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Old 03-04-2020, 08:33 PM   #11
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Talon rubber texture if it's your EDC. Done.

The first thing I do when I get a new gun.
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Old 03-04-2020, 08:37 PM   #12
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Personally I found the P99 grip too smooth, but, I prefer a very aggressive texture.

I originally had Talons on my P99 and they were pretty good. But they started peeling off (my fault). I would have used them again but I finally found someone to texture the grip.

That being said, it did take a while to find someone. I contacted some of the best known places for stippling (Boresight Solutions, Dynamic Weapon Solutions, etc) and they wouldn’t do it.

Defkon 3 finally agreed to stipple my frame, and here is the result:



Pros-
In my opinion, Julius at DefKon 3 knocked it out of the park! (This is his “controlled chaos” texture which I find the best for my taste)

Depending on who does your stippling, you can get a texture better suited to your tastes.

I find the grip better than Talons or inner tubes.

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It was expensive (but then again the pistol was purchased used for a great price).

The guy who did it is now inundated with orders so it may take a bit to get on his work list.

As pointed out, it may reduce the resale price on your firearm.

Talons can be replaced, stippling is permanent (unless you purchase a new frame)


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That looks amazing! Thanks for mentioning them.
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Stippling for sure. Never wears out, plus you can do some really cool designs.
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Old 03-05-2020, 04:38 AM   #14
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Stippling for sure. Never wears out, plus you can do some really cool designs.
Permanently altering the frame could make it less desirable if you ever wanted to sell it later.



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BigDog, that stippling is (I'll sound like a parrot here...AWESOME).

I use a rubber slip-on grip sleeve on all my PPQ's and P99's.

Even my P99 'look-a likes'.
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Old 03-05-2020, 08:42 AM   #16
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Permanently altering the frame could make it less desirable if you ever wanted to sell it later.
That is true, as you and others point out, and definitely something to keep in mind and think carefully about before having someone else stipple your gun, and especially before doing it yourself.

However, stippling is still the right option for some people. It is hands down more effective and durable than adhesive or rubber grip options, especially for those of us who like a very sharp grip texture. To me, it is more important that the gun I'm carrying is as useful as possible to me right now than it is to preserve value because I might sell it someday down the road. I have it now so I can use it now - if my primary concern isn't usability but sale value, I should just sell it now and get it over with.
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Old 03-11-2020, 06:25 PM   #17
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Talon!! I put them on my P99c and I LOVE IT!!! Just make sure you FOLLOW the directions!
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Old 03-11-2020, 08:59 PM   #18
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I also find the grip too smooth... Used Talons on both the P99c and P99... They work great but for me for EDC-AIWB, they tend to work loose over time.

Changed to a Hogue Handall Beavertail 17040 or 17050 grip sleeve. There is a difference. These work great for me. I will try to upload a pic tomorrow.

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Old 03-14-2020, 11:19 AM   #19
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How about this?
https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...MygCegUIARCDAg
https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/H7ae32bbb...-Top-Lower.jpg

And similar

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Old 03-19-2020, 11:49 AM   #20
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I also find the grip too smooth... Used Talons on both the P99c and P99... They work great but for me for EDC-AIWB, they tend to work loose over time.

Changed to a Hogue Handall Beavertail 17040 or 17050 grip sleeve. There is a difference. These work great for me. I will try to upload a pic tomorrow.

Take care.
I got the Hogue grip that you got for the P99, and it's great, thinking of getting the one for the compact now too. I actually threw it over the talon grips I have, works great! Doesn't slide around at all, much more comfortable
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