The Security-9 is a recent model from Ruger offering an affordable option for CCW, with some rather common features and some peculiarities such as the SAO action. Those who like the pistol but would prefer upgraded ergonomics, would be pleased to know that Hogue has just released a grip sleeve dedicated to the Security-9.
Here below is the full press release:
Henderson, NV – Hogue Incorporated is proud to announce their Beavertail™ HandALL® Grip Sleeve to fit the Ruger Security 9. This grip sleeve is designed for a unique precision fit on this popular mid-sized pistol. “Due to its built-in grip frame, the Security 9 will not accommodate replaceable grips,” said grip designer Matt Hogue. “Our solution was to create a model of our HandALL Beavertail Grip Sleeve that works with the firearm’s existing nylon frame to add comfort along with a precision fit.”
The Beavertail Grip Sleeve is installed by slipping it over the Security 9’s grip frame until it seats perfectly into position. The sleeve matches the unique contours of the nylon frame for a more secure and comfortable fit.
Once installed, the HandALL sleeve provides finger grooves for instinctive handling and control of the firearm. These lead into a gentle palm swell that has been carefully designed to fit naturally in the hand. The beavertail built into the grip sleeve rises high along the backstrap of the frame. This provides full rubber contact for increased hand comfort higher on the grip. In addition to protection and comfort, the beavertail also cushions the hand during recoil by providing better distribution of recoil forces.
The HandALL is built from a long-lasting durable thermoplastic elastomer compound. This rubber ages very gracefully and keeps a firm, tacky feel throughout the life of the grip. It will not harden, split or crack with age or usage. The surface is covered with Hogue’s familiar Cobblestone™ texture, a series of small circular bumps that provide an efficient non-slip, non-irritating grip on the rubber. Hogue’s Security 9 HandALL Beavertail Grip Sleeves have an MSRP of $10.95 for black, and $12.95 for OD green, flat dark earth, aqua, pink and purple.
Hogue Grip Sleeves are manufactured in their family-owned and operated facilities under the direct supervision of the Hogue family. Hogue, Inc. supports local dealers and encourages customers to purchase Hogue products locally.
For more information please call Hogue directly at 1-800-438-4747 or visit www.hogueinc.com to find a Hogue dealer near you.
Clearly, Hogue designers have done a good job in integrating the lines of the sleeve with the ones of the host, making the black version barely noticeable. The other, more colorful, options on the other hand completely change the Security-9 looks. The claimed benefits would need to be directly tested, but the retail price allows even the shooters on a budget to give it a try and see for themselves.
Photos from Hogue Inc. website.
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