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Offline NMShooter

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Grip friction tape
« on: April 14, 2020, 11:21:23 PM »
I've got to get a better grip. I've got aluminum grips on a couple of my pistols and they're too slick, pretty but slick. I know a lot of shooters use skate board friction tape, but before I order anything I'd like to hear from those of you who have added this to your pistol grips, how it worked out, where you bought it etc. I've got pretty tough hands so I'm not worried about it giving me problems there. I want to apply it to the front and rear straps, and on the off hand grip especially. Thanks

Offline twowheels

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Re: Grip friction tape
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2020, 11:34:01 PM »
I got some at home depot and have it on a bunch of my pistols including many of my CZs.  Works like a charm.  I'm sure you could score a roll mail order if you don't want to go into a store. 

Offline Boris_LA

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Re: Grip friction tape
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2020, 12:00:19 AM »
I find skateboard tape too agressive for my hands and much prefer GT-5000 grip tape. Bought from Amazon. I also use factory rubber grips on all my CZs. Strips GT-5000 on the front and the back.

Offline RoverSig

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Re: Grip friction tape
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2020, 01:13:47 AM »
I have had great success using 3M "safety walk and ladder tread tape," such as this example:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-2-in-x-15-ft-Safety-Walk-Step-and-Ladder-Tread-Tape-7635NA/100132176

You can find this at Home Depot, Lowe's, ACE Hardware, etc., or by mail order.   This is similar to "skater tape" but perhaps a bit less aggressive and, I believe, cheaper to buy in this format.

I cut out the size pieces I want -- typically, to place on a smooth front strap -- to help me get a better grip on the pistol.   It is abrasive but not too much so.  A 15 foot roll of it goes a really long way. 
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Offline M1A4ME

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Re: Grip friction tape
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2020, 06:34:00 AM »
I put skateboard tape on the front of my wife's satin nickel CZ75 Compact (it was really slick) till we got the newer rubber grip panels for it.  After that the tape wasn't needed.

I know you have the pretty aluminum grips on it but it you're having issues holding/gripping the pistol maybe you could better use different grips. 

I see folks here share pictures of their pistols with a slip on rubber sleeve that improves "traction" between skin and pistol frame/grips panels.  If you find you don't like them they aren't too hard to remove.
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Offline tdogg

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Re: Grip friction tape
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2020, 02:21:06 PM »
Are you deadset on aluminum grips?  If you want a better grip then LOK bogies are the ticket.  I prefer the standard profile but they sell a thin, standard, and palmswell variant in the Bogie grip.  They are aggressive but work well.

https://lokgrips.com/cz-gun-grips/cz-75/standard/bogies

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Offline NMShooter

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Re: Grip friction tape
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2020, 02:35:24 PM »
Thanks for the replies. Think I'll go to the hardware store and get some friction tape and go from there. Lok grips is a good alternative, I have a couple of pistols with those grips.

Offline mrvip27

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Re: Grip friction tape
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2020, 10:01:22 PM »
Lok Bogies or Silicon Carbide treatment  8)

Offline gmar

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Re: Grip friction tape
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2020, 05:06:37 PM »
Other than cost, is there an advantage of the grip tape over something like the talon grip that’s made for your specific gun?

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Re: Grip friction tape
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2020, 05:34:21 PM »
Recently I had Jason make a set of grips for my SP-01 Tactical that have just been outstanding. I ordered the LOK palm swell bogies Shadow 2 cut (thin at the top) in extra thickness of .40" (next level of thickness). I requested that the grips be as aggressive as possible.

Jason stated that with the extra thickness he could make the holes deeper (per request) creating a very aggressive grip. Holy cow if you did not have calluses before, you will now. I absolutely love them and he's now working on an identical set for my SP-01 Shadow Orange.