Hogue grip

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by RiceCakes, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. RiceCakes

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    Was wondering what the concensus on this was from the hive mind. Was it the tool grip? Large or small? Anyone know if any stores carry it or is it online only?
     
  2. Syntax360

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    You can order it from Hogue's website (I think small is what you want) or I can get them through work, but it's kind of a PITA. I'll check tomorrow to see if we have any in stock...
     

  3. Wulf

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    Hiya *Cakes :)

    Here's a scan from the pkg the grips came in from Syntax*

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    Tight Biatch to install, but my M357-A1 nor my S9-A1 could fit my hand any better. <shrug> I never could find them elsewhere so ifn *tax can get 'em to ya, don't hesitate. You won't regret it. Hava good one, Bro. :)

    Wulf
     
  4. RiceCakes

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    Thank you both very much! Let me know if you cant get them Syntx, and I'll order it. Love to support ya though ;)
     
  5. Dag

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    Hi RiceCakes and Wulf

    A question: with the great ergonomics of both M and A1 pistols, what's the attraction of adding the Hogue grip? Do you both have large hands, and the new grip just feels better, or is there some other advantage? I've got small hands, and my M40-A1 fits my hand better than any pistol I've ever shot! What would a Hogue grip do for me? Thanks.

    Dag
     
  6. RiceCakes

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    It should give it a better grip, instead of being slick, and should also act as a bit of a cushion for recoil. My fiancees hands are really small, and the frame is just wide enough to clip the bony part of her thumb. This grip may allow her to twist her grip just enough. At 6 bucks its worth trying.
     
  7. Wulf

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    Hiya Dag :)

    I gotta grip sleeve from *tax for an S9-A1, that I got for my gal. She likes the rubber grip feel. (Don't go there. :roll: ) Anyway, I liked it enough to get another and put it on my M357-A1. Doesn't rally add that much to the diameter, but it does add a kind of "comfort" to the recoil thing goin' on. Try it. If ya don't like it, it didn't cost much and it ain'ta permanent-thing so ya can just pull it the Hell back off and call 'er good. <shrug> It really ain't rocket science ta get 'er installed and for a lotta shooters, havin' rubber grips just may make a difference...enough to make their shootin' experience justa hair more enjoyable. Just remember, "Its all about Me, Baby!" 8) Every firearm I've ever owned, hadda time when it was bone stock outta the box...a kindda canvas ta paint whatever the Hell I feel like paintin'. Sometimes its nice havin' an eraser. <grinnin'> Anyway, hava great weekend, Bro. :)

    Wulf
     
  8. steyrile

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    Dag:
    The rubber grip makes my older m9 stickier and more positive to handle. Perhaps my porcelain-like skin is smoother than some but it really made a difference for me. I knew there was a problem first time I picked up the Steyr and soon wrapped rubber bands around the grip till I could find the original Hogue Handall I use now. Looking forward to getting a set of Hogue Sioux soon as I can. One less tub of Oil Of Olay moisturizer this month and I'll have the dough.
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    Health, Peace
    steyrile
     
  9. Syntax360

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    Like everyone else already said - the Hogue tool grip doesn't add much more girth at all to the grip, but it definitely makes it stick to your hand a lot better. I used to notice the grip getting slick about 100 rounds into a range trip... Now it is a non-issue.

    I just checked - I have 6 in stock. PM me if you want to go that route...
     
  10. mrboma

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    Grip Sleeve

    Hands down the best accessory you can grab for your new Steyr. Got out to the range yesterday with the new grip sleeve and was OVERLY impressed with the shooting feel.

    On another note (probably should move this) the junker ammo I got from a buddy fired FLAWLESSLY (150 rounds). My Steyr has not had a problem yet and I could not be happier.

    Mike
     
  11. Soverign

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    Houge and my GB

    I purchased a Houge slip on for my GB and love it.
    I am waiting for my FFL to get my M40 later this week.
    I will get the Houge and will be looking for a small of the back concealed holster too.
    I think my universal shoulder rig will fit, but I have to wait for the gun first!!

    Richard
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  12. SELFDEFENSE

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    Am I the only one cheap enough to use only skateboard tape? :oops:
     
  13. Guest

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    Not at all, I use grip tape on my XDs. Do you have pics of your gun with the grip tape?
     
  14. SELFDEFENSE

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    No pics, but on my M9 I put 2 pieces (one above the other), along one side, across the back, and along the other side, so that it covered from just above the indentation at the bottom of the grip to just below the top of the Steyr logo. Then I put on piece of tape on the front strap below the finger groove. Then I put one piece on the left side of the frame where the slight thumb channel is below the slide release. Works well in the wet so far.
     
  15. steyrile

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    I recall at some point awhile back a template for the tape was available for downloading here at the SteyrClub.
    Things have changed and not being particularly computer savvy I may be missing that archive of older member pix and fun stuff like that. Maybe lost to the ages... :cry: but if I'm mistaken, somebody please hook me up.
    Health, Peace
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  16. That grip is a life saver when you're out at an outdoor range in the summer heat and you get sweaty palms.
     
  17. Dag

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    Hogue Grips

    Hi All

    Thanks for all the comments. The Hogue slip-on sounds like a great solution. If I find I'm having grip problems, especially with sweaty palms, I'll give it a go, but so far, there just isn't anything I don't like about the way my M40-A1 fits my hand, and I don't think I'll mess with it. Nice to know, though, that it's available if needed.

    Dag
     
  18. nixon

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    hogue grip sleeve

    Syntax,
    Is there a trick you can teach me to install the grip sleeve ? My thumb and fingers are hurting already and I still got about half an inch left. I folded that remaining portion of the sleeve to the grip so that it may loosen up and plan to leave it like that for 2-3 days maybe longer. I was thinking if the medium is the right fit. Please advise.

    thanks,
    Nix,
     
  19. Wulf

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    Hiya Nixon :)

    "...let me make this perfectly clear...." :p

    Get some cheap hairspray and spray the piss outta the inside of it, then slip it over your grip. Heheheeh...old injun trick. ;) Sorry 'bout your hurtin' thumb and fingers, Dude. :shock: Good luck! :)

    Wulf <-- digs hairspray for grip sleeve installs
     
  20. Soverign

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    Houge

    Yup, I did the hair spray trick to install grips on handle bars on my sportster.

    I got my NEW 40S&W Steyr today, I think I will hold off on the Houge for a bit, I like the feel just the way it is.
    Though I might try the st8r tape on the back of the grip, perhaps.