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Factors to Consider while Buying a Pistol Grip

Mar 4th 2021

The basic function of any pistol grip is to orient your hand forward that allows easy operation of your weapon while ensuring safety and stability. But when you buy a pistol grip, there are several considerations that you need to make to meet your specific needs and suit your personality.

If you have an AR-15 as a weapon for personal defense or may be even rely on your gun as a duty weapon, then you must get a pistol grip that is both comfortable and rugged enough to work in any situation.

On the other hand, if your AR-15 or any other firearm is less used or you own it for fun, then you can compromise on price and comfort and opt for a more aesthetically better one. Here are some considerations to help make your selection a little easier.


Comfort and Ergonomics
Comfort and ergonomics play a major role in selecting a pistol grip for your rifle or pistol. Opt for a grip that matches your intended use along with what feels right to you. While choosing a grip focus on:

  • Hand Size along with orientation
  • Reduced grip angle vs. standard grip angle
  • Finger-to-trigger positioning
  • Build and quality material
  • Hard finish or rubberized finish
  • Aggressive texturing or smooth one
  • Finger grooves vs. no finger grooves
  • Palm swells vs. no palm swells

Finger Grooves and Palm Swells
If you opt for grips with rubberized finishes, then they can affect your weapon handling in the long run. They work great especially in wet or sweaty environments. Though they can be uncomfortable at times, making it difficult to carry your weapon.

It is always a good idea to consider the size and shape of palm swells and finger grooves. If you have big hands, look for grips with substantial palm swell and finger grooves though they can be problematic with other hand sizes. You can also consider buying Hogue and Ergo grips.

Aesthetics, Durability, and Price Point
There are a wide variety of high-quality AR pistol grips available these days, though they vary in durability and aesthetics. These are secondary considerations but obviously, can’t be ignored. Most pistol grips cost between $5 and $50. Usually, all grips are made for tough and durable polymers or reinforced fiberglass. This makes them virtually indestructible under most conditions.


Always choose something that you are comfortable with, matches your needs, and fits your budget. At MCS Gearup, you can explore an exclusive selection of grips for your AR that are tough, dependable, and give unmatched confidence while using. Visit to explore unmatchable quality grips at best market prices and at sale prices only at mcsgearup.com – the ultimate source for Rifle Stocks, Butt Stock kits, and Buffer parts all backed with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.