Grip for 1911 Front Strap

TALON Grips for 1911 Front Strap (Granulate Texture)

Grips for 1911 Front Strap for 1911



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TALON Grips for 1911 Front Strap. This front wrap grip is available in both granulate and rubber textures and offers full coverage under the trigger guard to the magazine well. To install this grip, you have to remove the side panels, install the front strap, and re-install the side panels. This grip is designed to fit Mil-Spec 1911 models with no modifications but can be cut down to fit the various other models of 1911. FREE SHIPPING!*

  • 100% made in the USA
  • Custom designed and manufactured for this specific firearm for an OEM quality fit and finish
  • Low profile grip adds minimal bulk/size
  • Available in granulate texture - Often referred to as sandpaper or skateboard tape, this provides positive grip on the firearm and best suited for holster carry and competition shooting.
  • Available in rubber texture - This textured rubber grip provides positive grip on the firearm and is more commonly used for concealed carry (less likely to irritate skin or snag on clothing) and users with softer hands.
  • Easy to install within minutes (proper installation requires a hair dryer or heat gun)
  • Instructions and cleaning pad included
  • Most cleaning solutions do not harm the grip, but avoid aerosol based solvents like CLP.
  • Adhesive will not move once properly installed and can be easily removed with little to no residue.
  • 30 day refund for return of unused product
  • 90 day warranty

The grip is outstanding. So glad I made this purchase for my 1911. I highly recommend them.

Fast shipping, easy install, and amazing quality product per usual when you go Talon. Best on the market!

Way cheaper that paying a shop to add stippling to my Walther 1911-22. Perfect finishing touch!

Did everything that you said it would, fits perfectly, easy to put on, looks good and it grips very well. A cheap but well made upgrade, thank you folks from Talon Grips.

Perfect (as always)

Good product. Good service. Just what I needed.

I ordered both the rubber and granulate texture front straps for my full-size 1911. After working with both styles I decided to go with the granulate texture as my primary. Both felt high quality and had a good feel. I just preferred the more aggressive texture. Installation was a breeze. Once installed fit and finish is excellent. With my frame color it almost appears that the texturing was built into the font strap. The grip it provides when firing is also excellent. Installed properly the texturing stays firmly in place and appears to very durable after a couple of hundred plus rounds at the range. In my opinion TALON is an excellent product and for the price you definitely can't beat it!

It lasted about a week before tearing

Made big improvement on grip of pistol

I learned about your company through an online search, after learning about Talon Grips to apply to my Glock hand guns. I purchased 3 sets through other sources before I learned of you. This purchase was to do the same with a Colt 1911, however it's a US Army issue weapon, we ran the serial # & discovered it was made & issued in 1918, it's valve is $5000-$7000. No changes to be made, I stored the tape if I ever need it for something else. My personal feelings about the product...The graphite grip is my style for all weather, all terrain adventures & activities, I believe it makes a big difference for any slick surface, when you need that trust most. I don't leave home without it wrapped tight.

Great product!
Great price!
Fast shipping!
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Talon grips for the 1911 are precisely cut, easy to install, unobtrusive for daily carry, and really work! Fit both full size and compact frames. At this price, I've added the granulate version to every firearm not front strap stippled! a truly great product: simple, inexpensive, effective!

Greatly improved grip on pistol without checkering easy install well worth the 5 bucks!

Another great grip. My front strap was smooth and this made my grip much more secure. Love these grips!

Must have. Period. I shoot one 1911 in competition and the other I use for EDC. The extra grip provided is critical to fast draw. Easy to to install; looks clean; and is able to withstand abuse while retaining its form.

The best I've used ......

I've reviewed here before and will again theses are just an awesome product. Front strap checkering is nice but it also drives cost up on the gun, significantly drives the cost up. I run an SA Loaded in USPSA Single Stack division and do I ever run it hard. I don't have a round count exactly other than it has seen neighborhood of 3000 since Talon product was installed. We shoot in Northern Nevada winters and near 100 degree summers and these are solid, in fact they get better with wear on them. With this gun, my EDC which is SA RO Compact, and a Kimber Custom 'll, and a little Bersa. 380 that is kept around for yard work and around the house all have Talon product on them. The Bersa I actually cut down some the Talon 1911 tape to use on trigger guard and top of slide. They has been no peeling or falling apart and the texture has settled in nicely with use. At the price even if it does fall apart which would some time pull it off and replace.

I got tha granulate grip for the 1911. Nice solid grip on the gun now.

Great inexpensive part that makes your 1911 feel better in your hands. Great products, already recommended to my fellow partners. Will buy again.

As usual, outstanding product, delivery, packaging and service.

My ruger did not come with checkered front strap, this was a great option to put grip on the front of the gun.

Great product as is all of the Talon products that I have used!

Awesome accessory for any 1911!!!!
Helps grip my 1911 better.

Got this for my Kimber ultra carry 2 just enough extra grip for a little more control.

The front strap for my SA 1911 A1 with a smooth front grip drastically improved the grip of the pistol without any milling for texturing. Easy Money.

Your grip works as advertised. Before I applied it to the front strap of my BHP I felt the pistol rotate slightly with most shots. After, I could not detect the rotation and the grip was more comfortable. At the same time, I altered my grip, so I can't give the Talon grip all of the credit for my subsequent improved accuracy.

Installation was easy. The grip for the 1911 was longer than the BHP front strap. I aligned the bottom of the grip with the bottom of the front strap and blended the top around flare behind the trigger guard using a hair dryer. The fit was not perfect but highly serviceable.

My disappointment was that I had to pay so much for a simple strip of specialized tape. Its effectiveness warrants the cost.

They arrived before I expected and install was a snap and perform as expected what more can you ask for!

This went on a Spgfld RO Compact with a slight trim. Excellent !

An inexpensive way to add grip to the front strap on my Kimber 1911. Easy to install.

Couldn't justify buying the model up just for front strap checking once I saw this. I got the geanulate texture as this is for a competition/range gun only. I have Talon grips on every pistol in the house and when I purchased my first 1911 I bought the Talon grip the same day. This front strap treatment is great for my sweaty hands, would never shoot without it!

Ordered the textured grip for my SR1911 Commander. Looks good feels good. Putting it on even and straight is purely luck and hope. Mine seemed to get under each grip with just enough material. I do think they need to be a little wider and the directions need to be a little more clear.

Works great looks like factory cuts

I was going to send my Kimber Pro Carry II out to get front strap checkering. After receiving my grip tape my may just save that money. These are very nice I would highly recommend these over the Wilson Combat metal front strap piece.

I applied grip to a warm gun. Worked great and I like the enhanced grip. I do wish your logo cut out was in a different location. It’s right at a critical gripping point.

I used skateboard tape on an old Kimber to my satisfaction. I ordered both the talon rubber and granulated, thinking the rubber might not be aggressive enough, though I have full rubber grip panels on a block 43. I used the rubber front strap and couldn't be happier. Such a simple fix and it looks good as well.

works great. get the rubber one for conceal carry. Had the granulated one on before and the texture rubbed my side and was uncomfortable plus my shirt would sometimes stick to it. rubber has plenty of grip

Great product , fit was perfect . Online order was easy and fast .

Easy to install per usual. Grip is great! Much cheaper than having the front strap milled.

perfect fit

Ordered this to have a better grip on my springfield 1911, it works fantastic for my purposes. I carry this dailey and have had no issues with it thus far. Install was easy and quick.

I saw these front strap grips for 1911’s on one of Justin Opinions videos and since my Kimber Custom 2 has no checkering on the front strap I thought this might be the ticket. Ordered one, put it on and without question probably the best 5 bucks I’ve ever spent, these things are fantastic! I really like aggressive grips and I can’t express well enough how great this gun feels now, I didn’t realize how important texture on the front strap was. I’m very very pleased. I normally stipple the grips on my Glocks and I’m pretty good at it, I was taught by a professional and my stipple jobs are good, they are not butcher jobs they look and feel good but after discovering how good these Talon grips are I ordered one for one of my Glock 22’s. These things are so good no need to stipple now, unless it’s a rainy weekend and I just get bored. I highly recommend Talon grips, and if you don’t like real aggressive grips, get the rubberized ones. And if you have a question or concern, just shoot them an email and they will happily respond and answer any questions you have. Talon grips, thumbs way up!

I bought the front strap grip for my 1911. Since Colt doesn’t believe in improvement in this area, I was glad to see that Talon Grips had a fix for the problem. My 1911 doesn’t slide around in my fingers any longer, resulting in tighter groups. I love it.

I have Talon grips on all of my Glock and Springfield handguns and love the way they fit and last. I never thought about the old 1911. The front strap grip is awesome. This little stop makes a huge difference in grip and feel. It fit perfectly under the side grips. I will recommend this grip aid to all my friends.

Ordered 3 and installed 2 on Springer 1911's. Work fantastic!! 4 inch CCO 1911 is an EDC gun and worn everyday, 5 inch 1911 I run hard in USPSA and IDPA competitions. Worried initially that edges might peel up, but they are still holding strong. Make sure it is clean and use liberal amounts of alcohol on a cotton ball and installed. Great product and will order again from Talon.

Great product

So glad I discovered these on Justin Opinions YouTube channel, my Kimber Custom 2 does not have front strap checkering on it, I shoot it in IDPA competition and was fine with it the way it was, or I thought I was, once I put the Talon Grip piece on, I’ll never go without it if I can help it, as a matter of fact was in my LGS today and a friend of mine had just bought the new Ruger SR1911 10mm and the front strap not checkered on it, so tomorrow I’m ordering one for him and couple extra just in case. It’s an awesome product at a great price and I highly recommend this if your 1911 doesn’t have front strap checkering. Thumbs way up!

As described. Never disappointed with my Talon purchases!

Don't have checkering on my colt 1991 front strap, this rubberized talon grip is definitely the next best thing. Very minimalistic, and only 5$ shipped. This purchase was a no brainer.

Fits beautifully on my 1911 EMP with minor modification.

The EMP has a smaller frame, but it wasn't difficult to install. The EMP is rather snappy when I shot it, so I had to get something. This was the only 1911 product, so I knew I had to modify it a bit going into this.

I had to cut about 0.5-1mm off each end (top and bottom) with an x-acto knife to make it fit.

As usual, the Talon's rubber material is just awesome. It installs beneath each 1911's regular grips. I now have better control over the gun, and can get back on target faster than without it.

Thanks again Talon. You guys are the best!

Real easy to install and adds a more secure grip. I have Talons on almost all of my pistols. Great product.

Ossum as always

Ossum as always. Quick shipping. Quality stuff

Bought the front strap for my Rock Island 1911 9mm/TCM double stack to correct the smooth finish on it. Extremely easy to affix. At $4.99 best bang for the buck.

just what I needed on the front of my ruger 1911 commander. keeps if from moving and having to re-grip after the shot. plus it fit perfectly.

Very nice grippy surface

Amazing increase in ability to gain a good solid grip! The fit and look are great!! I have put them on all my 1911s.

Put this on a 10 mm, allows for added grip with heavy loads. The sandpaper like texture really gives you a good feel very good product!! I can't explain how happy I am I have found Talon grips really makes a difference!!

Gives an uncheckerd 1911 much better grip. It was an easy installation, simple and to the point. Now only if one was made for the Desert Eagle 50ae, I would purchase.

Very easy to install and much cheaper than getting a front strap checkering machined on. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is the material had some kind of stain on it. The strap piece was black but there was a sort of brown metallic stain on it. Otherwise, it is a great product.

Great addition to the front strap......

A must have for any non checkered front strap!

Great Product. Saved $640 by using Talon vs, having two 1911's custom hand checkered. I can buy another gun with the money I saved

I bought the black rubber front strap grip for my Springfield Armory Range Officer Operator. The grip fit perfectly. Install was super easy. The grip gives me the texture I wanted on the front strap.

Great Buy!

Ottimo materiale. Ordinerò a breve quelle in carta

I bought this as a quick fix for my springfield emp until springfields custom shop could checker the front strap. I had to trim and install was a very easy. I was shocked at how much grip it provided and was so much more comfortable that checkering. I own many 1911s and would rate this grip surface as good or better than checkering. I would highly recommend to a 1911 owner.


Worth every penny, easy to put on and I like them very much

This is the second time I've ordered this exact item. The first was on a 1911 with a smooth front strap, the second is for a 1911 with a highly aggressive front strap. These just feel "right" and are a happy medium between too rough and slippery. There are, in a word, perfect.
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Simple, high quality, and effective.

The 1911 front strap grip really does give my SR 1911 what it was lacking in that area , running my gun now is so much better ! Thank you for a great product !!!

This is my 3rd grip from Talon grips. I went with the granulated front strap for my Ruger SR1911 and it's perfect! It really adds a lot of texture to get a firm purchase on the gun. I couldn't be happier. It's a pleasure to do business with Mike and Gillian and I'll definitely buy more from them.

I've seen these around for a while but didn't think much of them. Decided to give them a try on my officer sized 1911 and all I have to say is WOW! What a world of difference they really do make, especially for only a few bucks.

Great product good instructions easy to apply perfect fit

My 1911 did not have any texture on the front strap whatsoever. After a while of shooting, I would lose grip on the smooth texture-less steel so I finally decided to do something about it. I got the granulated version and man oh man, it's a whole new world!! It was super easy to install and results are great! I'll definitely be a repeat customer

Nice product, fair price. Gives that extra tacky grip needed with smooth grips on a 1911

Highly recommend. Absolutely love me front grip.

Had to trim to fit Mirco EMP, but was a snap to do for perfect fit. Easy to install, looks & feels great.

Awesome fit and finish. Feels great!

Works as advertised

excellent product and customer service.

Have the sandpaper grips for my g23 and my walther pps and love them! I also have a front strap for my 1911 love that too!

excellant product and superlative service

Awesome! Feels like a million bucks. Best $4.99 upgrade to my Colt I ever made. I've recommended it to a couple of my buddies. I'll be getting a couple for my Glocks as well.

The fit is perfect and clean looking .

Awesome product!!!

Why isn't there a rating in the drop down box higher than excellent? I rate this product better than outstanding! Yes, I could've bought some adhesive tape and did it myself, but I had already bought a set of Talon Rubberized Grips for my Glock 19 and they were amazing; so I said what the heck $5 plus free shipping, can't beat that!!! (Yes I know, run-on sentence) Those rubberized Glock 19 grips and the granulated 1911 grip both dramatically improved the handling and lack of muzzle flip of both firearms. Both weapons just felt better. Especially the Kimber Warrior SOC which came without front strap checkering, the granulated texture was a major upgrade. Have to say you definitely feel the nonslip difference of the rubberized textured version as well. Extremely satisfied; will recommend and purchase again in the future...

I have small hands, so this front grip strap allowed me to grip my Ruger SR1911 more securely. Great product! I have Talon Grips on all of my pistols.

Fits perfectly, excelent grip

Just what my SR1911 CMD needed.

Exactly what i ordered

Worked perfect on my Para Expert Commander 45ACP. The front of the grip is smooth on the Expert Commander and the Talon granular was a perfect fit for that part of the grip.

installed on Springfield loaded parkerized 1911. fit just fine. feels great. best way to add grip to 1911 without much cost. get one and you'll see.

The front strap tape is a great way to get more grip while saving the expense of checkering the metal. It's a great product.

Perfect feel and fit !!! Easy to install.. Great quality

Great products easy to install

Easy to apply and significantly improved the feel of the grip

If your 1911 front strap isn't checkered then the Talon Front Strap Grip is the answer. I am more than happy with this product. It is fantastic and so simple to install. Do yourself a favor and get one, you won't regret it. Thanks Talon for such an awesome product.

I tend to buy Bulk material and make my own Frontstrap Covering. The adhesive works so well that it doesn't come off cleanly; have to use adhesive remover. Because there are no Indentations in a bald frontstrap the grip tends to peel at top and bottom requiring replacement Esp on an EDC Firearm

Installation was a snap, looks great, feels great, a great grip improvement.

Wasn't sure how well the front grip texture would feel on my Ruger SR1911, but what a difference. I bought the rubber front strap grip and glad I did! I get a better purchase on the gun and reduces gun movement during firing. Easy to install and for only $5.00 and free shipping it's a no brainer!!

Great product, Easy to install and feels great.

Every firearm I carry, 5 different firearms, all have Talon Grips. This grip for a 1911 is the second I've ordered. It gives a good grip on the front, without digging into your fingers. One is on a Ruger LW CMD 45, the other on a Ruger LW CMD 9mm. Absolutely love the Talon Grips.

Fit perfect.
Really feel good in your hand.
They do add grip.

Easy to install. Perfect fit. Feels great.

Bought these for my Springfield Armory EMP so knew they would have to be modified a bit. Made a simple paper template, cut it down as required, installed as directed and it looks/feels great. In combination with VZ grips, the grip is secure and comfortable. If it stays in place, and I trust it will, I anticipate enjoying sending many rounds down range.

Talon Grips over all are great products.
The 1911 front strap makes the fell very controllable.
I have Talon Grips on Rugers; RIA,&Glocks. there
make the guns complete.

Must have if your 1911 doesnt have checkering on the front. Great product.

Ordered 1 of each, granulate & rubber. Love the feel and extra grip, even with sweaty hands. As good as checkering as long as the adhesive have holds. Like the enclosed alcohol prep pads. Use them! Also, pre measure & .make light pencil marks so grip is applied exactly centered.

Great fit easy to install.

Good feel and great fit.

Fitz very good feels good and excellent product and very comfortable

For those of us that have a 1911 without a checkered frontstrap, the granulated TALON grip is an excellent remedy. Easy to install, this grip makes your 1911 feel like its a part of your hand providing absolute confidence when pointing, aiming and firing. This is it. THE FIX.

this is a great addition for those who don't have or want aggressive checkering or grooved grips. I installed on a Rock Island and didn't want anything to interfere with the VZ grips and still have some extra grip security; these totally did the trick! Fantastic product!

Clean look and precise fit.

If this granulated grip-strip for the 1911 was a tad less aggressive this product would be perfect for me. The instructions did say you may sand it down before mounting but I did not want to damage its appearance from the get-go. I'm sure it will smooth down some with use. Regardless, this is an excellent product, simple to apply, did not alter the grip side panels look or feel and is very effective in providing a firm hold if your 1911 has a smooth front strap. At the asking price you can not go wrong.

Perfect, inexpensive and does the job. It now offers much better gun control.

Great performance at affordable cost.
In a few minutes you will get an excellent texture on your 1911 front grip.
A perfect fitting combined with most standard grips on the market.

Installed front strap on my early model S&W 1911. along with the factory rubber grips. Made a huge improvement in control and muzzle rise. I would recommend it to anyone.

Great grip for ccw for my wife's ATI Titan .45, keeps gun tight in the hand ,, without adding bulk like large rubber grips.

Oh I forgot to review this....i LOVE these grips! I installed the front strap and bam insta grip like no other! I also bought the larger sheet to so I can cut them and install them on my gun slide (yes on the slide, my kimber master carry pro has a self lube slide so it's really hard to rack the slide so after I installed the grips I can now rack the slide without slip! I totally recommend these grips!

Great product. Added the grip that I was looking for. Easy to install.

Customer Service stated no direct kit/fit for a Browning Hi-Power; so they suggested this as a substitute. Decent job of covering the front and rear grip strap surfaces with careful placement and cutting; more material needed really.

Great product. I used the rubber texture on my Springfield EMP since it has no front strap treatment. It works great and is much cheaper than checkering.

Fast shipping and just what I needed to give the extra grip on the front of my 1911. My next order will be for the rubber grips.

Veramente ottimo

My 1911 doesn't have any texture on the front strap. I added the Talon sandpaper texture front strap grip. It's outstanding, adds a super positive grip and is well worth the money. Will continue to use Talon grips.

Rubber Front Strap for my Springfield Armory works great. I have a bad right hand and this helps me grip the gun much better.

Another Quality Product. Looks and Feels great on my 1911.
I'll be a return customer...

Love your grips I have now installed them on everything I own that you make a pattern for. My wife is a bit jealous that I'm spending so much time with these projects.

Fits my Springfield MilSpc perfectly.
Easy to install and does the job. Well worth it

Easy to install and does provide extra purchase when gripping your 1911 pistol. Does the job it is intended to do.

The missing link for my 1911! Trimmed just a hair off both sides with my scissors and it fits perfect. Well worth the minimal cost and free USPS postage too. Will be buying for my other pistols.

Front strap fit on my Dan Wesson Patriot as if it were a stock item. Enhanses my grip which improves accuracy!

Fit is great and help with keeping gun from moving around in my hand.

I had been trying to rationalize spending a good bit of money for some Checkering on my 1911's but decided I had to try the Talon grip for the front strap. Am glad i did. I got two of both the grit and the granule and settled on the granule. It is good for no-snag on clothing in IWB holster and gives me that little bit more solid grip that I was wanting and saved me a lot of bucks. The granule is a good tactile texture rubber. The grit is a sandpaper type.

Nice enhancement to my Ruger 1911, great fit.

This is an excellent product. It's inexpensive, quick and simple to install and most importantly, it's very functional. Does exactly what it's designed to do.

I have installed Talon front straps on three 1911's...excellent.

I have talon grips on 4 of my guns and love the difference it makes. Great product, I have introduced you grips to friends and family and they also have talon on there guns too. Thanks for the great product and great price.

Installed front strap on my Remington 1911. Great price and the gun feels good, love shooting that gun. I have talon grips on most of my guns

If your 1911 front strap doesn't have any checkering, you need this Talon grip. Excelant addition to my Range Officer.

I use Talon gun grips on all of my pistols that they make them for and some of the Talon material on some that they do not. I am planning on using some on the back strap of a 1911 hand grip I put on an AR pistol I'm building. These things are great.

Worked very well on my Colt commander

Easy to install, haven't seen any wear or degradation so far. Have over 200+ rounds with them on. I imagine it will last quite awhile. Nice solution for some grip on the front strap without having to pay the expense to have custom checkering done.

The final touch for my R1 1911 Enhanced. Makes holding it a lot nicer.

The 1911 front straps fit s well it looks like the gun was made tha way. Adhesive is excellent.

An excellent produce. Works well.

excellent ! Really helps to provide a positive grip..
Highly recommend it...

Immediately upon grasping the pistol and extending my arm, I can feel the texture of the front strap on the firearm. It is a positive and reassuring feeling in that it gives me a feeling of complete control of the pistol, much moreso than prior to installation.

It's amazing! I carry my 1911 cross-draw, iwb. The front strap has a tendency to ride on my belt and a bit of it just under your logo started to tear and lift. I immediately dabbed a smidgeon of super glue on it and have put between 100 to 200 rounds through it since then. It's amazing to me how your adhesive can hold this piece of rubber to the front strap through everyday carry & use.
Well done, Talon Grips!

The front strap of my Kimber Pro Carry II was just to slick for my liking. There's only a few options to correct the problem, send the gun away, have the front strap checkered, then pay to have the frame refinished, put on grips with the rubber finger grooves, or find a product like Talon. For $4.99, it was a no brainer. The Talon grip fit where I needed it and provides a great purchase on the firearm. I wanted to improve this gun, not buy it a second time, Talon filled the bill, as it has so many times before. Great product and great service, Thanks Talon!

Very nice, less aggressive than the granulate, but still able to hold on.

Works great on the front strap of my Ruger 1911.

Really keeps the gun from slipping when drawing from the holster making it easier to set your grip. Talon always make quality products.

Used on an aluminum frame compact that did not have checkering on its front strap. This was an easy and effective way of providing excellent grip. Before it was quite slippery. I've tried both the grit and the rubber grip on the front strap. I like them both but for my purposes the rubber gets the nod

Improved the grip noticeably on my R11 Enhanced. I'd recommend it.

Interesting product. Material less aggressive texture looks like Gun Tape. The more aggressive textured product looks/feels like skateboard tape. I look forward to trying both products on my compact 1911s.