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 one of my favorite pistols, the Springfield Armory XD Mod.2.
This is where Talon Grips stepped in and helped make the stock grip better with the addition of something you can stick on your gun (and take back off again, easily, once you’re ready to move on).
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 when it’s time to trade-in or sell.
Talon gun grips are an inexpensive option that comes back off, when it’s time to say buh-bye to your carry piece. Speaking of inexpensive, the MSRP on one of their grips is only $17.99.
How do you install a Talon Gun Grip?
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 off the grip, and wrap it around your gun.
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.
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.
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 fits in my hand like a glove. After the Talon 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 like the company and their product so much that I figured it’d be a good idea to try and give one away to a loyal reader of mine, and am happy to say that after one month of entries, a random winner was chosen. Congrats to Julian from Pennsylvania!
Here is a picture of his spoils.
And, here is a list of the goodies he won:
- A grip for you carry gun of choice. (MSRP $17.99)
- A hat. (MSRP $19.99)
- A 20 oz stainless steel, double wall copper and vacuum insulated travel mug with gripster. (MSRP $24.99) They sent me one, and I love it.
- T-Shirt (large) (MSRP $19.99)
- Koozie (MSRP $4.99)
- Velcro Patch (MSRP $3.99)
- Credit Card Sleeve (MSRP $3.99)
I want you to understand that Talon Grips is not paying me to say any of this stuff for them. I think some companies do certain things right, and you don’t need to take my opinion for it.
Have you ever used Talon Grips before? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below, and make sure you check our giveaways page to see if there is something that you’d like to win.