Author Topic: Show us your . . . grips! (56k beware)  (Read 12515 times)

Offline Brenden

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Re: Show us your . . . grips! (56k beware)
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2005, 02:54:33 PM »
Yachtsman,

Bravo..

I was very eager to see your pic!! ;D

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Re: Show us your . . . grips! (56k beware)
« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2005, 08:59:25 PM »
Amen to that!  Yes, a pic is worth 1k words.  From my  perspective, it was VERY informative to see how that grip looks when mounted on the pistol. Thanks for   your persistance!

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Offline Calvin Cooledge

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« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2006, 04:42:31 PM »
A long long long long long long long long time ago (in fact it was a
Tuesday;^), I promised to check back in with all ya'll (that's plural
down South for 'everyone') re: my experiences with specialty ammo
(RBCD, etc.) and other stuff. Well, the recent topic of grip tape has me ready to chime in with my two cents.

I LOVE my R9S, but have been a bit afraid of it, because of it's perceived snap in the hands and my mishandling it with poor gripping habits. So I set out on a quest to find that which meets my criteria for a comfortable handling gun.  I realize that this is a last ditch (in my case first ditch too;^) weapon, and you can't expect too much with blah blah blah...

I first bought a Handall, Jr, which I liked well enough, but something bothered me about the finger groove (bulge?) and the bulk of the, um, Handall. It was good for practice, but I wanted something to improve those smooth (yet, oh so right) carbon fibre (Olde English spelling;^) grips. Then, some one here got the brainy idea to use grip tape, and I promptly found some incredible tape, but it kept wanting to delaminate the grippy stuff from the sticky stuff, and I became disillusioned with that too. Then I read somewhere (prolly here) that ol' Karl uses a slip-on Uncle Mikes rubber sleeve. So, naturally I ordered one and it came last Friday.
I must say that now I have reached nirvana tonight.  This seems to be the perfect grip solution for me, just what I wanted, outside of factory rubber grips. They don't interfere with my grip when digging in my pocket, they don't obtrude (hey, I made up a new word!), and best of all, they feel great in the hand! Now I  have the comfort AND concealment I've been looking for.

The sleeve is all black rubber, with checkering on the left and right side, but curiously not on the front or back. It tends to gray out (lose it's blackness) but a tooth brush can bring it back to black in short order.

So, it's cool looking, works great and it's cheap. My kind of fix...

Steve
BTW-some of you other Steve's better watch out. I was here first. Or second. One of those...
BBTW-re: specialty ammo-I bought some of that 'spendy' RBCD Performance Plus Platinum 9mm ammo, and it worked perfectly in my R9S. That's all I can say about it. That, and it costs about $3 a bullet. I'm sticking with the Gold Dot HP in 115gr. It's what works for me, and it's cheap enough when purchased in bulk to practice with it. They do say to practice with what you carry, right? If I carried RBCD, I'd be broke...  

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Re: Show us your . . . grips! (56k beware)
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2006, 06:08:14 PM »
That sleeve does look good Steve - I am OK on my tape so far - as long as it holds out but, could well get me one of those to try later.
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Re: Show us your . . . grips! (56k beware)
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2006, 11:42:26 PM »
Thanks for the comment on RBCD and good results. I have
a supply on hand and have wondered about it in the pup;
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Re: Show us your . . . grips! (56k beware)
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2006, 11:49:04 PM »
That looks great Calvin! :)
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Re: Show us your . . . grips! (56k beware)
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2006, 08:01:20 AM »
Can you (or will you?) post a photo of your R9 with the Uncle Mike's grip?

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Re: Show us your . . . grips! (56k beware)
« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2006, 08:44:03 PM »
Does anyone have info on the size and part # for the slip-on Uncle Mikes rubber sleeve?

I must have missed it somehow.

Bill

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Re: Show us your . . . grips! (56k beware)
« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2006, 08:59:25 PM »
Bill:

It may be # 50541.  Here is a link:

http://www.uncle-mikes.com/adtemplate.asp?invky=9818949
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Re: Show us your . . . grips! (56k beware)
« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2006, 09:27:47 PM »
Richard,

Thank you, Sir.

I seem to have a hole in my pocket tonight.  The monthly Social Security deposits may not support all these gun-related purchases.

Bill


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Re: Show us your . . . grips! (56k beware)
« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2006, 09:28:30 PM »
Looks natural Steve -maybe I'll try one - thanks.
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Re: Show us your . . . grips! (56k beware)
« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2006, 09:33:17 PM »
The order is getting a little complicated.

It says that the small grips do not have finger grooves.  Apparently, the medium does have grooves.

Actually, I just remembered that Yachtsman (Steve) started this thread with info about the Hogue #18000 Grip Sleeve.  That's the one in the photo.
  
« Last Edit: January 31, 2006, 10:01:58 PM by Michigunner »

Offline Calvin Cooledge

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Re: Show us your . . . grips! (56k beware)
« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2006, 07:03:40 PM »
Here is the Uncle Mikes grip. Note no finger bumps. It works well for me, and at under ten bucks, it's not a big investment or permanent mod.



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Re: Show us your . . . grips! (56k beware)
« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2006, 08:35:01 PM »
Steve - very nice ''still life'' pic there - very well done.  I like it.  Very cool (edge) :)

I see a Buck Mayo TNT just like mine - nice knife.  Just given mine a rest as it seems a rather slow opener and a bit long in the pocket - so trying a wee Kershaw Scallion assisted opener - may well do for daily carry and keep the Buck in good shape.
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Re: Show us your . . . grips! (56k beware)
« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2006, 08:54:51 PM »
That's the new LumaMax I've been reading about.  I think I want one.  (Another reason to spend money.   :-/)
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