Recently, I had the opportunity to test out the newly designed AlumaGrips with "Very Aggressive Checkering and Updated Tool Design" on my Nighthawk Custom Talon. These new AlumaGrips are awesome! Like my previous AlumaGrips with smooth checkering, the color is very deep black and exactly matches the Diamond Black on my Slide, Slide Stop, Thumb Safety and Trigger. They also have the same great looking Nighthawk logo. The difference is in the checkering. The new checkering design allows me to easily establish and maintain a high grip while putting several magazines of ammo down range. I shot my best grouping to date with my Talon using these new grips! The new checkering is "very aggressive", which allows for a firm grip. I work indoors so my hands are fairly smooth. I prefer to shoot without shooting gloves. After 100 rounds, the very tip of my middle finger on my shooting hand started to get irritated. I will gladly accept a bit of irritation at high round counts to be able to easily establish and maintain a high grip and achieve better grouping. Below is a photo of my Talon with the new AlumaGrips: I think I was able to capture the deep black of the Diamond Black and the AlumaGrips in this photo. Both are black. Deep black. Deep. Below is a picture comparing the new AlumaGrips with "Very Aggressive Checkering and Updated Tool Design" (top) versus the smooth Alumagrips (bottom). This picture did not capture the deep black of these grips, but I assure you they are black. Deep black. Deep. The picture below is from a differenct angle where I tried to capture the sharper diamonds on the new AlumaGrips (top) versus the smooth AlumaGrips (bottom). The picture below shows the back of the new AlumaGrips (top) which were ordered with the light weight option and the smooth AlumaGrips (bottom) without the light weight option. This light weight option really makes a difference in weight. I don't have precise scales to report the actual weight, but the grips with the light weight option feel closer to the weight of G10 grips. In summary, these new AlumaGrips are my permanent selection for my Talon. I love the grip, the deep black, the logo and the light weight.