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Handgun accessories can make the difference between life or death in a tactical situation. From aftermarket grips to give an operator a rock-solid hold in any environment to reflex sights that let you get on target as quickly as possible, these add-ons can help give you the edge, on duty and off.

Check out what’s new for 2015 to keep your handgun ready to respond to any threat at a moment’s notice.

Delta Grip for Ruger LCR

The Delta Grip is a patented design originally made for Smith & Wesson J-Frame revolvers. The newest iteration is for the Ruger LCR and LCRx. The textured rubber grip is an overmolded unit consisting of a rigid polymer core specifically made to be more ergonomic and point better than stock grips. The one-piece unit gives a clean look and feel and creates a greater rake angle, which is especially helpful for snub-nose revolvers. (ergogrips.net; 877-281-3783)

Rio Grande Custom Grips

Rio Grande Custom Grips manufactures premium grips with unique and custom designs for handguns such as 1911s as well as revolvers and semi-autos made by Taurus and Ruger. The units begin as durable panels tested on multiple models to ensure the best possible fit. From there the company takes full-color, full-coverage images and embosses them onto the grip. Rio Grande has a growing library of stock images and can work with customer-supplied images to fully customize the look. The grips are molded from a proprietary high-strength, engineered polymer that is tough and designed specifically for this application. The images decorating the grips are created with a patented process that is the most permanent of any maker today. Unlike other decorated grips, the images on Rio Grande Custom Grips are salt, oil, solvent, water, impact and abrasion resistant and are protected by more than two mils of clear coat protectant that will last for many years. This makes for a custom grip that is fully functional and service ready. (riograndecustomgrips.com; 303-330-2812)

Steiner Optik MRS

Steiner released its Micro Reflex Sight (MRS), a non-magnifying holographic sight ideal for handguns and other small optic applications. Weighing in at only 2.5 ounces, the MRS has a hard anodized finish and is capable of enduring rugged use. The 3-MOA dot is powered by a single CR1632 battery for up to 550 hours of continuous use. The unit has three brightness levels and adjusts in 1-MOA click adjustments with 60 minutes of total adjustment. The screw mount is integrated into the unit, can be attached to any Pictatinny rail or similar sight platform and is waterproof and fully submersible to 10 meters. (steiner-optics.com; 888-228-7747)

UM3 Optic Mount

The UM3 Optic Mount utilizes the integral lower Picatinny rail on most newer pistols to provide a stable mount for optics. The UM3 installs without tools, can be moved between multiple pistols and holds zero if removed and replaced on the same gun. Designed by UM Tactical co-founder and design engineer Brian Wilson, the idea was to utilize the existing rail found on many modern semi-automatic handguns to create a universal mount. The mount is constructed from CNC-machined aluminum and finished with a mil-spec Type III anodizing. Attaching to an under-barrel Picatinny rail, the UM3 installs and removes in seconds and provides an above-slide rail for the optic of your choice. Once set up and zeroed with a chosen scope or red-dot sight, the mount and optic can be taken on and off while retaining zero. (umtactical.com; 866-979-4486)

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