The Slide Spider is a patent-pending product designed by a company called ArachniGRIP. ArachniGRIP was founded in 2015 and is located in the town of Parker, Colorado. It was started by a pair of self-described “lifelong firearms enthusiasts.” The motivation behind the founding of the company was to help shooters at all stages utilize safer training methods. They hope the Slide Spider will not only help shooters train safely but allow them to train more comfortably and easily as well.
The Slide Spider is what it sounds like – a multi-legged addition to your gun’s slide. A spider is emblazoned at the center while legs designed to fit within your gun’s serrations run down each side. According to the company it helps shooters with a weak grip due to arthritis or other issues get a more positive grip . It’s also for use by shooters just looking for a sure grip in general whether due to wet, slippery conditions or various personal reasons. Testimonials on ArachniGRIP’s website are glowing and come from varied sources ranging from average citizens to NRA instructors to a USPSA Master Class Shooter .
In addition to the original spider-emblazoned version there is also a “your logo here” option listed. It appears to come in multiple colors including black, red, and pink. The product itself adheres to the gun with an adhesive that can be removed with isopropyl alcohol.
ArachniGRIP is currently selling the Slide Spider for the following guns: Kahr, Walther, SCCY , Beretta, Glock , Heckler&Koch, Para USA, Ruger , SIG Sauer, Smith & Wesson, and Springfield Armory. Specific details can be found on the company’s website at http://www.arachnigrip.com/store#!/c/12999691/inview=category13415206&offset=0&sort=normal . MSRP $19.95.