I just ordered some Hogue Rubber Finger Groove Grips for my 229. I am anxious to see what they feel like. My e-mail response stated my order has been approved but then went on to discuss how long it could take to process and ship. It was a standard form letter and not anything specific to what I actually ordered. When I was shopping around the Hogue site I found the Extremeâ„¢ Series Custom Machined Aluminum and Titanium grips. Check them out. The Checkered Mat Black Anodized ones for $159.95 look pretty cool, but don't know how they would feel. You MUST scroll down and check out the Titanium ones for $995.95. WTF? Not only do they sound like a bad idea - for may reasons - but it is kind of like the fools that put a $5,000 sound system in a $500 car.