How to Make Rubber Gun Grips

Written by marshal m. rosenthal
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Any gun, regardless of the make, will not fire properly if it can slip out from the hand holding it. Rubber gun grips not only provide a better surface for holding the gun, but add to its stability while firing. You can make your own rubber grips using the two hand grips that are attached to the sides of the gun along with a few products bought at any hardware store. You need patience to make the rubber gun grips, but no special gunsmithing skills are necessary.

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Things you need

  • Newspaper
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Rotary drill
  • Glass jar
  • Clear plastic material coating spray
  • Rubber paste
  • Coffee stick
  • Paint finish spray paint

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  1. 1

    Put the newspaper down on a work surface. Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the two screws on each hand grip. Pull the hand grips off of the pistol and put them both down on the newspaper.

  2. 2

    Apply the rotary drill to one of the handgun grips. Score the handgun grip evenly over its entire surface.

  3. 3

    Put a glass jar face down on the newspaper. Put the handgun grip on top of the glass jar.

  4. 4

    Spray a thick coat of the clear plastic material coating spray on the top and all sides of the handgun grip.

  5. 5

    Apply the rubber paste to the top and sides of the handgun grip until there is a thick coating. Smooth out the paste with the coffee stick.

  6. 6

    Spray a light coating of the paint finish spray paint on the top and sides of the handgun grip. Let the paint finish spray paint dry.

  7. 7

    Apply another coating of the rubber paste to the handgun grip and smooth it out with the coffee stick.

  8. 8

    Spray another light coating of the paint finish spray paint on the top and sides of the handgun grip. Let the paint finish spray paint dry.

  9. 9

    Repeat the process of applying the rubber paste and then the paint finish spray paint to the handgun grip an additional three times, with the coating from the paint finish spray applied the thickest when it is used for the last time.

  10. 10

    Repeat the entire process with the other handgun grip. Reattach the two grips to the handgun to use the rubberised grips you have made.

Tips and warnings

  • Be sure to shake up the spray can before using it.
  • To avoid a headache from the spraying, make sure there is adequate ventilation during this process.

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