I ordered a Talon Grip for the Springfield XDS .45 ACP on Friday from Amazon for $17.99. The ruberized version. It arrived on Sunday
Simple packaging, the grip, an alcohol swap, a sticker and some instructions.
I test fitted it and it seems straight forward. Cleared the firearm, field stripped and cleaned the grip with the provided alcohol wipe.
Peeled the backing off and gently began to apply to the grip.
Pressed it down and checked the fit. Ensure that it clears the magazine release.
Next step is to heat it up with a hair dryer and firmly press all edges and surfaces down.
Reassembled and ready for the range.
Time spent - about 15 minutes.
At first it was what the hell. I paid nearly 20 bucks for a sheet of gasket material.
But - it fit perfectly and high quality manufacturing - no loose pieces and sloppy edges. The adhesive was sticky enough to hold and then seemed to melt into the grip after it was heated. To be honest it appears that it should be there. The grip is more comfortable and doesn't dig into my palm.
I'll update you after the range on shooting comfort, accuracy and durability.