You go to a nudist range? Damn.
nakedOver the years, I've tried various sleeves (Pachmayer etc) and grip tape on my EDC G26 Gen3. Right now I only have tape on the front strap and back strap. Seems to enhance the grip without enlarging it too much (tape on the sides of the grip didn't seem to really help with the grip that much, anyway).
How does everyone else carry their Gen3's? Naked or covered up?
I was using TALON rough/grit finish 'cause I thought it gave a good grip. Just to see, I bought a set of TRACTION GRIPS http://tractiongrips.com/id47.html rubberized finish and it made me change! I took the grit stuff off, replaced with rubber finish and haven't looked back. Looks and seems to hold up better, too. My grandson likes his as well.How does everyone else carry their Gen3's? Naked or covered up?
Not really, that's more hard core IDPA, geared for experienced competition shooters. Takes allot of setup and staging. But if you are new, best thing is to find the closest IDPA/USPA match to you, call the match director and jump in.that's interesting.... do all matches have things like that going on?
I've been considering starting competitive shooting w/ a buddy from work.
to answer OP, naked... prefer Gen 3.
Interesting take. Thanks.Side panels only for me, per Production rules. Carry guns are the same way.
Even if it was legal, I would not want tape on the front and back straps. That gets me way too committed to the initial index. The gun needs to stay loose on draws and reloads until right before the mount comes together.
Especially with reloads on a gen3 Glock. It's critical for the gun to pivot freely immediately when it comes out of the mount. With that tiny little mag catch, there's not much margin for error.
Of course this is pretty personal, and the specific size and geometry of a shooter's hands play a role.Interesting take. Thanks.
This sounds terribly unsafe.QwikGrips for competition and Talon Rubber for carry. I used to run an IDPA stage that had you start with your hands in soapy water to simulate blood, try picking up a stock Glock after doing that. Course we put a towel next to for the 1911 guys.....