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My wife has a non Bersa CC pistol that she cannot rack the slide. I even had a problem racking it and I read about this Grip Tape that you put on the slide to allow you to better grip the slide to rack it.
My question is has anyone used it. Does it work and will it cause a problem when you have to draw your weapon if needed?? If it works I may even try it on my Bersa 380cc.

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Tony, I've seen where people have used skateboard tape to do what you speak of. If done right it looks good. I, myself, use TALON GRIPS on the grip (only) portion of my Glocks to give a positive gripping surface. The slide is not affected on my guns but one thing I'd watch for is wear. That tape is VERY aggressive and 1) it will catch on your cover garment or clothes in general (it's rough!) and can 2) wear the material, too. I found that sanding it down some to reduce its roughness worked very well and I like my Talon Grips but I'd suggest watching for clothing wear if using abrasive tape on a gun. You could easily try some skateboard tape to see if it works as desired and peel it off if it doesn't. Hope this helps.
 

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Tony, I've seen where people have used skateboard tape to do what you speak of. If done right it looks good. I, myself, use TALON GRIPS on the grip (only) portion of my Glocks to give a positive gripping surface. The slide is not affected on my guns but one thing I'd watch for is wear. That tape is VERY aggressive and 1) it will catch on your cover garment or clothes in general (it's rough!) and can 2) wear the material, too. I found that sanding it down some to reduce its roughness worked very well and I like my Talon Grips but I'd suggest watching for clothing wear if using abrasive tape on a gun. You could easily try some skateboard tape to see if it works as desired and peel it off if it doesn't. Hope this helps.
Hi Robhic, I have seen the grips you are talking about while on the Talon Website. I ordered and received some grip tape from Amazon, and it came in pre cut sections but I had to cut to fit my wife's Pico pistol. It did improve her ability to rack the Pico but I had to be very careful applying the strips. On pistols this small the slide is very small and the tape can cause trouble with several moving items on the slide. Like:
Loaded bullet indicator if on the side.
Extrator lever
Safety lever
also the slide catch.
We are going to the range to check if I installed the tapes correctly today.
On a bigger pistol it looks better than the Pico. See attachment.

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I also put some of the Grip Tape on my Bersa 380cc to test at the range today.
 

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Just got back from the range and both the Pico and Bersa 380cc worked fine with the Grip Tape during firing. The Grip Tape really help racking the Pico however racking my Bersa 380cc was not any better. However I would not trade my Bersa 380cc for a dozen Pico 380s...
See attachment for tape placement and size of tape due to small size of the pistols.

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Doesn't look too bad. I'd say if it works - GO FOR IT!!! Glad it seems to help. Just keep in mind the wear issue. It WILL hook onto a shirt and keep it raised. Just sand it a bit with sandpaper and should be OK. It will wear your clothes, also.
 

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Hi Robhic, I will keep your advice in mind, wearing of the clothes is OK with me however keeping my shirt raised and exposing my pistol is not. I will be careful carrying until I know for sure.
I appreciate your input and have a great time your next visit at the range.

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