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Grip modification legal for IDPA SSP and USPSA Production

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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.

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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'.

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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

 

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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?

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+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.

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

factory model.

7. Slide lightening (see

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