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Grip tape on 1911?
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Do any of you guys use grip tape on the front strap of your 1911s? Below is a picture of what I am talking about. For those of you who have experience with this, what are your thoughts?

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#2
I did that with one I used to have, a Metro Arms. My Taurus has cuts on the front, back, and under the trigger guard, though, so I don't need the tape. I also used some for a Keltec and a Hi Point.
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jahwarrior72;119248 Wrote:I did that with one I used to have, a Metro Arms. My Taurus has cuts on the front, back, and under the trigger guard, though, so I don't need the tape. I also used some for a Keltec and a Hi Point.

So you actually increased the value of a Hi-Point by adding a $0.50 strip of tape? Excellent!
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bigdawgbeav;119251 Wrote:
jahwarrior72;119248 Wrote:I did that with one I used to have, a Metro Arms. My Taurus has cuts on the front, back, and under the trigger guard, though, so I don't need the tape. I also used some for a Keltec and a Hi Point.

So you actually increased the value of a Hi-Point by adding a $0.50 strip of tape? Excellent!

Roflmao LMAO

If you have the extra cash get the front strap checkered , the tape is basically sand paper.
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#5
I put one of these on mine. Had to glue it on as it slid up and down just clamped under the grips. I tried silicone at first but it eventually broke free. I masked off the gun and used spay adhesive, which has held nicely.

http://shopwilsoncombat.com/Checkered-Fr...info/100B/
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#6
Grip tape on a 1911.......

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steelcityk9cop, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#7
Grip tape?
It's not a skateboard.

A Hogue grip is only $20 and a 10 second install.
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#8
Why are you asking? Are you having issues gripping? I've shot some .45 calibers (not 1911) with such tape and it can start hurting due to the recoil. I'll second the Hogue grip suggestion if you are having issues. For smaller calibers the tape works better.
Dave, proudly annoying members of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#9
I don't like putting tape on anything, especially grip tape, because I've found that at some point you want it removed and taking it off turns into a huge hassle. Even with alcohol and other harsher solvents, some adhesives are harder to remove than others and grip tape tends to be top of that list especially if it's been on a long time.

And none of that takes into consideration the possibility that you might put it on wrong and it winds up not being flushed properly, and then looks crooked.

Agree with others, find a grip that works for you that is easier to remove & install.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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#10
Usually I like some kind of traction or good grip on the front strap. I wasn't talking grip tape specifically, but some kind of aid. It should be shipping from Bud's within the day or so, so I still need to run some rounds through it. The whole thing is hard chrome too so I don't know what would actually look all right too.
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