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tbhracing
02-23-2010, 8:15 PM
I have an older German Sig P226 with the all checkers grips. I want to upgrade to the new factory grips that say Sig Sauer and P226 on them. My question is- Will these new grips make the overall grip fatter?

Thanks.

BamBam-31
02-23-2010, 11:56 PM
IIRC, they do. Not as much as Hogue grips, though.

tbhracing
02-24-2010, 7:11 AM
Thanks.

mds2004
02-24-2010, 7:55 AM
I also believe they felt thicker. For me they were not enough so I went to the Hogue wrap arounds, and then to even the thicker pachmyr.

tbhracing
02-24-2010, 8:23 AM
Thanks- I was looking to keep the stock diameter with the new grips, dont want to get fatter.

oversteerdawg
02-24-2010, 4:31 PM
I believe the Sig Aluminum grips are thinner than the normal plastic grips.

gorenut
02-24-2010, 5:07 PM
I believe the Sig Aluminum grips are thinner than the normal plastic grips.

As are the Hogue G10s

diddler
02-24-2010, 7:22 PM
Just my two cents: when I installed the Hogue wrap-around grips on my P226 I was at least a little surprised at how much "thicker" it felt, and was worried that I might not be able to get used to it. Long story short, I completely fell in love with it and it made a great gun even better.

Unless you're already straining to reach the trigger don't immediately discount a slightly thicker grip. Yes, it'll feel different, possibly a little weird. Shoot it a while and you might find it was a great decision.

checkenbach
02-24-2010, 8:16 PM
You may have to change the trigger bar spring as well if yours is not the newer style spring. I put some Hogue rubber grips on my P226 and shot IDPA and USPSA with it, and was having trouble releasing the mag.
And I have BIG hands. I put the stockers back on, mag change issue went away. I would like to find an extended mag release(sadly discontinued by Sig), and try the Hogues, they are really nice grips.