Grip question

Grip question

This is a discussion on Grip question within the New Members Introduce Yourself forums, part of the DefensiveCarry.com Forum Office category; I just purchased a M&P40c and it's hard to maintain a good hold with quick follow up shots. I've seen many reviews of Talon grips ...

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    Grip question

    I just purchased a M&P40c and it's hard to maintain a good hold with quick follow up shots. I've seen many reviews of Talon grips and they seem to be the smart choice. I did not know they came in "sandpaper" or "rubber" until I was going to order. What's the deciding difference, the plus and/or minus of each or another grip suggestion? I'm sure someone has probably used both Talon choices so I value your opinion.
    Note: I'm carring in a Galco King Tuk and it has a "combat cut". I just a bit concerned about the "sandpaper" style next to your tee shirt or flesh.


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    I use this same pistol and I'm wondering why you find maintaing a good grip to be difficult (unless you have very sweaty hands, etc.). Can you further explain your grip technique?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotMallNinja View Post
    I use this same pistol and I'm wondering why you find maintaing a good grip to be difficult (unless you have very sweaty hands, etc.). Can you further explain your grip technique?
    Actually I have large hands. When firing a fast second shot the gun is moving in my hand slightly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyatOBX View Post
    Actually I have large hands. When firing a fast second shot the gun is moving in my hand slightly.
    And yet you're able to fire a solid first shot...Either your grip requires some work (possibly) or you need to travel the path your headed down in determining which grip add-on is best for you. As for your original question I would try to find a place where you can try out both grip add-ons, even if on a different weapon.

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    Right hand, withthe picky finger on the bottom of the magazing (yes, the one with the finger extension0, and the left hand with a covering grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyatOBX View Post
    Right hand, withthe picky finger on the bottom of the magazing (yes, the one with the finger extension0, and the left hand with a covering grip.
    Given your apparent physical size you may want to consider something entirely different...what about going with an X-Grip so you could use a larger magazine with the M&P 9C?

    You would gain capacity and a longer grip.

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    Rather than "squeezing" your grip (which also naturally tightens your trigger finger) be more conscious about pressing your palms directly toward each other (which tightens your upper arms more & your forearms less). Your forearms can then be more dedicated to controlling muzzle-flip. It's more complicated to explain than it is to do. Try it, it works.

    As for Talon grips, the "sandpaper" is less likely to get grabby with a cover garment during a presentation from concealment. But will be harder on your hands during extended shooting sessions. It's it's your EDC, go sandpaper.

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    Interesting, could you explain this X-Grip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyatOBX View Post
    Interesting, could you explain this X-Grip?
    Rather than explain, here you go:

    XGRIP : Sub-Compact Handgun Magazine Adapters : Product List

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    X-Grip = Extended Grip, a mag sleeve designed to fill the space (gap) at the bottom of a full-size mag otherwise left uncovered when the mag is inserted in a compact frame mag well. The sleeve replicates the grip profile of a full-size M&P so there's room for a full (three finger) grip.
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