Silicon Carbide Grip Kit

If you want a truly secure grip on your pistol, there are a couple of solutions. Grip tape or epoxying silicon carbide might do the trick.

This process uses high performance 2 part epoxy to cover areas where your hands contact the frame, before pouring granules of silicon carbide in any texture that suits you over the epoxy and permanently bonding it to your grip.

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Silicon carbide textured grips differ from standard stippling by being applied using epoxy and then bonded to the frame, increasing surface area between your hands and grip for improved recoil management and gun control. The kit includes enough materials to customize at least two grips: epoxy resin, enough silicon carbide powder texturizing materials and wooden mixing sticks – as well as instructions that detail how best to utilize this material.

Silicon carbide is an extremely hard material used for grinding and cutting applications, similar to diamond on the Mohs hardness scale of mineral hardness. Common applications of silicon carbide include abrasive blasting applications; additionally it can also be found in sandpaper, grinding wheels and non-skid coatings and flooring applications. Due to the dust produced during use of silicon carbide it is vitally important that proper safety equipment be worn and that work takes place in well-ventilated environments.

Silicon carbide excels at artistic and craft applications because of its precision. This quality makes it suitable for creating intricate sculptures and jewelry, and applications where surface finishing quality is of utmost importance. Furthermore, its hardness and thermal resistance also make it suitable for finishing metal surfaces (kiln shelves) and glass (etching glass).

Silicon carbide offers another advantage over stippling firearms: its cost. Stippling an individual pistol could cost as much as $100 while applying silicone can be applied to its grip for only $30-40, offering significant cost savings while still creating more comfortable handles.

Silicon carbide coating on guns can also help increase its durability, reduce drying times, provide even textures with no unevenness and help eliminate unevenness altogether. However, remembering that silicon carbide will eventually lose its gripping properties means applying this coat every two to three years is necessary for optimal use of guns coated with silicon carbide coating.


If you’re new to 3 gun shooting, making sure your grip is secure is key to successful competition. There are various strategies for this: using Talon Grips with their supergrippy surface or epoxying silicon carbide is another effective method, both being highly durable options that can withstand abuse better. Unfortunately though, silicon carbide’s texture may catch clothing which could pose an issue under pressure during life or death tactical situations.

This kit contains everything necessary to apply silicon carbide coating on your grips, such as epoxy resin and putty. While not a cheap modification, silicon carbide will last a long time while providing exceptional grip performance. Epoxy drys quickly after application making handling firearms easy during coating’s cure phase; its hard surface also wears less quickly than garnet or aluminum oxide coatings do compared with their predecessors resulting in improved hand feel over time.

When applied correctly, textured surfaces can provide you with comfort in your hand and give more control of the weapon. They’re more forgiving than stippling which may be unforgiving for newcomers; but if done incorrectly they could end up looking hideous!

Installing a grippy texture to your gun can increase both control and accuracy, but be wary when selecting materials – some can be too abrasive, wearing down its frame, while others won’t provide sufficient gripping capabilities. Also make sure that when applying it you employ proper techniques in order for it to last as long as possible.

DIY enthusiasts can purchase kits at local hardware stores to apply silicon carbide to their pistol grips themselves, costing approximately $30-$40 and enough silicon carbide for several firearms. Silicon carbiding your pistol gives it the advantage needed to compete successfully while being much less expensive than purchasing specially-designed grips with improved grippyness.

Easy to apply

Addition traction to a gun can be difficult and frustrating, particularly with pistols or rifles. There are various techniques you can employ to improve its gripping surface – one such method being stippling; this can be done manually but may prove challenging to achieve even results. Another approach could involve silicon carbide application to your grips and other parts of the weapon for maximum traction and ease of application – an economical and straightforward option over its more time consuming counterpart stippling.

Before applying silicon carbide coating, the object must first be cleaned and prepared. Make sure it’s free from oil and debris before masking any areas where you don’t want epoxy to cover. For firearms this may involve taping over moving parts so the epoxy doesn’t accidentally get on any parts you don’t wish it to cover.

As soon as your mixture is smooth and even, use a wooden stick to combine epoxy and hardener together and start applying it to an item using disposable foam brushes. When coating it in desired areas make sure that all areas are covered briskly due to the quick drying times for epoxy coatings – take time to inspect your item from all sides to ensure complete coverage! For best results look at everything 360 degrees before beginning work!

Once your item has a layer of epoxy applied, slowly sprinkle silicon carbide powder until all surfaces have a thin coating of powder. Allow this process to set for at least half an hour before handling again – once complete it should be ready to use!

Once the epoxy has set, you can remove the masking tape and admire your finished product. Be wary when handling this item as some silicon carbide may shed and leave behind black dust that may get onto your hands; be sure to wash your hands after handling and not transfer any other surfaces with it.

Low maintenance

Silicon carbide abrasives are tough and durable abrasives designed for rough surfaces, providing effective wet sanding operations on automotive applications, removing rust from wood floors, deburring metal parts, smoothing glass edges or producing smooth paint finishes without wearing down the sandpaper sanders. People often combine silicon carbide abrasives with aluminum oxide ones in order to get optimal results.

Silicon carbide’s low thermal expansion, high hardness, rigidity and thermal conductivity make it an excellent material for mirrors in astronomical telescopes. Furthermore, ceramic manufacturers rely heavily on it as a material used to strengthen and stiffen materials while its use reduces cracking during cooling as well as distortion risk during metalworking processes. Furthermore, its low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) makes silicon carbide suitable for use as insulation material in switches or bearings as well as providing good CTE support insulators material for switches as well as bearings.

Carbide coating offers both comfort and style on pistol frames. It’s popular among competition shooters and high-end gunsmiths alike, and easy to apply; simply place the coating where your hands contact it for best results. Plus, there are various textures and patterns to choose from!

One potential drawback of carbide coating is its potential risk to respiratory health. Workers handling silicon carbide may develop diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis, a lung condition similar to silicosis. While risks are relatively small when working with silicon carbide, people should still be mindful when working with this abrasive material. Reducing risks by wearing respirator masks and regularly cleaning away dust from work areas; wearing gloves when handling silicon carbide material would also be prudent.

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