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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:24 am 
Single-Sixer

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Sorry if I'm in the wrong place.
Anyone grind off the finger groves on a rubber hogue grip? If so, how?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:11 am 
Blackhawk

Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:03 pm
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Location: Seymour, CT
I did. I don't think you will like my results. I used a 1" wide stationary belt sander, using the upper guide wheel, and 80-grit belt. Did a good job, but it exposed the underlying nylon "body" of the grip. Not pretty at all. Since it was for a Single-Ten to be used only for hunting I didn't care much. But, I discovered that it also did not accommodate my rather large hands any better, so I made my own replacement wood (over-height) grips, which turned out a whole lot better. Then I discarded the butchered Hogue grip.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:29 am 
Blackhawk

Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:32 am
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woodsy wrote:
I did. I don't think you will like my results. I used a 1" wide stationary belt sander, using the upper guide wheel, and 80-grit belt. Did a good job, but it exposed the underlying nylon "body" of the grip. Not pretty at all. Since it was for a Single-Ten to be used only for hunting I didn't care much. But, I discovered that it also did not accommodate my rather large hands any better, so I made my own replacement wood (over-height) grips, which turned out a whole lot better. Then I discarded the butchered Hogue grip.


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Scotsman1886.... this is the problem----the “overmolded” concept. The Hogue is not a grip for modification.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:42 am 
Single-Sixer

Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:32 pm
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Hogue sells a rubber non finger groove grip, I bought one for my SRH because my big fat fingers did not fit in the finger grooved one. Didn’t like that one either and bought a non finger groove wood grip from hogue. It had a way larger palm swell that fits my hand great.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:54 pm 
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I used coarse sandpaper to smooth off most of the protrusions on the Hogue grip on my GP-100. Be careful not to take off too much, I started to expose a little of the under stuff on the back strap area.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:18 pm 
Hawkeye

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You have to slit the rubber vertically at the high points, grind away the under layer bumps with a Dremel tool, then glue the rubber back together after trimming the original cut edges where the high points were so the rubber layer glues flat.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:53 pm 
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Location: Kansas City, MO
Or buy Pachmayr “Presentations”. Good shooting grips.


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