Sorry if this has been discussed before. I tried searching this site and Google for an answer but found nothing.
Does anyone make a rubber grip for the M9? I currently have a bike innertube grip on mine but I'd like something that has ridges in between the fingers for a better connection, like on most Hogues. Does anyone make one yet? The grip (and lack of aftermarket grips) is the only thing I don't like about this gun. I use it for concealed carry almost everyday. Never a malfunction.
I started out wrapping rubber bands around the bare plastic grip on my M9. Did the job well until I could afford the $9 Hogue HandAll which I now use. Not quite as sticky as the rubber bands but comfortable, giving a secure grip on the pistol. It does cause me some grief at the range since the overall size of grip is now larger. Hoping to get used to it over time but as is I have to reposition my hand AFTER drawing more than with the plain old slick factory polymer.
You don't speak highly of the innertube you've been using but the wall thickness might be a better fit in my hand. May try THAT sometime yet.
There's a pic posted in the gallery section here which illustrates the colorful rubberband grip in the hands of my 86 year old mother.
She prefers the Hogue grip as well but has longer fingers.
All the best,
It's not that there's much wrong with the innertube grip, it's just that I feel my hand will achieve a more solid connection with the pistol with the finger grooves. It goes on very tight, but it's cheap enough to cut it off when I decide to change.
I like the handall but it lessens the already somewhat small second finger area between the trigger guard, the rib and that digit.
Tends to place my second finder on the rib of the grip rather than nestled as I suppose it should.
Health & Peace,
Bicycle tube stolen from my kids bike. Seriously, it works and works good. I got to be a master at this and have the bike tube on all my Glocks and my Steyr M9 and it looks perfect, I have alot of practice cutting it to fit perfect. the Kel-Tec P32 I used a 10 speed tube but a mountain bike tobe for my 19, 17 & 30. I have no need for hogue or pachmayr and hair spray to have them stay in place. The bike tube does not catch on my clothes either. I find it to work the best for ME. Good luck.