What follows is my Talon Grips Review:
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.
That’s what happened to me with the Springfield Armory XD Mod.2. I’m not a big fan of overly aggressive stippling on my guns, and it rubbed me the wrong way when I carried that gun. Quite literally, rubbing on my love handles.
This is where Talon Grips stepped in and helped make the stock grip better (for me) with the addition of something you can stick on your gun (and take back off again, easily, once you’re ready to move on).
They have the option to have an aggressive sandpaper type grip, or the rubberized grip which is what I used on my handguns.
I also actually like to buy their sheets, cut small strips out of them and stick them on my AR-15 magazines for when I have to do mag changes under pressure. The aggressive sandpaper grip sheet is perfect for this.
Many people don’t realize it, but stippling your gun’s grip could actually make it worse if done wrong, and may decrease resale value if you ever decide to trade in or sell. Personally speaking, I’d never buy a firearm with a customized, irreversible gun stipple on the grip.
The main thing I want you to take away from my Talon Grips Review, is that they are 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.
Speaking of inexpensive, the MSRP on one of their grips is only $17.99 and can be found on their website, or on Amazon if you prefer. You can totally change the feel of your handgun for $18 bucks. That ain’t too shabby.
Talon Grips Review — Installation:
The way it works is actually quite simple. Once you get your newly acquired grip, either granulate or rubberized depending on your preferences, 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 voila–you’ll have a much better grip.
It literally takes just a few minutes to install one of Talon’s Grips.
If you change your mind later and don’t want the grip for whatever reason, or go to sell your gun, 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 kinda stuck with it.
I have personally used Talon Grips on select guns where my grip sucked, to include this Springfield Armory XD Mod.2. I was going to sell that gun much sooner than I did because I hated my GRIP ZONE!!!
Yes, even with their improved ergonomics and excellent fit, the grip on that pistol rubbed the side of my belly raw on more than one occasion. Just when I was about to lose my mind and sell the gun, someone told me about Talon Grips, and there was no looking back.
Of course, as a bonus, the adhesive gun grip covered up the “grip zone” writing, as well.
When applied, the Talon Grips actually improve your gun’s ergonomics, tremendously. One thing I love about the Mod.2 is that it fit into my hand like a glove. After the grip was installed, it still fit in my hand like a glove, but was even more comfortable.
To make it even sweeter, the issue I was having with my love-handles getting rubbed the wrong way was over. I was in gun grip heaven.
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, and is better than anything else.
That concludes my Talon Grips Review.