One question that we are often asked is can I get TALON Grips in other colors? Gun manufacturers have been adding additional colors to their polymer handgun lines for years, and often times customers are looking for a grip to match that particular color.
For a couple of years we offered our grips in Pink Granulate in addition to Black Rubber and Black Granulate. There were several challenges that we faced with this offering:
- All of our grips are cut on a CNC Laser Engraver/Cutter. Because of this the edges of the material are often slightly burned. Black on black you don’t see, but burnt edges on another color material can not meet our expectations.
- When applying the concept, of burning the material by cutting with a laser, to the rubber material the resulting discoloration is even more apparent.
- The color from manufacturer to manufacturer can vary greatly. The Flat Dark Earth (FDE) that Glock uses is different than the FDE found on a Springfield and both of those are different than the color that Smith & Wesson calls FDE.
- Shooting is a dirty activity and our hands get dirty and the grips in return get dirty. Black looks black whether it is clean or dirty.
For the time being, TALON Grips will continue to offer all of their grips in black only (for granulate and rubber textures). However, the black grips look great especially on colored firearms.