I just got some new grips for my hand-held shotgun as an early Father's Day gift from one of my sons. I do need to say the I'm glad I have tough hands. If you have soft, girly hands, full checkered grips aren't for you. Instead of the soft spongy grip like the "ribber", these weld into your hand very solidly. They immediately gave me a better group because of that. I wouldn't said the recoil is less manageable, though. A beautiful compliment to the Judge.