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japsw20  [Member]
6/28/2009 8:42:00 PM
Thought id share some tips with you guys, after taking my first pistol course in this hot humid miami weather, racking the slide and general handling of the gun was a pain being drenched in sweat. After talking with a few people there they recomended skate board tape. Ran to Lowes, grabbed some non skid tape for $5 and got to work, heres a quick write up if anyone is interested. Heres a link to the tape, for some reason it was cheaper in store
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=27300-56131-108214&lpage=none

1. Clean surface good with alcohol removing all the dirt and grime
2. Use 3m painters tape as a template placing it on the area you intended to apply the non skid to and carefully cut out the pattern with a exacto blade.
3. Transfer tape over to your non skid tape and cut out with blade
4. Peel back tape and apply, Good to go!!

I did the slits on the slide, extended mag release and grip, also did front of the lower reciever but it would not fit in any of my holsters so removed it. Gun feels alot better now in hand!






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snuffy19608  [Team Member]
6/28/2009 9:19:02 PM
I have stair tape on the top of my G19's, in front of and behind the port. GREAT for racking the slide one-handed, or against a surface. Wet or dry, a definite help.
Sig_Fan  [Team Member]
6/28/2009 9:39:21 PM
Excellent job. That looks like it belongs on the gun.

Thanks for posting!
japsw20  [Member]
6/28/2009 9:52:21 PM
Originally Posted By snuffy19608:
I have stair tape on the top of my G19's, in front of and behind the port. GREAT for racking the slide one-handed, or against a surface. Wet or dry, a definite help.


I tried the tape up on the front of the slide to but it would be to tight and scrape up in serpa and galco holster, this is my carry gun so kept it simple
-spooky-  [Member]
6/28/2009 11:57:08 PM
My G19 has grip tape over the rear slide serrations. Been there for at least a few years. Really helps in hot weather with sweaty hands.


ViniVidivici  [Team Member]
6/29/2009 2:35:09 AM
Good job OP. Looks great, and is probably very helpful for ya. I wouldn't have put it on the mag release, but that's just me.

Skateboard tape definitely kicks ass. Iv'e used it on a variety of weapons (and tools even). Still have the big sheet I bought at the skateboard shop.

Cheap, totally customizable, can't go wrong.
oper28  [Member]
6/29/2009 6:25:00 PM
I have been using the skateboard tape for over 14 years now, cheap reliable, flexible and it goes along way. Most people look at me like I am crazy, until they hold it. Then they want it. When you are wearing gloves it fits even more secure.
coconut1  [Member]
6/30/2009 6:31:20 PM
Originally Posted By oper28:
I have been using the skateboard tape for over 14 years now, cheap reliable, flexible and it goes along way. Most people look at me like I am crazy, until they hold it. Then they want it. When you are wearing gloves it fits even more secure.


this, bought 10 bucks worth of skate tape, did 3 glocks, and a bunch of other stuff.
Shrugga  [Member]
6/30/2009 9:40:12 PM
is the tape allowed in competitions such as IDPA or IPSC?
azdesertman  [Member]
6/30/2009 11:06:22 PM
I don't like the idea of the grip tape between the slide serrations. I am a student of Murphy's Law and forsee the tape coming off, going under the slide and jamming the gun. If it can go wrong to me, it will. I do like the idea of skateboard tape on the grip, mainly due to sweaty hands in the AZ sun, but I wouldn't have that on a concealed carry gun as it would rub my side something fierce. But hey, if it works for you that's all that matters.

Just my opinion, observation and $0.02; non-transferable, void where prohibited.

-spooky-  [Member]
6/30/2009 11:36:26 PM
I've shot IPSC matches with mine and they didn't say anything about it.

Originally Posted By Shrugga:
is the tape allowed in competitions such as IDPA or IPSC?


-spooky-  [Member]
6/30/2009 11:41:16 PM

Originally Posted By azdesertman:
I don't like the idea of the grip tape between the slide serrations. I am a student of Murphy's Law and forsee the tape coming off, going under the slide and jamming the gun. If it can go wrong to me, it will.


I put the tape right over the serrations and it sticks really well. Actual skateboard grip tape has very good adhesive.
coconut1  [Member]
6/30/2009 11:45:15 PM
Originally Posted By azdesertman:
I don't like the idea of the grip tape between the slide serrations. I am a student of Murphy's Law and forsee the tape coming off, going under the slide and jamming the gun. If it can go wrong to me, it will. I do like the idea of skateboard tape on the grip, mainly due to sweaty hands in the AZ sun, but I wouldn't have that on a concealed carry gun as it would rub my side something fierce. But hey, if it works for you that's all that matters.

Just my opinion, observation and $0.02; non-transferable, void where prohibited.



I did it and have been using it on the job and on duty forever and had no issues. I use a lighter to help melt the adhesive and it is a very firm fit and works well as long as it is cut to the right size. Prior to using a duty holster (ie, just shooting ipsc and running a CR speed holster) I had two strips of tape at the front of the slide and they were ON THERE. Took some elbow grease to get those f ers off so it would fit in my duty holster.

only replaced the tape after it got too smooth and worn.
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