Has anyone used these? I really want to buy a set but dont know if I should get the rubberized ones or the sand paper.
Man for ZERO dollars I went to my garage, cut a small piece of bicycle inner tube and slipped it on my XDm 9 grip. Looks good, super grippy and adds almost no size to grip....added bonus that I can make it any height or angle I want. Give it a try! Did two other guns like this as well.....rather pleased! Looking at those stick on grips, I'm not too convinced they would stay put for very long...just my guess though.
There are a few youtube videos available if you haven't heard of this practice before.
Thanks for the reply. The grips that I posted about are actually very high quality and in other forums people talk about having them on their gun for a year or two without even the corners lifting.
To me the bicycle tire thing is a good idea but makes the gun look cheap.
i had the sand texture on my 5.25 9mm, really great for range shooting. i only took them off to experiment carrying that gun. my wife's xdm sub compact has the rubbery ones, to me they provide only about 10% more grip than without any at all. i'd rate the sand texture ones as adding 60% more grip than stock(i know its subjective but whatever, my opinion), and you will get calluses on your hands if they're not roughed up already
Originally Posted By prov431:
Man for ZERO dollars I went to my garage, cut a small piece of bicycle inner tube and slipped it on my XDm 9 grip.
What size tube was it?
Road? Mt. Bike?
kids bicycle inner tube - 12" wheel size I believe (forget the actual tube size I used). The tubes stretch quite a bit, as you can see in my pic, the underlying grip is visible on a tight snug fit. Just lay the tube next to your grip for approximate size and cut whatever angle you want with a razor knife. One small inner tube will make dozens of grip sleeves. I also used the inside of the tube (reversed it) which requires you to wash the powder off of it before mounting. (the reverse side is cleaner rubber with no visible lines)