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SIG P229 gouges palm

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Chugach, Dec 25, 2002.

  1. Chugach

    Chugach Well-Known Member

    I love my 229, but after a hundred rounds of .40, the heel of my palm feels like I've been wrestling with the wrong end of a Dremel. The lanyard slot has a sharp edge on it which rasps my skin.

    Any other big-handed folks experienced this? How did you solve it, and what tools or techniques?
  2. ArmaLube

    ArmaLube Active Member

    Sharp Edges

    I love my P229 also. Fortunately, I don't experience the same problem.

    Two ideas that may help. One would be to fill the entire opening with black silicone sealer, such as you find in the automotive or department stores. This would most likely cure the problem. At the same time, the stuff is removable and would do no permanent harm to the grips.

    A second approach would be to use a small jewelers file or possibly even a nail file and round off the sharp edges, so they no longer bite your hand. Done carefully, this would be an unnoticeable modification.

    Hope this helps you.

  3. Houndawg

    Houndawg Well-Known Member

    Another idea would be to get some different grips for it. My Hogues don't have any lanyard slot or loop. Neither do the woodies on the market.
  4. Wildalaska

    Wildalaska member

    Never liked the looks of the Hogues on a 229. Do a little judicious filing, or have it done.
  5. Chugach

    Chugach Well-Known Member

    All good ideas, thanks.

    I like the original grips because they're non-slip. Would certainly consider either Hogues or wood...I've seen some beautiful grips posted here.

    Sounds like the filing path is next...ArmaLube, I never would have thought of the black silicone sealer. If knocking the edges down slightly doesn't work, I'll give that a try.
  6. ArmaLube

    ArmaLube Active Member

    Sharp Edges

    Chugach ,

    Glad you found some helpful suggestions. I find the factory grips to be very satisfactory also. The filing will most likely do the trick for you.

    Best wishes,
  7. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Be careful with any aftermarket grips on these newer SA/DA pistols. The grips on these newer guns have a lot of springs that are held in place by the grips (the Sigs are no exceptions) and if the aftermarket grips aren't made right, the springs could slip and the trigger could be disabled (at least for DA).

    If you go aftermarket, test, test and test again. One hand, two hand, sideways, dominant hand, non-dominant hand. Different ammos for different recoil. You want to ensure that your gun is fully functional with the newer grips.
  8. Chugach

    Chugach Well-Known Member

    Good advice!

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