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09-12-2012, 15:48
What's the best friction tape for the front strap of a 1911 that is not checkered? I specifically want to use it on a Springfield EMP 9 that I love to carry.

Goldendog Redux
09-12-2012, 16:04
Just get whatever grip tape you can find from a hardware store. Or...go here ( and get some sweet colors.

Truly no need to over think it. I use grip tape on my Colt Commander.


Troubled Gecko
09-12-2012, 16:08
I've used the 3M type (almost as abrasive as sand paper) in the summer months when hands are sweaty at the range.

Look in Home Depot and they'll have a decent selection including some rubberized type if it works for ya.

09-12-2012, 16:22
I gues I'll take a trip to Home Depot then, but basic black will be fine lol.

09-12-2012, 16:33
The rubberized is the best,.....IMO

09-12-2012, 16:37
Another question. Do the grip panels go over the tape?

09-12-2012, 16:38
I do with the ones I have installed, helps the tape from peeling

09-12-2012, 16:41
I do with the ones I have installed, helps the tape from peeling

Great. Then I don't have to trim it perfect on the sides.:supergrin:

09-12-2012, 17:11
I allow the grips to overlap about 1/8"