I posted this on other forums, but since I just joined Full30 forums I figured to post it here as well.
I have worked on this 92FS before (Trigger guard rounding, checkering, etc) and replaced the grips to make the grip a little more comfortable, but even after putting Ultra Thin grips on my 92FS I felt I needed a smaller grip profile.
It is not that my hands are small, but I think they are meaty enough to give me problems with larger grips.
In any case, I decided to look into Vertecs. Per recommendation on Beretta Forum I tried looking locally for a forum member with a Vertec so we can meet at a range where I can try out their Vertec. A new acquaintance was made (very cool guy, Marine, and currently LE) and I got to try his Vertec in action.
Loved it. Having been looking at pictures of Vertec grip profile for a while I figured how the conversion would need to go and finally decided to act. Used files.
This was pretty simple actually.
I am a little worried about trying on the M9A3 grip to check how the radius works out (I decided to get one of those to serve as a radius checker)
Haven’t sanded it yet either. This is just file work.
Just tried on the M9A3 grip to check the radius. Grip went on a little tight… but I haven’t sanded the rear of the frame yet so I assume it will be a little more spot on.
I just sanded it down…also will take the bottom “droop” of the beavertail off.
You can see the “droop”, right?
Per recommendation on Beretta Forum, 25LPI was selected for checkering. This is to ensure I don’t cut through into the mainspring hole.
And the result.