They are much like the anti slip strips you peel and stick in a bathtub. They are cheap, replaceable, and work very well on polymer guns such as the XD and Glock. I just feel that the rubber sleeve gives a better grip and some shock absorption (the Pachmayer cost me $9).
I use them one my XD45 Service. Excellent. I've had them on for over a year now and they still grip good. I made these my self. I went to the local hardware store and they sold me a foot of it for cheap. I made a pattern to go by. trace it to back side of tape and paste. Save your self some money. It takes a little time but I think it's worth it.
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