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Old 01-18-2020, 09:46 PM
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Just added the Talon grip to my Shield. Like the new grip texture and it only took a few minutes to install. Per directions have heated with a hair dryer 2 or 3 times so it should be finished. Looks factory original and it is the rubber type grip but is still better than the original. Feels good in the hand. Guess I need a new holster so that I can fit it into my CCW rotation with my Sig 365 and 238. Mostly depending on where I'm going and what I'm wearing.
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Old 01-18-2020, 09:59 PM
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Same here, have the rubber talon grips on my shield. They have held up very well over the past few years.



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Old 01-19-2020, 12:41 AM
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I have had the Talon grips on my Shield for about 4 years with out issue, carried daily.
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Old 01-19-2020, 07:23 AM
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Same here, the Talons are holding up nicely. I've had them on for 3 years now.
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Old 01-19-2020, 10:55 AM
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I found the stock Shield grip twisted in my hand with every shot, making follow up shots more time consuming. Installed the Hogue sleeve, and it stopped moving around in my hand. Much happier now with the performance.

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Old 01-19-2020, 11:04 AM
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Mine's a 2.0, but added a Pachmayr grip sleeve 1 1/2 years ago and it solved the twisting issue.

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My Shield 1.0, I just did a simple stippling job to it.


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Put the Talon grips on 3 Shields, maybe 4, I can't remember. But they all work great.

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Old 01-24-2020, 06:10 PM
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I have a Shield "1.0" on order from Cabela's. If I decide on one of the wrap type grips, does that screw up the holster fit?

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I have a Shield "1.0" on order from Cabela's. If I decide on one of the wrap type grips, does that screw up the holster fit?

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Nope not with talon grips and plenty of folks have used hogue grips as well.





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Just added the Talon grip to my Shield. Like the new grip texture and it only took a few minutes to install. Per directions have heated with a hair dryer 2 or 3 times so it should be finished. Looks factory original and it is the rubber type grip but is still better than the original. Feels good in the hand. Guess I need a new holster so that I can fit it into my CCW rotation with my Sig 365 and 238. Mostly depending on where I'm going and what I'm wearing.
I also like the Talon Grip Tape !
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I installed talon tape that I cut to fit about 6 months ago and really like it. Not perfect cutting but has stayed on very securely. I used a hole punch to make a dot for mag release which helps me feel it better. Looks funky but I did 3 more for my thumb to improve feel for me.

I also bought a sticky holster which I really like the feel and function of. It sticks inside my waist and holds great when I pull the shield out every time. Itís the Md.4 size.
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Old 02-04-2020, 09:04 AM
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Hmm, I took a picture and clicked use but it didn’t attatch.
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I too added a Hogue sleeve; I prefer the extra thickness it gives. Actually added one to my Victory as well.
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Another fan of the Hogue sleeve.
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Old 02-04-2020, 02:06 PM
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I have a 1.0 and put a granular one on it first. I didn't like it. When it wore out, I stalled the rubber one. Much better and has done really well. I have another in reserve for when it wears out. Great folks to deal with in Steamboat CO.
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