TALON Grips has acquired ArachniGRIP, the company that created the patented SlideSpider stick-on grip for pistol slides. ArachniGRIP co-founder Bob Biedenbach returned to the shooting sports ,only to discover his reduced hand strength and arthritis made controlling a pistol slide troublesome. After working with Don Hoekendorf, range master and other founder of the company, they invented a grip texture for the slide to reduce hand fatigue and improve purchase.
“Once the grip is applied, you are able to pull the slide back with minimal effort,” said Mike Morris, president of TALON Grips. “You can immediately feel the difference, whether you are a veteran shooter or new to the sport. For years, we have worked with Don and Bob as our products complement each other nicely. It was a logical step for the brands to join forces. They built a solid foundation and this is a great opportunity for TALON to use our knowledge and offer the best grip for the slide of the firearm, an area that many people struggle to control.”
“I am very excited to see where TALON will take this,” Hoekendorf said. “They are the leader in this space and have become a household name in firearm grips.” There was no word if ArachniGRIP, which was established in 2015, will be moving its headquarters from Parker, Colo.
Immediately after the acquisition, TALON Grips began offering SlideSpiders as a single piece. Previously they were only available as a two-pack.
Family-owned TALON Grips is based roughly a three-hour drive away, in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Its products are 100-percent American-made, and the precisely cut designs are available in rubber-black, rubber-moss, PRO, and granulate-black materials for different applications. The design addresses a shooting challenge that cannot be mastered through practice alone—a slippery grip. The firm’s designs are currently in use by law-enforcement officers, military professionals, competitive shooters and civilian enthusiasts.