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I have several M&P9 1.0 Full Size pistols and I would like to replace the medium backstraps with backstraps from a CORE or a 2.0. This way I can have the more aggressive texturing where I want it.

I have tried all the usual sources: Brownells, Midway, ebay, Gun Broker and even called S&W Customer Service (no one answered).

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I have not seen any 2.0 grips for sale anywhere either.

I want a large 2.0 for my 1.0 FS9 but someone said they won't interchange. I hope they're wrong. I could give a shot at stippling one of the older ones myself but would prefer the 2.0 texture as is.

Maybe someone who has a 1.0 and 2.0 could chime in if they interchange.
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Default Yes, they do fit

A 2.0 backstrap does fit the 1.0 frame perfectly. Also, a CORE backstrap fits as well.
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I bought a 5" CORE slide kit that came with the new backstraps. They fit perfectly on my FS 1.0.
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Try A2 - they sell stipples backstraps and other parts for M&Ps. Have them on my FS and compact. Very satisfied

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Not the OP, but thanks for the link. Need a source for M&P backstraps


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Try A2 - they sell stipples backstraps and other parts for M&Ps. Have them on my FS and compact. Very satisfied

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+1 for A2 Stippling. I had them one my gun until my dept. said it wasn't authorized.
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WHEN did you call S&W? They are closed Saturday. Try again Monday when they are open. You may have to be patient.

Just in case you used the wrong number it is 800-331-0852, listen for and follow the prompts.
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I have several M&P9 1.0 Full Size pistols and I would like to replace the medium backstraps with backstraps from a CORE or a 2.0. This way I can have the more aggressive texturing where I want it.

I have tried all the usual sources: Brownells, Midway, ebay, Gun Broker and even called S&W Customer Service (no one answered).

Does anyone have a better source for these??
I have a Medium Core backstrap that I would sell you for $10 shipped. I don't use the medium and neither does my wife. (it's one of my old guns and I don't shoot it anymore so my wife appropriated it ) Contact me via PM if you're interested.
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:42 AM
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I have several M&P9 1.0 Full Size pistols and I would like to replace the medium backstraps with backstraps from a CORE or a 2.0. This way I can have the more aggressive texturing where I want it.

I have tried all the usual sources: Brownells, Midway, ebay, Gun Broker and even called S&W Customer Service (no one answered).

Does anyone have a better source for these??

There's a guy on ebay selling a complete set of 2.0 backstraps for...


...wait for it...


$120 PLUS $10 shipping.


You'd have to really want a set for that.
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Try A2 - they sell stipples backstraps and other parts for M&Ps. Have them on my FS and compact. Very satisfied

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Thanks for the link! What pattern do you have? How aggressive are they? I’d like to find a pattern for my 45c that is close to M2.0 aggressiveness. I tried doing my own which looks close to their small dot pattern but it still feels a little slicker than i would like.

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WHEN did you call S&W? They are closed Saturday. Try again Monday when they are open. You may have to be patient.

Just in case you used the wrong number it is 800-331-0852, listen for and follow the prompts.
Friday at 2pm! Yes, that's the number I called.

In their defense, I have always had a good experience with the Customer Service. I am certain this is an anomaly. I will call again on Monday and report on what they tell me.
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I have a Medium Core backstrap that I would sell you for $10 shipped. I don't use the medium and neither does my wife. (it's one of my old guns and I don't shoot it anymore so my wife appropriated it ) Contact me via PM if you're interested.
PM sent. Thank you!!
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$120 PLUS $10 shipping.

You'd have to really want a set for that.[/QUOTE]

I dont want it THAT badly!!
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Thanks for the link! What pattern do you have? How aggressive are they? Iíd like to find a pattern for my 45c that is close to M2.0 aggressiveness. I tried doing my own which looks close to their small dot pattern but it still feels a little slicker than i would like.
I have the dot style. Very happy with it, provides more than adequate ďgrippinessĒ and I usually err towards more traction than less. Besides I think itís more visually appealing than the other styles.

That said, we may have different views on grippiness
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indicates they are all sold out of BLACK medium backstraps. So I ordered FDE - one of each pattern - to see which I prefer. I will let you all know. Thanks again for the A2 link.
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I have the dot style. Very happy with it, provides more than adequate ďgrippinessĒ and I usually err towards more traction than less. Besides I think itís more visually appealing than the other styles.

That said, we may have different views on grippiness
Well if you donít mind humoring me...On a scale from 1-5, 1 being factory 1.0 grips, and 5 being the new 2.0 grip texture, where would you say it lands?

(The one I did probably lands between 2-3 on my scale, like a mild sandpaper)
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Well if you donít mind humoring me...On a scale from 1-5, 1 being factory 1.0 grips, and 5 being the new 2.0 grip texture, where would you say it lands?

(The one I did probably lands between 2-3 on my scale, like a mild sandpaper)
Probably a 3+. But itís not like sandpaper in terms of grippiness, but the texture is certainly better than the original ver 1.0. Tough to describe, but the texture helps adhere the gun to the heel of my palm without the gritty feeling of sandpaper.
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Probably a 3+. But itís not like sandpaper in terms of grippiness, but the texture is certainly better than the original ver 1.0. Tough to describe, but the texture helps adhere the gun to the heel of my palm without the gritty feeling of sandpaper.
Thanks that does help! I may try one more texture on my own before I dive in, but itís good to know itís a real option.
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