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Old 02-25-2007, 09:44 AM
nicky nicky is offline
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Pachmayr wrap around grips for comp.?

I was wondering if anyone has experience with the use of Pachmayr wrap around grips as an alternative to front strap checkering on their IDPA or IPSC guns.My Colt has vertical serations on the front strap now but they don't give me the same solid feel as checkering.Since the gun already has the serations I would think checkering over them is not possible.I'm also considering the Wilson checkered insert but have read mixed reviews on them.The other option is skate board tape but again the serations might limit its surface adhesion. Thanks any opinions or comments would be appreciated.
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:57 PM
Jim Watson Jim Watson is offline
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I like them, used them for years, but had to take them off my IDPA guns when they got strict on weight limits; the steel liners put me over the weight limit. You might be ok if you use GI recoil spring guide and a nylon mainspring housing; or the aluminum S&A mag well funnel.

Try the tape, it might stick ok on a degreased and warmed serrated frontstrap. I have it on my finely serrated P226 frontstrap.
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Old 02-25-2007, 04:07 PM
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It's a toss up. Some like them and others don't. I used them for a while, but went back to grip tape. I had the Wilson insert on for about 5 minutes. It wasn't quite long enough to stay under the grips. If you buy them and don't like them you can always sell them in the classifieds for $5 less than you paid or trade them off. I'm convinced that nothing is as nice as checkering, but that's why there are so many different products out there.
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Old 02-25-2007, 05:43 PM
tsp45acp tsp45acp is offline
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My Colt Gunsite has the same serrations. I was told that they are serrated the same as 20 LPI. So in theory you could have them checkered. I also don't get a good enough grip and put grip/skate board tape on it. Works fine and if you don't like it, it's easy enough to take off. Used the Hogue wrap-arounds, but my hands sweat easily and alot, and didn't get the grip I like. I have grip tape on everything I shoot---even my Ruger MK2 .22. Tracy
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Old 02-25-2007, 05:52 PM
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I like Hogues better.They are softer and give a more comfotable grip.I use them to shoot steel match.
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Old 02-25-2007, 08:39 PM
nicky nicky is offline
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Thanks,I have a pair of Pachmayrs' on order but I think i'll give the tape a try i'll also make some calls about the 20 lpi checkering.
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