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Hogue aluminum flat black 24 96.00%
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Old 09-12-2020, 10:08 AM   #1
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220 Aluminum Grips

Still havenít shot my 220 but was wanting a set of the aluminum grips for her. Never done aluminum grips before so why not for this one.

Question is to go with flat black or gloss?
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Old 09-12-2020, 10:36 AM   #2
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I like Flat TR.


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Thatís the way Iíve been thinking Mickey. Might match the finish better. Other than Hogueís pics, I havenít seen the gloss on one yet.
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I no longer have any black P225s, so don't have pics of the gloss grips on them, but I like gloss on Ni gun.



For black guns, matte black grips probably look better.

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I think glossy would look funny.
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I no longer have any black P225s, so don't have pics of the gloss grips on them, but I like gloss on Ni gun.



For black guns, matte black grips probably look better.

The matte does look good on the black. Thanks for the pics.
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For black guns, matte black grips probably look better.

This one looks good with matte.
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Unless you polished up your P220, I'd think the Matte would look better, although the original "checkered" OEM grips could "polish up" a bit, but the crinkle finished texture of your OEMs lend themselves more to the business at hand... "grip ability"!

Just as I've mentioned before, back in the '90s, when there wasn't much of an option, most of us on my department went to the rubber Hogue grips for our German P226s as the humidity here in the Ohio River Valley made them "hard to get a good hold on" for good control. I even went that route with my personal P220.

Given your NW location, have you tried aluminum in the winter? That would be my hesitation... around here, it would be the heat of the summer!
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Unless you polished up your P220, I'd think the Matte would look better, although the original "checkered" OEM grips could "polish up" a bit, but the crinkle finished texture of your OEMs lend themselves more to the business at hand... "grip ability"!

Just as I've mentioned before, back in the '90s, when there wasn't much of an option, most of us on my department went to the rubber Hogue grips for our German P226s as the humidity here in the Ohio River Valley made them "hard to get a good hold on" for good control. I even went that route with my personal P220.

Given your NW location, have you tried aluminum in the winter? That would be my hesitation... around here, it would be the heat of the summer!
I've read about the cold and heat issues with the aluminum grips. Since this isn't a carry piece I thought I'd give it a try just for something different but with more grip than the plastic ones. So far the G10's are my favorites.
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Hogue rubber grip panels,not wrap around finger groove versions are on my "working stock" P series 220's,226's,229's for Arctic use.

Plastic,aluminum,laminates are NOT Arctic compliant @ -40 F ambient.
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Well I can’t touch DanaSig’s conditions - not in Alabama. I like cooler weather but that would make me cry for momma.

Notwithstanding, I’ve been pleased with the texture of the checkered G10 Hogues for my newly-purchased 220. And I certainly prefer the shape of the lower back strap (viewed from the side) vs the OEM polys.

Last year, I didn’t love the Piranha texture on a since-sold 220. Though it is intended to provide better grip (vs checkered), I found the opposite true for me. The grip hold of the new panels on this 220R approximates that of my 220 Legion, despite no front-strap checkering and undercut. I would not have guessed such. I previously assumed that I needed the full Legion frame & grip for my long hands to get happy when shooting a thin 220.
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Well I canít touch DanaSigís conditions - not in Alabama. I like cooler weather but that would make me cry for momma.

Notwithstanding, Iíve been pleased with the texture of the checkered G10 Hogues for my newly-purchased 220. And I certainly prefer the shape of the lower back strap (viewed from the side) vs the OEM polys.

Last year, I didnít love the Piranha texture on a since-sold 220. Though it is intended to provide better grip (vs checkered), I found the opposite true for me. The grip hold of the new panels on this 220R approximates that of my 220 Legion, despite no front-strap checkering and undercut. I would not have guessed such. I previously assumed that I needed the full Legion frame & grip for my long hands to get happy when shooting a thin 220.
Iíve definitely been happier with the Hogue backstrap shape over the stock plastics on every Sig Iíve tried out. Hopefully the aluminum has the same shape as the G10.
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No doubt the aluminum grips look great, I think the matte black on a black gun is the better look.

One of my concerns has always been the durability of the finish. I'm not too concerned when my G10s get smacked, but I'm not sure I'd get away with that on aluminums. But then I've never actually tried them...so what do I know.
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Deja vu - This thread's date gonna be off 3 - 4 years Twistedracer & Mickey??!!.. Great to see ya both on ST - Luv you guys!

Luv my alloy 226 & 229 grips. Thought they'd show dings, but really not...




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I have flat black aluminum on my P220 and if I could do it again, I would get G-10's instead.
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