I recently purchased a new Springfield EMP 9. I've put about 400 rounds through it and I really like the pistol and will be carrying it as primary. I find that the stock crossed cannon grips are a little slippery for me. I'm thinking of Black Alumagrips: http://www.alumagrips.com/main.taf?p=2,5,2 I have put a pair of Raasco on my Colt Defender that I like a lot, but I feel they may be a little fragile and get dinged up on the EMP. So, what are your experiences and recomendations? I guess the Alumagrips are aluminum, what are the pros & cons? Also, what is the proper tool to remove the grip screws? I think I found a star shaped driver in a driver kit I have that will work, but I don't want to make a mistake and wreck the screws. Why didn't Springfield use a standard hex or something? Thanks for your input.