Last week I saw a post that I think was here. There was a discussion on using grip tape on the front strap. Some complained that the grit wore off and got in the action and caused damage. Well, I have found the solution. Rubberized grip tape. Don't waste your time looking at Lowes or Home Depot. You won't find it there. You can send me a check for $49.95 and I'll send you a 7" piece you can cut to shape to fit your front strap. OR YOU CAN GO TO A MARINE SUPPLY STORE !! Yep, boats use the rubber stuff, water would dissolve the glue on the standard "skateboard" tape. You can get it in different widths, 1", 2" and even a 4" and they come in different textures. And the best part, it's only $1 per foot for the 2" and .50 cents for the 1" per foot. It made all the difference in the world on my .380 Govt. model.