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I have Powder River Precision rubber grips on my XDsc and Talon rubber grips on my XDs. The PRP grips are a major pain to install because they come as several individual pieces that you have to finish cutting out where the Talon grips come as one piece already completely cut out. Quality wise I can't tell any difference once the grips are installed. The PRP grips are slightly cheaper than the Talon grips but the ease or installation makes the Talon grips a better choice in my opinion.

As for the sand grips vs the rubber grips it depends on what the main use of the gun will be. For a gun that will be carried the rubber is strongly recommended. If the gun is strictly a home defense or range gun the sand might be a better option. The sand grips will catch on clothing and make carrying the gun very uncomfortable. The sand will give you more grip than the rubber grips.
 

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You know i love my talon grips! If you are planning on putting them on your idpa gun, I would assume the sand paper would/could grab on your cover garment, Something to consider.
 

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I have Powder River Precision rubber grips on my XDsc and Talon rubber grips on my XDs. The PRP grips are a major pain to install because they come as several individual pieces that you have to finish cutting out where the Talon grips come as one piece already completely cut out. Quality wise I can't tell any difference once the grips are installed. The PRP grips are slightly cheaper than the Talon grips but the ease or installation makes the Talon grips a better choice in my opinion.

As for the sand grips vs the rubber grips it depends on what the main use of the gun will be. For a gun that will be carried the rubber is strongly recommended. If the gun is strictly a home defense or range gun the sand might be a better option. The sand grips will catch on clothing and make carrying the gun very uncomfortable. The sand will give you more grip than the rubber grips.
Ill be using them on my IDPA guns.

What do you think would be best?
 

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You know i love my talon grips! If you are planning on putting them on your idpa gun, I would assume the sand paper would/could grab on your cover garment, Something to consider.
Which set do you have on your gun that I shoot?
 

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If the install time does not bother you I would recommend the PRP sand grips as you get more pieces plus all the leftover material that you can use for other little areas that need grip.

I am a little bit OCD so the PRP grips drove me crazy trying to get all the little pieces straight. After installing the PRP grips the Talons were a breeze to install. What ever grips you decide upon I would recommend the sand (granulate) texture since these will be used in competition.

Here is a thread that I started comparing the two grips with pictures.
http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/sa-xd-xd-m-accessories/257187-prp-grip-tape-vs-talon-grip-tape.html
 

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If the install time does not bother you I would recommend the PRP sand grips as you get more pieces plus all the leftover material that you can use for other little areas that need grip.

I am a little bit OCD so the PRP grips drove me crazy trying to get all the little pieces straight. After installing the PRP grips the Talons were a breeze to install. What ever grips you decide upon I would recommend the sand (granulate) texture since these will be used in competition.

Here is a thread that I started comparing the two grips with pictures.
http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/sa-xd-xd-m-accessories/257187-prp-grip-tape-vs-talon-grip-tape.html
Nice review and pics
 

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I use the rubber Talon grips on my XDM 5.25 comp. Holding up great. I do not care for the gritty sand type, too abrasive for me. I use them on my carry Shield as well. Proper prep and install are key... be patient but not difficult. A hairdryer makes a big difference in getting them contoured properly.
 

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Very nice
 

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I put the rubber Talon grips on my XDm and my XDs. It made a huge difference in the feel of the gun in my hand. I don't think I could stand the feel of the granulated ones. I hate the sound of sandpaper rubbing against something and that's what I think about when I think of those granulated grips.
 

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I think ill end up ordering the rubber ones
 

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I ordered the Talon Rubber grips for my XDm 3.8" compact. I like them a lot. So much so, that I ordered them for my Shield and Glock 17 too. They really give you a good solid grip. I think the sandpaper grips would be too aggressive for CC and hang up on yer clothing.
 

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I have the granulate on my XDM 45 and love them, super grip, texture is not to rough as some say. For the price they cannot be beat.
 

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Have the rubberized Talon's on my XD40 and XD40sc. Love them.

Have had them installed for over a year, no problems at all.
 

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i finally placed an order for the Talon grips.

XDm 5.25
XD 40
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