I finally broke down and bought a set of Nill Grips for my SIG 229. I carry the Sig daily as my CCW handgun.
I've tried other grips for this pistol, but have found them lacking in one regard or another.
Hogue Rubber Grips are very comfortable to shoot, but the rubber tends to stick to my concealing garments and is not very "stealthy".
Hogue Wood Grips are really too thick for my SIG to use for concealed carry, and, the checkering would constantly chew at my skin while holstered, causing a rash, even after I knocked it down a little with some 600 grit sandpaper.
With my above mentioned experience with pistol grips, I realized that I was in need of a set of grips met the following criteria:
Made preferably of wood, not rubber, and although the plastic Crimson Trace grips were a strong contender, they are even more expensive that the Nill's.
Thinner than what Hogue offers; the Nill's measure almost a 1/4 inch less in width than my rosewood Hogue's.
Grips with friendlier checkering that would not chew my skin - the Rhomlas texture on the Nill's is perfect.
Another thing I noticed, is the incredible precision in which the Nill Grips fit my SIG; they nearly snap in place over the frame.
To sum things up, the Nill grips are exceptional and they are everything that everybody says they are. The major drawback is the nearly $150.00 retail cost. If these weren't for my carry firearm that I use daily then I most likely would have balked in shelling out so much money for a set of grips, but overall I must say that the Nill Grips exceeded my expectations.
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August 5, 2005, 01:25 AM
May I ask where you bought your Nills grips?
BTW, shouldn't this be in Autos?
August 5, 2005, 01:38 AM
I just got some Nills for my P232SL and they are fabulous.
As mentioned above, they are definitely NOT cheap (like 8-10X the price of Hogue rubber), but I got 'em here --
IME service/shipping was perfect, YMMV.
August 5, 2005, 01:39 AM
I found them at:
I received them USPS Priority 3 days after I ordered them.
....and yes, this thread would be more appropriate in Autos - my bad.
August 5, 2005, 09:22 PM
I have Nill stocks on assorted carry guns and match pistols. Without exception, they're very well made.
The new fellow at the link above seems to be doing a good job of representing Nill in the U.S. Sad to say, Nill has been through several U.S. distributors in recent years. The company's web site is a wretched mess. I think it's a classic case of a great product produced by a completely half-baked company.
August 5, 2005, 11:44 PM
I got sets for my Sig P225 and HK P7 from them a few weeks back, and I'm really impressed with them. They're a perfect fit, and the Rhomlas checkering is perfect; good grip without being abrasive. The HK ones have just a bit of swell that thickens out the grip just right. Absolutely gorgeous as well.
June 27, 2009, 12:03 PM
I have a P239 that I'm looking for new grips for -the reviews I've read on these grips are very good- any one used these grips for the P239?
Appreciate any feed back-
March 2, 2010, 11:40 PM
Sir Aardvark, what do you mean by Rhomlas?
March 3, 2010, 09:39 AM
what do you mean by Rhomlas
It is just a texture, as far as I know it is a Nills trade name. The grips come in standard texture or Rhomlas texture. I can't find any detailed pictures but they feel slightly different when you hold them.
March 3, 2010, 12:19 PM
Thanks Waterhouse. I am looking to replace the rubber grips on my S&W and my Walther PPK but did not know what Rhomlas meant. The Nill grips sure are nice but man, they are expensive!