The checkering on these grips provides a surprising amount of grip and actually feels similar to a sand paper grip. They are made from Phenolic G10. G10 is only 1/2 the weight of aluminum but nearly as strong with a grippier texture. G10 won’t crack or shatter, like the cheaper polymer and acrylic grips are known to do. The color is dyed into the material, so scratches aren’t an issue. G10 grips will last a life time under normal use.
These grips are thinner than the stock grips. With the stock grips, the total thickness of the gun across the grips is ~1.41''. With our grips, it measures 1.2''. So these grips are approx .1 thinner each than the stock grips.