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So, for Valentines day the wife got me a $50 gift certificate to the local gun shop... yeah I know I'm lucky! I picked up an ERGO grip to see if I could do it... and I DID :idea: ... kinda. It's still little loose and needs some more TLC (dremel). But I put it on painted it and took a pic for you guys. But I didn't get any pics of the work, sorry. :cry:

I drilled, then matched it up. Did some more drilling then tried again. I made a complete mess! It's was fun! :lol:


I also removed the velcro, thanks to Zues. That was a pain in the ass. I used fingernail polish remover to get all the nasty stickyness off and also removed half the paint from the right side of the upper! But as you can see I repainted it :lol:

This was a cheap and easy project I knocked out in like 30 minutes. Any questions? I won't bite!

Geardo
 

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is that an AR grip? I'm considering a similar project
 

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Yeah it is. Plastic and rubber.

Started out just like this. I used a dremel to shave off the places that needed to. Once I got it to fit I drilled a new hole through the hole in the lower reciever and screwed it in. I had to flip the screw and nut, but it works
 

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sweet! I just ordered this one...

 

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Right on! I will probably get one of those as well. I just wanted to try it out before I layed down some money for a good grip.

Good luck PGT!

Just remember, cut and fit, cut and fit, little bit at a time.
 

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OUCH!

So, I decided to see if the grip would hold because I had to drill a new mounting hole in it... NOPE!



Well, that was a waste of only $20... and my pinky. I smashed it on the stock after it snapped off.

I liked the feel of it too... dern it!
 

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Dang. I bet the CAA will hold up better. I see a few members have it and have heard no complaints.
 

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I think perhaps a fender washer or two would have helped distribute the load
 

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Zeus...

Yeah, that's what I'm gettin next. This ergo grip is pretty much all rubber. So I think I might have pulled it a little too hard. My pinky is now blue under the nail... :cry:

PGT...

Yeah, I think that might have worked but I didn't even think of it... oops!

Well I learned from this and will apply what I learned next time I do it. :idea:
 

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Dude your gana loose that nail. Unlessssssssssssssssssss you take a uber hot pin and melt a hole in ur nail so the blood will shoot out. Orrrrrrrrr since you like tools, drill a hole. That's what hospitals do, and my time life "self surgery" Bob Vila book says it too. Just sayin :roll:
 

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It's not that bad, like a sharpy make on my nail thats all. Not a bad I dea though Scooby!
 

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Gotcha. Quick thing about that caa grip. My wife has it on her ar15 and we noticed one thing right away. The compartment door is the most crapiest thing I have ever seen as it will fall off with slight shock. A piece or two of electrical tape on the edge to make it snug was a easy fix, but I wouldn't fully trust it to hold anything. Hopefully they addressed this but I kinda doubt it. I have handled a good amount and they were the same. Other than that it is a great customizable, comfortable grip. I personally have been curious about the magpul moe grip as I like the miad feel but am a little hesitant about drilling a hole and it breaking. Then I would be kinda assed out... Probably with a hurt finger.
 

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Thanks scooby! I will have to wait a while before I go "gripping" again. I need to get a ton of ammo and mags for the spring and summer. I plan on goin shootin alot. And taking pics and videos each time.

When I start g"gripping" I'll let everyone know what I find out. I plan on gettin at least a couple of them to find out wich one is best.

I picked up some o-ring to see if I could tackle the rattle for now. I also got some claer finish for my paint job.
 

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a 522, but, you get the idea....CAA grip

 

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Thanks for posting. I was going to try this with an Ergo grip too, but am leaning toward a Magpul MOE grip now.

I was also considering epoxying a small tube inside the top to act as a shaft for the new screw hole.

I thin the Ergo deluxe grip might be a good choice for the 556 DMR project I have in mind.

 

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I ordered the base for the CAA. Not exactly the same but darn close.

 

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SGT_geardo I had the same problem with trying to get the CAA pistol grip installed. Fortunately I didn't have it rip off and get hurt like u did, that sucks, but I did screw up the grip in the same fashion. I might have dremeled too much or might have drilled the new hole a little bit too wide. Everything fit perfectly but when I tightened up the screw it kept going until the nut ripped it's self through the plastic making it useless. I can try putting a little washer or something in between the hole and the nut at the end of the threads, or try again with a new grip but I'm going to cut my losses and keep the standard grip until they start making aftermarket ones specifically for the sig. I might even get a hogue slip on rubber grip like some other people have done.
 

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yeah, I'm gonna wait until I can get the CAA then try hard NOT to mess it up. The ergo was just an experiment. I was pretty sure with its RUBBER it wasnt gonna be that solid.

BUT, when I get the CAA you can be damn sure I'm gonna do it right. And post some good pics of the work!

Geardo
 

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I just got my CAA in tonight. Haven't bothered cutting it up yet but it's beefy
 
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