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Re: grip tape on front strap
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2005, 11:58:03 PM »
sslater,

Glad to hear about the skateboard tape strips.  I'll get some, too.

Thanks for providing the details.  A little extra control sounds very good.

Tse_Gee_La may have the best idea of all:  get it checkered.

Bill
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Re: grip tape on front strap
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2005, 11:46:26 AM »
Michigunner,
I think I'd favor sandblasted stippling (like the skateboard tape finish) over checkering.  That will have to wait until my R9S needs to go back to Rohrbaugh (hopefully NEVER), because the frame would need re-anodizing.

Now that I have my R9S, I'm not anxious to let it out of pocket, so to speak!   ;D  

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Re: grip tape on front strap
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2005, 11:54:15 AM »
sslater,

That sounds good to me.  Anything to stop the 'squirming' in the hand.

I appreciate your comments about this important subject.

I noticed you are also in Southeast Michigan, like myself.

We live a few miles from Adrian, which is not too far from the state line.

Since this is the big, bad Internet, I no longer give exact GPS coordinates.   ;)

Bill

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grip tape on front strap
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2005, 01:58:51 PM »
>>Another item which I have found to help with control of the firing sequence is a pinky extension by Pierce.  This has been discussed in depth on a couple older threads.  One of these days I will try the skate board tape too - anything to help..TW<<

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Re: grip tape on front strap
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2005, 03:16:07 PM »
Maybe Chris or Duane can call Karl or Eric and ask when they will have that option.
Tom
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« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2005, 03:30:41 PM »
quote author=theirishguard link=board=Gunsmith;num=1108210769;start=15#19 date=09/20/05 at 14:16:07]Maybe Chris or Duane can call Karl or Eric and ask when they will have that option.
Tom[/quote]

>>Actually...I've already done that.  Eric said he and Karl got along great with Mr. Pierce at the last Shot Show where the first R9 pinky extension was made by modifying a Kahr extension...having them made and sold for the R9 is on their "to do" list.

That all said...the more people who ask for this product - the quicker it is likely to show up...!  So perhaps interested forum members might consider writing the R-Bros short notes to this effect and send by snail mail...TW<<

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Re: grip tape on front strap
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2005, 08:08:43 PM »
     I've used a similar type of tape called 'wing walk' tape used on aircraft wings.
     It was used to give the presnoell a non-skid surface to walk on.
     It may be available through an avionics supply source.
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Re: grip tape on front strap
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2005, 08:45:12 PM »
X-RAY,

Welcome to the  forum.  Glad you are here.

Thanks for the advice on the airplane tape.

Bill

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Re: grip tape on front strap
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2005, 10:52:24 PM »
X-ray, welcome, enjoy, thanks for your help.
Tom
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Re: grip tape on front strap
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2005, 11:09:53 AM »
Each time I ask for skate board tapes, they don't seem to know about it.

I'm starting to think we live too far away from all the action.

Bill

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Re: grip tape on front strap
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2005, 01:11:51 PM »
Bill go to a Marine Supply,  a Boat place , they will have it..
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Re: grip tape on front strap
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2005, 04:02:39 PM »
Thank you, RJ.

I think it may add some to the controlability of the little dickens.

Bill


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Re: grip tape on front strap
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2005, 08:22:30 AM »
Grip tape or front strap checkering slows my ability to get a fast grip on the pistol.  

Great on range guns when I want cloverleaf groups.  Out of the holster I'll take 'em anywhere in the 0-ring of an IDPA target.  Cloverleafs only mean I'm not shooting twos fast enough!   ;)

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Re: grip tape on front strap
« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2005, 08:51:39 PM »
X-RAY

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Re: grip tape on front strap
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2005, 01:35:52 AM »
Iíve used skate board tape on the front and rear surfaces of my R-9 grip. It works very well, but the tape on the front strap is too aggressive. I have the same problem as Chuck. Skate board tape on the front strap actually slows down my draw from my smart carry holster. It keeps my fingers from quickly sliding around the front of the grip. Those of you who have used a smart carry holster with tight jeans know what Iím talking about. I have skate board tape on my R-9ís back strap only. I saw a video demo clip of Karl Rohrbaugh shooting a R-9S. It looked as if his pistol had a piece of bicycle tire inner tube around the grip. As many of you know this idea has been used for many years as an inexpensive pistol grip enhancer. Iíve used it on some of my pistols and it works pretty well. Some of you may want to try it if you canít get grip tape or donít like the sandpaper feel of skate board tape.

Ed