Talon Grip Tape

Discussion in 'XD Accessories & Gear' started by yogiboobooranger, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. yogiboobooranger

    yogiboobooranger New Member

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    Even though my grip tape is not here yet for the XD-S, I want to suggest that if you have never tried Talon, you should do so. I prefer the rubber texture over the sand paper, and have it on a couple of Glocks. Makes for better grip on the sub compacts. Just thought I would throw this out here as a first post in this section.:D
     
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Post a pic when you apply it on your XDs...OK ?!
     

  3. yogiboobooranger

    yogiboobooranger New Member

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    Will do when it arrives and applied..
     
  4. shaner

    shaner Active Member

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    i like the rubber better myself,
     
  5. JimA

    JimA New Member

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    I've not tried Talon grip tape. I use Hogue Handall jr sleeves on my XDs and Kahrs. Would you know how they compare?
     
  6. yogiboobooranger

    yogiboobooranger New Member

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    I have used the hogue Handall Jr on my LCP, p3at, and the LC9. I like the Hogue and it works for those that need the extra grip size. I have moved towards the grip tape because it adds to the grip without adding additional size. If I do not need extra size or palm swell, I use the tape. Just that simple.
     
  7. JimA

    JimA New Member

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    Thanks... I really dont care about adding any size to the grips. I mostly use the rubber texture to protect my "delicate" love handles when I carry iwb.
    I'll give the Talon tape a try.
     
  8. yogiboobooranger

    yogiboobooranger New Member

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    I will post a picture of my XD-S when the Talon Grip tape arrives and is installed.
     
  9. XDs45IWB

    XDs45IWB New Member

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    I'll consider this as well. Looking toward to your picture.
     
  10. dondavis3

    dondavis3 XD .45 Tactical

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    I've not tried it yet.

    I've heard nothing but good about it though.
     
  11. Balota

    Balota Sometimes lucky! Supporter

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    I've had to switch to the small backstrap on my XDm, both the 9mm and 45. So I can't afford any more size. The stock checkering does a great job of helping you keep hold of the gun, but it sure eats your hands up after a while. I may try that tape. Look forward to seeing your pics!
     
  12. yogiboobooranger

    yogiboobooranger New Member

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    Not too sure if this is legal here but here is a link to... ( deleted ) I checked my mail today and still did not receive my grip tape from Talon:(
     
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  13. TheFuzz

    TheFuzz Twinkie, Twinkie, Cupcake

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    Here's mine with the rubberized Talons installed. I can't speak highly enough of the product or the service I've gotten from Derik @ Talon. I've been running their sandpaper grips for years, but this is the first "tiny" gun I've ever purchased specifically for concealment...I didn't want the the sandpaper to tear up my skin and my clothes.

    I can say without equivocation that this is one of the very best mods you can do to your gun. Super grippy, with the comfort level of a Hogue grip sock without the huge amount of added girth.

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    The goofy LED camera flash makes everything look really light - the grips are not that grey looking in person. Maybe only a shade or two lighter than the polymer. Here's one without the flash on for comparison.

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  14. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    That Talon rubber grip does look great Fuzz...
     
  15. XDs45IWB

    XDs45IWB New Member

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    After seeing TheFuzz's pics, and the overall praise for Talon grips, I could'nt resist and orderd the rubberizd for both my XDs and XD9.
     
  16. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Can't wait to see them installed XDs45IWB...
     
  17. XDs45IWB

    XDs45IWB New Member

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    I'll post pics. Might be a slight delay since I havent settled on the large or small backstrap yet and it looks like I need to decide that before applying the Talon grips. I need to get more lead down the pipe with the small one, but I am leaning torwards large. I should also mention, both my wife and 2 of my 3 daughters shoot my XD9, and shoot it well :D, and I am hoping the Talon grips only help them shoot better.
     
  18. Balota

    Balota Sometimes lucky! Supporter

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    Four shooters with one gun. Pretty hard to match everybody's grip! You might be able to apply the tape to the front and sides of the grip and apply another strip to the backstraps. Then you could change backstraps without disturbing the tape. Just a thought.
     
  19. yogiboobooranger

    yogiboobooranger New Member

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    Talon Grip tape and Clip Draw

    :DHere are the promised pics of my XD-S with the Talon Rubberized grip tape installed. Also have my Clip Draw installed as well!!:)
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  20. yogiboobooranger

    yogiboobooranger New Member

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    Just as an aside, the Talon Grip tape does wonders for hanging onto this little cannon. And the clip draw was previously used on several other guns and I love it on the XD-S. It does not interfere with holstering in the CrossBreed either.