Our Checkered CC (Concealed Carry) grips are designed to give you grip where you need it. The checkering provides a medium/grippy texture while the smooth surface reduces snagging and rubbing/chafing. 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.