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LakersALLDAY
05-04-2010, 10:24 AM
i just got a glock 19c and wanted to know what is the best grip out there?

Nynvolt
05-04-2010, 11:56 AM
If it's got the finger grooves I would look for a ca. legal extended mag base. If it doesn't have finger grooves I would still get the base plate still but add a hogue rubber slip on with finger grooves.

But that's me, YMMV. :)

Black Majik
05-04-2010, 12:18 PM
Skateboard tape the **** out of it.

Chester
05-04-2010, 12:20 PM
i just got a glock 19c and wanted to know what is the best grip out there?

What is it about the factory grip that you don't like?

Is it too slippery, is the texture uncomfortable, do you dislike the finger grooves, etc?

That would probably help someone in trying to recommend the best grips for you.

jmv7000
05-04-2010, 12:36 PM
I like these Decal Grips (http://www.topglock.com/item/55464_Decal_Grip_Grips_Pads_Stocks_DECAL_GRIP_G17F G_GLOCK___.aspx) because you get a good grip, but it does not increase the bulk of the handle. You can get them in either sand-paper like or rubber. I use the rubber, the sand-paper like material is skateboard tape.

BossHog
05-04-2010, 12:51 PM
I prefer the Pachmayr slip-on finger groove grips that are made for the sub-compact Glocks. The grip's finger groove is hollowed out and contours nicely along the finger grooves on the Glock's frame.

Hogue's slip-on finger groove grips are not hollowed out and create a hump that is too big for my liking.

Voo
05-04-2010, 2:59 PM
Skateboard tape the **** out of it.

hahah sucka.. You mocking my texturing technique?

I pretty much went crazy with the grip tape on my G34.. I built up the area between the finger grooves, backstrap, sides.. It's pretty much add what you need, as everyone has unique sized hands and grip..

There really is no "best" as its a preference type situation. You can use grip tape (aka skateboard tape), a pachmayr or hogue slip on, or stipple/dimple the grip area.. Some people even go so far as to re-contour the grip.. It's all subjective. I prefer the less "permanent" modifications as you may one day want to sell it or realize you really dont' like the modification after a few sessions..

LakersALLDAY
05-04-2010, 3:41 PM
What is it about the factory grip that you don't like?

Is it too slippery, is the texture uncomfortable, do you dislike the finger grooves, etc?

That would probably help someone in trying to recommend the best grips for you.

well my hands get sweaty and im lookin for a nice grip, not too bulky...
Im aiming towards the decal grip. not too sure whether if i should get rubber or sand

Jicko
05-04-2010, 3:54 PM
TruGrip.... is better than Decal...

AlliedArmory
05-04-2010, 4:15 PM
I got me some Talon Grips.

damilfman
05-04-2010, 4:31 PM
Send it here : http://www.boresightsolutions.com/

My friends, co-workers and myself have been totally pleased with Ben's work.

97F1504RAD
05-04-2010, 5:08 PM
Send it here : http://www.boresightsolutions.com/

My friends, co-workers and myself have been totally pleased with Ben's work.

What service did you have done by him I find this very interesting and may consider this for my Glocks.

The Competitive Shooter
05-04-2010, 5:39 PM
I like TruGrip.

damilfman
05-04-2010, 6:59 PM
What service did you have done by him I find this very interesting and may consider this for my Glocks.

I went with the extreme reduce&texture but with a moderate profile. The prodominant hump in the back strap that Glocks are known for was "sucked in" is the best way I can describe it. Plus I can get pretty high up on the tang which allows for better recoil management. The grip angle is more like the M&P, which I also had him texture too btw. I wanted all my guns to feel the same even if I switched from one to another. If you own a 3rd or 4th gen RTF2 and go with his texturing you will not be disappointed. The texture is like lava rock but not too rough, you can have him texture it to your liking fine, med or coarse.

97F1504RAD
05-04-2010, 7:03 PM
I went with the extreme reduce&texture but with a moderate profile. The prodominant hump in the back strap that Glocks are known for was "sucked in" is the best way I can describe it. Plus I can get pretty high up on the tang which allows for better recoil management. The grip angle is more like the M&P, which I also had him texture too btw. I wanted all my guns to feel the same even if I switched from one to another. If you own a 3rd or 4th gen RTF2 and go with his texturing you will not be disappointed. The texture is like lava rock but not too rough, you can have him texture it to your liking fine, med or coarse.

Got any pictures?

damilfman
05-04-2010, 7:07 PM
Got any pictures?

not at the moment of mine...although Ben has a whole gallery on his website of different glocks and other handguns...

Cagey48
05-04-2010, 8:47 PM
Here's a link for the Pachmayr slip on grip, i have one on my 19 and i love it!

http://www.pachmayr.com/slip-on-grips.php

Ravenslair
05-04-2010, 8:55 PM
For compact frame Glocks, I like the Hogue. For larger frame models and sub-compacts, I like the Agrip (http://www.brookstactical.com/). Try as many as you can and get what works best for you.

VictorFranko
05-04-2010, 9:11 PM
I got me some Talon Grips.

+1 for Talon Grips. About $10 per gun. I have 'em on my G17 & G22.
They give a nice firm feel and look good against OD Green.

http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae354/biggmatt1/Picture021.jpg

97F1504RAD
05-05-2010, 7:24 AM
not at the moment of mine...although Ben has a whole gallery on his website of different glocks and other handguns...


Yeah I went through the gallery but there are so many pictures and no descriptions of what is what.


+1 for Talon Grips. About $10 per gun. I have 'em on my G17 & G22.
They give a nice firm feel and look good against OD Green.

http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae354/biggmatt1/Picture021.jpg

How rough is the texture on those? Is it like the skate board tape? Or is it softer than that?

den888
05-05-2010, 7:55 AM
I use the Pachmayr Slip On grips, nice, reasonably thin and rugged.

Ultimate
05-05-2010, 8:24 AM
I like bicycle inner tube with a small build up of electrical tape in the areas that need it. Since you can cut it to size you can make it look pretty decent as well.

esskay
05-05-2010, 11:01 AM
I like TruGrips as well. For my preference though, I pre-buffed it a little bit because I don't like super tacky. I also left off the back strap piece to make weapon manipulations a little easier. If you ever wear gloves while shooting, it can feel like your hands are glued to the gun!

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/9686/g17odx300.jpg

This is a pic of a Robar grip reduction & chop. In this case, it's a G17 that was chopped down to take G19 mags and also reduced.

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/1961/g19lrobar3hq6.jpg

tacticalcity
05-05-2010, 11:06 AM
It depends on how big your hands are and how long your fingers are. I have relatively short stubby fingers. Every slip on grip I have tried adds too much girth the grip and makes the gun difficult to hold onto. The tape grips don't appeal to me becaus I know my personality, eventually I would given into the urge to pick away at them. So I prefer to leave it stock. Instead I upgraded my sights to night sights, added an extended magazine release, and an extended slide release all of which made controlling the firearm much easier. I also added a recoil buffer insert, a thin cusion that slips into the front of the gun inbetween the slide and recoil rod/spring. Other than that, I did not see much need to trick out my Glock. It performs perfectly like it is right now.

VictorFranko
05-06-2010, 7:08 AM
How rough is the texture on those? Is it like the skate board tape? Or is it softer than that?

Basically skateboard tape, but it mellows a bit after awhile.

Davidoff
05-06-2010, 1:10 PM
I also like the Talon grips.

They have similar texture to skateboard tape, but the grit does not come off easily. One grip goes for $9.99 shipped, and they ship from AZ.

The manufacturer recommends using 120 sandpaper to smooth it out if the texture is too rough for you.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i290/ZviDavidoff/6b291ac0.jpg

THE 0NE
05-06-2010, 2:15 PM
my gunsmith does a great grip reduction makes it point like a 1911. Ill post a pic tonight..

lazs
05-06-2010, 8:01 PM
Ivory, stag and some of the nicer woods all make great grips for handguns.

Sam
05-06-2010, 8:43 PM
Haha, good one.