Skateboard tape doesnt last to long with heavy use. It works OK when new, but quickly looses its "freshness", and effectiveness. Its also limited in its coverage, and generally doesnt do well on the "curves".
The only place I do still use tape on my Glocks, is on top of the slide just forward of the rear sight.
"If the rule you followed brought you to this,
of what use was the rule?"
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