Edit: Actually no, not ok. This thread pisses me off. It coulda be such a great thread about grip training, how to get a powerful grip, tools for a powerful grip, secrets of the great grip masters, but instead you come in here with some "gee whiz" crap about Franco Columbo and how you don't want him touching you. Screw that, this thread sucks and is now about grip training.
One of the greatest sites out there is grippage.com
There's also the infamous grip board.
Calling all teenagers: If you get certified on the Captains of Crush grippers (3 or 4), Ironmind will donated $500 to Jesse Marunde's family.
You can get CoC grippers off of amazon.com or ironmind.com
I can close the 2.5 for a few reps on the right hand, working towards the 3.