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Thread: Hogue Rubber Wraparound Grips — review in the E-zine

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    Hogue Rubber Wraparound Grips — review in the E-zine

    A review has been published in the E-zine about Hogue's wraparound grips for widebody ParaUSA and other pistols, here. Please use this thread to discuss it.
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
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    Great review Spyros, very well done indeed, especially with such a comprehensive pictorial. I must admit, I've probably had rubber Houges on every handgun I've ever owned. Their function was always top notch and the only reason I swapped them was for aesthetics. Although I no longer prefer finger grooves, in reality, I’ve never shot any worse with them.

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    Thank you for the nice words. I had to retake several pictures, so by the time I was happy that I had everything I needed, I had plenty of material.

    Aesthetics may not be the strong suit of rubber grips, but they sure feel comfortable. Like I wrote, I prefer wood, but these type of pistols are a special case, since wooden grip options are quite limited.
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    Spyros,

    This is a very comprehensive review of the wrap-around grips from Hogue, with the additional bonus of some excellent photographs.
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    Good show!!

    That was an excellent article Spyros. Thanks for the care and effort you put into the project. But you really should come clean about those photographs. I had heard somewhere that you actually use a Canon. Now confess, did John actually make those great shots with his Nikon ?
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    Lessee, I think I used a Nikon once... a compact that a tourist gave me and asked me to take a photo of him and his missus.

    All these pictures were taken using our Canon 60D, wearing its Canon 18-200mm lens. I wrote 'our' because my wife is quite possessive of that camera... a couple of pictures in the review are hers.

    Seriously, thank you for the nice words, everyone!
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    Thumbs up I really like my Hogue wrap-arounds...

    I've got them installed on my old Rock Island wide body. Maybe it needed a little trim but a sharp knife and 2 minutes had them good to go.

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    Out of curiosity, how do you trim these grips to fit them on the Rock Island? I know their frontstrap is a bit more square than Paras', but by how much?
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    The only fitting I had to do was with the slide release area, and I think that might only have been because I installed an extended slide release- it's been several years since i did the work & I think I soaked the grip in a cup of hot water- it made it easy to stretch around the grip screw posts and when it cools down, it's tight. I took a couple of pictures of the gun but it's always a bit of a challenge to insert the pic...

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    That sounds like a neat trick, but people who do this should make sure to get rid of all moisture... rubber tends to absorb some of it.
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