Just what is a Brilliant Backstrap?
Some handguns have removable and interchangeable backstraps of different sizes to allow a shooter to have a gun that will fit their hand. The Smith & Wesson M&Ps seem to have the most unique shape and surface area. By taking a standard backstrap (sometimes called a palm swell), and applying a glittering process, we can add a little bling to your gun. But here's the best part, you won't see glitter all over your hands or your gun bag every time you shoot. And, the glitter makes the gun a bit grippier without tearing up your hands.
As with most aftermarket coatings, a Brilliant Backstrap will wear over time. The actual amount of time varies depending on use, abuse, weather conditions and grip. The second backstrap we produced was recently retired by its owner after about 5 years.
We currently offer blingy backstraps for the Smith & Wesson M&P, full size and compact, as well as some Glocks, Springfield XDm and XDs, full size 1911s and the Sig Sauer P320.