It’s easy to overlook grips In The Wild. This is because under normal circumstances grips are, um…being gripped (almost a tautology). What made me want to review In The Wild grip pics, was receiving my Hogue grip from Project PTW and falling in love with the look and feel. I also remember Jack’s thoughts about his Hogue (also from PPTW) fitted to his awesome Block II CQBR:
“I love it and very much doubt I’ll change to another.”
As you can tell, there’s a lot of love ’round here for PPTW’s Hogue grips. Sure, they are premium prices. But the modification is hand crafted and a lot of work goes into it. If you want the Gucci, you gotta pay the Gucci man.
Here’s Jack’s Hogue, accessorised with some hard-use:
I’ve only known Jack for a short while, but I view his opinion as highly credible. However, another reason to consider his selection to be deeply significant is because Jack will only style his blaster within the constraints of Mil Done Right. If it ain’t In The Wild, it ain’t on Jack’s blaster. So I knew the Hogue was out there. In actual fact, it was right there, in one of the pics Jack provided for the blog (source: Silent Professional)
The Hogue is a very popular grip, In The Wild. So it’s highly fortuitous that it can be modded for PTW.
But what about other grips? Here are just a few which are anything but standard issue. From Ergo to TD, in a profession where a multiplicity of marginal gains can aggregate into a decisive advantage, SOF are no longer simply ‘making do’ with issue grips:
Lastly, if you want to see what’s on the market, in a more general way, this article at Gear Scout is a fantastic primer. But please note, not all grip are suitable to be modded for PTW.
Oh – and here’s my Hogue grip. Definitely NOT In the Wild, but I repeat – I absolutely love it and I’m glad there’s a raft of supporting evidence with which to qualify the Hogue as a grip for the 21st century war-fighter; not least because I’ve ordered another for my SOF-Inspired KISS build.
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