I never had an opportunity to handle an M&P, XD series or (shudder) gluck fitted with Talon grips. But I really wanted to try some on my M&P and XDM. Installation was a tad more difficult on the XDM but no problems other than one. I discovered I was going to have a slight overlap and had to trim with them already 90% installed. I ended up with a slight gap on the backstrap but can't feel it and don't forsee any problems. The M&P doesn't cover the backstrap so no problems there. I was unsure which surface I would like best so I took a chance and ordered the granulate rather than rubber. I'm glad I did. I really like the feel of both pistols much better. Talon grips are great.