We make choices every day. One of the first choices each day is choosing a drink. There are several good reasons most of us don’t start off the day with an adult beverage and unwind in the evening with hot cup of joe. The same applies to selecting the right grip texture for your firearm. This post will help you select the grip texture that fits your needs, shooting style, and carrying experience which will enhance your overall experience.
We offer rubber and granulate grips. Both of these will improve your grip (or purchase) on your firearm, but each texture has specific strengths and optimum operating conditions.
The granulate texture provides a very positive grip in all conditions. It is very aggressive in nature and is often compared to skateboard tape or sandpaper. The granulate texture is typically preferred by those that open carry, shoot competitively, and/or use during tactical operations. The granulate texture provides a distinct advantage over the polymer surface, however the sand paper-like finish can snag on clothing or cause discomfort when rubbing against skin. Typically this texture is not recommended for concealed carry, although depending upon the individual carry setup, it may work for some individuals.
The rubber texture grip material provides a versatile grip that many shooters prefer over the granulate. This material is a textured (pebble finish) rubberized material. It is not abrasive nor will it snag which makes it ideal for concealed carry. It is comfortable against your skin, and many users have stated that it makes shooting more enjoyable (especially for smaller “snappy” firearms like the Springfield XD-S). The rubber texture is also preferred by many shooters with softer hands. About 75% of the grips that we sell are sold in the rubber texture.
- Provides a very positive grip on a firearm that is unrivaled in all conditions
- Great for open holster carry (not concealed for most users)
- Can be made less abrasive by sanding down with 120 g sandpaper prior to installing the grips
- Abrasive feel
- Ideal for concealed carry and/or open holster carry
- Comfortable against skin
- Does not snag or wear clothing
- Extremely versatile
- Softer feel
- Most popular selling grip material (about 75%)