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Old January 25, 2008, 11:05 AM   #1
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Grip Tape for IDPA

Just came from Lowes where I saw a roll of SHURTAPE Outdoor Tread Tape. Black, all weather & 2" wide. It is very thin, self adhesive & has a very course sand paper finish to it. Has anyone used a product similiar for their grips? Does grip tape made for handguns have a very course finish?
My daughter & I just started IDPA & I thought this product might be useful.
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Old January 25, 2008, 11:44 AM   #2
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Yeah, it is less expensive than skateboard tape and a lot less expensive than precut grip tape. I used something similar for a while but went to the 3M product which has a nubbly rubberized surface instead of grit.
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Old January 25, 2008, 12:27 PM   #3
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I'm also using the 3M stuff. I've had the same piece on one of my guns for at least two years, and there's no peeling around the edges; it's really stuck on there. And, I think it actually looks pretty good, too. It doesn't look like you glued a piece of sandpaper to your gun.
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Old January 25, 2008, 01:57 PM   #4
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Can anyone tell me the full name of the 3M product & where to get it?
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Old January 25, 2008, 03:05 PM   #5
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I do not have it handy, but it is sold in pre-cut strips, to be applied to stairs or ladders. The strips are on sheets of paper, with maybe 6-8 sheets in a flat, red, rectangular box. I got mine at Home Depot or Loew's, and I'm sure it would be easy enough to find, or have the "fellow in yellow" point you in the right direction.
Edit - Well, I was close. The box is blue, sort of a cardboard envelope that can hang on a hook, and it's called "Outdoor Strips", from 3M.

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Old January 26, 2008, 12:16 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. I'll check out a couple of stores tomorrow.
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Old January 26, 2008, 03:00 PM   #7
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I also prefer the 3M tread tape and found mine, in rolls, at Menards. At first I had a problem with finding the right color and finally found it in Black. I form and overlap each strip just slightly for added grip. Not cheap but works great and easier on the hand than the grit type. Be Safe .
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Old January 27, 2008, 02:02 PM   #8
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This is the tape you use on steps. I think it is made by 3M. I've seen it at Home Depot. It works great for me.

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Old January 28, 2008, 10:14 AM   #9
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There are different “grits” of grip tape available. I use a fairly fine skate board tape. It sticks a lot better if you sand the checkering flat before application.
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Old February 4, 2008, 10:08 PM   #10
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9mm1033 : Nice job on the tape. Smooth cuts and rounded corners prevent lifting.

Is that an XD-9 Tactical? If so, I'd appreciate any info you'd share on a thread farther up. "XD-9 Tactical for USPSA?"
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Old June 7, 2009, 08:06 PM   #11
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I have some of the 3M stuff but I'm not sure how I'm going to put it on my gun. Can you guys post some pics showing how you did it?
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Old June 8, 2009, 06:04 PM   #12
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I played with the 3M grip tape last night and it seems to work pretty well. I would have liked to have used the TruGrip but I couldn't get it in time for my match next weekend.

Here is how it turned out.





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Old June 8, 2009, 06:27 PM   #13
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I use the 3M tape on my Glocks. I carry the G19 every day and shoot it in IDPA.
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