Can I lightly sand the finish on my RTF2?

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  1. orangevol

    orangevol

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    I really like my G 22 RTF2, just wished the grip finish wasn't so rough. I do not have a problem with how the grip feels while shooting. My problem is rubbing against the grip while my gun is holstered, (shirt and inside of my forearm).

    I was curious if anyone has lightly sanded these pyramids with extremly fine, (600-800 grit) sandpaper? Does it look OK, did it make a difference? I certainly do not want to mess up the finish by doing this.
     
  2. 1-2man

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    Not sure if I've become accustomed to it or if they've become worn with use, but it doesn't bother me anymore. It did initially. :dunno:
     

  3. G26Okie

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    It will wear down a little with use.
     
  4. Ima19man

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    In other words, yeah go for it, knock down the edges because eventually it will do it on its own.... it will just use your skin to wear it down instead of the sandpaper.... I would choose sandpaper.
     
  5. KevinFACE

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    What does RTF2 mean? I saw one up at Academy today...couldn't figure it out.
     
  6. faawrenchbndr

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    Rough Texture Frame 2
     
  7. cciman

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    Trade it for someone with a Gen3 frame and be rid of the problem.

    Not me... I like my Gen 3 for specifically your issues.

     
  8. 9mmXRAY

    9mmXRAY IDPA MW2 GSSF

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    Up to you really but I would say...Don't do it I have thousands of rounds through mine and its worn down about 40%
     
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  9. Larry V

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    I guess its me but why would you buy an RTF2 if you now want to sand it?
     
  10. DLL9mm

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    Don't sand it. Allow it to break-in. My G19RTF2 is broken-in and it feels great.
     
  11. Glocked and Loaded

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    My 21 RTF2 was very rough on my skin for the first couple of days of wearing it In Waist Band. But after that I guess I got used to it or it got worn down a little but its fine now.

    I would recommend using it and letting it wear down on its own. But if it bothers you that much I would suggest a much finer grit sand paper, like 2000. It wont take off much but should dull it up for you.
     
  12. 1-2man

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    I hope it doesn't wear down too much. My RTF2s feel perfect right now.
     
  13. bustedknee

    bustedknee The Snowflakes have invaded GT

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    Lightly, ever so lightly just barely stroke the little bumps with a chain saw, using a side-to-side motion.
     
  14. Markasaurus

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    :crying:No! Blasphemy!

    REally though why not just buy some grips to put over it? Sanding a brand new gun? I'm not sure about that idea, seems like not a good one to me.
     
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    Yes. Lightly.

    I used fine wet-or-dry & a little water. Looks the same & feels much better. I only sanded the areas that bit... I left the rest as is.

    If you are still worried about it, test a small area & see how that looks & feels.
     
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  16. Orion's Belt

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    You also could use the back side of a thick leather belt to round off the pyramids a bit. I wouldn't be as dramatic as sandpaper, but it should work.
     
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    I used an emery board on all of my RTFs. Two strokes across the grip on either side allows for a smoother grip yet you still have enough of the rough finish to hold on to.
     
  18. just a shooter

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    your gun, your rules.

    I say go for it.
     
  19. ElectricZombie

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    I'd just let the texture wear naturally.
     
  20. G19Tony

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    I knocked the edges down on the backstrap of my RTF G19 in a couple minutes. It won't hurt anything and it made the gun feel great. :wavey: