Featuring a rubberized grip and ideal approach angle, the Tactical Grip by SENTRY is one of two featured AR grips offered. The Hexmag Tactical Grip (HTG) gives the shooter improved tactile contact regardless of condition.
Introduced in 2017, the HTG is a non-adjustable, over-molded rifle grip for either AR-15s or AR-10s. The grip itself features the SENTRY Hexture™ pattern and added finger grooves for improved control. The HTG also is molded to a 25-degree approach angle to accommodate most shooting styles. The bottom of the HTG is hollow to allow easy access to the mounting hardware and is compatible to the Samson Field Survivor 1 Tool. The HTG is also compatible with the Hexmag grip tape, although it was not included as part of this review.
- Integrated rear upper extension supports the web of the shooters hand
- Comes with The Gapper™ for increased comfort
- Includes installation hardware (Allen wrench and screw)
The Hexmag Tactical Grip is available in Black (featured) and Flat Dark Earth.
Product Evaluation Scores:
- Cost – Average (3/5): At $34.99 the HTG price point is above its closest market competitors, the Ergo Grip w/Suregrip ($26), Hogue’s overmold rubberized grip ($26.95), and Magpul’s MOE+ Grip ($23.95). It is however, the one of the newer models on the market to feature the rubberized texture.
- Comfort – Excellent (5/5): Extremely comfortable the HTG was used on a competition rifle for a duration of 30 days. The contour of the backstrap, finger grooves, and aggressive pattern on the grip allowed the shooter to retain a positive grip during stages and weapon manipulation. As with most grips, after prolonged barehand holding moisture/sweat did make the HTG a little slick, but by drying/wiping the hand, the grip would still retain that rubberized tactile presence. The only negative to the HTG that effected its score was the Hexture™ pattern felt almost too pronounced in that it gave positive control, but without gloves was distracting to the fingertips.
- Durability – Good (4/5): Despite regular use, weapon manipulation, and stressors the rubberized surface of the HTG did not wear down or deteriorate during the time tested. Generally, with rubberized grips over time the surface does eventually wear at high stress/contact points but that is based on the shooter and not the grip. It is often a tradeoff between the improved tactile feel of a rubberized rifle grip, and the extended durability of a hardened plastic one.
- Functionality – Good (4/5): Rather simplistic, the HTG came with all the materials necessary for mounting it to the rifle (as with most grips on the market), including a Gapper plug to fill the trigger guard gap. The Hexture™ grip added to the functionality of the rubberized surface in that it improved surface contact with the hand. The high extension of the grip gave the hand webbing a good place for purchase and pivot. The angle of the grip is appropriate for standard-sized rifled and gives the wrist the necessary angle to control the rifle.
- Weight – Average (3/5): At 2.6 ounces the HTG is approximately the same weight as the above-mentioned market alternatives, thus making the HTG average in terms of what is currently available with similar features.
Overall Rating – Above Average (19/25)
Product Link: https://hexmagstore.com/hexmag-tactical-grip-black-htg/
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