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The Wolverine 10-03-2012 12:46

gen4 grip eating me up
 
Been carrying a model 65 or a Coonan for twenty plus years, decided I wanted more fire power with out reloading, Bought my first Glock last week, gen4 23. The grip feels good in the hand, but feels like a cheese grater on my side in a IWB holster.

Thought about wrapping the grip with some black 3m self stick bandage, but don't think it would hold up long and probably have to swap it out pretty often.

A under shirt will take care of the problem in the colder months, too hot to wear ten months out of the year where I live.

Any ideas?


Slackinoff 10-03-2012 12:48

lightly sand the frame texture down to take the edge off.

ParisArms 10-03-2012 12:52

Trade it for a gen 3.
Seriously though to me the sandpaper grips are rougher then the gen 4. I always wear a t-shirt and have never had a problem.


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NEOH212 10-04-2012 03:48

I've carried my Gen 4 Glock 22 IWB and it hasn't been a problem. Now keep in mind I'm rather skinny. For a guy that may be packing a few excess pounds, he may have things that rub on the gun and that will make it uncomfortable.

As another poster said, you could try to sand the grip or, try a grip sleeve. It may cover enough of the grip to take the edge off and leave the frame unaltered.

theAlgorithmist 10-04-2012 06:49

I wanted to build up my G31 grip and soften the texture at the same time, so I slipped on a Pachmayr sleeve and it works great. Fits the gen 4's perfectly.

hth!

- jim

jbglock 10-04-2012 07:58

Sell it or trade it in for a gen3. RTF is the worst idea ever IMO.

SCmasterblaster 10-04-2012 11:28

You'll appreciate the rough-textured grip if you have to draw and shoot with sweaty hands.

amazon 10-04-2012 11:32

I use Agrip on mine (Brooks Tactical). Works like a charm.

SCmasterblaster 10-04-2012 11:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by amazon (Post 19484854)
I use Agrip on mine (Brooks Tactical). Works like a charm.

What is Agrip? Some sort of addition to a gun's grip?

Chesafreak 10-04-2012 11:41

I had the same problem with my LC9. I fixed it by cutting a section of bicycle innertube to fit. It will work on a Glock and won't add as much thickness to the grip like many other slip on grips will. It will be difficult to stretch over the Glock 2x4 grip. It won't be pretty, but it will give you a good grip without adding noticeable thickness.

jbglock 10-04-2012 11:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by SCmasterblaster (Post 19484834)
You'll appreciate the rough-textured grip if you have to draw and shoot with sweaty hands.

No offense but I've had a Glock since gen1. I've never had a problem holding, keeping a proper grip, or shooting mine even in the rain where I was soaked. They pretty much solved a problem that didn't exist IMO.

SCmasterblaster 10-04-2012 11:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by jbglock (Post 19484910)
No offense but I've had a Glock since gen1. I've never had a problem holding, keeping a proper grip, or shooting mine even in the rain where I was soaked. They pretty much solved a problem that didn't exist IMO.

THAT is one elderly Glock!

jbglock 10-04-2012 11:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by SCmasterblaster (Post 19484926)
THAT is one elderly Glock!

I'm getting elderly but my Glocks aren't. Current guns I have are all gen3 and one gen4.

SCmasterblaster 10-04-2012 11:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by jbglock (Post 19484948)
I'm getting elderly but my Glocks aren't. Current guns I have are all gen3 and one gen4.

in your earlier post you wrote that you had a Gen 1 Glock.

jbglock 10-04-2012 15:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by SCmasterblaster (Post 19484962)
in your earlier post you wrote that you had a Gen 1 Glock.

No. I wrote...

Quote:

Originally Posted by jbglock (Post 19484910)
No offense but I've had a Glock since gen1. I've never had a problem holding, keeping a proper grip, or shooting mine even in the rain where I was soaked. They pretty much solved a problem that didn't exist IMO.

Since.

Speed3 10-04-2012 19:12

I've shot thousands of rounds through my Gen 4 G23 and G27 and never had chafing on my hands from the stippling on the grips. However, the trigger has ridges that make the tip of my trigger finger sore after a couple hundred rounds. I guess I could sand them down, but I think in the heat of battle it's a good thing to have friction there, especially if it gets wet or bloody.

dosei 10-04-2012 19:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by amazon (Post 19484854)
I use Agrip on mine (Brooks Tactical). Works like a charm.

BINGO!

The Gen 4 RTF is, IMHO, strictly for the gamer/competition crowd. For carry, sand all those dang things off until the grip is nice and smooth...clean with alcohol or acetone...let dry (only takes a couple minutes)...and apply a set of A-Grips. Silk on your side, but locks in your hand when you grip it.

pureshot78 10-04-2012 19:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Wolverine (Post 19481219)

A under shirt will take care of the problem in the colder months, too hot to wear ten months out of the year where I live.

Any ideas?


I wear an undershirt all year in Arizona for this reason. You can do it too.


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ca survivor 10-05-2012 05:55

I wear an undershirt all year in Florida, for this reason, you can do it too.

Lowjiber 10-05-2012 07:03

Put a Talon grip on it and forget it.

Bren 10-05-2012 07:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Wolverine (Post 19481219)
Been carrying a model 65 or a Coonan for twenty plus years, decided I wanted more fire power with out reloading, Bought my first Glock last week, gen4 23. The grip feels good in the hand, but feels like a cheese grater on my side in a IWB holster.

Thought about wrapping the grip with some black 3m self stick bandage, but don't think it would hold up long and probably have to swap it out pretty often.

A under shirt will take care of the problem in the colder months, too hot to wear ten months out of the year where I live.

Any ideas?


Get a better holster. A good IWB design will put a piece of leather between the grip and you - that's how/why I make my own IWB holsters. Here's an example:
http://www.ttgunleather.com/sitebuil...einshrknew.JPG

Depending on the gun and how fat you are, you may need more grip coverage.

The Wolverine 10-05-2012 11:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slackinoff (Post 19481227)
lightly sand the frame texture down to take the edge off.

I do not know why I did not think of this, I guess I am not used to working with a plastic gun, 20 seconds with some 220 grit sand paper, problem solved.

It still has plenty of grip, just not as sharp now, and besides the only part of my hand that touches that side is half of my fingertips on middle and ring finger, so even if I sanded them smooth, it really would not hurt my grip on the gun.

Wearing a under shirt in Arizona would not be bad (dry heat), but ca survivor in Florida, like Alabama, for me, it is too humid for undershirts.

I wear sweat wicking shirts 98% of the time, and a undershirt would kill the sweat wicking properties, even if you wear sweat wicking undershirt under a sweat wicking shirt, it slows down the evaporation big time.

SCmasterblaster 10-05-2012 11:50

OH, I Get It
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jbglock (Post 19485504)
No. I wrote...



Since.

You used to have a Gen 1 Glock. Like I had a gen 2 G17. :supergrin:

The Wolverine 10-05-2012 11:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bren (Post 19487349)
Get a better holster. A good IWB design will put a piece of leather between the grip and you - that's how/why I make my own IWB holsters. Here's an example:
http://www.ttgunleather.com/sitebuil...einshrknew.JPG

Depending on the gun and how fat you are, you may need more grip coverage.

I have a good holster, but like yours it just covers the slide, and, I am not fat, just a little short for my weight.:whistling:

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/...005_124210.jpg

Speed3 10-05-2012 16:15

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Or, you could go with a Kholster or Cross Breed Holster. None of the grip touches your skin, only the leather of the holster. I wear this comfortably against my skin under a T-shirt in 90 degree, 80% humidity all summer long.


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