The gritty skateboard tape stuff like TruGrip will not last as long as AGrip. You might not care as it can just be re-applied. But it will also thrash your side if you carry IWB. If I carried OWB all day, I'd get the nastiest grip tape or stipple job available. But for everyday carry IWB, nothing is going to beat AGrip.sherpa said:
Yeah, definitely not winning any beauty contests. Its all function.Steelshooter said:I know these are very popular in the Glock world but man are they ugly.
Welder said:I put several hundred rds through my M&P .45 Saturday in SC. It got warm enough so that sweat was a factor. The AGrip seemed to work as well or better when damp and never shifted position on the gun. One of the other shooters as well as a gun mag writer suggested it would look better in pink, but I think they were just jealous...
Bloodnut said:I've run an AGrip for six years on a Glock 22. It is a work gun. It gets shot a fair amount, handled a lot, carried a lot. The AGrip is non-abrasive. It will not chew up your clothes, nor your hands. It allows a more secure grip on the pistol compared to plain plastic - period.
When your hands are wet or sweaty, the AGrip enhances your grip. When your hands are cold and dry, the AGrip enhances your grip. It just flat out works,
After about five years, I finally pulled my original AGrip off my pistol. Every bit of the fur had worn off and the material had absorbed a lot of skin oil over the years. I planned to take it off and leave it off. One trip to the range changed my mind. On went a new AGrip.
The only downside to the AGrip is that it can sometimes peel back on the leading edge from catching on the holster. I just keep trimming it back until this no longer happens. When the material start to feel a little slick, take a toothbrushe and warm soapy water and scrub it a little, being careful not to get it too wet. That will bring it back somewhat.
You don't have to cover the mag release. The pre-cut pattern fits around it.Bloodnut said:I have some reservations about covering the mag release on the M&P given how little force it takes to drop mags on the M&P. Covering the mag release works great on Glocks which tend to take a bit off effort to activate. I notice chooch made a cut-out for his.