Pistol grips
image of handgun grip

Many handguns have wooden, plastic or metal panels that are screwed or inserted into the frame to create a non-slip and cosmetically appealing appearance. Most metal-framed pistols and revolvers have grip panels, while most polymer-framed (plastic) pistols do not. Grip can also refer to the area of the frame around which the hand clasps the frame. The word grip can also be used to describe the position of a person’s hand or hands on a firearm.

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