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2012 SHOT Show Special Report: Special Operations Combat Diver Grip

The result of over two years of work and testing is the Special Operations Combat Diver Grip® M4 (SOCD M4) and Advanced Performance Shooting proudly introduced this M16/M4 grip at SHOT 2012. The texture is a coarse emery board kind of texture bonded to the grip permanently that features elevation changes producing “uneven terrain” that serve to help offset environmental effects like water, sweat, oil and blood. The surface treatment on the grip provides a non-skid surface that does not cause undo wear on your hands even without gloves.

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NOTE: The surface does produce a glint or sparkle that the operator can paint to reduce the visible signature; however, painting of any type will reduce the amount of “grip” to some degree but does not negate the benefit. If this is a concern please let APS know when you are ordering and they can offer suggestions or solve the problem for you. Advanced Performance Shooting customers have long known and enjoyed the benefits of their detailed texture work. Shooters realize that a better grip surface provides a solid contact with the gun without having to over grip and detract from the core principles of marksmanship; regardless if they opted for a painted, non-painted, SRT or now our new SRT 2 /SOCD series of grip enhancements.

Additionally in 2012, APS will offer the Special Operations Combat Diver Grip® as a treatment available for customer supplied grips. APS is aware that many shooters like varying sizes and shapes of grips, as well as grips for other types of rifles, carbines, and sub-guns. Their process will allow these shooters to experience the same benefit as end users that our new grip customers enjoy.

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1 Comment;

  1. “The texture is a coarse emery board kind of texture bonded to the grip permanently that features elevation changes producing “uneven terrain” that serve to help offset environmental effects like water, sweat, oil and blood.”

    I really hope that when shooting with this grip, I only have to worry about the first three and not the last! Unless it is the blood of my enemy’s! I really need to stop washing my hands with the blood of my enemies! 🙂

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