stippling is great for grip, really annoying to carry. i find it grates my skin if it rubs me, and I'm less happy to carry it. Competition guns that have offset holster's to carry sure, go nuts. My ROC in my waist band right now has a checkered MSH and some grip tape down the front strap, and rubber laser grips. I only need one of those surfaces to grab for me, so no need to go crazy with VZ or anything.