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Old 01-07-2017, 08:50 AM   #1
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X-Five Grips

Just got my first X5 (Competition) and am already looking to start monkeying with it. I have been looking at grip options - Nills wood or Hogue (either wood or G10 - don't care for the aluminum). I really like Hogue rubber grips - I run them on most of my other pistols. It looks like they make them for regular 226's. Have they ever made them for SAO X5's? Or have anybody else ever made anything similar?
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:53 AM   #2
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Wood grips look good, but function wise, I don't care for them.
Hogue G10 Checkered or Piranha look good and feel great in hands, for me.
No rubber grips for the X5/X6.
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12131 - what don't you like about the function of wood grips?
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To me, the woods never have the tractions of the G10. Plus, the woods are more fragile, requiring more care.
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if you sweat, the wood gets slippery.
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I put Hogue black-gray G-Mascus G10 checkered grips on my 9mm X5 Comp. Love 'em! Excellent traction, yet comfortable, and they look great. And they don't increase the considerable girth of the X5 grip. Occasionally I put 'em into the dishwater and apply a scrub brush. My X5 also has a Robert Burke 2-1/4 lb. action job.
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I have G10s on all mine. Hated the Nills. Loot great, not very gripppy.
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I run the Hogue G10 Checkered on mine. Interestingly I ordered a set of G10 Piranha grips for my tactical and a set of Checkered for my match. While the Piranha version have more textured area, the Checkered for me gave much better grip. Seems like at least on mine there must be something slightly different in the pattern/sharpness/angles etc. that gives the Checkered version more grip. I ended up replacing the Piranha version with another set of Checkered and they too had noticeably more grip. It's possible I just got a bad set as well, as I haven't had any others to compare it to.
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I run the Hogue G10 Checkered on mine. Interestingly I ordered a set of G10 Piranha grips for my tactical and a set of Checkered for my match. While the Piranha version have more textured area, the Checkered for me gave much better grip. Seems like at least on mine there must be something slightly different in the pattern/sharpness/angles etc. that gives the Checkered version more grip. I ended up replacing the Piranha version with another set of Checkered and they too had noticeably more grip. It's possible I just got a bad set as well, as I haven't had any others to compare it to.
That's the way it is. At first glance, the Piranha might look more aggressive than the Checkered. But closer inspection tells you why the Checkered is grippier. The Piranha has that beehive pattern, whereas the Checkered has the poky spikes.
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Some really good feedback here guys. Thanks for all of your input. I was actually leaning toward Pirahna or checkered G10 Hogues, so this is all completely applicable to the decision at hand.
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if you sweat, the wood gets slippery.
I have these on my Allround.

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The textured, oiled walnut wood does not get slippery in my hands that I've noticed.
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I have these on my Allround.

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The textured, oiled walnut wood does not get slippery in my hands that I've noticed.
Know what, that's one thing I haven't gotten around to doing.

Thanks for the reminder
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Seriously, if you have an AllRound, the Nills Rhomlas checkering on the walnut seems to be the ticket for me. I have them on the X-Five AR, P239, P229, P226 and P220 that I either carry or compete with. Here in NM, TX and AZ where I normally shoot - we do get hot.

No slipping with sweaty hands. Seems counter to what you think when you see they're "oiled" walnut but that's certainly the case.

Worth looking into.
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Hogue G10 for me too, but mine's just a range toy. I don't carry it.

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