Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
LorenzoS

Grip modification legal for IDPA SSP and USPSA Production

10 posts in this topic

Stippling is permitted for USPSA Production, but not for IDPA SSP. Skateboard tape is fine for either. See USPSA appendix E4 for where stippling of tape may be applied (http://www.uspsa.org/rules/2010HandgunR ... of3web.pdf)... I do not think IDPA specifies.

 

I like AGrip (http://www.cpwsa.com/AGrip.htm). It's soft, not scratchy like skate tape, it doesn't catch on things, and it's great in wet/dry/sweaty/rainy conditions. The pre cut shapes are pretty good for the specified models, but plan on trimming it back a little more, especially if you want to follow the letter of USPSA specifications as to where tape may be applied.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like the gritty stuff. 3M Outdoor Tread Tape 2" X 15'. $13.00 at Home Depot in the carpet deptarment. That's about 15 - 30 full grips depending on where you want it.

 

3M also makes a variety of other, non-gritty tread tapes. They're typically more expensive.

 

When you look at the pictures in the USPSA rule book, they illustrate a side view but you are allowed to include the frontstrap and backstrap areas. This lets you use a single piece of tape for most, if not all of the grip.

 

You can always change tape and tape patterns - you can't 'un-stipple'.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Per the IDPA Rule Book, available for all to see at www.idpa.com

 

PERMITTED Modifications (Inclusive list):

2. Grips may be changed to another style or material that is

similar to factory configuration (no weighted grips; see

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I currently use skate board tape on my G17 I got a whole sheet for $5 at sports authority. Depending on what game (IDPA or USPSA) you will play, tweek the grip as you like. Just bear in mind that if you stipple the grip you can't use it in IDPA. Also have you tried using the the hand grip lotion?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

+1

 

Stippling is also specifically excluded for IDPA SSP.

 

EXCLUDED Modifications (NON-Inclusive list):

1. Externally visible modifications other than grips or sights.

2. Robar style grip reduction.

3. Add-on magazine well opening.

4. Guide rods made of a material different from the factory part

it replaces.

5. Seattle Slug Grip Plug and similar weighted products.

21

6. A barrel of another caliber that is not offered in the original

factory model.

7. Slide lightening (see

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Latest Topics

  • Posts

    • "Call Louis." (Evan's brother.)
    • Sorry, there is a problem The page you requested does not exist Error code: 1S160/2   Also, fuck AIM Surplus.  I bought from them in the past as well, but their excuses on stuff like that is bullshit.
    •   nah fuck that. I did that shit like 6 times on my way home from the in-laws recently.  traffic all backed up like a motherfucker, so I jumped into every exit/entry/merge area that was clear and used it to sail on by hundreds of cars and trucks. open lanes? i'm taking it.  easily lopped 30 minutes off the delays, at least according to waze.
    • The HK Web Shop advised this morning there's a 3-for-2 magazine sale with free shipping on orders over $50 until Monday. Since almost every H&K mag lists at $50, this amounts to three magazines at a 33% discount with free shipping. Note that the discount and free shipping did not appear in my shopping cart, but should be reflected in the final order, as noted on their home page. Update: The correct discounted charge was made. Only sales tax added.
    • The next match is Sunday May 28th.   This match and all matches at Quinton sportsmans club are open to the public.    5 big bad ass stages.   Website  http://www.quinton3gun.com/index.php   Remember, if come out early, help with setup and stay after to help break down Santa will bring you a new gun.   Setup starts at 7am. Registration closes at 8:30 and I will have a new shooters briefing at 8:30. Match announcements at 9 with the match starting after that.   $20 for members and $25 for non members.    I think this is the Facebook link https://m.facebook.com/login.php?next=https%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com%2Fprofile.php%3Fid%3D480685162262667%26tsid%3D0.8144195090284061%26source%3Dtypeahead&refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com%2Fprofile.php&_rdr   New shooters are welcome to shoot. All of the keyboard operators here should come out and try to.
  • Recently Browsing

    No registered users viewing this page.