TALON's Brand pistol grip founder and my good friend Derik spent many years on Arizona's Lake Powell as both a park ranger and boat sheriff. With typical summertime temperatures exceeding 110 degrees, Derik's sweaty hands became his inspiration for TALON.
TALON Grips was founded in 2009 out of necessity by a law enforcement officer, competitive shooter and armor. In both hot conditions and cold conditions, polymer grips become slick. Factory stippling can increase friction slightly, but it is still slippery plastic.
For years everyone from military personnel to competition shooters have been putting skateboard tape on firearms to change the interface between the hand and the weapon. The downfall of this is that skateboard tape is designed to go on skateboards (wood). Traditional tapes are thick and don’t conform well when wrapped around the handle of a firearm. These tapes will eventually peel off and leave a sticky mess on the firearm.
TALON Grips has a U.S. Patented design that utilizes a single grip to wrap around the handle and provide maximum coverage with minimal bulk. Both TALON Grips materials are thin (less than .5 millimeters) and add virtually zero bulk to the firearm while providing a rock solid grip. Because our grips are designed to stick to polymer, they last longer, and they will come off clean when it is time to replace or remove the grip.