rounds an never felt it during or after.

I have a USPSA match tonight, I'll see what it is like "Under Pressure".

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BoyGlock,

The grip photo is missing the strong-hand component of my normal grip. It was busy taking the photo. Thumb-rest lines up exactly where my weak-hand should settle.

On a G23 which is a small gun for my hands, I would occasionally rest my thumb on the slide....because of my massive hands, I would stop the slide from charging :mellow: (in reality the lighter recoil spring with any friction will stop the slide).

What the thumb-rest did is to stop the lateral movement, now I just wait for muzzle rise to reverse and prepare to fire next round. I can see from the concentration of "head shots hits" on the pic above, I'll have to delay trigger pull a bit.

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