Silicon Carbide Improves Glock Grip Texture

Glocks have long been criticized for their lack of texture in the grip surface. While many gun owners have attempted to increase gripping surface by adding talon grips or stippling, these methods only produce semi-permanent solutions which will eventually wear away.

Permanent and straightforward way to increase friction is applying a silicon carbide grip treatment to your pistol. Here are the benefits of this simple yet effective modification:

Improved Grip Texture

Many gun enthusiasts lament the lack of grip texture on factory Glock pistols. By adding a more aggressively textured surface, more aggressive grip strength is achieved, even with sweaty hands, while providing greater traction on control surfaces and helping shooters better manipulate the firearm. There are various methods to add grip textured to a frame of a gun such as using talon grips or grip tape; however, both methods eventually wear away over time, providing only temporary traction; silicon carbide provides long-term traction on grip surfaces by coating entire grip surfaces with silicon carbide which can cover an entire pistol grip surface – providing long-term traction and greater control surface manipulation capabilities to shooters.

Silicon carbide’s granular texture makes it an excellent material to use as a grip, similar in feel to 120-grit sandpaper, providing comforting support against concealed carry and tactical applications alike. Furthermore, 3-gun competition enthusiasts appreciate its superior traction under wet conditions.

Silicon carbide is an exceptionally durable material that can be applied to both polymer and metal frames for maximum durability and traction. Available in various textures ranging from subtle to extremely aggressive, there’s even one version of this coating which combines both granulated and rubber textures for maximum comfort and traction.

Silicon carbide grips can reduce the likelihood that a gun will catch on clothing during tactical shooting and cause it to slip during wet or extreme temperature situations, making them an excellent choice for police officers and shooters who will use their guns in harsh, wet or cold environments.

One of the most frequently performed modifications on Glock pistols is installing a grip adapter or backstrap extender. This piece of metal fits over the backstrap to expand gripping surface area on the frame while adding more weight, which may assist with recoil management and overall balance. Toni System or other companies also offer frame weights which attach directly to the bottom of their frames to provide additional weight, plus serve as attachment points for accessories like laser sights.

Increased Friction

Grip friction is one of the primary principles behind competitive shooting, and there are various methods available for increasing grip strength. Stippling guns, applying grip tape or creams such as pro grip are all viable approaches, though their effect often wears off over time. Silicon carbide offers more durable, cost-effective, and permanent solutions for improving grip strength on glock frames.

Silicon carbide coating’s textured surface is designed to increase skin-to-grip friction and help shooters improve accuracy, particularly in competitive shooting or tactical situations when hands may become sweaty. Furthermore, silicone carbide’s superior dirt resistance means it won’t slip as easily or require as frequent cleaning.

Silicon carbide coating not only increases grip strength, but it can also significantly increase abrasion resistance of your gripping surface. While most shooters won’t find this a major concern, silicon carbide coating could prove invaluable for those carrying their pistol for self-defense or other high-stress situations in which it might come under considerable wear and tear.

To apply a silicon carbide coating, first clean and degrease the frame where it will be applied, mask any areas you do not wish to cover, apply epoxy, sprinkle silicon carbide powder onto it and spread it out across it evenly before waiting 30-60 minutes until handling it as the coating may release some black pigmentation or particles that could come free from its bonds.

Once the coating has set, simply take off the masking tape and brush away any residual black grit using a soft bristle brush. These durable abrasive granules won’t wear off over time like other methods or grip tape; making this approach far less costly and time-consuming than purchasing new grips which may be expensive and difficult to install.

Increased Durability

Glock pistols are notorious for lacking grip texture, leading many shooters to try remedy this with techniques like Talon Grips, tape or stippling, which only offer temporary fixes that peel off over time, leaving an unsatisfactory grip. A more long-term and effective solution may be using silicon carbide finishes; this process utilizes an epoxy base coat topped with silicon carbide granules of the desired grit which are then adhered directly onto your grip frame – creating a highly effective solution that can also work on metal frames as well as polymer frames!

The resultant surface is very tough and durable compared to traditional stippling methods, standing up well to repeated use. This upgrade is great for anyone using their Glock regularly for 3 gun competition or tactical applications – particularly those engaged in 3 gun competition. Increased friction between your hand and frame keeps it in place and allows you to hit targets more accurately every time.

One of the greatest advantages of this technique is that it can be quickly applied and removed as desired, giving you freedom to experiment with various grip textures without fear of permanent damage to your pistol. Furthermore, you may opt to leave certain high-abrasion areas such as beavertail cut off your Glock un-textured.

Silicon carbide provides a superb grip when applied as gun coating material, particularly in wet or cold conditions. Silicon carbide’s hard and scratch-resistant surface provides sufficient friction between your hand and frame, which makes it an excellent material choice. Silicon carbide has also proven its worth as an industrial abrasive application, making it the ideal material choice for use as gun coating material.

Applying silicone carbide treatments at home is straightforward and can easily be completed. First, clean and mask off the area that will be coated before applying a layer of high-performance two part epoxy with silicon carbide granules permanently attached to its frame. Finally, cut a sharp border around this area for aesthetic purposes and make it look like the treatment was applied from factory.


Glock pistols have long been criticized for lacking adequate grip texture. Gun enthusiasts have attempted to remedy this with Talon grips, grip tape, or stippling as temporary solutions; however, these tend to peel and wear away over time and require proper application cost effectively – therefore silicon carbide grip treatment remains the best affordable long-term option available today.

At the core of any firearm’s grip lies friction – specifically between your hand and frame. Increased friction allows you to hold onto your gun more forcefully while also decreasing chances of slippery surfaces catching on clothing during tactical applications. A textured grip is great for 3 gun competitions as well as tactical scenarios where handling firearms may be wet, cold, or otherwise challenging.

To apply a silicon carbide grip treatment to your Glock pistol, a few simple tools will be needed. First, remove factory finger grooves using either a file or grinder. Second, protect the frame from epoxy by applying masking tape around its perimeter. Thirdly, obtain some tub of silicon carbide powder as well as brush or roller and make several passes randomly to cover all areas of grip surface with it – you should see immediate changes in texture after you finish this step!

Once silicon carbide has been applied, you must allow it to set for about half an hour before handling your pistol or handling gloves for handling it so as to avoid shedding additional silicon carbide onto your hands and arms. During this period of curing time, some black color may shed from it naturally as part of its curing process. It may shed additional silicon carbide while handling it – this is normal and should be seen as part of its curing process. Also wear gloves while handling to protect yourself from additional silicon carbide from being released onto you if it comes into contact with any additional silicon carbide being shed onto you from handling pistol or handling accessories that might shed additional silicon carbide onto you from handling.

Silicon carbide grip treatments offer an affordable, permanent and reliable way to increase friction between your hand and the grip of your glock. Available at various retailers and easily applied at home using basic tools, silicon carbide grip treatments provide an economical yet long-lasting solution that stands up better against elements than alternatives such as stippling or grip tape.

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