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Offline TpaBayFlyFisher

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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #60 on: October 20, 2011, 02:43:41 PM »
Will there be blue carbon fiber?

Offline l_elieze

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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #61 on: November 25, 2011, 09:32:04 AM »
I just purchase an R9 and I am looking to get the VZ grips. I am looking at the black checker and the CArbon Fiber. Can someone comment as to which one will give me a better grip. Thanks.

Offline backupr9

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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #62 on: November 25, 2011, 07:54:52 PM »
Welcome to the forum!  I have the carbon fiber VZ grips on my Covert and find the grip to be excellent.  I have not tried the black checker VZ but have the checkered Hogues which also did well, but nowhere nearly as comfortable as the VZ's.
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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #63 on: November 26, 2011, 07:59:22 PM »
Welcome to the forum I_elieze.

I bought  a regular pair of carbon fiber VZ's with the intentions of buying a pair of checked down the road.

The pair I got feel so much better than the factory grips (G10 and CF).  As Moonshine, one other forum member put it, to paraphrase, it's like going from gripping a 1x2 piece of lumber to now actually holding a gun.

The VZ regulars CFs have a bit of a palm swell/curve that make them fell better and grip so much better that I now have no desire to try the checkered ones.

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Offline Giraffes

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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #64 on: December 12, 2011, 12:03:43 PM »
Time to re-energize this thread! I picked up a set of checkered carbon fiber grips from Designergrips.com and really like the feel, but they are a bit too shiny for my taste so now I'm thinking about some VZs. I shot John from VZ an email about making a set of their carbon fiber grips with checkering since anything that gives me a better grip on my little pup is OK in my book. I received a reply in about 15 minutes letting me know that they are in the works and will appear on their site for 2012. I was kind of shocked by the quick reply! Usually I'll have to wait for a day or two to hear back from manufacturers. I told him I'd be first in line as soon as they go live. I'll be sure to post pictures and a report whenever I can get my hands on them.

Offline yankee2500

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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #65 on: December 12, 2011, 01:30:03 PM »
Maybe a light sanding with some 1000 grit paper would break the shine enough and still allow the grips to look good.
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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #66 on: December 12, 2011, 04:25:16 PM »
I was contemplating that, but I've never worked with resin so I didn't want to mess them up. When I get the VZ grips, I was planning on selling these. If I end up keeping both sets, maybe I'll get brave enough to experiment.

Offline MRC

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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #67 on: December 12, 2011, 04:42:26 PM »
Give Paul at Designergrips a call, he is great to work with.  He can tell you what will work and what won't.  When I was looking for new grips for my engraved Seecamp 380 he helped me pick out what I wanted and I am more than satisfied with the look.

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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #68 on: December 13, 2011, 06:33:21 AM »
Sounds like a good idea, I'll shoot him an email later this morning.