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 Post subject: How to Build-Up Hand Grip?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:12 am 
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I am very fond of this Beretta AL-2. It's a good fit for me and I shoot it well, but the hand grip is not perfect - I need to build up the front side so my hand is a bit closer to the trigger. 1/4 or 3/8" should do it.
I've tried a piece of stick-on neoprene cheek pad and that worked pretty well, but it tears and comes off after a short time.
Any thoughts? Maybe Bondo or some kind of wood filler. It's a $400 gun, so I'm not too concerned with cosmetics. Image



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 Post subject: Re: How to Build-Up Hand Grip?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:29 am 
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I would consider carving a section of a 4" long X 3/4" thick walnut plank (hobby shop, woodworker's store, etc) to match the PG curve on one side, then reduce the front edge by trial & error until it feels right to you - then stain/finish it to come as close as possible to your stock's color/finish, and attach it by either of two different ways.

If you want to preserve the stock as issued, a thin aluminum strip can be epoxied or screwed to the rear curve of the walnut and fabricated so that it's long enough that one end can be slipped under the PG cap and the other betwixt stock & receiver.

If you don't care about altering the stock itself, the carved walnut can be manually attached to the face of the PG with epoxy or screws.

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 Post subject: Re: How to Build-Up Hand Grip?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:10 pm 
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Location: Houston, TX and Fairfield Glade, TN
Here is a device that I stumbled on on the internet. I have NOT used it nor do I have any further knowledge of how well it works. Goda Grip

https://godagrip.com/grips/


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 Post subject: Re: How to Build-Up Hand Grip?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:59 pm 
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Cheek eze also makes a pistol grip extension , check them out as they have adhesive stick-on
type.......Brownells I think has them !


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 Post subject: Re: How to Build-Up Hand Grip?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:33 pm 
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Look up ratgrip. It can be shaped how and where you want it. It seems to never wear out, can be removed without damage to the wood.


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 Post subject: Re: How to Build-Up Hand Grip?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:24 am 
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Three nice alternatives that I didn't know existed - thanks for posting about them, Folks !

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 Post subject: Re: How to Build-Up Hand Grip?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:53 am 
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Godagrip looks perfect. Thanks for all the tips.

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 Post subject: Re: How to Build-Up Hand Grip?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:26 am 
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Tennis racquet grip tape, last forever and doesn't hurt the wood




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