The HABGS (my abbreviation, not theirs) is a textured rubber sleeve that slides over the grip portion of a semi-automatic pistol. Adding a HABGS alters the size of the grip and lengthens the trigger reach. These may be helpful to someone with large hands that are trying to shoot small pistols.
Hogue has offered grips sleeves for years, but the HABGS has a sloped section that rides up the beavertail portion of the gun to further alter the feel and reach as compared to the originals.
The new HABGS are being made for polymer framed pistols that do not have interchangeable back straps to alter the size of the grip. The guns initially offered are the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield (all calibers), Ruger LC9 and four Glock pistols: 26, 27, 42 and 43.
“Polymer pistols do not have removable grips that you can simply replace,” said grip designer Matt Hogue. “The solution for many of these pistols is our new HandALL Beavertail Grip Sleeves.”
Different colors will be available. Basic black is available, of course. Hogue is also making these in OD green, flat dark earth, purple and pink. The suggested retail price is $9.95 for the black grips and $10.95 for the alternate colors.