Smoothing down a grip on a Glock

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    Smoothing down a grip on a Glock

    I think I figured out that one of the reasons I am having some discomfort on my Glock is that the grip checkering is rather sharp. I have a Glock airsoft pistol and the grip on that is much more comfortable mainly because the checkering is not as sharp.

    Has anyone ever smoothed down the checkering on a Glock grip? How would I go about doing that? Sandpaper? If so, how fine?
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    Do you have a dremel tool? Sandpaper? Maybe--240, 300 grit? You might fill it in with some form of epoxy or something-that way you wouldn't reduce the grip circumference any and still make it smooth? Good question. Mine all work well for me without issues.

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    Grab a standard bicycle inner tube, cut a piece the length on the grip, stretch it out and slide it on, good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IsaacNewton View Post
    Grab a standard bicycle inner tube, cut a piece the length on the grip, stretch it out and slide it on, good to go.
    I actually tried that. Makes the grip substantially more comfortable, however, it adds to the circumference quite a bit. I will have to take it to the range to see how that shoots.

    Being a purist, I would rather just have a gun with no added paraphernalia.
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    I would suggest 1000 or 1500 grit sandpaper and go slow. A sanding block might keep it even too. Very little sanding should need to be done . My HK USP came with very sharp checkering, I just toughened up my hands rather than dull the checkering.
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    I took all of my finger grooves and rear checkering off of my G27. I used a dremel wheel for initial removal and then worked it with fine emery. It works great for me, I now realize that what I really want is a grip reduction to eliminate the hump on the backstrap. If it's just the sharpness of the checkering an AGRIP is the best remedy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IsaacNewton View Post
    Grab a standard bicycle inner tube, cut a piece the length on the grip, stretch it out and slide it on, good to go.

    +1

    I have these on both my Glocks and love them. I would think a Glock that had the grip checkering removed would be really hard to shoot; I had enough trouble with mine as they were.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgiaGlocker View Post
    And yet you would modify the grip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by exactlymypoint View Post
    Being a purist, I would rather just have a gun with no added paraphernalia.
    And yet you would modify the grip?
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    Very fine sandpaper. Very slowly. Then when you're done, rub some CLP on it to take off the dull, sandeded appearance. I will admit it is a bit agressive. I have passed on several 1911s because the front strap is so agressively checkered. I had a handgun course two weekends ago where I fired around 600 rounds. My hands were a bit raw from the checkering on my G19. To each their own.

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