Prohands Tactical – Handgun Grip Training Tool

Prohands Tactical is a handgun grip strength training tool. It allows doing exercises for the muscles of your fingers and wrist to have a tighter handgun grip and improve the control over the firearm. The tool has a spring loaded piston for each finger and a spring loaded backstrap.

Having a stronger grip is a good aid to shooting fundamentals knowledge. Strong grip helps to fight the recoil and come back to the target faster, which in turn results in quicker follow-up shots. So holding the gun firmly is good, but you have to combine it with hitting the target accurately. Prohands Tactical also allows you to train your ability to stay on target while maintaining a strong grip. It has a laser sight (or rather laser designator) mounted on top of it. The laser makes it easy to see what happens with the point of aim when you grip the gun tightly.

Prohands Tactical comes fully assembled with one of the following spring tension options:

  • Light – 5lbs of tension on each finger
  • Medium – 7lbs per finger
  • Heavy – 9lbs per finger
  • X-Heavy – 11lbs per finger

It is also possible to insert plugs blocking one or more pistons. This comes handy when you need to train say the trigger finger only.

Note the plugs installed under all pistons except the one for trigger finger

There are also several exercise programs suggested by the manufacturer, which you can read about here.

Prohands Tactical is available through at MSRP of $44.95.

I think it would be better if they made this device heavy, to simulate the weight of the gun. This way users could also train to manage the handgun weight.

Hrachya H

Being a lifelong firearms enthusiast, Hrachya always enjoys studying design, technology and history of guns and ammunition. His knowledge of Russian allows him to translate and make Russian/Soviet/Combloc small arms related information available for the English speaking audience.
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  • ozzallos .

    *Checks Date*
    Nope, not April 1st yet.

  • Protestant Rambler

    Dry firing a heavy double-action trigger + free weights seems like a better approach. And if you really want this, uh, thing, skip the laser and get a “Gripmaster” on Amazon for about $10.

    • mazkact

      That is correct. It is all about perception. Shooting small double action only handguns enough to become proficient with them(J-frames and Sig 290 rs) made all my other handguns a dream to shoot.

  • YS

    If this is meant to be a “dry fire” exercise, why is the “grip” vertical? Are they marketing this to Uzi and Mac-10 shooters? It would make more sense if the grip had more natural angle.

    • DrewN

      It was first designed and marketed to guitar players.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Yep, $15 at Guitar Center.

      • GaryOlson

        Looks like they are trying to strike a chord in the firearms market.

  • Keiichi

    Neat, seems quite… handy…

  • Tim

    This is the same thing they gave me as a kid to help my guitar playing… I could tape the cat’s laser toy to it and have the budget version!

  • Swarf

    Ha ha ha! Tactical suckers marketing strikes again.

  • I’ll stick with my Captains of Crush.

  • Edeco

    Hoping this $10 22-88 lb thing I’m almost done with lets me off where I can use an engine valve spring (got the idea from a crime novel someone on here let me know about).

  • Disarmed in CA

    Tactical finger shredder for shredding tactical tunes

  • Cm

    i laugh. from the article “There are also several exercise programs suggested by the manufacturer, which you can read about here”. from the linked PDF, “The exercises provided are not tailored to any specific sport”. so a specific exerciser with non specific exercisers. i think the other giggles have already been covered.

  • Blake

    Pro tip: just use a tennis ball 🙂

  • Larry Brown

    Years and years ago I had one of the guitar grips. I was especially trying to strengthen my pinky finger for playing bass. Ended up giving myself tendinitis with the stupid thing. As someone else said…a tennis ball is a much better option.

  • The_Champ

    Wow I thought we were hitting a low with the 10 round Mosin mag, but this?
    What ever you do, don’t go to a gym and do something like deadlifts to actually strengthen your grip(and many other things).
    Being strong and fit will definitely make you a better shooter, but this product will not make you strong.

  • pun&gun

    I anyone’s interested, search “Gripmaster” on Amazon. Same thing, but only in fixed-weight configurations and without the laser, but less than $15.