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Old January 8th, 2017, 01:02 AM   #1
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Stippling and No backstraps for Shield?

I was a tad disappointed to hear that the backstraps were not available for the Shield. Not for the "Size" change, but for interchangeability - so you can stipple one and not worry if you mess it up, or even get some made out of a different material or something.

Has anybody stippled their shield or done anything to the grip?
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Old January 8th, 2017, 11:51 AM   #2
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I was a tad disappointed to hear that the backstraps were not available for the Shield. Not for the "Size" change, but for interchangeability - so you can stipple one and not worry if you mess it up, or even get some made out of a different material or something.

Has anybody stippled their shield or done anything to the grip?
Sure, Talon grip tapes. Quick, easy (if you follow the instructions) and inexpensive. Plus, if you don't like them, just take them off. However, you won't.
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Old January 8th, 2017, 02:52 PM   #3
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+2 on talon grips, they work...! You have a choice between the rubber texture or the sandpaper texture. And for $17 all day long on ebay.

You`ll see "BooDad" grips on ebay too, i`m not a fan of them. Not nearly as nice as the Talon.
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Talon +3
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Old January 9th, 2017, 06:53 AM   #5
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Have the Talon's on my M&P, and another firearm. They work...............
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Only negative thing with talon`s, they dont last long. Good stipple will save you a ton of money in the long run.
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+1 more on the talon's, so far no issues.

Tons of stuff all over the internet on stippling ideas though.
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Old January 9th, 2017, 12:32 PM   #8
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Put Talon stick ons on my Shield 40.
The 45 comes with sufficient (at least imo) stippling and I have not needed to add them.
The set on my 40 have lasted 3plus yrs of daily cc and still stuck like chuck.
I in fact "sanded" them some at first as I found they "snagged" my shirt and were a little too rough.




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I did my own stippling using a Weller soldering iron. Just take your time, read how to on YouTube and use a fan because this will stink while you are doing it.

Cheers

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Old January 15th, 2017, 11:13 AM   #10
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I just slip on a Hogue Handall Jr. and call it a day!
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I did my own stippling using a Weller soldering iron. Just take your time, read how to on YouTube and use a fan because this will stink while you are doing it.

Cheers

Philip
Phil, very nice job, looks great...!!!!!
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I just slip on a Hogue Handall Jr. and call it a day!
I`ve tried every slip-on brand on the market, i end up throwing them ALL in the garbage.
They dont stay tight on the gun, always having to shift them back around during shooting.
I gave up on the slip-on`s and skateboard tape called talon, too. Solder iron stippling is the ONLY way to go.
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I was looking at the Hogue grip that was for small beavertails. (recommended for shield on their website)

One youtuber said he put a slip on over his Talon Grips and that has worked great so far.

I imagine it would be hard to get on though. What with that rubber on rubber contact
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I use the grip tape available from Brownells on my guns and have for years.

It goes on the gun where it doesn't grate up against me when I'm carrying it, grab my clothes, or otherwise bother me. The Brownells stuff seems expensive but it goes a long way, I have never had a problem with it staying on the gun, and it will last for a couple of years.

Unlike 3M stair tread tape it doesn't disintegrate at the mere thought of gun cleaning solvents.

I would like to see the M2.0 grip applied across the M&P line though.


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I`ve tried every slip-on brand on the market, i end up throwing them ALL in the garbage.
They dont stay tight on the gun, always having to shift them back around during shooting.
I gave up on the slip-on`s and skateboard tape called talon, too. Solder iron stippling is the ONLY way to go.
For you maybe! Works just fine for me!
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