My latest solution for locating a side switch in the dark

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Talon Grip tape. Anyone else know of another brand? Recommended or not.

Thinking maybe something thin would be easier to work with. IDK

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My point was that the texture was not going to “hurt” or “annoy” you like DavidEF suggested.
Clearly you misunderstood my post.

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chadvone wrote:
Talon Grip tape. Anyone else know of another brand? Recommended or not.

Thinking maybe something thin would be easier to work with. IDK


I’ve been using Duck Outboard Tread tape and at least for hand guns has been working just fine for me.
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I’ll look into that. Thank You

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SIGShooter wrote:
chadvone wrote:
Talon Grip tape. Anyone else know of another brand? Recommended or not.

Thinking maybe something thin would be easier to work with. IDK


I’ve been using Duck Outboard Tread tape and at least for hand guns has been working just fine for me.

Talon comes in either rubber or granulate textures and the rubber appears to be a less aggressive texture, so you don’t want that, not sure exactly how aggressive their granulate version is but Talon is pretty expensive, I really don’t think there is an actual tape by Talon (as in roll of tape), only 5×7 material sheets and grip wraps for specific pistols. As far as being thinner to work with I had no problem with thickness for what I did, but maybe if you’re talking about covering a whole body or tube.

Although it doesn’t actually show “mineral based” in the description, the Duck Outboard Tread tape SIGshooter linked looks like the right stuff. (sandpaper grit texture)

"Over 2000000 hours (about 200 years) standby time"  (DQG Tiny 4th)

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Enderman wrote:
My point was that the texture was not going to “hurt” or “annoy” you like DavidEF suggested.
Clearly you misunderstood my post.
Yes I did. Facepalm I was wondering why you quoted David, now it makes sense. Sorry for misunderstanding what you meant, thanks for explaining!

"Over 2000000 hours (about 200 years) standby time"  (DQG Tiny 4th)

"27,157 results for zoomable flashlight" (ebay)

 

 

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beam0 wrote:
Yes I did. Facepalm I was wondering why you quoted David, now it makes sense. Sorry for misunderstanding what you meant, thanks for explaining!

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I new it!!!

Kidding. I have taken things way wrong before myself. I sorta give people that post a lot a personality, sometimes based on there aviator. I know its wrong.

The way Robert used to chew that gum drove me crazy. lol not really

Back on topic.

Can this gripe tape be found at walmart ? Have a small one in out town. Would a hardware store usually carry this ?

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If you shop at Wal-Mart, you will surely find a gripe, but I don’t know if it will be from the tape… Silly

Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.
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A hardware store or a home improvement store should have the tape. (and Walmart might too, but probably not)

Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.
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DavidEF wrote:
If you shop at Wal-Mart, you will surely find a gripe, but I don’t know if it will be from the tape… Silly

I try not to , but man they got everything. Giggling. YES I see my typo.

EDIT== DavidEF I now think of you as someone funny.

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chadvone wrote:
DavidEF wrote:
If you shop at Wal-Mart, you will surely find a gripe, but I don’t know if it will be from the tape… Silly

I try not to , but man they got everything. Giggling. YES I see my typo.

EDIT== DavidEF I now think of you as someone funny.

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chadvone, if you have a Lowes store nearby look at the tapes I show in post #18 above, the first one is the tape I’m using, but that large roll is too expensive just for this, the second one is a reasonable price but I personally haven’t compared them. If possible you could stop by a Lowes and compare them.

Click on my photos for the links, you can check online if your local store has them in stock.

I will do this too and also check at Walmart, but because of a recent surgery it will be about another week until I can drive again.

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On another note I’ve tried to push/rub the pads to simulate pocket use and the pads are not coming off or moving, so I feel these will stay in place under pocket clip use.

But proper application is important, I pre-cleaned the surface with 91% rubbing alcohol and allowed to thoroughly dry before applying the pads, and I was also very careful not to touch the adhesive side with my fingers when removing the backing and applying the pads. I also made sure to press the pads on tightly.

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chadvone wrote:
I new it!!!

Kidding. I have taken things way wrong before myself. I sorta give people that post a lot a personality, sometimes based on there aviator. I know its wrong.

The way Robert used to chew that gum drove me crazy. lol not really

Back on topic.

Can this gripe tape be found at walmart ? Have a small one in out town. Would a hardware store usually carry this ?

I bought mine from Home Depot many years ago. The same tape can be found at Amazon for around $12 but I don’t think roughness, etc is really that important in this case. All that’s really needed is something that lets your finger know it’s on top of the switch.
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SIGShooter, I disagree and personally feel the roughness is really important.

Some of these tapes are not rough at all and they will be hard to distinguish between a small pad of it and the normal knurling etc. surfaces on the light.

YMMV but IMO the rough/aggressive mineral based sandpaper type of tape is essential for this mod.

"Over 2000000 hours (about 200 years) standby time"  (DQG Tiny 4th)

"27,157 results for zoomable flashlight" (ebay)

 

 

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The 2nd roll I linked in post #18 is only $5.97 at Lowes

"Over 2000000 hours (about 200 years) standby time"  (DQG Tiny 4th)

"27,157 results for zoomable flashlight" (ebay)

 

 

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beam0 wrote:
SIGShooter, I disagree and personally feel the roughness is really important.

Some of these tapes are not rough at all and they will be hard to distinguish between a small pad of it and the normal knurling etc. surfaces on the light.

YMMV but IMO the rough/aggressive mineral based sandpaper type of tape is essential for this mod.

Fortunately I have a roll of that sitting in my basement Smile
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Found some at menards this weekend. I don’t have trouble finding side switches but I do like this for extra grip on certain lights.

Now I am searching my house for things that need more grip…… SS Tumbler , Yep its got some. That slippery can of Right Guard, not anymore.

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