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Grip tape madness xtravaganza

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by SVT-ROY, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. SVT-ROY

    SVT-ROY Tigard Resident Beretta guru

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    I went a little wild messing around with the GRIP. Looks OK, feels like Tony the Tiger.

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  2. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Good lord man, get a grip! :D
     
  3. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Is it rubbery?

    Besides Tony (I don't even want to know what a Tiger feels like) how does it feel?

    How easy does it apply?

    How well does it stick long term?
     
  4. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Ad to that ^^, how does it come off? I'm intrigued by the process.
     
  5. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Confucius say make hands into sandpaper, not world into sandpaper. lol
     
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  6. SVT-ROY

    SVT-ROY Tigard Resident Beretta guru

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    It all started with the micro eagle and lack of grips available, Its very gritty. It goes on just like a sticker, I blow dry like talon grips to "set" it. Long term we will see...The stuff on my 92A1 slide lasts about 6 months depending on use. And that stuff is very similar if not the same as this. Comes off clean and easy, just heat it up a little first. A pencil and tracing paper would make it look like die cut, but I'm not trying to win any beauty contests. It's 3M stairs/ladder grip tape. 13.99 for 20 or so guns worth. Look out Pmags!!!!
     
  7. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I use skate board tape which is rubbery. I have it on my Gluks helps and wears well
     
  8. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    3M generally makes a very good grade product.
     
  9. Pirelli

    Pirelli Oregon City Member

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    to do press checks, i am concerned i my not be able to do it with sweaty hands.

    my main concern is if i put it on the front sides of the slide, the tape will tear up my holster.

    any suggestions? or save to have the slide milled?
     
  10. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    What kind of handgun are you talking about?
     
  11. Pirelli

    Pirelli Oregon City Member

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    M&P 40, full size
    with a alien gear cloak slide OWB holster
     
  12. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Never heard of it. I'm sure others here have though.
    Before I ever buy a gun, I dunk my hands in water to simulate sweaty hands.. and then try to have my way with it.. as is proper.
     
  13. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If you have a rough surface you can spray 4 or 5 coats of the dip on it and you'll get a nice tacky over mold feel. I've done a few pistol grips and a couple a rifle stocks.

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  14. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Sure glad you didn't fess up to owning a glock.
     
  15. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    SVT-Roy
    That reminds me of the old Esso gasoline slogan, "Put A Tiger in Your Tank."
    I'd rather have a lady lion in the backseat . . .

    Sheldon
     
  16. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Or you can buy Textured spray paint
     
  17. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    I hate that stuff simply because solvent gets under it or oil and it starts coming off....

    Just get a better grip!:)
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