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lunchboxtheman
11-26-2011, 20:47
I have a g19 RTF2 and absolutely love it! When I try to carry it IWB though, the sandpaper-like texture irritates my skin. After just an hour my skin is bright red and sore D:

I've thought about putting a grip on it but it would have to be very thin as the grip is borderline too big already for my small hands. I've also heard of people wearing undershirts however I don't like undershirts.

Does anyone have some advice on a good holster/aftermarket grip/technique to carry an RTF model without ending up with raw skin? Thanks!

RYT 2BER
11-26-2011, 20:54
Sand down the side that is up against your skin?

Edit: better idea... get a Gen 4... isn't worth getting raw just to carry a rtf gun

cowboy1964
11-26-2011, 20:56
Sounds like a Gen 4 would be better suited for you. Not so aggressive and a smaller grip.

lunchboxtheman
11-26-2011, 20:56
Sand down the side that is up against your skin?

You know, sometimes it's the simplest things isn't it? I never even considered that. For that matter, I could put a grip on just the one side somewhat alleviating the size problem.

ericridebike
11-26-2011, 20:57
Check out www.tractiongrips.com I just got a set for my Kel-Tec PF9 and they are awesome & cheap. I also have a RTF2 G19 & plan on ordering a set for it as well as I have the same issues as you when carrying IWB.

typeiiivw
11-26-2011, 21:20
2ND Traction Grips, used them on my RTF 23. Order a couple sets as the handles are not flat and I have lost each side once. I was going to try a sticker adhesive. They are perfect on my P3AT.

xmanhockey7
11-26-2011, 23:50
I've heard from some that the Gen 4 grips cause the same thing. It's making me want to get a Gen 3 Glock 27 over a Gen 4

Hrsuhd
11-27-2011, 00:17
Wear an undershirt if you dont already

Bow Commander
11-27-2011, 00:28
+1 on the under shirt.

cowboy1964
11-27-2011, 02:31
I've heard from some that the Gen 4 grips cause the same thing.

I guess it would still be rough against bare skin. But it is much less aggressive than the RTF.

Gary1911A1
11-27-2011, 04:35
For a range or a GSSF Match Glock the RTF is good as it doesn't move around in your hand when sweating, but as a conceal carry Glock it will eat your clothes.

Landric
11-27-2011, 07:44
I never wear my RTF2 against bare skin, always with an undershirt. No problems rubbing my skin. My real problem is long sleeve uniform shirts. My RTF2 is a duty weapon, and it is very hard on my long sleeve shirts.

saddlebum
11-27-2011, 09:09
mole skin

Deployment Solu
11-27-2011, 09:36
My Gen 3 RTF G19 was not only hard on my skin, it ruined a few 511 tactical Polo shirts before I had realized it (OK, I can still wear them for non work related venues, like at home!! LOL!!). My solution was to sandpaper the parts that stuck out after I installed a CT laser grip and I stippled the rest. Great grip, no irritation and no more ruining $40.00 shirts!!!

hobbydad
11-27-2011, 11:30
Had a G19 RTF, ran into the same issues, as my normal carry is IWB under a t-shirt. Most people where simply sanding off the points on the RTF frames (not the entire knub, just the tip). I sold mine off for a G26 Gen4 that I couldn't resist. The Gen4 is no where near as abrasive. If I where you, I would try a sticker of some type. The moleskin suggested above would be great I think, feels like velvet and holds up well. Put it on the side rubbing your skin only and you should be all set.

Maine1
11-27-2011, 12:05
I had sand grips on my G-20 for a while, and had the same problem. A large band aid helps, but a week to two after it heals your hide will tougher.

If you go the sanding route, just take the high points off. Sneak up on the comfort level you are looking for.

lunchboxtheman
11-27-2011, 16:05
My Gen 3 RTF G19 was not only hard on my skin, it ruined a few 511 tactical Polo shirts before I had realized it (OK, I can still wear them for non work related venues, like at home!! LOL!!). My solution was to sandpaper the parts that stuck out after I installed a CT laser grip and I stippled the rest. Great grip, no irritation and no more ruining $40.00 shirts!!!

It was starting to fray my clothes too lol. I tried undershirts but I don't like them and it was still catching on my clothes.

I like the idea of sanding the exposed bits. I'll try the traction grips first and if they don't work I'll sand it down. Thanks for all the input!

Spiffums
11-27-2011, 16:47
Wear an undershirt if you dont already

This. The latest thing called a T-Shirt..... you wear it under things so it don't scratch you up and then you wear something over it. Underwear is good too for keeping a holster from eating up your leg. (Was a post on ARFCOM once about a guy going commando and his leather holster gave him a rash.)

jim393
11-27-2011, 19:08
bicycle innertube, fits tight grips good and you can take it off in seconds. best thing is it dosen't chafe or destroy clothing. better than ruining resale value, and you can take it off for range trips!

James Dean
11-27-2011, 19:45
I'd put on an undershirt.

voomie
11-27-2011, 21:09
I carry a g17 rtf2 and normally it doesn't bother me. When it does every now then I just adjust the position whether it is the cant or where it is on my belt. A cheap undershirt can get the job done as well.

srprex
11-27-2011, 23:44
Definitely a t-shirt...slip on Hogue grip too

Hour13
11-28-2011, 00:02
Huh, I EDC my "prickly pear" w/ no undershirt, never had any issues. I've heard alot of people asking the same thing though.

Maybe y'all should move to Texas & let your man-skin grow in?
:tongueout:

JK, sand it as a last resort, but it works for a lot of people.

Folsom_Prison
11-28-2011, 00:15
I hated my rtf, it's rtf was the reason I traded it.

dosei
11-28-2011, 07:29
http://www.brookstactical.com/

The RTF will eat undershirts, wear out cover garments at an accelerated rate, and "catch" the cover garments more easily (resulting in printing).

d90king
11-28-2011, 07:49
Wear a tshirt. I have been carrying a G19 RTF2 for a couple years with zero issues with a tshirt.