Hogue Grips

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    Hogue Grips

    For those of you who have tried both the Hogue Rubber grips grips both in the non -finger and finger versions,which do you personally like more?What are the advantages of each over the other?And why?Is it true that the finger grips version helps more with recoil?And lastly,now,on the Hogue Extreme G 10 and Extreme Aluminum grips,which series is slimmer between the two of them?
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    since i have smallish hands, i would like the narrowest grips i can get for my Sig P-229 and Sig P-220. i currently have Hogue aluminum grips on my 229's, but i've found that the outside grip panel (the right-hand one, in my case), gets scratched very easily if you bang it against anything. i called Hogue and asked the person who answered, whether the aluminum or G-10 grips were thinner. i didn't get a clear answer. i was only told that both types of grips were quite thin.

    so i too, would like to hear what others have to say on this topic.


    as for your question about finger-grooved rubber Hogues: i believe that finger grooves WOULD help control upward recoil (it's like frontstrap checkering in that respect), but if the finger grooves don't match up well with your fingers, then on balance, they're more of a detriment than a help. YMMV

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    Finger groove, hands down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Secretariat View Post
    Hogue Rubber grips grips both in the non -finger and finger versions,which do you personally like more?
    By far, on most any gun imaginable, the finger-groove variant. Can't stand the slip-on fake grips. Can't stand slick, plastic-like grips of any kind. But, with a gritty/sticky surface (ie, coarsely checkered, sticky rubber and the like), particularly with finger grooves, for me it helps me retain a great grip without the gun sliding around in my hand.

    It'll depend a bit on the gun in question, too. Some guns have a grip circumference that's a bit blocker, more square (ie, Glocks or H&K P2000SK). Whereas some have a much more rounded grip (ie, CZ 75, or Browning HP). On the blockier ones, IMO the finger-groove effect won't have nearly the benefits, but that's more due to the squared nature of the grip and the shape of my hand; unknown whether this applies to other people's hands as well.
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    Finger groove for me, too. I'm a believer in consistency in presentation, and the finger grooves help me with this. Same grip, same place, every time.

    I'm not sure about the recoil issue (in being transmitted to my hand) but my 1911 stays put in my hand with the finger grooves.

    Slip-on finger grooves scare the heck out of me. At Thunder Ranch in 2001, I had one ride up on my Glock 19 and prevent a magazine change by interfering with the magazine release catch. It's in a landfill in Texas, if anyone needs one.

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    Assuming you have sweaty hands, they all suck. You'll need granulate grips.
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    The finger grooves are the best in my opinion. To take it a step further, I prefer the finger grooved and checkered versions. The checkering offers a better grip and prevents the palm from twisting during recoil.
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