I liked the combat grips, but you are correct, they should be a tad wider. I have big hands. I decided to get the Pachmayr compac grips because of their reputation on this site. They are not as long as the combat grips but have a nice width to them. Even though they are shorter, they fit my hand like a glove. Now they are my favorite. Didn't like the rounded backstrap on the hogue, so I didn't try them. With the compac grips, I don't get any hand ache; can shoot .38+p all day.