Rubber Hogue Monogrips


January 17, 2003, 02:00 PM
Today I finally got to try out these grips on my Ruger KGP-141. I can honestly say that I prefer the factory grips better. To me the recoil felt a lot stiffer with these grips than with the Ruger grips. I fired 125gr Speer Gold Dots and 158gr PMC SP. Reoil never bothered me before in this revolver. Needless to say, te grips were changed out when I got home. Anybody else have an experience like this?

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January 17, 2003, 02:14 PM
Factory Ruger rubber grips make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I want to put them on everything including the door handles to my car I like them so much.

January 17, 2003, 02:53 PM
I've had the same experience with rubber Monogrips on Smith K-Frame .357s (M-19 and M-66). They just didn't "feel right" to me. I guess I'm wierd, but I LOVE the factory S&W wooden target stocks on a four-inch 19 or 66! I don't own one of these wonderful revolvers currently, but if I get another I'd like to track down a set of Skeeter Skelton-style grips from Blu-Magnum.

January 18, 2003, 07:42 AM
Just the opposite here, I prefered the Hogues. I couldn't tell much difference in felt recoil even with full house hunting loads and was able to get a better grip with the Hogues.

Lone Star
January 18, 2003, 08:08 AM
Well, peoples' hands vary. My own prefer the old, two-piece Pachmayr Presentation and Presentation Compac grips and the Uncle Mike's grips to anything else in rubber.

Lone Star

January 18, 2003, 08:55 AM
The stock Santoprene grips on my KGP-161 are a tad too wide for my smallish hand. The Hogue Monogrip, with its thinner profile, finger grooves and palmswells, feels noticably more comfortable. More importantly (for me, at least), is that the Monogrip straightens the grip angle slightly and makes the KGP-161 feel more like a semi-auto in my hand. Shooting full-house magnum reloads with the factory grip is tolerable, but the Monogrip actually makes it comfortable.

(As an aside, I also installed a Hogue Monogrip on my Super Blackhawk, after discovering that the bottom rear edge of the square triggerguard would draw blood from my knuckle when firing magnum loads. The tiny factory wood grips on the SBH are a bad joke.)


January 18, 2003, 11:42 AM
The stock Ruger GP-100 and Super Redhawk grips fell better to my hands than most other grips. I have a set of Herret's on a Smith Model 19, four inch barrel. They sting a little with magnum loads, but it is certainly bearable. I replaced the grips on my Smith 640 with a set of Uncle Mike's rubber boot grips, very nice. I have a model 29 that came with Hogue finger groove Monogrips. I have never liked finger grooves, so I found a set of Pachmayr Presentation grips for this revolver. I can't wait to try them out.

January 18, 2003, 11:51 AM
I prefer Pachy Compacs on some revolvers like the old Speed Six, UM or Spegel Boot Grips on the J frames, and Hogues on the Security Six family and S&W K&L frames.

Brian Williams
January 18, 2003, 01:03 PM
I dislike Rubber grips, but they make for nice while hunting, easy to grab and hold, but butt ugly. I prefer a nice blue with a good walnut or rosewood.

For Nasty weather and climate rubber and SS fit well.

For day to day and range along with just for looking I want Blue and Wood

Kentucky Rifle
January 18, 2003, 03:45 PM
In fact, the last two J-frames I've bought have gotten the Hogue grip before I fired a single shot. To me, they feel better than the Uncle Mike's that came standard. They feel slightly lighter too, but I guess that part could be my imagination.


Kahr carrier
January 19, 2003, 06:57 AM
I also prefer Hogue or Pachmayr Grippers they seem to fit my hands good.:)

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