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This is a discussion on grips..Grips...GRIPS...for my Legion. within the Legion Series forums, part of the SIG Sauer Pistols category; SO I am in a kerfuddle about grips for my legion 229. The originals feel great, but I wanted something a bit smaller. Now I ...

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Old 01-09-2017, 09:44 AM   #1
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grips..Grips...GRIPS...for my Legion.

SO I am in a kerfuddle about grips for my legion 229. The originals feel great, but I wanted something a bit smaller. Now I have a set of e2's on. And while they fit my hand perrrrrfect - they area a bit loose on the frame. Reading around here has led me to believe it is a common problem with the e2 grips. I am still going to use my e2 grips I think - But I want a backup set that are very thin in case these get too loose one day. I was looking at Houge g10s or Extream aluminum series. I called Houge and the lady I spoke with informed me that it is actually not possible to get a thinner grip from Houge THAN the legion grips. She said that all of their g10 and aluminum grips come from the same machining process. Therefore they are all the same thickness and width, almost exactly. Reading on this site had led me to initially believe otherwise: That the g10s from Houge were slightly thicker than the Legions - and both of them were thicker than the VERY thin aluminum grips. Whats the deal?
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I think what you are referring to is the area around the controls. The Slide Release Lever, and Decocking Lever have lower profiles, therefore the Legion grips are slightly thinner there ONLY. Not the profile of the whole grip. The reason that the E2 Grips can be so much smaller, is that they are made of more flexible polymer. G-10 is comprised of layers of "cloth" impregnated by basically epoxy resin and hardener. They are required to have at least a minimal thickness to prevent cracking under pressure. That still allows them to be thinner than say wood, which even laminates require more thickness than the G-10 composites to prevent cracking along the grain.

The flexibility of the E2 grips, is why they don't fit as securely. You could also try the factory 2 piece polymer grips, but I don't believe you will gain much over the G-10s as they are close in size.
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Having all three (or four) I think like the Legions best because they have the high checkering, but the Legion, G10's and aluminum are all the same size. I did leave E2's on a 229 and one 227 because they are smaller/slimmer. They fit tight enough, you might just try a different set
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