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Sorinex Exercise Equipment is focused on making the best and most innovative gym equipment available. Whether they're achieving this or not is up for argument, however, one thing is for sure, they are some of the greatest innovators of strength equipment in the modern era. There are so many things that are standard today on the market that were thought up by Richard Sorin, Bert Sorin, and the rest of their team and the Pistol Grips are a shining example of this. Although I initially viewed the Pistol Grips as a novelty, there's no doubt that they're a serious training tool that can add variation to your workouts while being quite fun.
The Sorinex Pistol Grips are a grip tool designed to look and feel like a pistol, specifically the legendary Glock 17/22. There's no doubt in anyone's mind who even takes a glance at them that they look exactly like a pistol, the surprising part, however, is how similar they feel. I was extremely skeptical that the Pistol Grips would be a novelty tool. It would look cool on the rack, but they would be made of cheap plastic, be slippery, and feel extremely uncomfortable to actually pull on. The reality, however, is that they're some of the most comfortable, unconventional handles I've done pull-ups on—only slightly less comfortable than the Prime RO-T8 Handles.
The Sorinex Pistol Grips, although in my opinion are best used for pull-ups, they can be used for a wide variety of pulling movements. Attach the Grips to some straps around a sled and drag it for hamstring work or pull the sled for back work. Throw the Grips on any cable machine and you can do everything from lat pulls to reverse flyes. Although not necessary, they're a fun tool that is enjoyable to use, and practical, especially if you ever have any potential to use a gun (Police Officers, Military Members, and just those who carry.)
There's a lot to like about the Sorinex Pistol Grips, but without a doubt, our favorite part of the grips is their build quality. Saying the Pistol Grips are stout is an understatement. Rather than being a cheapy plastic cap gun with a loop attached, these are made of a high-strength nylon-based polymer invented by Gaston Glock called Polymer . To those fluent in Glock history, this is the exact same material used on Glocks. The idea was to provide increased durability to the gun industry. Suprisingly, and a big reason why Glocks have become so popular among those who work in the most difficult conditions, is that Polymer 2 is actually more resilient than carbon steel and most other steel alloys. In other words, this material is made for the toughest conditions, and therefore shouldn't present any issues, ever, in your training. Those that actually use guns on a day-to-day basis will greatly appreciate this.
The urethane shell is secured via screws to a metal spine that on the pair I have is black and on the newly released pair is red. I'm glad they went with red, mainly because the red matches my rack and the combination of black and red is one of my favorites. Secondly because my all black pair could easily be mistaken for a real gun. As these increase in popularity, we'd love to see various colored spines available to match different rack colors.
The Pistol Grips have a loop on both the end and butt of the gun that is wide enough to take just about any size carabiner or strap. I'm glad they decided against a small hole which would make it difficult to attach various tools. The Pistol Grips weigh in at 2 LB a piece and come with straps and Omega Climbing Carabiners that just like the Grips, can handle anything you plan to throw at them.
Finally, the Sorinex Pistol Grips are made in the USA and come in at $129+shipping. That's a bit pricey for such a small tool, however, once you feel them you realize they're a premium piece of equipment and not just a cheapy throwaway. I foresee other companies trying to copy these with much lower quality and therefore price point, but for those, like me, that prefer things that both last and increase joy every time you touch them, you'll not have a problem with the value.
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