a general rule: Firstly remove excess material, secondly refill
existing hollow spaces. Otherwise you tend to make the grip much too
diameter of the grip should be measured in such a way, that the central
phalanx of the index finger is placed more or less right-angled to the
at the ready, the barrel should form a straight line into your arm.
This can only be achieved, by gripping widely enough behind the weapon.
Shooters with shorter fingers may therefore experience difficulties in
reaching the trigger. Shooters, who´s hand tends to point to the left
on zero-position, may also encounter difficulties. At the ready the
bead would then always tend to break to the left. The best solution for
such problems, are most likely found in a compromise. Everything else
must be compensated through specific training of your muscle memory
(also for posture of the head! see below).
- Should the fore-sight point to the left, it can be helpful
to build up material in the area around the back of your palm with
filler or leather. As a rule of thumb: 1 size of a fore-sight deviation
complies approximately with 1 degree wrist turn and at the same time
with approximately 1 millimeter material build up at the back end of
the grip. The same effect is achieved with a removal of material in the
area across the base of your fingers. Should the fore-sight point to
the right, vice-versa.
the material build up in case of a left pointing fore-sight,
as this will otherwise result in an overcompensation of your arm
position apposed to the axis of your barrel (see above). By shifting
your head position to the right, a leftpointing fore-sight can center
itself. This new posture should be fixed by special shooting glasses
with a wide iris or a small glass support.
your have the notion, that your thumb does not have the right position,
very often it will do, to lower the whole thumb rest slightly.
- To tip the gravitational center of the weapon to the back, you can drill holes into the grip and fill them with lead.
having built up your grip with filler, it is often too smooth. It works
wonders to brush the grip with wood glue and then sprinkle with saw
dust (or grit from model railroads). However this does not work with
our silicone mass.