For some of us, part of the joy of gun ownership lies in the grips. Whether you choose grips that are a rich, beautiful wood grain or those that are designed to give you the most comfortable hold possible, selecting the right grip for the gun, and yourself, can be a bit of a process. Ideally you will find something that both looks good and fits your hand comfortably at the same time. Additionally, it is important for a grip to allow proper placement of your hand and fingers to give you optimal shooting performance. The ability of a grip to absorb recoil before it affects a shooter's hand is useful as well. With all of this in mind, where do you start when looking for the perfect grip? A newly available grip could possibly have the answer to this question and more.
Designed with shooter comfort in mind, Ergo Grip has recently announced the release of the Delta Grip. This grip is made for the Ruger line of revolvers that fall under the LCR and LCRx umbrella, giving them a durable yet cozy grip to keep shooter's hands happy. Though it is a bit odd to the eye, the Delta Grip is certainly distinguishable amongst a sea of grips making the promise of a snug grip that is easy on the hands. This grip is shaped like a wedge and at first glance appears somewhat triangular. You may find yourself hesitant to give it a try, but it makes up in comfort for what it lacks in looks. The Delta Grip is made of polymer for strength which then bears a rubber outer shell. This shell is textured for grasping and soft for relief of the pressures firing puts on the hands of shooters. The result is a flexible yet tough grip that absorbs recoil so your hands don't have to do so.
An aspect of the Delta Grip that may take some shooters by surprise is the way it alters your grip. Due to its shape, your hand is forced into a position of holding the gun higher on the backstrap. This is beneficial for handling recoil but could require an adjustment period depending on your current grip stance. Once acclimated to this new hand position, comfort shooting can begin with you taking advantage of another feature, that being a recessed area where your index finger can rest comfortably. This cut out is placed in such a manner that it aligns your finger with the trigger while also guiding it into a safe or off-trigger position down the barrel of your LCR or LCRx.
If you are interested in purchasing a Delta Grip for yourself, it is available through Ergo with a MSRP of $29.99. It can be purchased directly from their website as of now. Expansion to other retailers has not yet been determined.
Is the Ergo Delta Grip something you have or are willing to try? Is the hand positioning something you embrace or are concerned about getting use to experiencing? Let us know in the comments.