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Talon grips-granulate or rubber?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by RuDawg23, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. RuDawg23

    RuDawg23

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    Ill be getting grips pretty soon for my G23 and I like the Talon grips. I saw they have two diffrent types granulate and rubber. Does anyone here have them? Or even held a handgun with these Talon grips? I just want your opinion on which one to get. I found them online for about $11 which I think is fair. Any advice would help thanks guys.
     
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  2. GLOCK17DB9

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    Just my opinion but I prefer the rubber. They work better for my IWB holster. :supergrin:
     

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    I like the granular ones but before I install them I sand them down a bit with 100grn sand paper so the grips are a little more user friendly. I think they are a must on sub Glocks. as far as the rubber one [which I haven't used] I would just use a bike innertube, which works very well on my compact. there is a downside to the innertube, it can rub black off when they get old.
     
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    I use granular for GSSF and IDPA match guns, but rubber for my concealed carry guns. The granular is just too harsh on my skin. I usually have to wear 2 shirts (1 between me and the gun, and 1 over the gun) if I use the granular gripped guns.
     
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    The more granular the better for me.
     
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    I like granular but it doesn't seem to stick or adhere to the pistol as good as the rubber ones. Though I prefer the sandy texture I use rubber. Just my personal experience.
     
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    Rubber for carry
     
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    I prefer the rubberized ones. I have them on my G21sf & G17.
     
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    one thing I learned is you have to bathe your grip in alcohol and dry it real good with a hair dryer before you apply the grip. it will stick real good then.
     
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    Are the Talon rubber grips thinner than the pachmyr glove.

    I bought the pachmyar glove but it is too thick for my hands, and makes the grip too big for me
     
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    Literally soak it in alcohol? Strange.
     
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    I think I'll try the rough grip. For some reason I think I'll like that one better. I like a good grip the stock grip is good but I tried shooting at the range with gloves on and my grip felt slippery. Thanks for the info guys when I get them I'll post some pics.
     
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    jeffyjeff awesome sauce

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    i had the granulate one on my edc g26 for a bit over a year and i love them, but the adhesive started to fail a couple weeks ago :(

    i might try to rubber ones, but i think i'll stick with stock grip for a while first.
     
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    Get the rubber

    No glove no love
    No rubber no lover
    No slip on no slip in
    No padding no pounding :supergrin:








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  15. RuDawg23

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    They started peeling after a year? How often did you handle your gun? How long are they expected to last? I would think they should last a long time. I would just be going to the range about twice a month. Other than that it stays by my bed :winkie:

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    I ordered my Talon Grips last Saturday. They came in yesterday
    And I put them on. I have to say they feel real nice not too rough but a good firm grip. At the top of the instructions was a hand written "Thank you" and my name! That sealed the deal. I will be recommending them and ordering more in the future.
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    If u contact them they will send another. Their customer service is outstanding!
     
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    I have only tried the granulate on my competition guns. Absolutely love them. But they are SUPER rough, wouldn't mind them being just a tad less so. Wouldn't mind trying the rubber ones some day, especially for carry (I don't have anything on my G26).
     
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    I have the rubber ones on my pocket carry Nano, super thin, they add no noticeable size increase, and make shooting it way more comfortable. I highly recomend them.
     
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    I got my granular grips a few weeks ago and finally stuck them yesterday. The real trick is to make sure you "hair dry" the heck out of them, especially at the curves and the bends. That "shrink-wrapping" is what really sets the grips. And keep on hair drying the grip until it's shrunk-to-fit.
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