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Getting A Grip...

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Quacky88, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

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    Hey guys hoping to pick your brains once again.. I've been looking for possible grip options for my P-Series HK pistols and have all but settled on the Talons. I plan to switch between both for EDC and am trying to decide between the granulated or rubber versions. Would appreciate any feedback on Pros & Cons and experience with either..:)
     
  2. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well I don't own any, but I will likely order the granulated version for my two XDS. They do have reviews on Amazon and Talon's website.

    Edit: I did order two Granulated versions for my XDS's and for the XDS Extensions and also got a couple Pierce pinkie extensions for the short magazines
     
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  3. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

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    Nice Pandaz I too ordered two Talons as well, but went with the rubber ones after reading reviews for EDC. Let me know what you think after you slap Em' on your XD's and I'll do the same with mine. Cheers
     
  4. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Roger that, In retrospect I should have ordered one rubber and one granulated. I am certain the Rubber will feel better, but I was concerned with wet conditions too.
     
  5. humdrum

    humdrum Lakewood Active Member

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    Good choice going with Talon Grips. I personally like the rubber ones better than the sand. The rubber has all the grip I need, wet or dry, and unlike the sand grips the rubber ones don't attract lint, catch on your shirt or rub your "love-handles" raw when CC'ing.
     
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  6. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

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    Thanks for the 2 cents Humdrum. What you said about the granulated was what I gathered from other reviews for CC. Glad your thoroughly pleased with the rubbers, can't wait too throw Em' on mine.:D
     
  7. humdrum

    humdrum Lakewood Active Member

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    I think you will be pleased. Talon's really do fit and feel better than some of the other stick-on grips out there.
     
  8. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well if granulated dosen'.t work I'll remove them and replace with the rubberized ones
     
  9. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

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    From what I've researched the granulated texture is unmatched for grip control. Great for range use or HD gun, just tough on clothes and skin for EDC. I've read some sanding down on contact points makes a world of difference for carry though... If you really decide you'd prefer rubber they have a 90 day return policy, just swap Em' no worries..
     
  10. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    A roll of stair tread tape at Lowe's and some scissors. Cut to suit. Lasts almost forever.
     
  11. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

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    Just slapped the Talons on my pistols and I'm extremely impressed.... Grip difference is night and day... Application was easy and they look sharp. Can't wait to take Em' shootin'
     
  12. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That works! They also make a "rubbery" stair tread tape. All I've seen was gray. Might not snag
    clothes as bad as the regular stuff.

    My personal choice: Agrip from Brooks Tactical. Suede-like peel and stick. Does not snag clothing,
    easy on the hand and body---but a good solid grip even when wet. It will get dirty, I clean mine with a
    "suede brush" made for shoes.

    http://brookstactical.com/
     
  13. humdrum

    humdrum Lakewood Active Member

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    I haven't had the opportunity to handle the soft grips yet, but it does seem like they would be very comfortable while shooting.
    Without a doubt they would have to be the best for carrying I would think.
    Do they add much bulk to the gripframe of the pistol?
     
  14. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    No they are pretty thin. I did order the rubber material for the Warden's Lionheart LH-9. I will have to try and custom make them.

    On another note I did install the granulated version on both XDS's. I did fair to poor on the first one and good on the second. It does feel like fine sandpaper, but that is not bad. A very positive grip, I think I like it I als did the magazine extension on the spare magazine that I carry in the off side pocket. I'll have to use it some to see if it picks up enough debris to make me want the rubber version. I think this will do. I like it.
     
  15. muppetman

    muppetman Eastside Active Member

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    The rubberized versions are far superior when CC'ing, they offer a nice tacky surface and depending on what gun you have actually soften the aggressive checkering on the existing grip. Feels good against your skin, improves grip feel and thus confidence.

    All that for $15?! No brainer!

    Oh and it just so happens that they have a 1 day sale on tomorrow... Good timing huh?
     
  16. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

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    Ahhhhhh man that's my luck... I always miss happy hour...:(
     
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  17. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well so far I have not picked up any debris, but to try a fitted set, I ordered a rubber version for my on the way XDM 5.25, guess I missed the sale as I bought yesterday.
     
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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    So that would be the 7th, correct?
     
  19. muppetman

    muppetman Eastside Active Member

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    Today, here is the info:

    "Dog Days of Summer"
    On Wednesday, August 6, 2014 only,
    enter the coupon code: DogDays
    for $2.00 off each grip you order,
    and as always, FREE SHIPPING!.
     
  20. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Good to know, thanks for passing that on!