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Found Grip Sleeve To Properly Fit Subcompact Frame
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#1 Posted : Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:42:08 PM(UTC)
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I found a Hogue grip sleeve that properly fits my subcompact without any trimming. I'm very pleased.

It's the HANDALL BEAVERTAIL GRIP SLEEVE GLOCK 26/27 OD GREEN, SKU: 18601. (They also make it in other colors, including black).

Plenty of clearance for the mag release and the magazine floor plate. The beavertail is comfortable and does not require any trimming either.

This is a subcompact small frame, but I don't think the larger subcompact frames would present any difficulty. I ignored the elaborate instructions and instead wetted the frame with plenty of ballistol, warmed and stretched the sleeve, and just muscled it on. It took some effort but it was not as bad as I thought.

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#2 Posted : Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:49:27 PM(UTC)
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Have you shot it yet? Curious how it feels compared to stock grip. I wouldn't mind something with a bit more purchase on my subcompact, I currently use an Adams Grip to extend my magazines giving me a little more to hold on to.
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#3 Posted : Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:55:22 PM(UTC)
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Not yet, just installed it.

I did have a different Hogue sleeve on there originally and I liked it a lot, but it required trimming and the inevitable rough edges would become starting points for tears after a while. The slight stickiness, and the little ridge between the fingers, seem to really help my grip.

It's odd because I go out of my way to find the small grip frames, because the larger ones don't feel right; then I add bulk to them and like them even better.
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#4 Posted : Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:13:35 PM(UTC)
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I use a Hogue grip on my Ruger P89 and like it quite a bit, for the same reasons you mention. I love my P250SC for carry, but it does feel a bit small in my hand; I'm guessing a grip like this one would go a long way towards alleviating that. Looking forward to hearing how you like shooting with it.
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#5 Posted : Thursday, November 16, 2017 8:41:04 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for the pic and the post.
Let us know how you like after some range time.
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MikeJackmin;43094 wrote:
Not yet, just installed it.

I did have a different Hogue sleeve on there originally and I liked it a lot, but it required trimming and the inevitable rough edges would become starting points for tears after a while.


Let us know how that finger groove works out. I tried another Hogue sleeve on my SC 250 a couple of years ago and had to cut out the finger grooves with a razor blade.
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#7 Posted : Sunday, November 19, 2017 4:23:37 PM(UTC)
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Looks real nice.
Thanks for the info;
Yes please a range report after you shoot it
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