Often times, the stock grip on our gun leaves a lot to be desired. Gun companies tend to go on a rampage trying to fix them, and their intentions are pure. Sometimes, however, they just make them worse.
And sometimes, they make them better for the average person, but worse for the individual. After all, the way your gun feels in your hand is going to be a subjective thing. Therefore, what person A might like, person B won’t.
That’s okay, because we can do something about it.
There are actually a couple of things that can be done. The first, more permanent option is to stipple your handgun’s grip. This is fine for many people and as time goes on people get better at stippling their gun’s grip. By the way, what stippling is, is basically just a way of modifying it by poking holes in it with a hot iron or similar.
The end goal is to make it stick in your hand better by giving it a rougher texture.
This isn’t the best option for people who don’t want to take the chance at screwing the job up, therefore lowering the value of their firearm. Not only that, sometimes opinions and taste buds change. This means that you may want your gun’s grip a certain way one day, and a different way at a later point.
You therefore need a less-permanent solution. Some folks opt to cut their own grips out of skateboard tape. This is a totally fine method of getting your gun’s grip where you want it, but this is also going to take some work trial, and error — none of which I have time for. I need an easier, time saving solution, which is where Talon Grips steps in.
I have been using Talon Grips for quite a few years and am a big fan of them. The main benefit, at least in my eyes, is that yes the grip changes when you put a Talon Grip on. But, if you want to change it, or go to sell your gun, you can take it back off again because it’s an adhesive.
They have a few different options of grip you can choose from, all are fitted for your exact gun. The one I tend to go with is the rubberized grip, because I’m not a fan of the rough sandpaper-feeling one rubbing all up on my love handles.
They also just released a new grip that I think is pretty cool, but I’m not sure how long it’ll hold up. Check out the video we recorded at last year’s SHOT Show:
The Talon Grip in the above video is not one I’ve had on one of my guns, but I have had it in my hand and was quite surprised how good it felt.
The main thing I want you to take away from my Talon Grips Review, is that this is an inexpensive option that comes back off when it’s time to say buh-bye to your carry piece. That is very important, at least to me.
You can totally change the feel of your handgun for $25 bucks. That ain’t too shabby.
How to install and remove Talon Grips:
The way it works is actually quite simple. Once you get your newly acquired grip, clean the stock grip with an alcohol pad, let it dry, and follow the directions for your specific firearm to install it.
You basically just peel the sticker backing off the grip, and wrap it around your gun. After that, you’ll want to press into it all around the grip to make sure it’s sticking properly and won’t come off, and you’re all set.
If you change your mind later and don’t want the grip for whatever reason, simply peel it off and clean it with another alcohol pad. I’ve taken one off to sell a gun, and I couldn’t even tell it was there after I cleaned it.
Stippling, on the other hand, is a more permanent affair. If you change your mind later on, you’re stuck with it.
I have personally used Talon Grips on select guns where my grip sucked, to include the pictured Springfield Armory XD Mod.2. I was going to sell that gun much sooner than I did because I hated my GRIP ZONE!!!
When applied, the Talon Grips improves your gun’s ability to stick to your hand, whether you’ve got wet, sweaty, or dry hands. And as an added bonus, if you don’t like the feeling of a course grip on your side, using the rubberized one is a treat.
Overall, I highly recommend this product to anyone who is serious about their self-defense life who doesn’t want to take the chance at ruining their pistol.
I want you to understand that Talon Grips is not paying me to say any of this stuff for them. They’re a great, American-owned company who is out there making people get a grip on their guns. At the end of the day if it helps you shoot better, then I’m all for it.
That concludes my Talon Grips Review.