I have a pair of checkered wood on my stainless K9. Looks great and, compared with the rubber ones, bulks up the grip so I can get a better grip. Of course, the rubber makes the gun overall thinner, thus better for CCW. But since I no longer CCW my K9, that is not an issue.
Sounds like he has nothing left but be a monkey's uncle. It's not like he's got a monkey's manhood left.
And thank YOU for being perfect, all the time, every time. Go forth and reproduce. We need more of you.