Glock 38 home made grip tape

Discussion in 'Glock Photos' started by matt161, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. kodiak

    kodiak Active Member

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    Well done...why buy them when you can make them and personalize it to where you need it.

    On my CC (26), I did strong side only so it doesn't dig into my side, and on my 19, I went ahead and did it all the way around.
     

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  2. FrogSwatter

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    Looks good! I wonder how well the tape on the slide grip will hold up? I really like the ovals in the thumb rest area.
     
  3. I bought some just to try them out. I got the rubber only because I knew I wouldn't like the sandpaper ones. I didn't like the rubbers ones either and threw them away. All of these look great an a lot better than one bought. good job to you both.
     
  4. Happysniper1

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    OK, so what is it made of and where did you get it?

    Skateboard supply? Non-slip for stairs or bathrooms?

    Curious....
     
  5. matt161

    matt161 New Member

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    I got it from ace hardware it's like sandpaper but it feels like rubber sandpaper
     
  6. kodiak

    kodiak Active Member

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    Yep, I picked up a roll of non slip tape for stairs/ladders at Lowes. It's heavy duty and this stuff does not move once on the weapon. All my seams are completely flat against the the frame. Since the stuff I used is pretty thick I had to get creative on how I did my backstrap (see above) due to curves, hump, etc.

    What I did was cut a piece of paper then held it on the my grip, I used my finger nail to trace around the seams which gave me the general outline of the piece I was making. Then I took that and traced it onto the grip tape, cut it out and fine tuned from there.

    Yep...when I made my "Gen 4 Stipple example" thread, I wanted to see what a more permanent solution looked like. Most people couldn't understand because the Gen 4 is this "new" and "improved" texture. I'll tell you this....those little flat squares on the grip don't do squat when your hands sweat. This grip tape makes the weapon stick like glue. People who shoot for a living will appreciate the improvement.
     
  7. Happysniper1

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    That's very interesting, thanks for the info, guys.
     
  8. Glocked

    Glocked New Member

    Good thread guys! Thank you all. Now I have something else to do over the weekend!
     
  9. Im liking this as well... hmmmm.
     
  10. kodiak

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    Here is an enhanced photo showing a little more detail on the 19, to include under the trigger guard. Also shown is what the backstrap on the 26 looks like. You will note that it is only applied to where the hump seats in my hand.

    1. Enhanced view of 19 and trigger guard
    2. 19 Backstrap
    3. 26 Backstrap
    4. 26 strong side view
    5. 26 weak side view (for CC)

    You will note on my first pic in my original post there was an addition behind the slide stop lever for side of my thumb
     

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    Last edited: Mar 16, 2012
  11. CincyG27

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    You both did a really good job. Looks clean. I can't wait to do this. I got the 27 as a gift and it doesn't fit my hand all that well. Hoping this can help.