Pure coincidence or numerical forces at work? Either way, we’ve got three AR pistol grips from…wait for it…Trinity Force. Hey, three Is A Magic Number, after all.

TF offers a wide selection of grip styles in a variety of materials – reinforced polymer, high-density polymer/rubber, and aluminum. Each is designed to provide a unique set of features for a specific style of build (AR pistol, carbine, PSR, etc.).

Apparently slugs prefer the Trinity Force DI Slim Grip. (above, middle)

Herein, we’ll look at three of TF’s AR pistol grips. If you would like to see a review of another TF grip, just holler in the comments.

AR Pistol Grip

At first the Trinity Force AR Pistol Grip looked unusually boxy. After using it on a pistol build for several months, I have to admit that it is my new favorite grip for AR pistols. Its rubberized texture and high level of stickiness, combined with a soft, almost squishy feeling invites your hand to become one with it. It is flat-out comfortable.

• Material: High-density polymer/rubber

Weight: 3.39 ounces (3.65 ounces with grip screw)

Profile: Slender top tapers to squatty palm swell

Specifications: Trinity Force AR Pistol Grip

Price as reviewed: $10.50 MSRP
SKU: WBXJB

Ratings (out of five stars):

Design: * * * * *
This grip’s angle and squatty nature of the palm swell make holding an AR pistol with one hand quite literally painless. TF struck a great balance between thin top and swollen palm swell area.

Comfort: * * * * *
The TF AR Pistol Grip is the most comfortable AR pistol grip I can recall trying. It is softer and squishier than most grips, but not so much that it negatively impacts control of the weapon.

Durability: * * * * *
The high-density polymer skeleton and double-injected rubber coating are good quality, reliable, and impact-resistant materials. After several months of handling and normal range time the grip shows no signs of unreasonable wear, scratching, or fading.

Overall: * * * * *
This grip feels terrific due to the angle and palm swell, has an awesome stickiness to the rubber, and hits the pocket book at about $10. This is a grip not to be overlooked for any AR pistol build. I plan to have several on-hand for future builds.

DI Slim Grip

The Trinity Force DI Slim Grip is a thinner, edgy pistol grip. It has a more aggressive angle, well-suited for rifles (versus AR pistols), and sports a texture similar to stippling. With exception of the storage compartment door, the grip is fully-coated with double-injected rubber that is quite pleasant in conjunction with the trendy texture.

• Material: High-density polymer/rubber

Weight: 3.39 ounces (3.65 ounces with grip screw)

Profile: Slender top tapers to slim, flat palm swell

Specifications: Trinity Force DI Slim Grip

Price as reviewed: $12.60 MSRP
SKU: WBG02B

Ratings (out of five stars):

Design: * * * 1/2
The Trinity Force DI Slim Grip has a fairly standard foundation with some nice additions – namely, the stippling-style texture and double-injected rubber coating. The angle of the grip is aggressive. The storage door has no latch and can slide out of the bottom of the grip.

Comfort: * * * * 1/2
The grip feels good in-hand and there is ample room for large fingers. The rubber coating is firm, not squishy.

Durability: * * * 1/2
The high-density polymer skeleton and double-injected rubber coating are good quality, reliable, and impact-resistant materials. However, I just don’t see the storage door holding up – or even staying put in the base of the grip.

Overall: * * * *
The DI Slim Grip has a very nice stippled, yet rubberized feel. I found the angle to be too aggressive for an AR pistol, but great for a MSR. If you’re a fan of stippling this is a grip you need to check out. It would be a great compliment to a stippled polymer AR pistol lower.

A2 Skeleton Grip

Skeletonized aluminum pistol grips are cool. Or, rather, cold. Or both. Either way, sometimes it just feels good to put your bare hand on a cold metal pistol grip. And the Trinity Force A2 Skeleton Grip is one such grip; one that looks cool, and also feels the same to the initial touch.

Sculpted in the A2 style, by way of CNC process, the grip is enhanced by rubberized polymer panels on either side, effectively also reducing overall weight.

Each panel is held in place by two small tabs and is easily removable by pushing the release tab just inside the screw hold. Once removed, the grip is an excellent candidate for any of the available coating/coloring methods (Cerakote, anodize, etc.). Out-of-the-box, the grip hosts a standard black-ish hard coat anodized finish.

• Material: High-density polymer/rubber

Weight: 5.29 ounces (5.56 ounces with grip screw)

Profile: Slender top tapers to slim, flat palm swell

Specifications: Trinity Force A2 Skeleton Grip

Price as reviewed: $47.25 MSRP
SKU: WBA02B

Ratings (out of five stars):

Design: * * * * 1/2
Obviously designed in the A2 style, the Trinity Force A2 Skeleton Grip is thin throughout with no added material on the backstrap. The grip takes slight departures from its role model with a shorter OAL, rounded-off bottom rear corner, and skeletonized design with rubber grip inserts that must be removed prior to grip installation. The grip retains the finger groove and vertically-styled texturing on the backstrap.

Comfort: * * * * 1/2
I wouldn’t characterize the standard A2 grip a comfortable. However, this iteration is very pleasant to hold. Because of the thin, short profile it is easy to wrap your hand around the entire grip, providing more control over the weapon. Large hands may find a lack of room for the pinky finger.

Durability: * * * * *
This grip is rock-solid. From the hard-coat anodizing to the well-secured polymer and rubber inserts, there is no reason why this grip should not last decades, if not a lifetime.

Overall: * * * * 1/2
The Trinity Force A2 Skeleton Grip is a solid choice to consider given quality of manufacturing, design, and price. It is a little on the short side for large hands and the anodizing is more of a grey-black than dark black. If you’re looking for a hybrid aluminum/rubberized grip, this one may just be the solution.

*All Trinity Force grips include a standard 1-inch steel grip screw – black with a slotted head.

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6 Responses to Gear Review: 3 AR Pistol Grips from Trinity Force

  1. Did you confirm those weights? They sound unlikely, a grip that size made of aluminum being less weight than a $0.05 US coin…

    • PK – Good catch and thank you! You are correct, the weights listed were inaccurate; my apologies. I did weigh them and have updated the review with the correct figures (with and without their grip screw).

      The weight listed on TF’s website is not accurate for the DI AR Grip. The weight listed on TF’s website for the DI Slim Grip is accurate if you include the grip screw. The weight listed on TF’s website for the A2 Skeleton Grip is accurate if you do not include the grip screw.

      • Okay, ounces is more believable. The error had it saying 3.5 grams or so! A nickel is 5 grams, so that raised an eyebrow.

    • I like the B5 also. Both the Magpul K2 and B5 have a nice angle for shorter length of pulls. If I’m using Keymod and BCM or Vltor fde I use B5. When I use Mlok and Magpul colors I use the K2. The BCM Mod 3 grip is also nice if you are using a standard trigger guard as it has a little lip that covers the gap perfectly.

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