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Post by lablover 1/24/2021, 5:59 pm

I have a set of Hortons I like but I find the finish on them pretty slick.  Not much gription..

Any ideas on how to make them less slick?  They are pristine and not sure I want to start sanding on them.  I was thinking a grip spray maybe or talc?  Look forward to any suggestions 

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Post by Tim:H11 1/24/2021, 6:04 pm

I know some people that really like how this works for them. You can order from Brownells and a few other places too.

https://dawsonprecision.com/pro-grip-grip-enhancer-lotion/
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Post by Allen Barnett 1/24/2021, 7:56 pm

I use a product called Stick-um.  It is a spray that works very well.  You can find it in most sporting goods stores that have either baseball or hockey gear.

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Post by CrankyThunder 1/24/2021, 10:29 pm

I use stick-um as well but it tends to build up on the grip itself after a couple of uses.  Comes off easy enough with simple green.  I have horton grips as well
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Post by Jon Eulette 1/24/2021, 10:32 pm

Glue sand to the surface. Used to be more common when international shooting was more prevalent. There are various grits available. You can put it in the stippled areas only....
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Post by radjag 1/25/2021, 1:46 am

[quote="Jon Eulette"]Glue sand to the surface. Used to be more common when international shooting was more prevalent. There are various grits available. You can put it in the stippled areas only....
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Yes, I agree. Have not used it on gun grips, but have seen it in other applications.

That aerosol spray glue and coarse carborundum grinding powder works well. Don't let any of it get inside the action though!

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Post by thessler 1/25/2021, 4:03 am

Skate board tape, works well and won't hurt the grip underneath.

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Post by Vociferous 1/25/2021, 6:49 am

I pretty much sanded all the shiny off my Hortons, where my grip is involved.  Go ahead, sand them, take off material, and keep working them until they are yours, alone.  Make them ugly.  Drill holes in the back, if you need balance, and glue in 230 gn hardballs.  When the grip fits like a glove, admire those other pretty guns/grips, while you put up top scores.  Ugly guns Shoot!
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Post by DHMG1 1/26/2021, 10:01 pm

I appreciate the heads-up on the slick grip texture issues. Had been using aerosol Lacquer to highlight the nice figure in the wood. To achieve a degree of durability, several coats were applied. This however was back filling the stippled areas making them slick. I have now switched over to using a hand applied OIL finish. This enables me to apply a single coat to the stippling and additional coats to the figured areas. Definite improvement.Slippery grips Dick_h11

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Post by DHMG1 1/29/2021, 4:21 pm

As a follow-up, I was inspired by the comments from Jon Eulette regarding gluing sand to the grip surface. I have just purchased some Silicon Carbide black grit material that I plan to glue to the typical stippled areas to emulate a Skateboard tape like grip surface. Let's see how that pans out. Could save me about 2 hours of work with a center punch and chaser hammer.   DICK HORTON

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Post by lablover 1/29/2021, 8:17 pm

DHMG1 wrote:As a follow-up, I was inspired by the comments from Jon Eulette regarding gluing sand to the grip surface. I have just purchased some Silicon Carbide black grit material that I plan to glue to the typical stippled areas to emulate a Skateboard tape like grip surface. Let's see how that pans out. Could save me about 2 hours of work with a center punch and chaser hammer.   DICK HORTON
If you can give details on how to remove the slippery sprayed on finish that would be great!  Look forward to making my grips more user friendly for me
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Post by walt k 1/30/2021, 7:44 pm

On my Legion X-5 I applied 30 minute epoxy and 36 grit silicon carbide to the grip.
Ain't nuthin gonna slip now.

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