|VZ Grips for the win!|
As I've mentioned in the past (I think,) VZ Grips makes a great product, as seen on both my J-Frame and my 1911. I love how G10 feels, it looks great, and takes plenty of abuse without coming apart or scaring up and looking like garbage. I can carry it all day on my sweaty self, and even with the minimal texture on the above gun, still have tons of control. Plus it looks tons better than the factory black rubber.
In my quiet medium-size town I've never really felt that under-gunned with it either (I can think of one time I may have, if I wasn't carrying my M&P that day, but that's another post.) Given the political climate of this city, I could probably carry it empty and still have the desired effect (I doubt many bad guys around here would expect their mark to be armed at all.) However if it came down to it, I do tend to shoot the little thing pretty well, the hammerless frame lets me get a crazy-high grip with a lower bore axis than any auto, even the LCP, and the Apex J-Frame kit is the best $26 I've ever spent on gun stuff.
Then again, maybe I'm just a tacticool hipster, I am wearing low-top Chuck Taylors today...