We don’t have to tell you how popular Glocks are or what makes then such a favorite choice for a handgun. Glocks are one of the few pistols that are perfect for all purposes, so it’s important to make your Glock unique and the most effective for you. We’ve put together this review of the best Glock grips for the money, and we’ll let you know which is our favorite.
For this review, we chose four very different styles of grips: an extender, a sleeve, an adhesive, and an adapter. This way, we covered the main reasons why somebody would need to modify their Glock’s stock grip. All of the choices within this review also happen to be under $30, so you really can’t go wrong. Whether you have larger hands, smaller hands, need better recoil resistance, or an allover stronger hold, we have you covered.
Pearce Grips Grip Extensions
Materials – The Pearce Grips Grip Extensions are made of an impact resistant plastic, and they come in all black. They can be purchased for essentially any Glock model and any Gen, and you can even buy them in single packs or packs of two. The extended shelf is designed to allow the gunowner to use their entire hand to grip their Glock. This design improves allover control, better accuracy, and a more stable recoil. The front of the Pearce Grips Grip Extensions has a subtle textured pattern, so your fingers don’t slip, as well as a bottom lip to rest your finger on. With this extension, you’ll have an individual groove for your bottom three fingers below the trigger.
Performance – The Pearce Grips Grip Extensions or the best Glock grips for our larger handed shooters out there. Obviously, if you have thick fingers or a heavier palm, you’ll want to invest in a grip extender. This is one of the best options on the market for its low cost and its easy installation. It’s interesting to us that it can be purchased in packs of two, but that adds nothing but convenience. The texture on the grip is identical to the texture on your Glock’s stock grip, so the overall appearance is completely streamlined. Besides Glocks, you can purchase this grip extender for your Ruger, Taurus, S&W M&P Shield, Beretta, and Kahr, so all of your pistols can fit your big ol’ man hands.
What we say – The Pearce Grips Grip Extensions ranges in price, depending on which model you buy it for. Expect to pay between $7-$10 for this option. This is an incredibly affordable cost, so you’re not wasting any money.
- Very cheap
- Easy to install
- Matches the look of your Glock perfectly
- Extends grip for larger hands
- Can be tricky to purchase in the correct size
Hogue Handall Full Size Grip Sleeve
Materials – The Hogue Handall Full Size Grip Sleeve is constructed of a soft rubber material, which is snugly shaped to the fit of your Glock’s original grip. Both sides of the grip sleeve feature raised, textured bumps, so your hands won’t slip during drawing, target acquisition, or firing. This grip sleeve will also slightly increase the palm swell, giving you a better fit in your hand. The sleeve follows your Glock’s finger placements, and it easily slides on and off – no tooling required! The soft rubber material, additionally, benefits your by reducing powerful recoil. The Hogue Handall Full Size Grip Sleeve can be purchased in black, desert tan, olive drab green, and pink, and it’s designed to accommodate over fifty semi-auto handguns.
Performance – The Hogue Handall Full Size Grip Sleeve is the best Glock grip for those who aren’t really looking to change size of their factory grip, and they just want to add texture for a better hold. This is probably the option with the easiest and quickest installation, since all you need to do is slide it on. The soft rubber is just stretchy enough, so it won’t be difficult to pull over the finger grooves, and it snaps right into place once you let go. We do wish that the texture on the sides of the grip sleeve was raised more or more assorted in shape for the maximum hold, but we understand this option is for shooters who only need a slight change.
What we say – The Hogue Handall Full Size Grip Sleeve ranges in price from, again, about $7-$10, much like the previous option. It depends on which color you choose from. This is another cheap purchase that could really enhance your game.
- Cheap cost
- Fits perfectly to your Glock
- Doesn’t drastically increase palm swell
- Textured sides for better grip
- Needs more intense texture for a better hold
Talon Grips for Glock
Materials – The Talon Grips for Glock is made of rubber with a granulated texture, which is featured across the entire grip. This is a piece that adheres to your Glock’s original grip, so it’s sticky on one side. Installation is easy – simply wrap the Talon grip around your factory grip, and smooth out any bumps or creases. It comes in black, granulate black (similar to a dark gray), and moss. It can be found for all gens and models, as well as gen 4 Glocks with large backstrap, medium backstrap, or no backstrap. This adhesive grip is only half a millimeter in thickness, so it won’t increase palm swell.
Performance – The Talon Grips for Glock is an entirely different style of grip that we find to be more secure than an add-on. The adhesive is strong enough to keep the grip entirely in place through sweaty palms and bad weather conditions. This is our favorite texture we’ve seen out of all the options available, as it covers the entire surface area of your Glock’s grip. Beware, though: once you adhere it to your Glock, it’s staying on, so don’t make the decision lightly. You’ll also want to be very careful and patient while you’re installing it on your Glock, so the grip is even across the surface.
What we say – The Talon Grips for Glock cost about $20 online, no matter what style or Glock gen you choose from. Although it’s twice the price of the two previous options, it’s still highly affordable and it’s very durable.
- Texture all over grip
- Can be purchased for any Glock and any gen
- Sticky adhesive is permanent
Grip Force Adapters Gen 1 2 3 Glock Beavertail Adapters
Materials – The Grip Force Glock Beavertail Adapters for Gen 1, 2, and 3 are specially designed to install on the rear of your Glock’s factory grip. The unique shape is similar to a beavertail (hence the name, by curving under the rear of the handgun, and it’s perfect for those who want to hold the top of the grip for enhanced recoil control and accuracy. The top of the grip adapter features long indentations for gripping against the top of the shooter’s hand, and the bottom of the adapter features raised bumps and ridges for a grip in the palm. This style is also much thicker than other grip modifications, so it has a larger palm swell.
Performance – The Grip Force Glock Beavertail Adapters are another very unique option that enhances accuracy for a totally different style of holding: at the top of the grip. This is the best Glock grip for those who have smaller fingers and need to hold the top of the grip so their index reaches the trigger comfortably. It does require a more detailed installation, but it still only takes minutes to do. This is the thickest modification for grip that we’ve seen, but that’s kind of necessary, since it’s installed near the top. Although this isn’t our favorite choice, it provides a unique improvement for those with small hands.
What we say – The Grip Force Glock Beavertail Adapters costs a little under $25 online. It’s the most expensive option, but it certainly isn’t breaking your bank.
- Best for those with small hands
- Allows a short index finger to reach trigger comfortably
- Multiple textures for good grip
- Not available for gen 4
- Most expensive option
Our Top Pick
Our top pick for the best Glock grip on the market goes to the Talon Grips for Glock. We believe the most common reason for gunowners to invest in a Glock grip modification is to simply enhance their ability to have stronger control and resistance to recoil from their pistol. This option does not increase palm swell or the overall size of the grip, which is already a fairly standard shape and length for most shooters. Like we mentioned before, don’t apply this adhesive grip unless you are certain you’ll be happy with it, but we know it will be completely worth it for you in the end. It can be purchased in all black, but we also really like the look of the granulated black pattern. This option is very affordable, and it will only increase your performance.