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Got Fitz revolver plastic grip, need more "grip", suggestions?

Post by willnewton on Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:33 pm

I just picked up a set of vintage Fitz Ten-0 plastic grips off eBay just to try an actual BE style thumbrest revolver grip without forking $$$ out for some Nills.  They are are bit small for my hands, but better than the squishy, too small Hogue factory grip on a SW 625 revolver.

I would like them to be a bit grippier, as the plastic and plastic checkering is bit slick.  I was wondering if some of the older, uh I mean more experienced shooters might be familiar with these grips and some solutions from when they were more common on the shooting line.

I am not sure how interested in stippling them I am.  I also suppose I could go the grip tape route as well.....  There seems to be some light colored crap embedded in the checkering and I was wondering if it might be grip rosin.

Just interested in seeing what anyone has to say.
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Post by BE Mike on Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:35 pm

Had Fitz grips on my first bullseye pistol, a Ruger Mk I. This was back in about 1971. I'd try the grip tape or if you don't have much invested in them and want a more permanent solution, try glue and sand.
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Post by Wobbley on Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:48 pm

This works for a while.


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Post by Allen Barnett on Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:03 pm

The light colored stuff you describe I am sure is residue from rock rosin same stuff baseball pitchers use.  I personnally use rock rosin myself and that is how I would desribe it on my pistols.  Do not confuse it with pine tar which is a whole different ball of wax.

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Post by davekp on Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:04 am

You could break the glaze by sanding them a bit.

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Post by lyman1903 on Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:35 pm

not sure how well you could stipple them,  thinking (which is dangerous) that it may crack or chip them when you try, (older resin may not like heat either??)

grip tape,  or even some cloth type gaffers tape may be better,  just to build it up where needed

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Post by C.Perkins on Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:23 pm

They are plastic and had a few of them and good grips for what they are.
Stipple them with a soldering iron using the proper tip.
Experiment with a hunk of plastic until you get it right.

Good luck;
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Post by LenV on Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:01 am

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-14-5oz-Performix-PLASTI-DIP-Plastic-Multi-Rubber-Grip-Coating-Handle-Tool/132201951026?epid=1100162316&hash=item1ec7d9af32:g:nuQAAOSwYlRZJHU4
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Post by willnewton on Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:35 pm

Really Len? Plasti-Dip?  Surprised



You can see the light stuff in the crevices.  It does resemble rosin.

Thanks for all the replies folks.  I am going to give it a go with the grip tape, as it is the easiest to test and remove and is 100% reversible with no damage to the grip (hopefully). Plus, I have some right here.

I was wondering if someone (Chris Miceli Smile ) was going to put up a pic of super glue.
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Post by LenV on Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:47 pm

I was in a bit of a hurry when I posted about the dip. That stuff sticks to anything and leaves a very grippy feel. I would never suggest dipping the entire grip. I have painted it on with a stiff brush where I need it. Hmmm. Never thought about super glue.

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Post by jglenn21 on Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:58 pm

rustoleum makes a clear spray on grip product.. I've used it on my boat's trailer frame to keep from busting my butt climbing all over it.. works pretty well... you can find it at HD or Walmart I bet
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Post by willnewton on Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:43 am

I was actually looking for it in Lowe’s today, thinking it might be worth a test. I might have to swing by the WallyWorld and see if they have it.
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Post by LenV on Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:38 am

Sometimes I spend money just looking for other peoples solutions. I found these (with 34 minutes to go)while looking for something for a N frame like yours with a thumb rest. I started to post them here then realized there just wasn't enough time. Now I have to figure out what to put them on. Laughing

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Post by lyman1903 on Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:55 pm

LenV wrote:Sometimes I spend money just looking for other peoples solutions. I found these (with 34 minutes to go)while looking for something for a N frame like yours with a thumb rest. I started to post them here then realized there just wasn't enough time. Now I have to figure out what to put them on. Laughing


sounds like a good reason to buy another handgun! Cool

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Post by daflorc on Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:54 pm

LenV wrote:Sometimes I spend money just looking for other peoples solutions. I found these (with 34 minutes to go)while looking for something for a N frame like yours with a thumb rest. I started to post them here then realized there just wasn't enough time. Now I have to figure out what to put them on. Laughing

Ummm....Are those for sale?

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Post by LenV on Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:11 pm

daflorc, I saw the question but had to wait to see them to respond. I guess the answer would be "no". They fit my hand and look good. I don't know if that means my scores will go up but lookn good points count too. You just don't get to put them on the score card. Smile

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