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gen4 grip eating me up

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by The Wolverine, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. The Wolverine

    The Wolverine

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    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?

     
  2. Slackinoff

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


  3. ParisArms

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    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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  4. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    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.
     
  5. theAlgorithmist

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    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
     
  6. jbglock

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

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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

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

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    What is Agrip? Some sort of addition to a gun's grip?
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. jbglock

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    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.
     
  12. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    THAT is one elderly Glock!
     
  13. jbglock

    jbglock

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

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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

    jbglock

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    No. I wrote...

    Since.
     
  16. Speed3

    Speed3 Speed3

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    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.
     
  17. dosei

    dosei

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    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.
     
  18. pureshot78

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


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  19. ca survivor

    ca survivor

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

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