I recently had the pleasure of reviewing the Grip Force Adapter for Generation 1, 2, and 3 Glocks. I was extremely impressed so I jumped at the chance to try the Generation 4 model when Grip Force Products offered to send me one.
The Gen123 and Gen4 models of the Grip Force Adapter appear to be very similar at first glance and, for the most part, they are very similar. However, the 4th Generation Glock frame is smaller from frontstrap to backstrap. This smaller grip really lets the Gen4 Grip Force Adapter shine.
The Gen4 Grip Force Adapter displays all the benefits of the Gen123 model that I reviewed earlier – a straighter backstrap and an extended beaver tail to prevent slide bite. However, the slightly shorter hump on the backstrap of the Gen4 Glock and the slightly smaller grip really seem to take the Grip Force Adapter to the next level. The change in the way the Glock feels and handles seems to be even more dramatic with the Gen4 grip adapter. It just seems to respond even better to the straightening of the backstrap.
Just as with the Gen123 model, the Gen4 model had a negligible effect on trigger reach. In fact, there is even less potential for issues with the trigger reach since the Gen4 Glock’s grip starts out smaller. It was a complete non-issue for me. In fact, it is hard to tell any difference in how my finger reaches the trigger. The feel of the straightened backstrap is far more noticeable than any change in how I reach the trigger.
I was impressed with the Grip Force Adapter on Generation 2 and 3 Glocks. I am even more impressed with the Grip Force Adapter on Generation 4 Glocks. The Gen4 grip just seems to respond better to the addition of the Grip Force Adapter. The Gen4 Glock and the Grip Force Adapter are a match made in heaven.
You can read more about the Grip Force Adapters on the Grip Force Products website. Also be sure to reference Jerking the Trigger’s full review of the Gen123 Grip Force Adapter for more information and photos.
I couldn’t agree more on how impressed I am with the Grip Force Adapter. I originally put it on my Gen 4 G22 because on my high grip. I used to get terrible slide bite. It was getting to the point that I thought the Glock is just not the weapon for me. Now with the GFA, my Glock feels like an extension of my body when I am shooting.
Now that I am not focused on slide bite, I have come to realize the Grip Force Adapter also changes and, at least for me, improves the grip angle in my hand. I also have a Hogue sleeve grip over the GFA as it fills any voids between my hand and the grip, increasing hand-grip contact.
In my opinion, the GFA should be included as an optional accessory when purchasing a Glock.
I completely agree Todd.
Thanks for reading Jerking the Trigger!