This was something that came up during a lull in my action league today. We were setting up the second stage when someone asked me if my grips were new. I've had the same grips almost since I bought the gun, a pair of Hogue rubber grips with the finger grooves. Then someone else brought up his complaint since I changed the grips, "He used to have a pair of beautiful stock wood grips, but he took them off and threw them away." Now... that's not really true. I took them off, but I still have the original grips. It did, however, spark a conversation of what we're looking for in a new pair of grips. I know a lot of grip selection is in the aesthetics. What else do we look for?