Brilliant backstraps & grips are colored and then coated with a glittering process that results in lots of sparkle, and a texture similar to grip tape. With use, the coating will become smoother, but will remain glittery. It's an easy, non-permanent way to add a little bling to your gun - just change out the backstrap or grip to suit your mood!
Important Notes About Fit:
** Your model must have removable backstraps or grips! If your model has a one-piece frame, eg. M&P Shield or Gen 3 Glocks, the backstraps will not work.**
M&P 2.0 Full Size: Our full-size backstraps will fit. You will just need to use your 2.0 takedown tool to install the backstraps.
M&P 2.0 Compact:Our backstraps will NOT fit. Replacement 2.0 backstraps are not available for us to order - we will add them when they become available.
You are buying a brand new backstrap/grips, you do not need to send in your own.
Care: Backstraps/grips should be removed prior to cleaning with solvents and oils. Some minimal "shedding" is normal at first, but will diminish. Durability will depend on the amount of use and abuse.
The picture doesn't do it justice on the M&P 9C. In the sunlight it glows! The combination of colors - blue, purple, silver is perfect.
I purchased this grip for my M& P full size 9mm. This is my competition gun! I absolutely love it. Seriously, best purchase ever!
I have 2 Brilliant Backstraps for my Glock 19. A regular size in gold leopard and a beaver tail in red, black and silver camo. LOTS of compliments and love the gentle texture for a great grip!
I ordered the copper glitter back strap for my M&P. It is a great addition and something different than standard colors of a firearm out of the box. I see a little glitter rubs off initially when shooting but after some usage, I don't notice hardly any more loose pieces. Great addition. I rated this a 4 star because the time from ordering until arrival is weeks.
Not only does this grip look awesome, it feels great in my hand.
I ordered my hot pink brilliant backstrap about three years ago or so for my M&P 9c. The color is more of a purpley-pink in my opinion but I LOVED it! The first week or so carrying with it wasn't the greatest, it felt a bit sand papery inside my waist band but that quickly smoothed out with every day carry. There would be flecks of glitter on my skin during this time but the product has maintained its color beautifully.
One of my best friends also has an M&P9c and I decided to get her a blingy backstrap for her birthday...downfall was that her favorite color is teal and gun goddess doesn't have that color in stock. I decided that it was probably a long shot but I would email customer service to see if they could make a custom color for me. They asked for a color swatch to make sure they got the custom color perfect for me so I sent them a screenshot of a teal color I liked and they made it for me! It came out beautifully and my friend loves it!
I purchased the colored back strap for my wife's glock 19. The color was as listed. Quality of it was even and nice. Only downside is that the glitter is all over the place. Every time I touch it my hand gets covered in glitter. I am afraid this will wear off over time. I placed a clear coat on it and it is great. She loves it.
Also fast responses with questions I had.
I ordered the sapphire medium backstrap for my XDs & love it. My EDC has always been black but now I have a little splash of color.
The XDs has a pretty aggressive grip but this one actually feels better on my palm then the original. I've left little sparkles in a few places but I told my husband it was just freedom dust. If you are on the fence just order them! You won't regret it.
My wife wanted to personalize her gun a little and we ended up selecting the Brilliant Backstrap (blue) for her 9mm compact M&P. Usually things look better in pictures than in real life, but in this case the actual product looks and is WAY better than the pictures! Brilliant bright colors and sparkles! She loves it!