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Rubber grips - and shirt hang-up ....

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by P95Carry, Oct 23, 2003.

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  1. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    This is something I did not have when using wood grips (talkin snub revo here BTW) ..... I have become aware with rubber grips that after sitting in truck, maybe bending a little .... the grips somewhat stick to shirt and then on straightening up again ..... seem to allow a small fold to stay between grips and body. Thus in effect tending to emphasize the butt and maybe profile/print, because shirt no longer hangs free .... until ''adjusted'' of course!

    This is with OWB but I have a feeling it could happen just same with IWB.

    Any comments/advice from you guys with rubber grips?
     
  2. sm

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    Are these new grips that are hanging, or ones that have been carried for a bit that you suspect heat ( weather/body) is the problem?

    Reason I ask is yes some grips are really "tacky" when new and hang easy, after a bit , less tacky , and don't grab.

    On revos I prefer wood. I have some ladies that prefer the rubber and they use baking soda ( remove grips from gun) and briskly with a toothbrush remove the tackiness. I learned something, it works. They just make a paste, scrub, rinse, dry.

    Even though I prefer Wood- I like and use the Kimber factory rubber grips on different 1911 style I carry IWB , they never grabbed even when new. Now the Pac's and Houges are thicker,( to my feel don't like) and even after a bit people that have them say they grab.

    Probably the composition of rubber, and its reaction to sweat/heat/clothing.

    Try the soda...these gals educated me.
     
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    re1973 ..... thx for reply and comments. I shall for sure try the soda trick .... sounds like it could well help.

    The rubber is a sorta ''mixed blessing'' .. these are indeed new grips (on an SP101) .... and despite the hang-up probs I do like them a lot ... simply because of the positiveness of the hold from the draw ... feel more ''secure''.

    Viva the ''gals''! :p
     
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    I've never had a problem with this in all of the years that I've carried handguns with rubber grips.
     
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    You might want to try a pair of Hogue Monogrips. They are not very tacky and, although longer that the factory grips, seem to conceal better.
     
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    Unisaw , thx .. I have considered Hogue's before .. i think maybe I will try this route.
     
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    The ladies straighten their skirts when rising from seated position.
    I straighten my coat or shirt.

    Sam
     
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    See it all the time around the office where a lot of folks carry small revolvers strongside. Everytime they bend over to get a file...

    Seems inside waist band holsters are better about not doing this. My solution to the whole affair has been Ahrends or Spegels ;)
     
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    Yeah right, Sam... go ahead and tell them "It's a Kilt". :p

    I've had some guns with rubber grips that would hang up even a heavy coat. It was annoying. Wood grips don't hang up like rubber grips do and they really do look a lot better.
     
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    Carry hogue rubbers and have had no problems with hanging.:evil:
     
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    How do the rubber grips handle when wet, oily, or covered with blood? One of the big drawbacks I have noticed is that while most do okay wet, oil and blood make them extremely slippery.
     
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    DNS ....... I fancy they will be no worse ... in fact marginally better, than wood ... at least plain wood. Can't speak for blood aspect :p

    If the rubber ones have some ''knobbles'' or wood have some checkering . then this helps but on balance ...... I think rubber will score over wood. JMO.
     
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    Never had the problem with the Hogues on my p239. Even if I did I would have to find away around it, because I do not care for the way the gun feel without them.
     
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    I know the answer to that question.

    Any type of film on any grip is going to reduce your ability to hold it because it reduces friction.

    Of the 3 on rubber grips, though, none make the gun unmanagable.
     
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    film

    Wood or rubber...
    blood is slick, then becomes tacky.
    Did learn how to get a "non-slip" feel , regardless if wood/rubber or checkered/smooth...student spills a huge soda on table at the range.
    Didn't matter, once you had a hold of it, you had it.
     
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