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Old 01-09-2020, 09:14 PM
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Front Strap Stick On Material

Other than Talon Grips, is there any other company producing a stick on material for the front strap of a 1911? Iím sure I read about some kind of material that resembles stippling, but canít recall where or what it was. Specifically I want it for a Colt Defender and would prefer a material that would blend well with the finish on the lightweight frame.

Iíve done some searching but was unsuccessful in locating anything, either on this site or through a Google search. Thanks in advance for your help. God bless.
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Old 01-09-2020, 09:35 PM
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VZ, and other's, sell this https://vzgrips.com/products/front-s...lack-grit.html

In the generic, there is skateboard tape, ladder tape, stair tread tape, etc.
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Old 01-09-2020, 10:07 PM
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VZ, and other's, sell this https://vzgrips.com/products/front-s...lack-grit.html

In the generic, there is skateboard tape, ladder tape, stair tread tape, etc.
These come in a variety of grits and width and can be purchased by the foot. I have also seen it in a gray color for S/S 1911 application.

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Old 01-09-2020, 10:56 PM
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I like the 3M stair tape, which has a sort of rubbery, rather than sandy texture.
I've had a piece on one of my guns for over ten years, and it's still stuck tight.

I got a piece of tape, from an unknown source, that is white/clear sand on a clear tape, which is translucent and looks great on a stainless or plated frame.
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Old 01-10-2020, 08:44 AM
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Here’s another one. Never tried it but looks good. http://www.ankertcustoms.com/grip-tape/1911-2/
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Old 01-10-2020, 09:34 AM
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I like the 3M stair tape, which has a sort of rubbery, rather than sandy texture.
I've had a piece on one of my guns for over ten years, and it's still stuck tight.

I got a piece of tape, from an unknown source, that is white/clear sand on a clear tape, which is translucent and looks great on a stainless or plated frame.
I used the nubbly rubber 3M in lieu of grit. I don't know where to get it now, the local hardware store closed up and big boxes like Lowes and Home Depot don't have it. Amazon, maybe.

I have seen advertisements for light colored tape, search around.
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Old 01-10-2020, 12:50 PM
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The key to make them stay in place is heating them up with a hair dryer or something similar after putting them on, I use cooking stove and it works fine too.
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Old 01-10-2020, 02:11 PM
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Wilson Combat makes one.
https://shopwilsoncombat.com/Checker...ductinfo/100B/
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Old 01-10-2020, 02:15 PM
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I have skateboard tape on one of my pistols and it works really, really well. As outlined above, lots of options. Check 'em all out and see what you like the best!
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Old 01-10-2020, 03:02 PM
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These look great and work well but they do require an adhesive to stay in place.

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Old 01-10-2020, 04:36 PM
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VZ, and other's, sell this https://vzgrips.com/products/front-s...lack-grit.html

In the generic, there is skateboard tape, ladder tape, stair tread tape, etc.
I think you referenced these in an earlier thread, prompting me to give them a try and they work great!
Thanks jtq, Pedro.
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Old 01-10-2020, 05:44 PM
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I have coarse ladder tape on mine. Works well, feels good, and doesn't chew up my hand.
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Old 01-11-2020, 01:25 AM
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just saw this video of a front strap product
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHsG796Ak2o
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:18 PM
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I use some grip tape that I bought in a huge rool from a local place. Itís 100 + feet for $8.00 and just cut it to fit. Peel the backing off it and it sticks like crazy!
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Old 01-15-2020, 12:23 PM
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I'm using GT-5000 grip tape. Great stuff, very durable.

https://www.amazon.com/GT-5000-Strip...s%2C230&sr=8-6
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Old 01-15-2020, 03:08 PM
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I’ve used skate board tape before, but consistently between brands was a issue
I now using 3m stair tape which is similar to skate board tape but with a better adhesive
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Old 01-16-2020, 09:16 AM
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Brownells Insta Grip "Heavy" super stuff. Much happier than skateboard stuff.
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:20 AM
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http://store.griptape.com/p/single-sheet-griptape?pp=12
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Old 01-23-2020, 07:04 PM
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Got a precut set of 2 from Tractiongrips via eBay. Running one on a rotation carry compact that seems to work nicely. Applied after alcohol clean & then heated with hair dryer to “mold” in. Slight bit of initial trim was needed because they come fit for full / std grip frame.
Cost was like $6.00 for 2.
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Old 01-24-2020, 12:45 PM
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The key to make them stay in place is heating them up with a hair dryer or something similar after putting them on, I use cooking stove and it works fine too.
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One can, if they measure accurately, tape a piece across the front strap and then secure the two ends under the grip panels. This pretty much covers the entire front strap and keeps it in place almost without fail.
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