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modify sig grip?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by badbadtz560, Mar 8, 2009.

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  1. badbadtz560

    badbadtz560 Member

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    So I just went to my local shop and they offered $400 for my p226 9mm w/ the lasergrips.. I smiled and declined

    So I'm thinkin.. instead of tryin to trade it for a glock or xd.. why not just find a way to mod a grip? It's only slightly too big.. and I know that there's room for modification since I've taken the grips off before.

    does anyone know where I can buy a smaller grip or get it modified to be smaller?
     
  2. PPGMD

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    You can switch to the normal Sig grips, they are thinner then the rubber overmold grips used on the CTC grip panels. If that is too think that is too thick you have two choices, find a Hogue Recheckered Grip, or get Hogue Extreme Series grips.

    But there is one other option, a short trigger. Since you've never taken the grips off, I don't think you will want to be changing the trigger out, but any competent gun smith can do it for you.

    I personally run the Hogue Extreme Series, and a short trigger on all my Sigs.

    What they look like:
    Sig_226_STBR_IPSC_Med.jpg
     
  3. Dan Crocker

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    I'll give you $405 for your P226 with lasergrips! ;-)
     
  4. badbadtz560

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    Ooo those hogues look pretty interesting. The g-10s from hogue also look pretty good. Any idea about the pros and cons of each?

    oh, and I took off the lasergrips way back when I first realized they make the grips slightly bigger than stock... just been unable to sell'em
     
  5. The Lone Haranguer

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    If you don't like the Lasergrips, sell them in THR Classified or on Gunbroker. They would probably go fast.
     
  6. PPGMD

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    I don't have the G10 grips yet (I have some on order for a 228R that I recently purchased), but they are basically the same grips as the aluminum, just made out of G10. But the advantages of G10 is that it is lighter, and it acts as an insulator, so it lower hot or cold transmission between the gun and the user. Also the G10 grips will not wear the finish off like the anodizing on the aluminum. See this picture:
    Sig_SCT_X200_Med.jpg

    Toward the bottom of the grip you see white specks, those are the areas that the anodizing was worn off (this is my heavy use Sig 226). There is a bit more when you take a full side on picture, this picture minimizes how visible it is.

    But OTOH the G10 grips will be slightly less resistant to getting gouged. It is virtually impossible to accidentally damage the aluminum grips by gouging it, the aluminum is too strong, but it is possible with the G10 grips, but it's still fairly hard to do.

    Anyways it's a trade off, IMO G10 should be the way to go, but time will tell. I will be putting G10 grips on my carry Sig, and on my new training Sig (I'm a recent covert to XS Big Dot Sights so I am building a dedicated training 226 with Big Dots on them). If they work well I might even switch over all my Sigs that have aluminum grips on them.

    Anyways I agree with Lone Haranguer, if you put the CTC grips on the classifieds here, and on Sig Forum you should get somewhere between $200-300, that should pay for new grips, a short trigger, and even some ammo depending on which grips you get.
     
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