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I just applied my Agrip a few days ago. So far, I really like the way it feels. It's like thin suede leather with a small cushion. When my hands are damp or wet, the gripping power of Agrip increases.

RIGHT SIDE - upper right corner: (See above the trigger) - tends to catch and curl back in my Don Hume leather holster. If it turns into a bigger curl, I'll just trim it off until it stops curling.

I found the instructions a little difficult to understand. I recommend a re-write for better conveyence of meaning. But I figured out how to apply the grip anyway (who needs instructions anyway? :))

Applying it takes some patience to get the wrinkles and bubbles out. Getting the grip to lay so that the wrinkles disappear takes a few minutes of lifting the grip wings from the gun, then reapplying in slightly different directions. It probably took about 15-20 minutes.



 

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I had one on for awhile. I liked it but it just didn't give me the confidence I needed in competition. The only change I made in the installation was I wrapped the grip overlap of the material opposite of the way you have it. I am right handed and I thought that my constant gripping of the gun would start to peel the edge of the Agrip. I just overlapped in reverse order and that way the seam is in the same direction as my fingers carress the grip.
 

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...was I wrapped the grip overlap of the material opposite of the way you have it
I wondered about that too. But I just followed the instructions. Well, this stuff is inexpensive enough to purchase more if this one starts to come off. My right hand cannot feel the seam when gripping the handle.

The peeling is probably due to my dry practice, which includes many reholsters in a 20 minute period.
 

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I did mine the way the instructions tried to tell me to. Mine has been on for about 500 rounds now and I have not had any problems with the overlap peeling or pulling back. I like mine alot. I have some decal grips for my SC that I am going to put on for next time at the range and see how they compare.
 

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UPDATE on ORIGINAL POST

It's about six months from the original post above. I am reporting that my XD40 service still has the same A-Grip. You can tell that it's been on for a while, because you can see every bump and line of the polymer grip through the A-Grip.

However, there is no sign of this stuff wearing out. (I thought that I would have to replace it by now.) I will no longer consider using a rubber grip (Hogue, etc.) on this pistol. In fact, I may be purchasing A-Grip for my other pistols.

-Mike
 
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