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Posted: 10/18/2005 3:03:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/19/2005 3:38:05 PM EDT by 1911Gunner]
Does anyone know of a cover for the recess in the CQD VFG that is for the light switch tape? I just got one and love it, but don't have a light with a switch plate, and I would like to cover up the huge gap on one whole side of the grip.

PS thanks to DSG for getting the CQD and my BFG Contractor Pak out to me so quickly!

Don
Link Posted: 10/19/2005 3:37:20 PM EDT
I guess not huh?
Link Posted: 10/20/2005 11:11:25 AM EDT
I've seen some wrapped with Paracord that look nice.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 11:08:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2005 11:29:11 AM EDT by GREG17]
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 9:32:48 PM EDT
I think I responded to you in a different thread on the subject but I didnt have what you were looking for in an idea. You can either face the grip the oppsite way on your rails so the flat part will be facing the tips of your fingers or you can cut out a piece of cardboard(or whatever) and cover that with innertube. I dont think anything is made commercially that will rectify your issue.
Link Posted: 10/22/2005 7:05:22 PM EDT
I wrapped mine with paracord. It works great.
Link Posted: 10/23/2005 10:36:43 AM EDT
Can you show me how to secure the wrapping at the end??? I am considering this among other options, but can't figure out how you would secure the ends of the 550 when you get to the end
Link Posted: 10/29/2005 7:58:06 AM EDT
If the paracord is nylon it could be glued or melted at the end depending on the depth of the cord in the fins, but you know my method of filling the void.
Link Posted: 10/30/2005 10:37:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/1/2005 4:34:12 AM EDT
...or maybe the Paracord is pulled up thru the drain hole and tied ?
Link Posted: 11/5/2005 10:46:01 AM EDT
Saw a pic of the wrap job the other day and couldn't find it today, I'm also looking for someone to post a pic of this.

yakrat101
Link Posted: 11/5/2005 10:57:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/5/2005 11:13:54 AM EDT by redfisher]

Originally Posted By yakrat101:
Saw a pic of the wrap job the other day and couldn't find it today, I'm also looking for someone to post a pic of this.

yakrat101



I saw that pic too

I believe it was wrapped around a Dieter grip. I may have that photo.................... if so I'll be back

couldnt find it but did find this on Maryland AR Shooters site--------> How to wrap paracord

and

How to wrap a knife handle, which would be similar to a VG

Google: Paracord grip
Link Posted: 12/7/2005 4:59:36 PM EDT
Better late than never....
Link Posted: 12/8/2005 9:17:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By K_SNIPER:
Better late than never....i28.photobucket.com/albums/c231/K_Sniper/CQDWrap.jpg



That is just too cool!
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 6:39:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By INTrooper4255:

Originally Posted By K_SNIPER:
Better late than never....i28.photobucket.com/albums/c231/K_Sniper/CQDWrap.jpg



That is just too cool!



+1
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 1:01:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SDBuckaroo:

Originally Posted By INTrooper4255:

Originally Posted By K_SNIPER:
Better late than never....i28.photobucket.com/albums/c231/K_Sniper/CQDWrap.jpg



That is just too cool!



+1



+2

It looks different than the instructions that were posted...perhaps showing us how to do it step-step in pics?
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 1:38:07 PM EDT
PLEASE!
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 3:04:30 PM EDT
doesn't look too hard, just want to know where to tuck the ends of the cord, and where to start, at the bottom or top?
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 7:56:04 PM EDT
I emailed him a while back concerning this exact same thing after I saw the pictures and below is the email that he sent me.


Ben,

I was actually very easy. The reason I did it is because there is a machined cut-out on the Dieter VFG for a pressure pad, and I have found it to be somewhat uncomfortable since I dont use any type of pressure pad on my weaponlight set-up.

I used 550 paracord that I ordered off of ebay (im sure you can get it from just about anywhere). After a little experimenting, I settled on first tieing a knot on one end of the cord and putting it through the hole which is located on the top of the grip which leads to another holewhich is located at the very top of the machined pressure pad area and just below (about 1/2 inch) the center/middle hex mounting bolt.

Pull the UNKNOTTED end of the cord throught that hole, and TIGHTLY pull the cord to the left, and fit the cord into the second machined "rib" on the grip and wrap the cord around the bac of the grip, and then across the recessed pressure pad area to the next rib down on the left side again. Repeat this process all the way down to rib second from the bottom (just above the uninterrupted rib at the bottom) Then just reverse the process, and wrap the cord in the same way, back up to the top and pull the end back through the same hole that you started from and pull the cord as tight as possible, and tie it off with anothe knot or two to keep it from fitting back through the hole. Once you get started, you will see it is really easy. Before wrapping the cord onto the grip, I applied a piece of 3M Velcro tape into the recessed pressure pad area, this seemed to help fill the area a bit more. Give yourself more than enough slack with the cord as its always better to have too much, than not enough.

Good luck!

Link Posted: 12/12/2005 1:55:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/12/2005 1:59:01 PM EDT by Hokie]
tag for a new CQD grip owner that has no intentions of using a tape switch in this lifetime or the next. That paracord trick is pretty damn neat. Kudos to the artist who started it.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:05:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By INTrooper4255:
I emailed him a while back concerning this exact same thing after I saw the pictures and below is the email that he sent me.


Ben,

I was actually very easy. The reason I did it is because there is a machined cut-out on the Dieter VFG for a pressure pad, and I have found it to be somewhat uncomfortable since I dont use any type of pressure pad on my weaponlight set-up.

I used 550 paracord that I ordered off of ebay (im sure you can get it from just about anywhere). After a little experimenting, I settled on first tieing a knot on one end of the cord and putting it through the hole which is located on the top of the grip which leads to another holewhich is located at the very top of the machined pressure pad area and just below (about 1/2 inch) the center/middle hex mounting bolt.

Pull the UNKNOTTED end of the cord throught that hole, and TIGHTLY pull the cord to the left, and fit the cord into the second machined "rib" on the grip and wrap the cord around the bac of the grip, and then across the recessed pressure pad area to the next rib down on the left side again. Repeat this process all the way down to rib second from the bottom (just above the uninterrupted rib at the bottom) Then just reverse the process, and wrap the cord in the same way, back up to the top and pull the end back through the same hole that you started from and pull the cord as tight as possible, and tie it off with anothe knot or two to keep it from fitting back through the hole. Once you get started, you will see it is really easy. Before wrapping the cord onto the grip, I applied a piece of 3M Velcro tape into the recessed pressure pad area, this seemed to help fill the area a bit more. Give yourself more than enough slack with the cord as its always better to have too much, than not enough.

Good luck!




Thanks!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 1:17:53 PM EDT
I just added some paracord to mine per the fantastic instructions provided above...

works GREAT!!!



Thanks for sharing that trick.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 2:18:43 PM EDT
Not a problem guys, glad to have helped.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 5:32:09 PM EDT
...be careful don't strip out the mounting holes in the V-Bar, those suckers are $20+ - yes I did it right after I got the damn thing, but figured away around it while waiting for said V-Bar to show up at home - just a word of caution... in case CQD Products 877 822 7161. Its a great VG I just dont understand why they dont make a filler for it ... dont Duane read the boards ?
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 10:07:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2005 10:23:51 PM EDT by V-Rod]
too cool, must wrap mine in olive drab

ETA 550 O/D para cord just bought on ebay. QCD would sell a ton more if they offered this option
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 7:18:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hokie:
I just added some paracord to mine per the fantastic instructions provided above...

works GREAT!!!



Thanks for sharing that trick.



Pics?
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 2:18:24 PM EDT
Sweet Taggage
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 12:59:45 AM EDT
That paracord is a sexy trick.

I just took some bicycle inner tube, cut off a section to match the recess, folded the tube over a few times so it had the bulk to fill out the recess. Then I slipped (and by slipped, I mean wiggled, jimmied, yanked, and rolled) another section of inner tube to cover the whole grip.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 2:07:09 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 12:33:08 PM EDT
WOW! Didnt realize my paracord trick got this much attention
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 1:16:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NickDrak:
WOW! Didnt realize my paracord trick got this much attention



Sure is kickass!!
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 9:57:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 4:04:44 AM EDT by NickDrak]
Thanks! Heres a couple more pics:

Link Posted: 1/10/2006 3:54:49 AM EDT
NickDrak,

From the picture I don't get where the knots are tied. Are they on the "inside" of the grip with the loose end coming through a hole to the outside so you can start your wrap? I don't have my CQD Vert Grip yet but I plan on doing this when I do.

MadDog
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 7:18:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MadDogDan:
NickDrak,

From the picture I don't get where the knots are tied. Are they on the "inside" of the grip with the loose end coming through a hole to the outside so you can start your wrap? I don't have my CQD Vert Grip yet but I plan on doing this when I do.

MadDog



Correct, the wrap starts and finishes at the hole located at top/center of the recessed pressure pad area. Check out the directions that I IM'ed INTROOPER4255 posted on pg. 1.

Whatever you do, make sure you follow the directions supplied with the CQD grip and dont over-tighten the 3 bolts! They strip VERY easily!!!
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 1:11:43 PM EDT
Nick, you should do a step-step pictural tutorial!


Link Posted: 1/12/2006 4:07:48 AM EDT
If anyone is interested, I have my LaRue BattleLight and Dieter (the same ones pictured above)listed on the EE for sale.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:18:38 AM EDT
NickDrak,

I am interested. I sent you both an IM and an Email.

MadDog
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 4:38:25 AM EDT
Very sweet wrapped like that!!!
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 8:14:49 PM EDT

Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:49:46 PM EDT
Looks nice!
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:51:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sovereign:
coloradoshooting.org/ipw-web/gallery/albums/Sovereign/IMG_1707.sized.jpg
coloradoshooting.org/ipw-web/gallery/albums/Sovereign/IMG_1705.sized.jpg



did you cut off the bottom??? looks nice in tan, I did mine in OD
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 4:59:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 5:07:58 PM EDT by sovereign]


Drilled a hole at this location. The cord is tied and fed in through the top, wrapped all the way down and then cinched tight through the hole. Tension holds it in place- it isn't going to come loose.




I recently rewrapped the CQD in coyote brown cord. I wrapped it a bit thicker this time so you don't feel the metal at all.
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