Here are some great ideas for the gun owner on your holiday gift-giving list.
This might be the final answer to the “I can’t rack the slide” problem. I admit it, I hate real spiders. I’ve always been afraid of them, and they have had a short lifetime if I find one near me. I have finally found a spider I actually love, and am happy to have on my gun―the Slide Spider by ArachniGRIP.
I’ve taught various techniques for opening slides for years to folks with limited hand strength, and I’ve tried many products that claim to help. Few actually do.
As I get older, and my friends, do, too, arthritis and other physical problems can seriously interfere with guns that used to be easy to handle, but are now becoming challenging.
Somebody thought of a really good solution. The Slide Spider is a piece of tape shaped kind of like a spider (roundish body, multiple legs). One side is rough surfaced and the other side is sticky.
You attach the body to the back of your slide, just ahead of the rear sight, and press the little legs down into the grooves on each side of the slide.
The result is that your fingers and palm now have a wonderful grip where before they tended to slip. The slide will open very easily. The roughened surface is just rough enough, not too rough even for hands that have seldom held a gun. Similar to skateboard tape.
It makes racking slides go from “good to awesome” for some and from “struggling to easy” for many of us with limited strength. It gives everyone more control. Even many guys like it.
There are spiders perfectly cut to fit many manufacturers and models of guns. Be sure to watch the website installation video as it has important points and is clear and easy to follow.
It is OK to use on carry guns, as it doesn’t interfere with holsters or clothing. It is OK to use in all weathers, though I’m taking the word of others on that point.
The red spider on top is their logo, but you can get plain black if you won’t want that visible insect (yes, I know, arachnid, not insect) on your gun. The package contains two, so you have a spare, if needed, or one to give a friend.
Know anyone with arthritis? Know anyone with a bad case of the “I can’t rack this slide-itis?” They will love this.
For only $19.95, what a deal!