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Well I just received my order from ajames.. Very quick shipping.. I am very pleased with the service.. I just have a question about the Pearce Grips.. I installed them tonight and tried them out.. Does anyone else have these installed on their service XD's? I noticed that it is really hard to insert the mag into the pistol.. I had to slam it very very hard to get it to stay in the pistol. Then another thing is that when I go to eject the mag I have to push on the mag release button extremely hard, sometimes I have to used 2 fingers to try and depress the button. Does anyone else have this problem...

So far I am very displeased with the Pearce Grips!! NOTHING AGAINST AJAMES AND HIS BUSINESS, NOT AT ALL. But the company that makes the grips.. maybe I just had a bad batch or something...

Please let me know if anyone else is having this problem..

Ajames.. I love the hogue grip, very nice.

Also is there any special instructions on the best way to use the laquer stik. I tried it todayand it went into the inlays very well. But when I went to wipe off the excess all of the inlay also came out.. Am i doing it right? LOL

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The one that OldSchool sent me to do a tutorial for had this same problem. I think we decided that Pearce must have released a bad batch or something.
 

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one-eyed-fatman said:
You should only be displeased with your lack of knowledge of your weapon.
????? Where the hell did that come from??

wasnt called for..
 

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Actually Pearce grips has heard of the problem with using the grips in full sized pistols. They redid the mold and have alived the problem. This redesign is so new that it was shot show new. They told me that if individuals had problems with the full sized pistol and the pg-xd that they could call pearce up and they will replace them with the fresh off the line tweeked grip for free, with out having to go or wait for your dealer to get them. I appologize about the non fit with the full sized pistol but I have been talking with the pearce people and they stand behind their product but also want happy users as do I.

mwatson69

please go to the Pearce website and send them an e-mail or give them a call and they will replace the grips.
http://www.pearcegrip.com/
 

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About the inlay here is how I did it on my mags and pistol. On the outside there is like a crust so I took a razor and shaved off the tip the inside was soft. I then rubbed it on to my finger then rubbed it in to the lines. The more pourous the material used to wipe it clean the easer it pulls it back out, so once you get it in try using a sheet of paper to rub out side of the surface and if you give it around a half hour to an hour it will start to hadden in the cracks allowwing you to clean the outside better with a rag and some mineral oil. Also if you use your finger you can more control that the color goes into the cracks and not rub the surface.
 

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Thanks ajames.. I will have to try that out.. Thanks for everything..
 

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I re-installed the grip and the slip slides into place perfectly. I don't know what happened the first time I installed it, but just like you said it was really hard to get the clip to click into place.

I can tell you that the stock base looks like a quality high precission molding, but the pierce grip looks pretty cheap. Not that it looks bad, but it doesnt have that same crisp well molded look.

my 2 cents
Chris Cahill
 

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i sand the lip on the top of the pearce grip down about one sixteenth of an inch or less. this works for me.

if you bang the magazine in - you may be hitting the bottom of the ejector with the top of the magazine.
try to slide a piece of folded paper betweeen the magazine and the ejector to see if you have clearance.
 

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yup, had the same problem but with the SUB!. ironically it just seemed to work itself out after a week or so. its fine now.
 

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I just recieved 3 of these grips last week. Tried them out and love the way they feel but noticed the same problem on my sub. I just figured that after some use it would break in and work itself out. I guess we'll see. Thanks Chris
 

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Now with how to pearce grips are with my gun.. With me having to slam the mag into the gun is that doing anything bad to the gun? Is there something I should be looking out for with doing so.. or should I not do it?
 

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I just picked up 2 of the pierce grip extenders for my SC 40 and noticed the same problem with BOTH of them.

Im going to take it to the range today for the first time and fire 200 rounds and see if it "works itself out" like the above post says.
 

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Has anyone got a new batch of these yet? I have had my grips since they came out and have had problems ever since. I'm just curious if anyone had any luck with a new batch? Thanks
 

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i just installed these on my 4 sc9 mags, and i don't have any problem with inserting the fully loaded mags int the pistol with a round in the chamber or not. now the full size mags with sleeves are another story, they are VERY tight to insert into the loaded pistol, but i thnk that may just be because the springs are so stiff yet. They're so stiff that i broke my magaine loader when i filled them, need to take tehm to the range and put a few hundred rounds thru each of them.
 
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