Arrow Grip Adjustment

Arrow shafts can vary in diameter, but the grippers on most quivers are the same. I have found that some of my quivers do not hold the shafts tightly enough, and the arrows slip out or rattle around. I’d rather not risk damage to any of the grippers by screwing, pop-riveting or dismantling them, so this is the solution I use. Liquid rubber, also known as Liquid Tape, can be found in the electrical supplies at most home improvement stores.

Use a toothpick to apply a small amount of Liquid Tape to the inside of the gripper holes. It will narrow the diameter of the hole without any visible alteration or possible damage. You might have to apply more than one coat to get the desired opening size. Mistakes can be cleaned up with a wet paper towel while the rubber is still wet. The liquid rubber cures rather quickly, so this modification is fast and easy. Be sure the curing is complete before inserting arrows into the quiver.


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  1. Buck50 October 18, 2018 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    That’s a great tip. Thanks.

  2. Chuck Use' December 19, 2018 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Excellent tip! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Ricky Lee December 19, 2018 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Great tip, thank you

  4. Jeff December 19, 2018 at 9:03 am - Reply

    Would that liquid rubber work on vintage quivers as well? I have my dads old Sabre Archery 4-arrow quiver that i would like to remount on his old Bear Grizzly recurve. The arrows don’t like to stay in place.

    • Robin Conrads
      Robin Conrads December 19, 2018 at 9:27 am - Reply

      I think that would work, but try it on a small section first and see if it sticks. Is the quiver/arrow holder made of rubber?

      • Jeff December 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm - Reply

        Yes i would say that it is a hard rubber, i’m assuming due to its age.

  5. Derek December 19, 2018 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Thanks for tips I’ll try this

  6. Pete McKeen December 19, 2018 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the tip Bob. My wife has this problem with her recurve quiver I will give it a try.

  7. Richard December 31, 2018 at 8:22 am - Reply

    Great tip !!
    Think about any chemical smell. I don’t think there is much if any of this product.
    Let it age outside or cover any smell it might have.

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