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Anyone have Hogue aluminum or G10 grips on their SIG or other?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by MCMXI, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. MCMXI

    MCMXI Well-Known Member

    I really like my SIG P239 but the factory grips flex too much, particularly at the base near the mag well. I put this down to the fact that the grips are thin and are only held in place with one screw per side of the grip rather than the usual two. I'm interested in replacing the grips with Hogue aluminum or G10 since they should be a lot stiffer and not flex under recoil. I have a set of the molded Hogue grips but don't really care for them. The grooves are not ideally placed for my hands in that they bunch my fingers up. So does anyone have any experience to share re Hogue aluminum or G10 grips?

    I was thinking about these grips ...

  2. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Well-Known Member

    I have VZ G10s on my CZ75. I'll probably never use anything else.

    I'm trying to get some for the Canik Stingray I have coming.

    I highly recommend the G10 grips.

    Aluminum transfers heat and cold. Not impressed.
  3. maddy345

    maddy345 Well-Known Member

    The G10s on my P229 are very thin and grippy. One other thing about aluminum grips is they can scratch easily.
  4. GLI45

    GLI45 Well-Known Member

    I have G10 grips from VZ on two of my 1911s and will probably never put the wood grips back on. VZs come in a variety of colors, patterns, and textures. I've got Aliens and ETC Frags, both medium textures. They provide plenty of grip and look great.

  5. sigarms228

    sigarms228 Well-Known Member

    I put the Hogue G10s on my P229 and love them. Nice improvement over factory plastic grips that also used to flex a little bit. The G10s are also grippier but not so much to be uncomfortable.

  6. MCMXI

    MCMXI Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the very helpful comments. I have VZ G10 grips on all of my 1911s so I'm familiar with the material and agree that G10 is good stuff. P series SIGs are a different animal compared to 1911s since 1911 grips are just flat panels that are supported all the way around so I was looking for some SIG specific feedback if possible so thanks for that.

    I'm going to order G10 black grips shown below. If I like them I'll upgrade the grips on both my P225s as well. I like the rubber Hogue grips on my P220s and will leave those alone.

  7. 340PD

    340PD Well-Known Member

    I can help. There is a lot of discussion on the Sig forums on this topic. I have a 80's W. German 226. I really disliked the factory grips. I bought a set of black G10 Piranha grips from there store during their Dec. sale. Yes, they were still expensive, but worth every penny. Slightly thinner than stock, but great grip even with wet, or God forbid, bloody hands. I shoot better, and even this old gun looks better. I researched a lot, and the checkered grips, many felt, was wearing out clothing, due to the sharpness of the checkering. Yes you can sand them but then you are defeating the purpose. The Piranha version that I got needed no sanding and my shirts show no wear so far. The general consensus was the aluminum grips tended to get very cold fast and many did not like that at all. You choose the finish, but the G10 is money well spent IMHO.

  8. MCMXI

    MCMXI Well-Known Member

    340PD, thanks very much. I was looking at those Piranha grips but they looked a bit too aggressive and I don't want the grips to hang up on clothing when drawing the pistol from CC. I'm going to stick with the ones shown above which are significantly more aggressive than the stock grips and similar to what I have on my 1911s.
  9. 340PD

    340PD Well-Known Member

    Show us pics when you get them.
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2013
  10. OregonJohnny

    OregonJohnny Well-Known Member

    I have a 1-year-old Sig P220 Carry Elite Dark, that came from the factory with Hogue ultra-thin aluminum grips. I really like these grips. I don't have any standard 220 grips to compare to, but the Hogue aluminum grips make the 220 grip only about 1-2mm wider than the slide on each side. They are also very aggressively checkered and provide a ton of grip. They are pretty sharp, and after a long range session, they begin to rub any dry skin off your hands. Let's just say they "exfoliate" your shooting hand. ;) The fit and finish is great, but I can see how they would scratch pretty easily. I've resigned myself to the fact that my Sig is a working gun, not a safe queen, and that I just can't worry about minor scuffs and scratches.

    If I bought another Sig that didn't come with the Hogue aluminum grips, I'd probably buy some for it right away.
  11. 7075-T7

    7075-T7 Well-Known Member

    I just got a P226 Elite dark with the black aluminum grips on it as well and I think they're fantastic. A hair thinner than the plastic and feel much more secure in the hand. Plus they don't budge or squeak together when you grip them tightly ;)

    Go for it!
  12. MCMXI

    MCMXI Well-Known Member

    I received some Hogue G10 grips last Thursday and I am extremely pleased with the fit, finish, function and appearance. The Hogue's are WAY stiffer than the factory plastic and give the pistol a solid and firm feel with no flex. 340PD, you are absolutely right about the checkering being on the abrasive side. The P239 is my CC pistol and it resides in a CrossBreed SuperTuck Deluxe. I've been wearing a fleece over a t-shirt and the rough checkering does tend to pick up a lot of "fluff". Hogue's instructions suggests light sanding with 320 grit paper to get the desired finish and I may do that at some point. I ordered some nicer grip screws from Hogue (socket head button screws) but they're out of stock.



    Here's a photo of the factory grips for comparative purposes.


    Also, I've made a small modification to the 10-round magazines that I carry for backup. I felt that the "horn" on the base pad was redundant so I spent a couple of minutes with a 4" angle grinder, file and paper and the horn was history. The photo below shows 8-round, modified 10-round and factory 10-round magazines.

  13. Giterboosted

    Giterboosted Well-Known Member

    I have green aluminum ones on my P239 and love them, I wouldn't think of changing them
  14. Murphster

    Murphster Well-Known Member

    As I get older, the skin on my hands is apparently converting to teflon because I perceive stock gun grips to be slicker than I'd like for them to be. To counter that, I've purchased several sets of G10 grips from VZ and have been very pleased with them. I purchased a set of Hogue Piranha grips for my Sig 226 MK25. They look and feel great. Outstanding quality and fit. I opted for the Piranhas because my Sig 220 Scorpion came with them and I liked the feel.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2013

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