Sometimes we get grip requests for less popular or rare firearms. We can’t make grips for every firearm under the sun however, there is a solution. Get some grip material and make your own grip.
Making a grip is not difficult and can be a very satisfying project. There are several ways to make your own grip out of our grip material but the technique we’ve seen the best results from do-it-yourselfers is using a piece of paper to create a grip template.
You will need a pencil, masking tape, several sheets of paper, and sharp scissors or x-acto knife.
Step by step Instructions:
- Field strip the firearm.
- Lay the gun flat on a piece of paper and outline the side profile of the handle.
- Cut out the side panel profile outline with the scissors.
- Now that you have 1 side panel profile, cut out another identical side panel profile for the other side of the handle.
- Apply both of the side panel profiles to the gun’s handle with masking tape.
- Use paper to cover the frontstrap and backstrap area, connecting the side panels you’ve already cut out and applied to the firearm’s handle. Tape the paper frontstrap and backstrap to the gun’s handle.
- If the fontstrap and backstrap are not parallel you will have to cut relief cuts in the paper template to get the paper grip to lie flat on the handle without creases.
- Determine where you want the seam in the grip to reside. If you are right handed the front of the left side panel is ideal. If you are left handed the front of the right side panel is ideal. Another option is to make the seam in the center of the backstrap.
- Once you have the template made and fitting the firearm well, remove the template and lay it on top of the backing side of the TALON Grip material. Trace the the template’s outline onto the grip material and cut out.
- Make sure you leave ample room around the magazine release for proper functioning.
- Follow the standard grip installation instructions.
Take your time, be patient and chances are you will make a great grip.