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Ruger P89 Grips

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Andy, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Andy

    Andy Aurora, OR Active Member

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    I own a Ruger P89 and love it - except for the slippery grips. I still can't figure out why Ruger made them as they did.

    Anyway, I have small hands. The Ruger still fits in my hand, but when I put a wrap-around grip (Hogue or Pachmayr) on it becomes a little too big.

    Aside from the $70 wood grips that I've found, does anyone know of replacement rugger grips - just for the side panels. I've bought them for Beretta's, why can't I find them for Rugers? :cool:
     
  2. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    Andy,
    if you don't find any replacement panels (I could only find the Houges, which I don't care for...too large imho) you may want to think about skateboarder tape on the factory panel to increase your grip, or stakeboard tape on the front strap...or this from VZ grips
    http://www.vzgrips.com/hardware.html
     
  3. Andy

    Andy Aurora, OR Active Member

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    Techiguy, thanks for the info. I wish VZ Grips made custom grips for the P89. And I'm a bit too picky to use tape.

    This did spark another idea though. Ever use paint with grit in it for outside steps and stairs? I found this website (https://www.nonskidpaint.com/) that has a spray-on version that I might try. I'll publish the results here. The worst that can happen is that I have to order another original set of grips. I think they cost $7.
     
  4. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    If you could convince the owner of VZ to make a set of grip for the Ruger, I would be inline for a set! I put a set of Operators grips on my Colt 1911... Let me tell you, they are wonderfull! I would consider selling my Alumagrips on my Kimber just to pick up another set of VZ. I might call VZ just to see what he might say! The worst he will say is no or $200 for a set of grip:bluelaugh:
     
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    techieguy Well-Known Member

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  6. Andy

    Andy Aurora, OR Active Member

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    Well, I found Ruger's old style grips - which are basically just a different pattern. It was better, but not exactly what I wanted. I'll have to get of picture of them up and see if anyone wants them.

    I'm going to look into the Pachmayr grips. I read some reviews that haven't been very good, but still worth a look.

    I'm leaning towards finally purchasing (over $20!) the spray-on non-skid paint. Anyone have some old grips they want to try it out on? I might as well get my money's worth.
     
  7. jkraig

    jkraig West Linn, Oregon New Member

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