Off with the finger groove... Ruger LCP

Off with the finger groove... Ruger LCP

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    Off with the finger groove... Ruger LCP

    While the Hogue grip sleeve made a wonderful difference for me and the little LCP II, that darned finger groove/ridge wasn't working out. Finger grooves just never seem to fit my fingers and I usually end up removing them. The Hogue sleeve with its finger groove was also getting in the way of my draw from a couple holsters.

    A 120 grit sanding drum on the Dremel at its slowest speed made short work of the offending ridge. A little finish sanding with finer paper and I'm a happy camper ;)

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    Could have just sanded your finger to fit....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holmes375 View Post
    ...Finger grooves just never seem to fit my fingers and I usually end up removing them...
    That must make it difficult to grasp the morning coffee cup!

    It'd probably be better to modify the gun, rather than your hand.

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    And it looks ever so much better that way also!
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    LCP's have finger grooves? I must not be paying attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zonker1986 View Post
    LCP's have finger grooves? I must not be paying attention.

    You're still not paying attention.

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    Nice neat job de-bumping that Hogue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    You're still not paying attention.

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    Nice neat job de-bumping that Hogue.

    A gun I carry in my pocket as a hail mary play and a back up to larger artillery hardly begs for customization. But smoke 'em if ya got 'em.....and have too much time on your hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Could have just sanded your finger to fit....
    Quote Originally Posted by M1911A1 View Post
    That must make it difficult to grasp the morning coffee cup!

    It'd probably be better to modify the gun, rather than your hand.

    I really must work on my phrasing ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShooterGranny View Post
    And it looks ever so much better that way also!
    Agreed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zonker1986 View Post
    A gun I carry in my pocket as a hail mary play and a back up to larger artillery hardly begs for customization. But smoke 'em if ya got 'em.....and have too much time on your hands.
    We'll just have to disagree on that point. And a 10 minute modification that improves the efficacy of any of my firearms is a small investment indeed.

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    Differing points of view...always welcome.
    I am for any firearm modifications that allow the firearm to better fit the user.
    Even if it's being carried as a B.U.G. a person needs to practice with it.
    It might as well not be aggravating or irritating if a "fix" can make it better.
    My personal opinion on that.

    Carry on.
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    It hit me the other day that I hadn't cleaned my LCP after I returned from the range. So I dropped the magazine and noticed that I was only carrying 5 rounds so after I cleaned and oiled the gun I finished loading up the magazine. Mine carries 8 with the homemade magazine extension and it has two finger grooves below the Hogue grip. I have the old type Hogue grip without the finger grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GpTom View Post
    It hit me the other day that I hadn't cleaned my LCP after I returned from the range. So I dropped the magazine and noticed that I was only carrying 5 rounds so after I cleaned and oiled the gun I finished loading up the magazine. Mine carries 8 with the homemade magazine extension and it has two finger grooves below the Hogue grip. I have the old type Hogue grip without the finger grip.
    I'd be very interested in seeing pics of your homemade extension. Sounds like quite the fabrication project. Always nice to meet a fellow tinkerer ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holmes375 View Post
    We'll just have to disagree on that point. And a 10 minute modification that improves the efficacy of any of my firearms is a small investment indeed.

    If you are carrying this as a primary, totally agree. I've always been a bit on the hesitant side to take a Dremel to my guns as it is irreversible.
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