The BaseThe features that create the bold looks and brute strength of the Broadside also helps you tame your gun's recoil. The Recoil-Ridge? that runs midline, down both sides of the Broadside creates a "carry-practical" version of what competition shooters call a "gas pedal". This keeps your support-hand thumb firmly connected to the gun's frame throughout the longest strings of rapid fire. It makes a 40-cal or 357-SIG feel more like a 9mm, and a 9mm feel more like a 380-auto by letting you use an extremely effective version of the thumbs-forward grip.The HoodThe Razorback is yet another design that's geared toward providing you with an aggressive, counter-offensive tool for managing close-quarter threats. The Razorback came out of three years of research and development to create a design with all that functionality and a sleek profile. This option is the ?Jack of all Trades? of our hood designs.Thumb GroovesAdding thumb grooves to your Combat Shroud? not only adds additional styling to your gun, it also provides even more gripping surface for your support hand. This translates into less muzzle rise and better recoil management.