Originally Posted by j4454
I say stipple. And def the back straps first. If ya don't like it just buy a new one.
That is exactly why I don't recommend stippling. It's a permanent kind of thing. If you really are having problems or concerns about your grip not having enough friction, grip tape is a cheap and reversible option.
My personal opinion on it is that the material and texturing of the M&P is very good for maintaining a good solid grip even in less than ideal circumstances. Much more-so than say, a nickel plated 1911 with smooth grips. I'm not knocking 1911's at all, I'm just making the point that the manufacturer has done a good job of making sure that you have excellent gripping surfaces right out of the box.