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Friction Tape

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by rich52us, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. rich52us

    rich52us

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    What's the best friction tape for the front strap of a 1911 that is not checkered? I specifically want to use it on a Springfield EMP 9 that I love to carry.
     
  2. Goldendog Redux

    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

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    Just get whatever grip tape you can find from a hardware store. Or...go here and get some sweet colors.

    Truly no need to over think it. I use grip tape on my Colt Commander.

    MF
     

  3. Troubled Gecko

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    I've used the 3M type (almost as abrasive as sand paper) in the summer months when hands are sweaty at the range.

    Look in Home Depot and they'll have a decent selection including some rubberized type if it works for ya.
     
  4. rich52us

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    I gues I'll take a trip to Home Depot then, but basic black will be fine lol.
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    The rubberized is the best,.....IMO
     
  6. rich52us

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    Another question. Do the grip panels go over the tape?
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I do with the ones I have installed, helps the tape from peeling
     
  8. rich52us

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    Great. Then I don't have to trim it perfect on the sides.:supergrin:
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I allow the grips to overlap about 1/8"