I bought a pair of these grips for my Ion, and when I was feeling them before putting them on, I admit I didn't feel much difference and was a little worried that they may not be an improvement. At any rate, they looked cool, and I had already paid for them, so I didn't care too much, I can be a stupid consumer every once in a while.
Turns out I was wrong, after putting them on ( having a little trouble, as they have to fit ALL 45 frames, not just mine... ) I found them to be softer and comfy. Weren't really sticky to begin with. They were designed really well, there's a spot for your thumb, the section for you bottom two fingers is really squishy, and they look hella nice on my Ion. After hefting the gun for about an hour ( helps when you have friends who like clicking ) the grips started getting kinda sticky, which is nice, because that's kinda what they were supposed to do in the first place.
Another bonus: The grips seem to have formed a seal between them and my frame, which ( although I'm not going to test ) appears to be somewhat watertight, and gives them a kind of " Part of the Gun " look, which is more than I bargained for. My gun almost has a Professional look now.
In a while I'll update this, main worry is fraying, which seemed to happen in abundace with my stock grips, making twisty little rubber stringies all over the place.
EDIT : No fraying, they're still soft and sticky, and still seal nicely. They retain their previous 10 status.
If you have an Ion, buy a pair, and make the kid look twice to make sure that's not a Shocker you're holding.
If not, buy a pair anyway, as long as they match up well with your gun, you won't be dissapointed.
SmartParts gets 10'D on this one.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, September 4th, 2005 at 9:29 am PST