I shot my Taurus 327 Federal Magnum revolver for the first time since I put these really nice wood grips from Altamont on it. After less than 50 rounds, I had a nice bloody spot in the web next to my shooting hand thumb. The wood grips leave the gun metal spine visible, not in itself a problem, and it looks good. However, they also leave the top metal area open on the back, and it was catching my hand due to the thinner grips and recoil. I couldn’t hold the gun as tightly with these thinner grips.
The rubber grips, which are now back on the gun, make it a little thicker for pocket carry, but they also cover the entire back of the gun grip all the way to the top behind the concealed hammer. I can grip it better, control it better, and I’m more accurate. I also won’t need any more band-aids.