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I have been getting frustrated with my XDs when it comes to holstering (not to mention finger placement with my off hand) So yesterday in a fit of anger, I went to the grinding wheel and ground off the stupid triggerguard nub at the front. Now it's nice and smooth and rounded. Worked out so well with the SC that I did my service. Makes a world of difference holstering and just getting a proper grip now that it's like a whole new gun.

Was thinking of grinding out the triggerguard where it meets the grip a little more since my fingers are big to make it even more comfortable. I will try to snag a pic later.
 

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frustration breeds bravery.

here is the SC. I used the Dremel to notch out the grip today as well. Fits like a glove now. :)



and the before of course

 

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[evil-don]I don't know if you noticed but your before picture has a light on it making it not holster worth a damn in most holsters. When you removed it to grind the knob you left the light off and now duh, it holsters![/evil-don] :twisted:
 

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Did the little notch thing on the trigger guard really bother you so much??

I hardly even notice its there.

You weren't worried about grinding clear through the plastic when you grinded the grip part??

+1 on the braver man than I part. I figured that these Croatian fellas knew what they were doing when they made it, and whatever lil old me does to it could not be all that great.

I'm glad to see that your happy with your results though. I'm too much of a chicken to mess around with my $500 toy.
 

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invssgt said:
I like it. The nub was pointless, for me at least.
Agree..I like it too. But like most, I'm not brave enough to try something like that...I'd be afraid to mess it up.

Looks great! (And for me too, the thing is pointless...but I see a LOT of very good shooters resting their weak hand index finger on the front of the trigger guard).

Peace,
D.
 

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For me it was a royal pain when reholstering in an IWB. Also with the nub there I found my index finger on my weak hand catching on it when positioning it. This makes it much better for me speedwise. (I don't like having my index finger on the front of the guard. Makes for a weaker support grip)

As for worries about grinding through, nah. I was able to take a little bit off at a time and it took me quite a few passes to get it down to where I wanted, then I just used a file, sandpaper and finally a sharpening stone with oil on it to get it all nice and smooth. As for the section where the guard meets the grip, I just used a dremel with a round barrel stone set on high and laid into it. That took me longer because I was doing more shaping, but now my finger fits in the groove nicely and even sets the gun deeper into my hand.
 

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Verm said:
For me it was a royal pain when reholstering in an IWB. Also with the nub there I found my index finger on my weak hand catching on it when positioning it. This makes it much better for me speedwise. (I don't like having my index finger on the front of the guard. Makes for a weaker support grip)

As for worries about grinding through, nah. I was able to take a little bit off at a time.
Hell, I'm going to try it....I really think it would make it easier to re-holster, and yeah, the thing serves no purpose for me. I know a lot of good shooters now use their weak hand index finger on the guard....a lot of the modern guns have this design, but it doesn't feel right to me, and the best shooter I know called it an "affectation"...

But to each their own. I guess it's right for a lot of people...obviously...

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D.
 

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i dont get it?

how does that nub make it harder to reholster? i have never had an issue with it and i have like 6-7 holsters.

it does look good though
 

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i dont get it?

how does that nub make it harder to reholster? i have never had an issue with it and i have like 6-7 holsters.

it does look good though
Well you probably need a really crappy holster like mine for starters..LOL..

It just does seem to snag. Not really a big deal. Getting a gun out fast matters a lot more to me than getting it in. (Sort of the opposite of sex I guess :lol: )

I really do think that the rounded trigger guard looks a lot nicer. Aesthetics count....I guess I would feel differently if I had a purpose for the flat trigger guard. I know a lot of people do use it for support. If it's functional, than that's a different story. And maybe I am in the minority, since it seems like this is pretty standard on many of the more modern handguns.

I do like my crummy holster though. It's an Uncle Mikes...The reason I like it is simply that it is thin and light. And disposable when it wears out...$12 full retail. (I'd prefer it rode a bit lower, but aside from that...it serves me quite well).

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D.
 

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Hmmm something must be wrong that little nub has never gotten in my way before.... Honestly I don't think I even realized it until this thread... LoL
 

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The nub catches on my Don Hume 715 holster...not so bad after break in but when the holster is on if my belt is too tight (like, to hold my pants up) then the opening that accepts the trigger guard gets pinched enough for the nub to catch the edge and push the leather into the holster...preventing the gun from going in. It's a real pain.

But yeah, you're a braver man than I. Looks great!
 

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I am a big guy with the old love handle affliction that sets in at middle age :)
I use a 715 as well as an Answer but yes, the nub catches on my 715 and tries to fold over the leather. With my Answer, it catches on my pants edge since I wear it so the Kydex is just a little under the belt line.
As for my Galco shoulder rig, the little nub makes holstering and unholstering smoother as the design pinches together right where that nub is.
 
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