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Old January 21st, 2017, 04:07 PM   #16
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For you maybe! Works just fine for me!
We had a training shoot today at my range... friend of mine was showing me his slip-on that he put on his shield... didnt make it past the second round shoot, off went the slip-on. (i knew it would happen, i just let him figure it out by himself) So, now known as the slip-off...lol. He had the same problem i myself and others had seen, under recoil, the slip-on was just that... slipping right around the grip of the frame, causing him to reposition his hand on every shot. I saw him throw it in the garbage before he left.

Just food for thought... Anything that can move during shooting, cant be good.
Shield 9/40 frames aren`t a very good candidate for slip-on`s, due to the grip/frame design... they`re very narrow.
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We had a training shoot today at my range... friend of mine was showing me his slip-on that he put on his shield... didnt make it past the second round shoot, off went the slip-on. (i knew it would happen, i just let him figure it out by himself) So, now known as the slip-off...lol. He had the same problem i myself and others had seen, under recoil, the slip-on was just that... slipping right around the grip of the frame, causing him to reposition his hand on every shot. I saw him throw it in the garbage before he left.

Just food for thought... Anything that can move during shooting, cant be good.
Shield 9/40 frames aren`t a very good candidate for slip-on`s, due to the grip/frame design... they`re very narrow.
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Did he wet it down inside with hairspray before putting it on?

I don't care for "sleeves" myself, but some folks around here seem to use the hairspray method with acceptable results (to them, anyway).

Some also prefer to make their own out of a piece of bicycle inner tube, rather than using the store bought ones.

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Old January 21st, 2017, 04:41 PM   #18
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Did he wet it down inside with hairspray before putting it on?

I don't care for "sleeves" myself, but some folks around here seem to use the hairspray method with acceptable results (to them, anyway).

Some also prefer to make their own out of a piece of bicycle inner tube, rather than using the store bought ones.
No, he didnt use anything. I myself have tried rubber cement in the past, that didnt work either. Eventually mine still came loose.
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I have had real good luck with Sand Paper grips. They come cut to size and mine have lasted about three years before I replaced them They also come in different texture, run about $18.00 a set..
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Old January 23rd, 2017, 06:14 AM   #20
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I did my own stippling using a Weller soldering iron. Just take your time, read how to on YouTube and use a fan because this will stink while you are doing it.

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Looks good, I stippled my shield as well as my bodyguard 380, it was easy and I found it to be fun. To those thinking of doing it, practice on the magazine extensions first to get the feel for it, also old AR-15 pistol grips are similar enough to start getting the feel for things. $23 soldering iron at home depot and you're good to go.
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Old January 23rd, 2017, 06:17 AM   #21
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I've got Talon Grips on my M&P 9 fullsize, the type that don't cover the back strap, I stippled the small and put it on, I'll do the medium (my back strap of choice) now that I like how the small one came out. The talons are great for traction but, they do wear off eventually especially on guns that are carried a lot... Once my talons start to come loose I'll stipple the M&P 9 F/S like I did my shield...
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All of mine shoot and carry very well with the "factory finish."
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Old January 23rd, 2017, 07:02 AM   #23
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All of mine shoot and carry very well with the "factory finish."
Well when ya got bear paws and then add all that grizzly bear hand strength like you got... BAMMM
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Well when ya got bear paws and then add all that grizzly bear hand strength like you got... BAMMM
Just one of the benefits of playing lead guitar for "50 something" years now.

Growing up on a farm may have added a little something to the mix, too.
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All of mine shoot and carry very well with the "factory finish."
worked very well too it's not like they're hard to hang onto without modification.
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Just one of the benefits of playing lead guitar for "50 something" years now.

Growing up on a farm may have added a little something to the mix, too.
rock onnnnnnnnn brother...!!!!!!
Well dang Rick, me too...lol. Played lead guitar and lead vocals for 30+yrs in hard rock bands, some blues bands too. Then add in 50+yrs turning wrench`s, people freak out at how much hand strength i have for my size. Grew up workin on farms too. I dont play in my own band much anymore, took a cushy high paying job about 11yrs ago. But i do have friends that drag me up on stage to play now an then. I wont lie, i miss it badly... no other feelin like it.

So sorry guys, for getting off topic, its just really kool to meet other members here that played in bands like i have.

Back to grip... strong hands always win
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Have you guys that play guitar ever taken any outdoor classes in the winter, bad weather?

I only ask because that is where my view of stippling/serrations etc changed from meh to, I see where that us useful.
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Have you guys that play guitar ever taken any outdoor classes in the winter, bad weather?

I only ask because that is where my view of stippling/serrations etc changed from meh to, I see where that us useful.
I shoot outdoors all the time, even thru winter. I have my own private combat gun range, and i do help new shooters all the time, even during bad winter weather. And it gets pretty dang cold up here in the northeast. So to answer your question...yepp, i sure do. I do wear shooting gloves during winter, so i dont see much difference in stippling, grip tapes and any other gimmicky fads that come an go.
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I shoot outdoors all the time, even thru winter. I have my own private combat gun range, and i do help new shooters all the time, even during bad winter weather. And it gets pretty dang cold up here in the northeast. So to answer your question...yepp, i sure do. I do wear shooting gloves during winter, so i dont see much difference in stippling, grip tapes and any other gimmicky fads that come an go.
I was asking because one of the classes I was in was 8 hours of single digit temps and snowing.
Doing malfunction clearing (a drill for that class) my numb fingers slid right off the slide, that is where I thought the serrations or an rmr would be useful.
I now notice a difference (more in the summer she sweating) in the grip as well with stippling vs stock.

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I was asking because one of the classes I was in was 8 hours of single digit temps and snowing.
Doing malfunction clearing (a drill for that class) my numb fingers slid right off the slide, that is where I thought the serrations or an rmr would be useful.
I now notice a difference (more in the summer she sweating) in the grip as well with stippling vs stock.

Happy shooting.

Its good to see someone else has trained in every condition possible. Mainly because we NEVER know what the weather will be like in every situation. Train well, in every weather possible... you will have the upper hand in the end. I kinda chuckle at these urbanite weekend warriors that never shoot during winter...lol.
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