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SigGlock
01-07-2012, 10:22
Fellow Americans,
First timer here at GT. I have a Glock 22 Gen4 that is accurate, reliable, durable, etc. But the feel of a Glock in my hand might force me to sell it. I put a Hogue HandAll grip sleeve on it, and it feels soooo much better. But the Handall tends to slip upward, which just isn't good for shooting. So here is my question: Has anyone tried to improve a Glock grip by using a softer polymer material that starts out as a thick liquid and cures into a rubbery substance, something that would permanently stick to the grip and provide a softer surface, such as Permatex, SeamGrip, or something similar? I hope Glock goes ergo, and uses a co-molded rubber grip, on any Gen 5 in the future. Maybe an aftermarket company can make big money with a co-molded rubber gripped frame. The Glock combo of blocky shape and hard polymer is truly dated- look at the HK P30 and Sig P226 for hard polymer ergos!!!

Angry Fist
01-07-2012, 10:29
Welcome to GT. :wavey:


There are several options. There is a Pachmayr grip sleeve that some people prefer, and many use a bicycle inner tube. Very effective. There are Talon Grips, which can't be beat for $10 free shipping. More extreme options are grip stippling and/or reduction. You can stipple the grip yourself with either a dremel or soldering iron. Don't worry about the resale value or warranty. Glocks are too cheap for me to care about that, and if it makes you a better shooter, you should consider it.

If you don't want to do this yourself, check out Cold Bore Customs. A rock solid grip on your weapon is an absolute must.

Bruce M
01-07-2012, 10:32
This one probably feels very good...http://www.armoryblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/glock-1911.jpg

rick458
01-07-2012, 11:01
I found that relieving the underside of the trigger guard does wonders for the feel of a Full size glock, works pretty nice on the sub compact too.

kashdaddy
01-07-2012, 11:11
What he say!

Welcome to GT. :wavey:


There are several options. There is a Pachmayr grip sleeve that some people prefer, and many use a bicycle inner tube. Very effective. There are Talon Grips, which can't be beat for $10 free shipping. More extreme options are grip stippling and/or reduction. You can stipple the grip yourself with either a dremel or soldering iron. Don't worry about the resale value or warranty. Glocks are too cheap for me to care about that, and if it makes you a better shooter, you should consider it.

If you don't want to do this yourself, check out Cold Bore Customs. A rock solid grip on your weapon is an absolute must.

Angry Fist
01-07-2012, 11:25
I found that relieving the underside of the trigger guard does wonders for the feel of a Full size glock, works pretty nice on the sub compact too.
That's right. I had Robar do mine, and that little bit of plastic removed translates into a lower bore axis, making it more controllable, and in my case, accurate.

glocker1
01-07-2012, 11:56
I found that a section of bicycle tube cut to size and slipped over the grip works best for me.

ghr1142
01-07-2012, 13:12
I had a simalar problem till I used a Hogue HanDall grip . I'm guessing that yours is not put on the right way. The finger groovs in the grip must marry up with the ones on the gun grip. I have them on most of my Glocks and have no problems.
G-17 -19- 26 - 27- 33-

JBP55
01-07-2012, 13:22
I tried the rubber type grips for Glocks and they are slippery in your hand when wet. The best Glock grip ever was the RTF2 and the G4 comes in second.

SigGlock
01-07-2012, 14:38
I had a simalar problem till I used a Hogue HanDall grip . I'm guessing that yours is not put on the right way. The finger groovs in the grip must marry up with the ones on the gun grip. I have them on most of my Glocks and have no problems.
G-17 -19- 26 - 27- 33-


I made sure the grip grooves lined up perfectly with the Hougue HandAll grooves. During dynamic shooting sessions of 200-300 rounds, the HandAll slips upward.
I'll try the inner tube- has anyone used a tube from a road bike- 700x 19-25?? Or do I need to use a 26x 1.75-2.0 MTB tube?
Thanks!

mah77
01-07-2012, 14:41
Hand transplant?

ak103k
01-07-2012, 14:50
A soldering iron and about 3 hours of your time.....

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a0ce34b3127ccefb0aa192c8f500000030O00CYuWbdo5bsQe3nwk/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

Feels like a cats tongue and the gun doesnt move in your hand at all.

Bren
01-07-2012, 14:54
Fellow Americans,
First timer here at GT. I have a Glock 22 Gen4 that is accurate, reliable, durable, etc. But the feel of a Glock in my hand might force me to sell it. I put a Hogue HandAll grip sleeve on it, and it feels soooo much better. But the Handall tends to slip upward, which just isn't good for shooting.

If it can slip upward while you are shooting, YOU need work more than the gun. Your hand should already be forced as high up the grip of the gun as the shape will allow. I recommend never putting anything on the grip of the gun and working on the grip of your hand.

However, if you really need something on the grip, skateboard grip tape works better than the slip-on junk.

kashdaddy
01-07-2012, 16:28
never had that problem with hogue - very weird. hogue is one grip that dont move easily when put on correctly. if you think the hogue move then dont get the Pachmay. I prefer the Pachmayr because the hogue makes the grip too thick.

JChapEGS
01-07-2012, 16:42
I made sure the grip grooves lined up perfectly with the Hougue HandAll grooves. During dynamic shooting sessions of 200-300 rounds, the HandAll slips upward.
I'll try the inner tube- has anyone used a tube from a road bike- 700x 19-25?? Or do I need to use a 26x 1.75-2.0 MTB tube?
Thanks!
26 x 1.75 - 2 works great.

JC

awq134
01-07-2012, 16:42
I made sure the grip grooves lined up perfectly with the Hougue HandAll grooves. During dynamic shooting sessions of 200-300 rounds, the HandAll slips upward.
I'll try the inner tube- has anyone used a tube from a road bike- 700x 19-25?? Or do I need to use a 26x 1.75-2.0 MTB tube?
Thanks!
Not that familiar with bike tire innertubes, but i just bought a 24" or 26" inner tube from wal mart and it did wonders for me... and the best part is if you mess it up cutting it, you have at least a dozen more tries to get it right. Although it takes a lot of effort to stretch it onto a full size frame.

cfr
01-07-2012, 16:53
26 x 1.75 - 2 works great.

JC

This is what I went with also after having a Hogue for a year. Then the Hogue started turning and I got frustrated. If it didnt turn Id probably still be using it. Glad it did really as I like the inner tube better. Not sure why it makes it feel sooooo much better (?), but like the OP I wasnt liking my Gen 4 22 enough to keep it until I did this.

Angry Fist
01-07-2012, 17:27
A soldering iron and about 3 hours of your time.....

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a0ce34b3127ccefb0aa192c8f500000030O00CYuWbdo5bsQe3nwk/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

Feels like a cats tongue and the gun doesnt move in your hand at all.It ain't just for heaters....

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1193524

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz13/MO_FUGGAZ/100_2981.jpg

ak103k
01-07-2012, 18:35
Your right, its great for a lot of things. Glock knives benefit greatly from it as well.

rpew1
01-07-2012, 18:44
I found that relieving the underside of the trigger guard does wonders for the feel of a Full size glock, works pretty nice on the sub compact too.
Do you have a picture of how much you had taken off and what it looks like afterwards? I was thinking of doing the same to my 23

lyodbraun
01-07-2012, 19:00
you could also try a little bit of silicone on the under side of the girp cover and let it cure for a day or so before using that would hold it in place... I love that grip done with the soldering iron, how you do that ?? im sure its hard to explain ?? LOL

pureform1278
01-07-2012, 19:03
Get a 1st gen glock and i mean a GEN1 glock not a gen 2... If you people really know what they look like...

rick458
01-07-2012, 19:10
Do you have a picture of how much you had taken off and what it looks like afterwards? I was thinking of doing the same to my 23

Here is the G-17
http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo238/rick458_photos/11s%2015s%207s%20550%20458/G-17triggerguard.jpg

The G-26
http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo238/rick458_photos/11s%2015s%207s%20550%20458/G-26triggerguard.jpg

Unmodified G-19
http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo238/rick458_photos/11s%2015s%207s%20550%20458/G-19unmodified.jpg

All 3
http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo238/rick458_photos/11s%2015s%207s%20550%20458/3Glocks.jpg

ak103k
01-07-2012, 19:10
I love that grip done with the soldering iron, how you do that ?? im sure its hard to explain ??
Its actually very easy, once you get the balls up to do the first one. :)

Do a search for "stipple" over on Youtube, they have a bunch of videos on it.

Your Glock knife is a good thing to practice on til you get up the nerve for the gun. :)

dhoomonyou
01-07-2012, 19:27
Sandpaper to grip and trigger guard, do it while watching tv

step away from the dremel and soldering iron.

rick458
01-08-2012, 04:50
Sandpaper to grip and trigger guard, do it while watching tv

step away from the dremel and soldering iron.

+10
the BEST way to do the trigger guard is a 1/2" dowel with #200 grit paper taped to it.
I need to relieve the G-26 some more under the TG (pretty much where the light reflects in the pic)
The G-17 feels like it was MADE for my hand (which essentially it has been at this point).
Making your Glock fit you is much easier than fitting a Beavertail Grip Safety on a 1911.

RUT
01-08-2012, 06:42
http://www.coldborecustom.com/

rick458
01-08-2012, 06:54
http://www.coldborecustom.com/

He does some mighty nice work.
If I didn't whittle on my own I would deffinitely go see him (Spring is only about 40 miles from me)

ProtectedByGlock
01-08-2012, 06:59
Glocks are not for everyone, If it doesn't feel right to you sell it and get one that does. M&P and XD's both feel nice.

Ford302Glock21
01-08-2012, 07:09
Anymore, with the right amount of money there is always something better when it comes to pretty much anything. The glock is so old now that its kinda going the same way as the 1911. I have not had the opportunity to try one of the newer grip textures or had the nerve to goto another gunshow(help me tom cruise!)

I have always had small hand syndrome when it comes to glocks, especially the larger ones(which I tend to like better). I started with the hogue but in the end the palmswell made it larger than I liked. Later I tried the pachmyer which has no palmswell. Still was too thick. I went naked for awhile but noticed that my G20 tore the crap outta my hand from the grooves on one range session.

So I found these thin sleeves at work one day that were just gonna get trashed. They were little flimsy rubber tubes that I couldnt figure out what were for. They basically work exactly like the innertube would. They don't stay put super well but its not that big of a deal.

Glockdude1
01-08-2012, 07:10
http://www.coldborecustom.com/

:thumbsup:

ponders
01-08-2012, 07:33
This one probably feels very good...http://www.armoryblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/glock-1911.jpg


nice try.. although a very good photoshop, glock dosent make a 1911. ed browning ring a bell?:whistling::whistling:

kashdaddy
01-08-2012, 08:25
anyone got any pic of the bicycle tubes on there?

Officer's Match
01-08-2012, 08:35
nice try.. although a very good photoshop, glock dosent make a 1911. ed browning ring a bell?:whistling::whistling:

No. Relative of John?

bobcatseger
01-08-2012, 08:43
This one probably feels very good...http://www.armoryblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/glock-1911.jpg

Where did you find this photo ? Is Glock going to make a 1911 ??

cfr
01-08-2012, 10:29
anyone got any pic of the bicycle tubes on there?

No, but something not previously mentioned turn the tube inside out, so the seam cant be seen.

voyager4520
01-08-2012, 10:39
anyone got any pic of the bicycle tubes on there?
1. http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16409584&postcount=33
2. http://glocktalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16502333&postcount=10
3. http://glocktalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16854036&postcount=6
4. http://glocktalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=12040180&postcount=1
5. http://glocktalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=14796308&postcount=3
6. http://glocktalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=14804343&postcount=18
7. http://glocktalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=14802129&postcount=16
8. http://glocktalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=14796648&postcount=7

DEADEYEGUY
01-08-2012, 11:39
+1 for Cold Bore Customs. They can work miracles with a Glock grip. Take a peek at their website. They have about three different flavors of grip texturing. Can pretty much have it your way with a Glock. If you love evrything else about your Glock they can do some pretty neat things with a Glock grip. And the prices are reasonable, good turn around time. Great folks to deal with also.

Glockdude1
01-08-2012, 13:17
Where did you find this photo ? Is Glock going to make a 1911 ??

That's the Gen 2 version. Where have you been????














:tongueout:

frank_drebin
01-08-2012, 13:25
I love the grip on my G23. It took me a while to her it the way I wanted but now, I wouldn't change a thing.

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc81/jbabbler/GLOCK/G232.jpg

NXS
01-08-2012, 13:26
I always use a dremel and relieve material from the underside of the trigger guard where my middle finger wraps under it, and I am a big fan of the AGrip because I tend to have sweaty hands..
http://www.brookstactical.com/media/gtagrip1.gif

SCmasterblaster
01-08-2012, 13:27
a bicycle innertube wrap. I'll have to try it the next time I replace a bike innertube. :cool:

drcohen
01-22-2012, 08:05
Nobody can pimp out a grip like Brooks Tactical.

68DARKHORSE
01-22-2012, 10:08
I found that a section of bicycle tube cut to size and slipped over the grip works best for me.

Same here.

Delmonte67
01-22-2012, 10:55
Bruce M, nice Glock may i ask where you bought that model .45? Have never seen one. Thanks D.

drcohen
03-20-2012, 13:20
Agrip has worked for the discriminating Glockster for many years now.

Glockfelty
03-20-2012, 14:00
Talon rubber grips have a good feel to them.

sr975j
03-21-2012, 11:08
No. Relative of John?


^^^ lol i was hoping someone would catch that. i wonder if he was joking?

and what i do to my glocks to make them feel better is Talon Grips with the sand texture and take a dremel to the bottom side of my trigger guard. i have "thick" fingers so i feel that getting my middle finger up a little higher on the grip helps me with the recoil of .40sw.

Sam

GlockinNJ
03-21-2012, 11:36
Good thread. Is there any trick to getting the inner tube on the grip? Does it help to heat it up, say, in boiling water for a few seconds? Of course, you'd want to dry it off..

kodiakpb
03-21-2012, 11:41
I'm going to do the stipple and undercut soon, but for now it's home made grip tape on the Gen3 & 4's

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y223/kodiakp/G2.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y223/kodiakp/G1.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y223/kodiakp/G19.jpg

mike g35
03-21-2012, 12:10
Check out B&B Enteprises new grip texture. This is the frame of my NOVA G17 racegun (pictured as my avatar) next to my old G22 raceguns frame which was an RTF2. The trigger gaurd has been undercut and the finger grooves removed. That along with the unique new texture Bobby is using makes for the most comfortable feel out there IMHO. The best part....its not super expensive like most other stippling jobs, and you can have the frame cerkoted in your choice of finishes or leave it as is. Message me if you have any questions and I will be glad to help. Remember you don't have to build a racegun to get the receiver customized, my G35 limited gun is done the same way and my G22 racegun is being done right now. The only warning I have is if you shoot GSSF it will put your gun into the UL division, but if you are just looking for an upgrade for your defense gun this is the way to go.
www.bb-enterprise.biz (http://www.bb-enterprise.biz)

Angry Fist
03-21-2012, 18:43
Talon rubber grips have a good feel to them.
I used regular Talons before a grip reduction, and If I ever get another Glock or similar pistol, I will try the Talon rubber grips fo' sho'. :thumbsup:

jcbarlow
03-27-2012, 11:18
I used regular Talons before a grip reduction, and If I ever get another Glock or similar pistol, I will try the Talon rubber grips fo' sho'. :thumbsup:

+3 on the rubber Talon Gun Grips. They are excellent! I just ordered my second set after buying the first last month. I really like the feel it provides.

Angry Fist
03-27-2012, 17:34
+3 on the rubber Talon Gun Grips. They are excellent! I just ordered my second set after buying the first last month. I really like the feel it provides.
As a n00b, I had the Hogue... what the hell was I thinking???11?!

jcbarlow
03-27-2012, 17:46
I started with a Hogue too. I didn't like how it slipped and it made the grip a bit too big. It's sitting at the bottom of a drawer now.

Angry Fist
03-27-2012, 18:10
I have a large and small rotting away. T'would be a crime to pass them on.

bustedknee
03-27-2012, 19:06
It is just plastic!

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d98/leflers/dremel.jpg

Marksman44
03-27-2012, 19:17
I like the Quik Grip, which is also a rubber sleeve.

Tazz10m
11-20-2012, 20:53
http://www.brookstactical.com/media/bw10nmag.jpg:whistling:

johnson8861
11-21-2012, 00:55
This one probably feels very good...http://www.armoryblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/glock-1911.jpg
Is that the new model 40?

johnson8861
11-21-2012, 00:59
Its actually very easy, once you get the balls up to do the first one. :)

Do a search for "stipple" over on Youtube, they have a bunch of videos on it.

Your Glock knife is a good thing to practice on til you get up the nerve for the gun. :)
Magpul mags and accessories are good for practice, but they are different than Glock plastic. The Magpul feels grittier while soldering, where the Glock just feels smooth, and melts faster.

drcohen
11-21-2012, 04:59
http://www.brookstactical.com/media/bw10nmag.jpg:whistling:

Agrip's faux suede finish is comfortable and hold you hand in place. It's da bomb (figuratively).

bestdefense.com is a big fan of Brooks' products and his politics but is not responsible for his actions. lol

Tazz10m
11-21-2012, 15:13
Magpul mags and accessories are good for practice, but they are different than Glock plastic. The Magpul feels grittier while soldering, where the Glock just feels smooth, and melts faster.


The Magpul plastic may have very fine fiberglass mixed in with their plastic in order to make it stronger... which may be where the gritty feeling comes from when you melt it with the tip of the soldering iron.

Tazz10m
11-21-2012, 15:16
Agrip's faux suede finish is comfortable and hold you hand in place. It's da bomb (figuratively).

bestdefense.com is a big fan of Brooks' products and his politics but is not responsible for his actions. lol

Thanks! Hahaha... have you been reading my FaceBook posts? Yeah, one never knows what i might do next... best to stand back a bit.... hahaha....

gocubs6
11-21-2012, 15:38
I found that a section of bicycle tube cut to size and slipped over the grip works best for me.

Bingo. THis is the best option....and the best price as well. I have sold all my Glocks in favor of a CZ P01 and SP01, but I'm looking to get back into a G19 Gen 2.

Tkz
11-22-2012, 06:56
Bike inner tube works excellent, have one on my 19 & 26. Cut to size, doesn't slip around due to the tight stretch fit. Inside out, looks better. I did to replace the one on the 26 but it has been on for two years and shot and carried a lot. I just cut another section off the same tube. I also put one on the LCP, really improves grip and feel.

hsprincipal
11-22-2012, 07:57
Talon rubber or sand grips. Rubber if you plan to carry this Glock. I have on all my Glocks and carry guns.

Genin
11-22-2012, 09:30
If you don't plan on selling the gun and really want to make it work for "you" then I'd stipple it. If you aren't comfortable doing it to your own gun then I'd contact Coldborecustoms.

Tazz10m
11-23-2012, 01:55
One of the things i did to my G29 was to grind off the middle finger ridge. I tried it stock for about 3 months... tried to be objective... but i just couldn't stand it... now i LOVE the way it feels. The bottom ridge is plenty good and keeps my fingers up toward the trigger guard.

harleypower69
11-23-2012, 13:02
One of the things i did to my G29 was to grind off the middle finger ridge. I tried it stock for about 3 months... tried to be objective... but i just couldn't stand it... now i LOVE the way it feels. The bottom ridge is plenty good and keeps my fingers up toward the trigger guard.

I did a similar thing on my 21 except I used a rasp file and removed all but the bottom ridge. Finished it off with 200 grit sandpaper. A custom grip to fit my hand perfectly. I intend to relieve the trigger guard soon and stipple the grip with a soldering iron. I am not a fan of slip on anythings ( condoms ) for grips just seems wrong :rofl:.

Tazz10m
11-23-2012, 19:08
I did a similar thing on my 21 except I used a rasp file and removed all but the bottom ridge. Finished it off with 200 grit sandpaper. A custom grip to fit my hand perfectly. I intend to relieve the trigger guard soon and stipple the grip with a soldering iron. I am not a fan of slip on anythings ( condoms ) for grips just seems wrong :rofl:.

Yeah, exactly. I used a bench mounted belt sander with pretty rough grit. The finish was not bad... almost "factory" looking. A person could use a portable type belt sander and flip it over and clamp it down to a bench... that works pretty good... did it a long time ago in a pinch. But the rasp like you used is much easier to control and probably better for someone with no experience on a belt sander. I also took rough sand paper and reshaped some of the other frame shapes like the beaver tail and trigger guard. It's pretty easy to blend the texture/pattern after, too. I'm also not a big fan of slip-on grips at all... or "skate board tape", which is why i originally invented the AGrip. I didn't do it to make money... i did it because i needed a solution... and afterward i realized other people might like it, too. I realize some people really like the other grips, and i think that's fine. People should use whatever they think works best for them. Even use them in combination if they want. Form follows function.

OVERTHEHILLGUY
11-30-2012, 18:23
If it didn't feel good to you from the start...why did you buy It?

Aeromat809
11-30-2012, 21:49
The mountain bike tube is cheap and damn ugly ! I ended up removing the finger grooves and stippling mine .http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j307/Aeromat209/G%20Stuff/IMG_4056.jpg
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j307/Aeromat209/G%20Stuff/IMG_4054.jpg

OVERTHEHILLGUY
12-01-2012, 19:01
Smith & Wesson Shield or 1911 officers model?

4Rules
12-01-2012, 20:22
...I have a Glock 22 Gen4 that is accurate, reliable, durable, etc...Has anyone tried to improve a Glock grip by using a softer polymer material that starts out as a thick liquid and cures into a rubbery substance, something that would permanently stick to the grip and provide a softer surface, such as Permatex, SeamGrip, or something similar?

Do a search for "Glock grip and bedliner" and you'll get the phone book.

Here is one link:
Glock Grip Reduction & Custom Beavertails (http://www.brownells.com/aspx/learn/learndetail.aspx?lid=10437)