After over a month on layaway, I was FINALLY able to pick up my new CTC Grips on Fri and install them on my XD9sc.
I have to say I'm impressed with the fit and overall ease of installation!
I found that over the past month I was seriously re-thinking putting on the grips. The XD is my CCW I wasn't sure if "changing-up" the overall memory feel of the gun in my hand, and how it shoots was something I wanted to mess with or not. As far as "needing them" to shoot accurately.......not an issue.....but I found my mindset settling on the thinking that if having the laser can be an additional "deterent" in a defensive situation....giving any BG that quick moment of "pause"......then it's worth it.
.....oh and the coolness factor too.
Thus after comitting to spending the cash, I took a step forward and after all is said & done..... IMHP the grip "feel" has improved! It is beefy'r and after some quick hand positioning adjustment. (go figure) and checking the fit in my holsters....NP.
Sofar..... any overall "buyer's remorse" I was feeling........gone.
Forgive the camera ...they're kinda dark (yes...black gun on..black..).........but here:
The laser itself was WAY off outta the box, (it said 50ft), but I set it in at 10yrds with the "dot" just centered a hair over my front sight as a base line. Hopefully I'll get to the range tomorrow to cross-check the 6 O'clock hold accuracy this gun has, and where the sight lines cross.