I've never liked them but it could be because I have very small hands and rather than have the grooves spacing apart single digits I have multiple digits between the grooves which can be uncomfortable. I feel my fingers get pinched by the grooves. I do not like them on my AR rifles for sure and have gone to BCM straight grips which are a lot more comfortable. I wonder if many people with smaller hands do not like finger grooves while those with larger hands do? I just bought a Smith and Wesson 629 Mountain Gun in .44 mag which will have some pretty stout recoil. I want to order some new Hogue Tamer grips for it but am debating whether to get standard with finger grooves or non-finger grooves, which one would be better to reduce recoil?