Do I need a leather grip for my M9?
Old 04-26-2017   #1
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Do I need a leather grip for my M9?

My M9 is in Wetzlar for a new sensor. I just got a message that the existing trim will have to be changed in a new recent black leather look grip.

But they also offer the opportunity to choose one of the Real Leathers a la Carte options for 100 euro (instead of 200+ cause the camera is already dismantled etc)

My M9 is black and i want it stealthy so I am not going to get the red color but they also offer a black (and Grey) leather.

I can only compare the grip of my M9M and M8.2 which both or not leather also i think.

Would a real leather be a nicer/better trim? Apart from the looks. Does the real leather offer a better grip?
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No.

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If your M9 had the original "M9 vulcanite" covering and they are offering the current "vulcanite" it is vastly better for grip. I actually sent in an MP for this covering instead of the original it is so much better.
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Whatever the M9M original has is fine - possibly leather, or the M9-P vulcanite. I think they're all fine. Nothing can compensate for the lack of a film advance lever.
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Whatever the M9M original has is fine - possibly leather, or the M9-P vulcanite. I think they're all fine. Nothing can compensate for the lack of a film advance lever.
Dear Richard,

Upgrade to an MP? Or even an M2...

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Old 04-27-2017   #6
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Thanks guys. Will 'stick' with the standard option.

The lack of a film advance lever will be compensated by a Thumbie. Perfect for the MM,M9 and M8(.2) camera's. (Or with some shooting with the M6ttl/M5)
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