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  • Need better grip on my tac light

    I generally go running late at night, and make it a habit to grip my light in my weak-side hand with the lanyard around my write and my thumb on the switch. Even with light knurling on part of the light, it can get a little slippery from my sweaty hands before I finish my run. Yesterday I tried wrapping it with cotton batting tape, but that didn't seem to make much difference. Does anyone have another suggestion? I'd love to find some open-cell foam similar to what's on a baton handle, but I'll try whatever works.

  • #2
    Put one on your pistol.

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    • #3
      What light is it exactly?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Till View Post
        What light is it exactly?
        This one.
        http://www.ledshoppe.com/Product/ledp/LP1067.htm

        It's a cheap, but effective (180 lumen), import. It's fairly close in size to other 2 x CR123 lights. I don't have to subject my light to the hard use a cop would and I'm on a pretty limited budget, so it has suited me well. I am looking around for a reasonably-priced light with a strobe feature, but this one has to suffice for now.

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        • #5
          Try this or something similar...

          http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053
          "Howard Roark laughed."

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          • #6
            If it was a polymer bodied light, I'd suggest stippling it with a soldering iron.

            Here's some pics of stuff I've done:

            http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...c/IMG_2291.jpg
            http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...c/IMG_2126.jpg
            http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...c/IMG_1158.jpg


            The SF G2 is a bit more stippled now than when I took the picture.

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            • #7
              Take a rubber band and wrap it around the body so that it creates small ridge to sit between two of your fingers.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ArkansasFan24 View Post
                Put one on your pistol.
                So how exactly does that help him?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Flashaholic View Post
                  If it was a polymer bodied light, I'd suggest stippling it with a soldering iron.

                  Here's some pics of stuff I've done:.
                  Interesting....I'm almost afraid to ask what you'd do if you had a Ruger LCR.

                  Unfortunately Surefire doesn't offer strobe on any of their lights yet, or else they'd be on the short list for my next light. Most of the shops I've found around here are Surefire dealers, so it isn't easy to find other options to check out firsthand.

                  I was hoping I wouldn't have to resort to something like the rough tread tape MI Law mentioned, but that might be what it comes down to. I'm still going to check out a couple more sporting goods stores and see if I can find another option, but I have a feeling I'm headed the "sandpaper" route.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by beavo451 View Post
                    So how exactly does that help him?
                    Heck if I know. It seems to be the common solution to all tac light problems though, lol.

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                    • #11
                      Get Agrip. http://www.brookstactical.com/

                      I have one on my Glock and it works wonders when your hands are sweaty. They make 5x8 sheets of the material used for grips that can be trimmed to size for your light.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by GGG View Post
                        Get Agrip. http://www.brookstactical.com/

                        I have one on my Glock and it works wonders when your hands are sweaty. They make 5x8 sheets of the material used for grips that can be trimmed to size for your light.
                        Looks like nice stuff, I'll give it a try.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Flashaholic View Post
                          If it was a polymer bodied light, I'd suggest stippling it with a soldering iron.

                          Here's some pics of stuff I've done:

                          http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...c/IMG_2291.jpg
                          http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...c/IMG_2126.jpg
                          http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...c/IMG_1158.jpg


                          The SF G2 is a bit more stippled now than when I took the picture.
                          Did you do that to your gear to mark it as yours...? or so you are able to grip it better?

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                          • #14
                            I couldn't do that to my gear. Nope.

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