Well, it's my answer, anyway.
Range life without the Hogue HandAll Beavertail Grip Sleeve
#18200 would be something less than wonderful.
In fact, the improvement in ergonomics and shooting enjoyment is
The fit is extremely tight - no shifting at all. When the sleeve is
new right out of the box, fitting it on the grip takes some real work.
Hogue advertises a precise fit for Glock 42 & 43, but they also list
it as fitting well on the PPK, which it does.
The PPK is only a backup for me but I can't live without this
Hogue sleeve, as it greatly improves confidence and gives
superior grip control.
The extra grip width does not detract from concealment and
is well accomodated by every carry method I use (Tod Coles'
Recluse TS Solo Pocket holster, the Sneaky Pete Bug-Bite
calf holster and Undertech Undercover spandex concealment
My experience is that recoil shock is reduced so much that
running 50 rounds through it at a time is immensely more
tolerable and, if you are a man, not a painful experience.
This PPK, Test Target Date December 7, 1989, has not once choked
on any rounds I have run through it, including flat nosed
Winchester White Box.
The magazines are loaded with SIG V-Crowns.