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Old 01-22-2013, 05:08 PM
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I have seen mention of the Pachmayr tactical handgun grips and the Hogue Handall grips in numerous threads... But never really a true comparison. I was told that the Handall size large would fit my SD40VE and the Pachmayr Sigma size would fit as well. I like the looks of the Pachmayr one but I can't find them anywhere but online, and I wanted to hear some opinions before ordering. Do you guys have any suggestions? I just don't want it to be baggy or loose fitting. Thanks!


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I couldn't decide either from doing research, so I ordered both, but I haven't received them yet.

I've heard the Houge has a little bit more cushion than the Pac.

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I have used Hogue Handall's on other guns and give them a 5+ rating. Comfortable and absorbs recoil very well. In fact I will order tomorrow if I can't find them at my local gun shop. For the SD9 and SD9VE or the 40's you need to get the universal full size sleeve. DO NOT get the M&P as it has a backstrap tab on the inside of the grip and will not work. Most all sites have them. Budsgunshop.com has them for about $6.79.

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Old 01-22-2013, 08:17 PM
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The Hogue is good, but you'll need to trim a bit off of it at an angle at the top...if not, you'll get a buckling in the palm at the top. I wish I would have trimmed it better, but I didn't. I plan on ordering another and doing it right this time.
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I've used Hogue's for some guns in the past, but no longer do because of the finger grooves. Not only do I not like them, but if you shoot USPSA then you can't add finger grooves via a slip on grip to a gun that didn't originally have them and remain Production-legal.

These days I actually prefer to just use bicycle inner-tubes for my grips. They give me the same nonslip properties without changing the profile of the grip, and you can get about 20-30 grips out of a tube for $5 .
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:24 AM
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I ended up ordering the Pachmayr Sigma grip, part # 05166 from Ebay for $13.24 with free shipping. I figured I havent seen many reviews on it so maybe I can help you guys with my review when I receive it! If I hate it... I know I can get it the Handall easily from my LGS. Thanks all!
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The Hogue is good, but you'll need to trim a bit off of it at an angle at the top...if not, you'll get a buckling in the palm at the top. I wish I would have trimmed it better, but I didn't. I plan on ordering another and doing it right this time.
I just installed the Hogue fullsize for all semi automatics today and did not notice any buckling at all. It went on easily...or as easy as one can expect. I did notice that the sleeve is a bit long on the backstrap end but not enough to interfere with grip or magazine insert or ejection. Did not need to trim. All in all fits like a glove and feels great. Guess time will tell if wear will cause the buckling.....
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I've used Hogue's for some guns in the past, but no longer do because of the finger grooves. Not only do I not like them, but if you shoot USPSA then you can't add finger grooves via a slip on grip to a gun that didn't originally have them and remain Production-legal.

These days I actually prefer to just use bicycle inner-tubes for my grips. They give me the same nonslip properties without changing the profile of the grip, and you can get about 20-30 grips out of a tube for $5 .
I tried the bicycle innertube but the valve stem kept getting in the way.

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Just got in my Pachmayr tactical grip in, bought it from an eBay seller on Tuesday for $13.24 (free shipping) and it was in my mailbox today. I got the one made for the Sigma... It is nice and stretchy so it went on smoothly. I haven't shot it yet, but it feels snug enough that it won't slide around. I'll let you guys know how it does when I shoot it. Otherwise, I'm pretty excited about it. Check out the pic...
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Default Houge grips for me too...

My first "sleeve" add on was for my sigma 9mm 10+ years ago. There just a tad big for my hands, but I really like the gun better with them on than off. I haven't worn them out yet either.

I really like the "Houge wraparounds" that I got for my 1911. Now that's a perfect fit for me. I also had a set of the Pachmayr for my 1911, but they kind of fell apart(Rubber started to tear) in the first week I had them, so I took em back and got the houge's.

When I go shooting with friends, they usually like the feel of the Houges too.
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Just got in my Pachmayr tactical grip in, bought it from an eBay seller on Tuesday for $13.24 (free shipping) and it was in my mailbox today. I got the one made for the Sigma... It is nice and stretchy so it went on smoothly. I haven't shot it yet, but it feels snug enough that it won't slide around. I'll let you guys know how it does when I shoot it. Otherwise, I'm pretty excited about it. Check out the pic...
If I am going to put a finger grip sleeve on my gun I might as well buy a Glock. Which is why either one will never happen! (Esp. the latter)
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The Hogue is good, but you'll need to trim a bit off of it at an angle at the top...if not, you'll get a buckling in the palm at the top. I wish I would have trimmed it better, but I didn't. I plan on ordering another and doing it right this time.
This is true I have the same problem, but some trimming fixed it.

I wish the back of the grip had some texture to it instead of being smooth.

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I just installed the Hogue universal fit and its a perfect match, no trimming needed.
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I would suggest the LimbSaver product, they are great at reducing felt recoil.
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I have Pac's on my 686 and I love them. The Hogue's that came with the gun were just a little to small and narrow for my hand. Big fan of the Pac's
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The Hogue Handall has a bit of a palm swell as shown here, comparing a inner tube grip..



The Pachmayr Tactical does not have the palm swell and is made of a softer rubber..




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