One problem some shooters have with mouse guns is…they’re small. Caliber wars aside, if you have a large hand, getting to grips with a tiny niney or .380 semi can be difficult if you have what the President would consider large hands. As someone with small mitts who pocket-carries a Smith BODYGUARD 380 from time to time, that’s not a problem for me. But for those of you who are more generously endowed, pistols like the Smith or a Taurus TCP could be out of the question.
And that’s the reason Hogue and a few other aftermarket accessory companies make grip sleeves for these guns. Many are nothing more than glorified ranger bands, providing nothing more than a little added thickness to an otherwise too-slim grip.
Hogue, however, takes a more refined approach. They’ve just announced additions to their Beavertail HandALL line, a nicely textured sleeve that features a – you guessed it! — beavertail to fit the BODYGUARD 380 as well as the Taurus TCP and Spectrum guns. Here’s their press release . . .
HOGUE INC EXPANDS THEIR HANDALL BEAVERTAIL GRIP SLEEVE LINE TO INCLUDE A MODEL THAT FITS THE S&W BODYGUARD 380, TAURUS TCP & SPECTRUM
Henderson, NV – Hogue Incorporated is proud to announce the newest addition to their line of BeavertailTM HandALL® Grip Sleeves with a model precisely designed to fit Smith & Wesson’s Bodyguard 380 and Taurus’ TCP or Spectrum. “We are continuing to expand our line of sleeves for compact pistols because of high customer demand,” said grip designer Matt Hogue. “Creating Beavertail Grip Sleeves that seamlessly work with smaller frames while adding comfort and a precision fit has proven to be a very popular solution.”
The Beavertail Grip Sleeve is installed by slipping it over the firearm’s grip frame until it seats perfectly into position. The sleeve is precision manufactured to offer a more secure and comfortable fit. Once installed, the HandALL sleeve provides a single finger groove for instinctive handling and control of the firearm. The finger groove leads into a gentle palm swell that has been carefully designed to fit naturally in the hand. The beavertail built into the grip sleeve rises high along the backstrap of the frame. This provides full rubber contact with the hand allowing a higher hand-placement on the grip. In addition to protection and comfort, the beavertail also cushions the hand during recoil by providing better distribution of recoil forces. The built-in features of the grip sleeve provide comfort and confidence which in turn promotes accuracy.
The HandALL is built from a long-lasting durable thermoplastic elastomer compound. This rubber ages very gracefully and keeps a firm, tacky feel throughout the life of the grip. It will not harden, split or crack with age or usage. The surface is covered with Hogue’s familiar CobblestoneTM texture, a series of small circular bumps that provide an efficient non-slip, non-irritating grip on the rubber. This model of HandALL Beavertail Grip Sleeves has an MSRP of $9.95 for black, and $10.95 for OD green, flat dark earth, aqua, pink and purple.
Hogue Grip Sleeves are manufactured in their family-owned and operated facilities under the direct supervision of the Hogue family. Hogue, Inc. supports local dealers and encourages customers to purchase Hogue products locally. For more information please call Hogue directly at 1-800-438-4747 or visit www.hogueinc.com to find a Hogue dealer near you.