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#1 - slide release.  the way i hold a pistol (developed from shooting 1911's and HK's) i have a high thumb hold.  because of that, the slide never stays back (my thumb touches the rear of the release causeing it to never stop the slide)  i'd like a shorter slide stop, might cut the back half off of mine and re-blue it.

#2 - the grip feels perfect, just too smooth, i'd like some kinda texture to it, ala checkering.  thought about grip tape, we'll see how that works.

other than that, #### fine pistol
 

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I have two "Ranger" bands around my grip. You could also use those rubber bands that they use on broccoli.

It makes a difference and cost is minimal.
 

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What is a "Ranger" band. The slickness is one concern that I have as well. Skateboard tape was suggested to me. Don't know how it would work over the bumps. The example shown to me was for a Glock. Any one tried the skateboard tape?
 

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The only thing about strippling the frame s it will probubly void the warrentee.
I got one of the skinnybicycle inner tubes and cut a section about 2 1/2" out of it . Then slipped it over the grip. It's a pain to get on but really contours great and gives that rubber feeling. Plus you got enough left for a odozen more when it wears out. Some have put some lil holes in the tube for better grip, but I don't.
 

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Interesting ideas. I have also found the P99 to be a bit slick.
I'm going to have to try something to improve on that feature. It just doesn't have that "stay put" feeling like when firing my Hi-Power, lots of checkering, Navidrex grips.
 

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I have the same problem with the slide stop as well. Either I sit on it with my thumb in which case the empty mag won't hold the slide back or if I go to the side of it I can knock the slide stop up and hold back the slide prematurely. I'm thinking about getting rid of it all together....

Any reason I can't just remove the slide release lever?
 

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Quote[/b] ]I have the same problem with the slide stop as well. Either I sit on it with my thumb in which case the empty mag won't hold the slide back or if I go to the side of it I can knock the slide stop up and hold back the slide prematurely. I'm thinking about getting rid of it all together....

Any reason I can't just remove the slide release lever?
I don't have this problem, but it looks to me that if you remove the lever the slide wouldn't lock back on an empty mag.
 

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I replaced the medium size backstrap with the wooden backstrap that comes with the 'La Chasse' and by doing so, I got a much better grip (less slippery). Unfortunately the wooden backstrap only looks nice on the green framed P99 Military (like mine). I guess maybe black framed P99 owners may consider 'painting' the wood black ?
 

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im thinkin of removing the back half of the slide stop. about 1/2 an inch then reblueing.

maybe ill try an Agrip as well, had one on a kahr, dont remember if i liked it (just remember i didnt like the kahr ;))
 

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Has anyone tried the Butler Creek slip-on grips?
I may give 'em a try; just not sure on the size, small or medium.
 

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Bought the Butler Creek medium size at GI Joe months ago, it fits okay. Soon after I sand it down as the finger grooves are kind of bulky. I may try the small size as it is smaller and shorter, seems that's the only one among different brands does not come with any finger grooves.
 

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Ranger band is essentially a rubber bike inner tube, either racing or mountain, I think the mountain are better size. Cut the tube crosswises and you have "rubber band" circles of various widths that look like a circle or an "O" when looked at sideways. He's saying cut two of these and put them on your grip.
 

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Hay Farr, the bike tube is what I use.
You can also take a fine plastic sanding pad scruber and just sand scrub the shine off the plastic. The grip will still have the hard plastic feel but will be less slippery and slightly roughened, and this should not void the warrentee..

But for that rubbery grip the bike tube is hard to beat for the cost.

As for the ultimate grip, heat strippling is about the best ya can get. Done right it will give ya that beat em over the head and not slip grip. And it is easily done with a cheap sodiering iron. But it usually does void the warrentee.

Another good grip is just get a tube of silicone rubber. Clean the grip with alcahol. then lightly coat the grip with a film of silicone. It's messy to do, but will last a yr or so then do agian. Looks about as funky as the bike tube, but works.
 

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So far the grip is working for me....I really don't sweat all that much, so.....so far so good.

The only and I mean only gripe I have is the de-cocker. I have smallish hands and it's a reach for me.....
 
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