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Old 09-11-2017, 11:56 AM
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I want to add an aftermarket grip to my M&P Shield 9mm, but I want to see which one (of the two that I am looking at) others are using, and why they chose that particular one over the other.

The two that I am looking at are the Talon grips (not sure which one yet (sand paper or rubber texture) and the Pachmayr grip. I am leaning towards the Pachmayr because it seems as though it would add a little girth to the grip, but I am reading enough reviews saying that it slips, which is shying me away from it.

If you use the Talon grips, which one and why did you choose that grip? How are you liking it so far?

If you chose the Pachmayr grip, how do you like it so far, and why did you choose it?

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I put the rubber Talon grips on all my handguns and wish I had done it sooner. It's really up to you in the end.
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:08 PM
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I have the Talons on several handguns and I really like them. Not sure exactly what you are hoping to accomplish but the reason I like the Talons is they provide me with a better grip without adding any bulk or changing the ergonomics and they don't move around like any of the slip on grips. I prefer the rubber version since I do tend to carry the pistols that they are installed on and I don't like the sandpaper as it tends to be a little rough on my clothing and my love handles.
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Not one of your options, but I'm using the Hogue grip with the beaver-tail. I have large hands and the Talons don't help with that IMO. Plus I don't need the anxiety of trying to get those things on just right. I have Pachmeyers on another gun I have, and I like them well enough.
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+1 Hogue. Have standard one on my 9mm and the beaver tail on the 45. Both add extra girth to the grip that is perfect for me.


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I took a look at the Hogue and it is now the front runner...

From reading reviews, I do not get the impression that it moves, plus it seems to make the grip a little bulkier, which is what I am looking for. And, another plus, it is a dollar or two cheaper than the other two...
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Old 09-11-2017, 02:35 PM
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I put the Talon rubber grip on my shield 9 and they work great for me


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It's a bear to get on (intentionally so). It won't go anywhere.
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Talon rubber grips plus vote . Shield 9 and PPQ M2 9 .
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None of these choices is overly expensive and all are easily removed. It's hard to make such a personal choice relying on others' opinions whose needs may be different.

My Shields are for concealed carry when I don't carry a bigger gun, so I don't want to increase the size of the grip. If you can improve the grip texture, you may find you don't need to increase the grip size.

Rubber Talons have worked for me, but they will start peeling with heavy use or after a year or so. The Hogues and Pachmyrs I have tried on other guns increased size, slipped (because of assertive mag insertions), were tough to get on, and were sufficiently tacky that my covering garment hung up on them. All in all, too many negatives for me.

As always, your needs and experience may differ.
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I have Hogue grip sleeves on both my Shields but as one poster said it does sometimes "catch" on clothing due to the tackiness of the rubber.
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I want to add an aftermarket grip to my M&P Shield 9mm, but I want to see which one (of the two that I am looking at) others are using, and why they chose that particular one over the other.

The two that I am looking at are the Talon grips (not sure which one yet (sand paper or rubber texture) and the Pachmayr grip. I am leaning towards the Pachmayr because it seems as though it would add a little girth to the grip, but I am reading enough reviews saying that it slips, which is shying me away from it.

If you use the Talon grips, which one and why did you choose that grip? How are you liking it so far?

If you chose the Pachmayr grip, how do you like it so far, and why did you choose it?

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Tried both Hogue and Pachmayr but ended up using a bicycle inner tube. That just works best for me...........
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I want to add an aftermarket grip to my M&P Shield 9mm, but I want to see which one (of the two that I am looking at) others are using, and why they chose that particular one over the other.

The two that I am looking at are the Talon grips (not sure which one yet (sand paper or rubber texture) and the Pachmayr grip. I am leaning towards the Pachmayr because it seems as though it would add a little girth to the grip, but I am reading enough reviews saying that it slips, which is shying me away from it.

If you use the Talon grips, which one and why did you choose that grip? How are you liking it so far?

If you chose the Pachmayr grip, how do you like it so far, and why did you choose it?

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How about a FREE used bike inner tube picked up at any bike shop in the junk pile . You might stretch a 1.75" on as it works on 9mm and 40sw kahrs but a 2"/2.25" may work well . Have enough to give some to any friends with small single stacks too . Cut to cover as much grip as possible and even add layers to build if needed at least during that owner brake in time !! Many of use older shooters have used them for years .
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Rubber Talons on my Shield. I also have them on my Springfield XDM for the past 2 years and no issues with em peeling. This gun is used quite a bit. Just be careful with the gun solvents and they'll be fine.


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I prefer the hogue. Definitely tough to get on, but it isn't going anywhere once it's on
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I tried the Hogue grips on my Shield 40, and found them slipping off in an IDPA Match, preventing a solid mag change. I had on for about 3 weeks before the match. After them slipping down, I removed it after the match, not wanting a bad mag exchange due to after grips!!


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I tried the Hogue beaver tail grip on the Shield I didn't like the finger grooves . YMMV . I still have it . Was a major pain to get it on .
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I like the Hogue beaver tail, have it on my shield, and one on my full size 9mm.


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I tried the Hogue grips on my Shield 40, and found them slipping off in an IDPA Match, preventing a solid mag change. I had on for about 3 weeks before the match. After them slipping down, I removed it after the match, not wanting a bad mag exchange due to after grips!!


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I had the same experience at two different IDPA matches 15 years ago with two different Hogue Handalls.

If it slips on (even if difficult), any aftermarket grip sleeve, including an inner tube, can slip down and interfere with the mag well. There is no possibility of this happening with Talons or other adhesive wrapped grip enhancements, including the A-Grip which I have also used on a few guns.

I know, rubber grip sleeves don't slip down for some people. They may run their guns differently than I run mine. However, if there is the potential for this to happen, I avoid it.
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I put Talon rubber on my two Shields' and my full size M&P.
They are better now with the Talons, but I'd like more texture.
Factory stippling on the 9mm and .40 isn't as good as the .45 Shield.
I like a more aggressive texture and might still try the sandpaper Talon's on one of my guns, I can always try to dull the grip on the side that is close to my hip if it is too much.
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Offering another option: left handed shooter and use the rubber "decal" grip only on the left side grip area of my Shield. Right side grip area is left bare. Provides a sufficiently tacky feel where needed but leaves the right side grip area against my body smooth.
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I used the Talon Rubber version and liked them.

Had the grip stippled since then so don't have to be concerned with it any longer.

You will find the sandpaper ones a tad rough, have them on a Glock 26 and sanded them down on skin side some.
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On my single stacks I like Hogue just because it fits my hands better. It adds width and that what I like about them.

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I have Talons or Traction Grips on all my plastic pistols. Personally, I would shy away from the sandpaper, it's ROUGH!

Your choice, ultimately, but they are easily changed if you don't care for them.
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I took a look at the Hogue and it is now the front runner...
Yep. Get the Beavertail, not the Handall. The Handall is a bit generic.

I run the Overmoulded Beavertails on my AR's also
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