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Old 06-12-2018, 05:48 PM
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I am pretty sure this has been discussed here, but if it has I can't find the thread. Question: Has anyone had success smoothing the grips on the M&P 2.0 Compacts? I like the pistols but not real thrilled with the grip texture. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:51 PM
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Wrap with Talon grips for $18?
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:54 PM
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I used a straight flat blades knife and raked the high spots off the left side so it wouldnít rub me so bad while carrying. Itís just enough to be comfortable without losing grip texture.


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Old 06-12-2018, 07:01 PM
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Buy a 1.0 and with wet hands wish you had more grip texture! LOL

Many people Have used sand paper and scuffed the tops off the 2.0 texture.
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Buy a 1.0 and with wet hands wish you had more grip texture! LOL
I've used my original M&P in the rain and had no trouble gripping it. To each his own.


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To tame the grip a little get some 600 grit wet/dry sand paper. Wet it and sand the grips a little. The trick is to keep the paper wet and keep rinsing it off. It only takes a little to knock down the high points and the grip will become very nice.

Understand though that doing this will reduce the resale value.
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To tame the grip a little get some 600 grit wet/dry sand paper. Wet it and sand the grips a little. The trick is to keep the paper wet and keep rinsing it off. It only takes a little to knock down the high points and the grip will become very nice.

Understand though that doing this will reduce the resale value.
You could buy a second set of grip inserts and just sand those...keeping the originals intact, and not sanding any of the frame. Or, you could use a thin set of shooting gloves...
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:16 AM
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You could buy a second set of grip inserts and just sand those...keeping the originals intact, and not sanding any of the frame. Or, you could use a thin set of shooting gloves...
If a user were only going to shoot at a range, gloves would be a reasonable answer. Alas, many use their guns in other situations.

Also, just changing the back strap isn't the answer. The rest of the frame is still pretty sharp.

Meh, as I said, to each his own. I just offered one suggestion and how to do it.
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If a user were only going to shoot at a range, gloves would be a reasonable answer. Alas, many use their guns in other situations.
I'm willing to be that if the gun is used in a life or death self-defense situation, the shooter won't notice the grip texture...
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:28 PM
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I'm willing to be that if the gun is used in a life or death self-defense situation, the shooter won't notice the grip texture...
Indeed, but it will be noticed in all the practice that we should be doing before such a situation arises.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:47 AM
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I wished they offered the 1.0 grip texture on the 2.0 Compact (but they don't). The new grip texture feels great in the hands, but in my opinion it's unbearable in iwb carry. Gave Talon Grips a try but they started falling off after three months (?!). Previously tried TG grips on my Sig P320. and had similar results. Really wanted to like them. I ended up sandiing mine down,. wish S&W had replacement frames, because resale value probably went out the door. Like another post pointed out, just getting replacement backstraps would not likley be enough, I found that 1/4 of the permanent grip side and the front texturing had to be deburred as well.
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Can the mag sleeve they offer to use the full size 17 roind mag in the 2.0 compact, be used on the 1.0 compact with the 2.0 15 round mag? You would only have to sand down the 1/2 inch mag sleeve but wnd up with a longer grip nearly identical to the 2.0 compact.

Sure the grip sleeve will have the aggressive texture. But you would end up with a 3.5” 1.0 9c with 15 rounds rather than 3.6” with full aggressive texture. And it would not hurt resale value of the gun. In fact buyimg the 2.0 backstraps would then “nearly” make the 1.0 into the 2.0 compact!
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:09 PM
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You cannot use the grip adapter from the 2.0c on the 1.0c (15 or 17 round magazines). They have different frame/grip lengths.

As for the OP, I sanded mine down with a rough grit sandpaper (take the grip off so you don't damage the frame), particularly on both sides (the outer side tends to snag on clothing, so it needed it too). I went one direction - the direction my thumb travels (forward, I guess) when I grip the pistol. Think of it as trying to mimic the slide grooves/scales - one direction is smooth, and the other is grippy. This knocked down 90% of the texture, and then I took a steel "toothbrush" and kind of brushed the same direction I sanded to give it a little edging. I don't know if any of that makes sense, but it worked really well. YMMV.
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:25 PM
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I put a bike inner tube on mine before even shooting it.
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I sanded mine a bit with 800 grit sand paper.

No discoloration at all.
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I use mine as is, but the advice about wet/dry 600 grit is spot on. Especially the part about going easy. The poly is easy to remove and you just want to barely knock down the high points and stop.

As to the resale value? I wouldn't worry about it much. Most poly guns don't fetch much used in any case.
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