I wanted something besides skateboard tape for the front grip of my Springfield Armory 1911, so I ordered this item from Brownells; I figured for $10 I'd take a chance... http://www.brownells.com/handgun-pa...911-auto-checkered-front-strap-prod16409.aspx Anyway, here's how it looks installed on my pistol. It's basically a piece of foil with a checkered pattern stamped onto it, and it attaches to the gun by tucking the edges of it under the grip panels and there are tabs that fold around the openings in the frame to keep it from shifting vertically. So far I'm pleased with it; it provides a good gripping surface with 20 lpi and for $10 I don't think it looks half bad. And while we're at it, what do you guys think about those two conspicuous 90 degree corners at the front edge of the mag well? Round them off or leave them be? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!