Multi-Cavity Compression Molding
Custom Silicone Gun Grips for Virtually all Firearms
At C & M Rubber Co., we specialize in custom compression molded products for a host of industries. We were recently approached by two pistol target enthusiasts in Ohio who were disappointed with the performance of the current gun grip covers available in retail sporting goods and firearms shops. They cited the lack of durability, inferior feel, poor tear resistance and overall ill fit to a variety of guns as the source of their dissatisfaction. As with many projects, it all begins with, "We can do better."
The products we developed are composed of a proprietary silicone elastomer, and had custom patterns etched onto the grip surface. The grips were produced using a multi cavity compression mold, in a standard 25 ton hydraulic press, utilizing cryogenic de-flashing to de-burr and finish the product. The finished grip measures 2.75" in height, 1.25" in diameter, and weighed .5 oz., and are molded in black, olive green, tan, pink and red. Custom coloring is also being used for special target markets.
The grip is unique in its ability to snugly fit to virtually all pistol handles and other rifle grips. Additionally, the material allows an end user to cut the grip, customizing the look and feel. This product demonstrates our manufacturing versatility in molding a simple form, yet requiring a flawless finish for consumer sales.
To learn more about this project, see the table below or contact us directly.
Multi-Cavity Compression Molding Project Highlights
||Gun Grip Covers
||An aftermarket grip accessory for virtually all firearms. The grip is designed for universal fit for rear and front handles incorporating unique custom textures for no slip grip performance.
|Custom Compression Molding Capabilities Applied/Processes
||Primary: Multi-Cavity Compression Molding
Secondary: Cryogenic De-Flashing
|Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
||Standard 25 ton Hydraulic Press
|Overall Part Dimensions
||2.75" Height x 1.25" Diameter½ oz. Weight
||Proprietary Silicone Elastomer
||Etched patterns – Boa Skin – Skull – Cross Hatch
|Industry for Use
||1 Week – Some Inventory Stocked For Customer