Does anyone else feel that Steyr S9 grip is too slippery?

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by Guest, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I just came back from some range work with my new S9. While it fits my hand well, the entire frame/grip is molded of a smooth plastic texture that is way too slippery for me. THe lack of finger rest on magazine doesnt help either. I've shot HK USP, Walther P99, and they are both rouger in texture and give me better traction.

    Just wondering how you all dealing with the slippery grip. Surely I can't be the only one.
     
  2. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    one of mine has a houge handall slip on grip. the other has brooks tactical AGrip tape. Other solutions include skateboard tape or a bike innertube.

    that was one of the changes on the new model.
     

  3. madecov

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    I don't have the S, but I have an M and an MA1. The MA1 grip redesign is such that it fills the hand better yet is the same size. It is much more "grippy"

    The S series probably benefits from a sleeve or other item to make it a bit more sticky.
     
  4. bigtaco

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    my s40 and m9 both feel kinda slippery. i was just thinking today at ipsc that i would try some skateboard tape on the m9 since i rarely carry it and use it mainly for fun shoots where a little more grip would give me more control over muzzle flip during rapid fire stages, which are all ipsc stages. if it greatly improves my succes, i'll try it o the s40 carry gun and see if i can live with a little extra snag on my cover garement.

    i always wipe it dry, but found myself rubbing sirt in my hands today in an effort to keep it on target during recoil. it helped, but i'm thinking a little more help would be necessary to completely keep it tight in my grip.

    we'll see..
     
  5. jimmythesaint

    jimmythesaint New Member

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    Both Delux247 and I run Houge slip on grips, I tried his and had to have one of my own! Makes a world of difference if you got the sweaty hands, also makes the grip a little wider. Much more comfortable for me personally.
     
  6. bigbob68

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    I use a bicycle tube on all of my handguns except the HK and the 1911. Very cheap and works great.
     
  7. Deluxe247

    Deluxe247 Supporting Member

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    BT - here is the grip tape template that hihoslva uploaded to the Photo gallery: http://www.steyrclub.com/modules.php?na ... fullsize=1

    -D
     
  8. Flashpoint

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    I started out using a bike innertub and found it worked great but it left my hands smelling like a bike tire. I solved the smell problem by switching to a Hogue grip, I like the way it feels but it does tend to snag my shirt. I have thought about painting the grip with some Rubberize-it tool coating. As anyone thought about doing that or maybe have tried it?

    [​IMG]
     
  9. hihoslva

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    Modifying the grip surface is one of the first things I did to both my M9 and S9.

    I created the template linked above for others to use. I applied skateboard grip tape to my guns - it works well, and $3 bought me enough tape to last damn near a lifetime. I've had the stuff on for months now without any signs of wear.

    Just FYI - I have removed the tape from the "left" side of the pistol. By "left" I mean the non-palm side for a right-handed shooter. The grip tape was very uncomfortable when carrying IWB without a shirt between my skin and the gun/holster. So now I only have the tape on the right side, and in the finger groove. Still works great, and is now very comfortable to carry.
     
  10. hiramabiff

    hiramabiff New Member

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    im planning to get a hogue slipon grip but will try something more economical. Hogue here cost $20. :wink:
     
  11. Flashpoint

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    Can't get much more economical than a bike innertub. You can make 4-5 sleeves out of one tube, and they do work pretty good.[​IMG]
     
  12. hiramabiff

    hiramabiff New Member

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    ... my daughter got to live without a bike for awhile! :lol:










    .... have so many of those at home and could even get it for free. My daugther might shoot me with the M9 if I ever try to touch her bike! LOL!
     
  13. jnclement

    jnclement New Member

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    I bought about a yard of 3M skateboard tape for a couple of bucks at Westlake hardware, then cut small squares out for the places where my hand felt slippery. I started to do the entire grip, but that makes it harder to re-grip if you have to, and rubs a hole in you if you carry concealed.
     
  14. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    For any kind of carry gun I HIGHLY recomend the Brooks Tactical AGrip.

    Granted it's $25 for a sheet big enough to cut two or three grips from, but it feels soft like a felt/suede combination in the hands and against the body. As well as not adding anything to the width like the houge. Also availible in colors too.
     
  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Another idea

    Thanks for all the good ideas regarding Hogue, skateboard tape and inner tubes. I just realized why the smaller size Taurus PT111 Pro that I have is better than the S9. The finger rest!!!!

    It really makes all the difference. If Steyr or someone else would come out with a plasitic finger rest floor plate for S9 magazines, it will definitely help out. THe grip will still be slippery due to lack of texturing, but the hand will be retained infinitely better due to the full grip feel. I hope Steyr incorporates this into the new S9A1 magazine if they make them, or at least make it an option.
     
  16. Zundfolge

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    Just make sure you don't buy pre-slimed innertubes. :p