Intro: Sugru Pistol Grip
I recently added a Kel Tec PF9 to my small collection of guns. The PF9 is one of the smallest, lightest and thinnest of the 9mm on the market. I’ve shot some guns in my life, but never had one with the snap as this one. What makes it worse is the fact that I can only get two fingers on the grip.
That’s were Sugru comes in. It looked like the perfect thing to give me a better hold on this little pistol. By using the Sugru to mold the grip right to my hand. I didn’t want to make this permanent so I used a bicycle inner tube to cover the grip. This is a common fix for a better grip, but we can do one better with Sugru.
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Step 1: Step 1
3-4 packs of Sugru
Bicycle inner tube (I used 20”x1.75”-2.15”)
Step 2: Step 2
Cut a piece of inner tube long enough to cover the grip of your pistol. Turn it inside out and stretch it on (this will put the casting marks on the inside). Use a sharp knife to trim around the magazine release and magazine well, then around the web of the upper grip. Use the alcohol to clean the mystery powder off the tube.
Step 3: Step 3
Time to get ready. I used 4 tubes of Sugru but I think I could have got a way with 3. It is a little thicker then I wanted, but it fits great. Open all the packs and roll into a ball to mix together. Now your working against the clock. I found that Sugru is very soft and easy to mold. At this point you want to ruff in the grip and put a nice even layer over the inner tube.
Step 4: Step 4
Wet your fingers and start to smooth out all the finger prints. Now wet your whole hand grip the pistol in your natural way. It may help to point it at something in the distance. Gently squeeze to get a good imprint of your fingers and palm area. Once you have a good imprint, wet you fingers again and smooth everything out.
// or // You can check on the Sugru web site for ideas on textures if you want,. Also on YouTube... <<< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE3jkwMzrrY&feature=player_embedded
Step 5: Step 5
Let dry for 24 hours.