Are Tyler T-Grips coming back into style?


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MatthewVanitas
July 21, 2006, 06:31 PM
Is the T-Grip coming back into style as part of some overall geek/fringe interest in old-school DA revolvers, or am I just now starting to notice how cool everyone's photos of T-gripped revolvers are?

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a454me
July 21, 2006, 09:32 PM
I don't know if it's stylish or not but the one I put on my S&W mod 042 just makes it feel better in the hand without making it bulkier , if that makes any sense ! Looking for one for a square butt K frame now .

SouthpawShootr
July 21, 2006, 10:50 PM
I'm seeing them alot more often than I have in the past.

Ohen Cepel
July 21, 2006, 10:56 PM
For some they are great. I like them a lot on certain guns.

HSMITH
July 22, 2006, 12:07 AM
I use them on all of my revolvers, I just can't find anything better out of a rubbermaid tote full of grips than my old service stocks and a tyler. It just works for me, and has for years and years.

On a range gun the Miculek grips are just as shootable and close to as comfortable. He got it right with his design.

Majic
July 22, 2006, 12:44 AM
Quite a few of us never knew they went out of style. ;)

BluesBear
July 22, 2006, 04:02 AM
Because new shooters are just discovering the secret that us curmudgeons have known for years.

The darn things work and they work very well.

They stop your social finger getting banged against the triggerguard without giving up any concealablity.

XavierBreath
July 22, 2006, 07:56 AM
Style? What is style?

I used to be a young buck a few years back with the latest tactical hardware. Back then, it was called Beretta. Mel Gibson carried it in Lethal Weapon, and the military had finally wisened up and gotten rid of that obsolete WW1 pistol for a modern Beretta. I had one too. Glock and HK were the dark force in polymer avant-guard.

I would see the old fogies chomping cigars and shooting their six guns at the range. I would scare my targets half to death with hails of ammo peppering the entire area of the paper. I left no 4X4 inch area unshot. Dadgum I was good! I didn't want to talk about those old men targets. Heck, all they could do was shoot one hole. They were wasting a heck of a lot of target out there. They chomped cigars. I sprayed and prayed. I was, however, in style, at least as depicted in Hollywood.

Over time, I learned to love that old WW1 pistol the military had eschewed. Then I learned to love wide, empty spaces of unshot target and single holes in the center. The next thing I knew, I was fondling a blued S&W P&R sixgun. My fate was sealed. I had grey in my beard. I haven't started to smoke cigars though. After all, I don't want to be "in style"!


Oh yeah.....:rolleyes: If you like Tyler Ts, you can still get them here (http://www.t-grips.com/).

isp2605
July 22, 2006, 09:08 AM
Some of never realize they had left.

Tyler-T

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c125/ispcapt/guns/649.jpg


Tyler-T

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c125/ispcapt/guns/649-49.jpg


Pachmyer brand

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c125/ispcapt/guns/19.jpg


S&W brand

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c125/ispcapt/guns/28STAG.jpg

PX15
July 22, 2006, 11:10 AM
Tyler T-grips aren't going out of style...

Shoot a J-frame without them and then shoot the same J-frame with them... (Or Colt D frame).

The reason they are still around is because they are functional.

JP

Ohen Cepel
July 22, 2006, 12:15 PM
Just saw S&W's marked ones in the new Shooters catalog. Hadn't seen that before.

isp2605
July 22, 2006, 12:30 PM
"Just saw S&W's marked ones in the new Shooters catalog.
Hadn't seen that before."

The grip adapter marked S&W on my Model 28 pictured above is over 30 yrs old.
The Pachmyer on the Model 19 is over 35 yrs old.

bubbygator
July 22, 2006, 01:36 PM
Like isp, I used to use T-grip in combo with Barami Hip-Grip - I wrapped it all with the gauze-style tennis grip-tape. It made for very nice grip for CCW with any pants.

I've since shifted to Crimson Trace.

PX15
July 22, 2006, 01:43 PM
Me too...

Can't beat CT's...

(But, I can't afford one for each of my cc pistols/revolvers.)

But: I COULD FOR ONE!

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/Laserlips/100_5040.jpg

I kinda like Tyler T-grips for most of the others.

;)

JMOFO

J. Pomeroy

Vern Humphrey
July 22, 2006, 01:44 PM
The T Grip makes too much sense to die -- especially in this era of super-light revolvers. It protects your "social finger" without adding bulk.

Catman253
July 22, 2006, 02:04 PM
When did they supposedly go out of style?
Have had them mounted on many of my revolvers, all frame sizes, for years.
Model 19-3 times two.
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j61/catman253/DoubleNickels.jpg

smokemaker
July 22, 2006, 02:33 PM
I just installed a 30 year old t-grip adapter with 50+ year old magna grips on my 25 year old k-17, because my wife has problems with the size of the Pachmyr grips that were on the gun. She wants to shoot revolvers, but she has tiny hands. That grip combo works well for her, and still has enough "meat" that I can get a good hold.

Kor
July 23, 2006, 02:32 AM
IIRC, during the late '80s and '90s, EVERYBODY who bought or was issued a wheelgun just couldn't wait to ditch the factory grips and bolt on a pair of rubber Pachmayrs or Hogues - 'cause that was what was cool at the time. The aftermarket grip-makers at least were savvy enough to design their replacement grips to fill in the gap behind the triggerguard that the T-Grip did - so, you just didn't need the Tyler unless you were so cheap or tragically un-hip that you stuck with the factory wood. ;)

Then, of course, Craig Spegel's "Boot Grip" became so wildly (and deservedly) popular that Uncle Mike's licensed the design and produced it in rubber(okay, "Santoprene"), which S&W in turn installed on J-frames straight from the factory. In short order, Eagle Grips came out with the similar "Secret Service" and Hogue with the "Bantam" grip. All of which are excellent grips for carry, that still give decent control while shooting.

But then...guys who actually carried revolvers concealed, daily, began to figure out that cover garments stick to, print, and hang up on those nice, soft, cushy rubber Packies and Boot-Grips. And then, they came to realize that a $30 Tyler and factory stocks out of the $5 bargain box at the gun shop felt, worked and shot the same as wood Secret Service or genuine Spegel-made wood Boot grips, for 1/2 the cost. Which, of course, the old-school guys whose wheelguns had worn T-grips since the Eisenhower administration had known all along. :p

I, of course, came to appreciate the feel and function of the Tyler T-Grip 2 years ago on my Ruger Security-Six, whose Gripper-style Pachmayrs felt horrible to my hand, and which no other grips would fit except for - yep, factory wood, which still needed the T-grip to finally feel right. And now, of course, I have factory wood and a Tyler on my other Speed-Six, and white Hip-Grips plus T-Grip on the nickel Smith 442 I regularly CCW - it's small, smooth, and doesn't snag, hang up, print or show through, even under just a T-shirt.

Logan5
July 23, 2006, 02:44 AM
There's always a market for the Tylers, simply because they work. Granted, Tyler T-grips could be marketed more efficiently, but people still track them down and buy them even with the current system because they're a simple little thing that performs exactly as advertized and it's a huge shootability boost for not so much money.

warwagon
July 23, 2006, 02:56 AM
A T-Grip, with the Barami on a 2.5 P&RMod 66 was my off duty companion for many years, and with any luck, will be again soon.

Ah.........the memories!

(still have one on my Mod 49)

medmo
July 23, 2006, 08:10 AM
Are Tyler T's being manufactured again? If "yes" then who has the source? Last time I ordered one was several years ago. I spoke to the company direct, (The original Tyler's son who took over the business), and they were "reorganizing existing stock". If someone has a contact then please post it. Thanks.

isp2605
July 23, 2006, 08:32 AM
www.t-grips.com/

Detachment Charlie
July 23, 2006, 03:37 PM
I'm so old, I was around the day they invented dirt.
I also have a fair assortment of carry weapons, inlcuding the latest XD-45, thank you.
However, for situations which I deem the most grave of social encounters, my S&W 2" 10-2 with a T-Grip is stashed in a custom cross draw, just like my old man carried for 30 years On The Job.
Now for you young pups who sneer at us old wheel gun geezers and laugh at the puny .38 Spl., I'm here to tell you, they work. I know.

medmo
July 28, 2006, 06:06 AM
Thanks isp2605

ladder13
July 31, 2008, 05:12 PM
I like the way they look, but do not like the way they feel on a gun. Feel awkward to me. And they are expensive, almost if not the same price as a pair of grips.

Shade00
July 31, 2008, 05:39 PM
I love em. I just can't find enough. I've picked up two here and there, but never ordered from the Tyler people. I need to... got a lot of empty gun grips. ;)

phoglund
July 31, 2008, 05:53 PM
I picked up my first pair about a year ago for a 150,XXX series Ruger Security Six (With the early uncommon grip frame). The T-Grips made that revolver feel so much better in my hand and was the only real other than original grip option available. I love the look and I love the feel. Great choice in my book.

OFT
July 31, 2008, 05:54 PM
They've been around for about fifty years now. I have bought them directly from Melvin Tyler at his place in the north side of OKC. I think that the ability to carry concealed has helped revive the T-Grip. It's hard to carry that K or L frame S&W with target grips under a polo shirt without a bit of bulge showing.

Cosmoline
July 31, 2008, 05:56 PM
I picked up the new shiny brass ones for my Colt DS and Speed Six. I love them! The company does seem to be a bit overwhelmed with orders, though.

CH47gunner
July 31, 2008, 06:46 PM
Waiting for my 1st one. A brushed aluminum for an N frame RB.

I recently purchased a S&W Model 624 ND 3" LHS. The grips are the wood goncalvo alves 1st generation Combat grips. The grips are not only uncomfortable for my hands but are too valuable to leave on the gun.
I ordered a set of Executioner's Stags (Magna style) w/ medallions. The Stag grips are great BUT, now there's too much space between the trigger guard and my middle finger.
I've never handled one but, I'm thinking a Tyler T-Grip would make-up the space difference between the Combat grips & the Stags.
So now I'm waiting for it & looking out the window & listening for the delivery truck & just being generally impatient.

Bruce

Cocked & Locked
July 31, 2008, 06:53 PM
Wow...two year old thread rebirth!

Back to Tyler-T grips :scrutiny:

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6486409/178952639.jpg

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http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6486421/299351744.jpg

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6259637/298838115.jpg

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6259637/166278259.jpg

jimmyraythomason
July 31, 2008, 07:25 PM
I had one on a Dan Wesson D11 in the mid '70s. It controlled that .357 like it was a mild .38.

don95sml
July 31, 2008, 07:30 PM
They certainly have not gone out of style. I just wish the delivery were quicker. Apparently, there is no such thing as "ship from stock".

rcmodel
July 31, 2008, 07:37 PM
Coming back?

When were they gone?

I have had them on J-Frames since about 1962.

rcmodel

senior
July 31, 2008, 07:53 PM
Yep., put a t-grip on my s-w m60 and feels so much better now, should have made a wealthy man of Tyler years ago.

Mike Kerr
July 31, 2008, 08:01 PM
They really work well. I don't think they ever went out of style. They just took a break until about 6 to 7 years ago.

Now they are so much in demand they are "slow to ship".

Regards,

:):):)

jaholder1971
July 31, 2008, 09:45 PM
I was introduced to the T grip when my father had one on his duty weapon, a Smith and Wesson Model 15.

When I got my own Combat Masterpiece, I ordered one too.

rainbowbob
July 31, 2008, 10:48 PM
I inherited a vintage Chiefs Special. The first time I shot it I was very disappointed about how much it hurt my middle finger and how hard it was to control.

So I bought some $19 Bantam Hogues and reluctantly replaced the original wood stocks. Felt good, shot good...looked like crap and stuck to my clothes when concealed.

Then I read about and saw photos of T-Grips on THR.

I ordered them immediately and was able to go back to the classic look and feel of wood stocks with good control and comfort.

Ahhhh....

Shade00
July 31, 2008, 11:13 PM
Only got a Tyler grip on my Colt .357 right now. Hoping to find some more for my S&Ws at the gun show this weekend.

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/2340/357bj8.jpg

johnnylaw53
August 1, 2008, 08:22 AM
A little over 18 months ago when i went back to a snub for off duty (642) i was unhappy with the grips it took a good bit of skin off the area of my hand between my tigger finger and thumb i went into my stuff box and found the wooden grips that came with one of my old Mod 60's that i have since sold also found a old s&w grip adapter but one of the copper things was broken off it worked until my new tyler t adapater came in wow something like 30 dollars for one now. But not being one to learn from mistakes later i got me a set grips that make the gun look really good but when i shot it it really make my hand sore i was thinking it was just that i was getting older and was even thinking of selling the 642 and getting a 640 thinking the weight would help. I put the old grips back on with the tyler t and shot it still hurt some but control is so much better will never go without this set up again and they do help with concealment so much.

be safe

ravencon
August 1, 2008, 10:00 AM
The only thing not to like about them is that it often takes a while to get them from the manufacturer, which seems to be a very small operation.

On a snubby they are a great compromise between control and concealment.
For classic revolvers they make the gun much more "shootable" while maintaining a classic, retro-cool look.

When chatting with people about guns I'm quite surprised how many people have never heard of them. So, maybe they aren't in fashion but I can live without being considered fashionable.

mnw42
August 1, 2008, 10:57 AM
My TRR came with one installed. I find it un-shootable without it.

http://www.docstech.com/pertinax/arms/22trr--lg-sm.jpg

Whole Hog
August 1, 2008, 11:50 AM
I discovered that a K frame T Grip works passably well on a J frame. There's a little gap near the bottom of the front strap, but it fits securely and works like it's supposed to.

Majic
August 2, 2008, 01:04 AM
I never thought of them as being a style, but their function and purpose never went anywhere for a lot of us.

XavierBreath
August 2, 2008, 07:17 AM
Anyone else notice this thread is two years old? Perhaps they are back out of style now...........

Cocked & Locked
August 2, 2008, 07:49 AM
oLd ThReAd CoMeS bAcK tO LiFe
Wow...two year old thread rebirth!

Back to Tyler-T grips

Yep...scroll up. I noticed that and mentioned it a couple of days ago! :what: Dug out of the archives I suppose.

steak-knife
September 26, 2008, 07:03 PM
Got tired of the Hogue Bantum grips on my S&W 642 "grabbing" in the insides of my front pocket.

Remebered that I had a set of wood grips and a T-grip. A few seconds later, problem solved, no more "grabbing", and I have a retro-looking, uber cool, J-frame, just like when I was a rookie.

Yes, my G.I. Glock 23 is superior in many ways, but man, a J-Frame fitted with a T-grip feels so familiar in my hands.

novaDAK
September 26, 2008, 07:11 PM
I have someone offering me some Stag grips for a 150-prefix S6...I was also thinking of adding a T-grip to it when I get the gun...what would look better with stags? polished aluminum or polished black? Opinions?

rainbowbob
September 26, 2008, 08:25 PM
...what would look better with stags? polished aluminum or polished black? Opinions?

My opinion is that it depends on the gun, rather than the grips. Black goes better with a blued gun...polished aluminium goes better with stainless or nickel.

novaDAK
September 26, 2008, 09:55 PM
oops...should have specified. The gun is blued so that's what I figured as well. Thanks! :)

oneounceload
September 26, 2008, 10:33 PM
I inherited my dad's 1950's S&W NYPD service gun with the LA-made Pachmayr version on it - took it off, fired the gun and couldn't hit the barn side of a broad - put it back on, and wow - what a difference - maybe that is why S&W went to the "combat grips"?? no comparison in comfort and accuracy - the grip wins!

NCBeagle
September 27, 2008, 03:19 AM
I put T-grip on all of my J-frames. This i a 2007 S&W 442.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b78/Prosecutor/T-Grip2.jpg

kle
September 27, 2008, 09:50 AM
I picked up a Model 10 a few weeks ago at a gun show. Ordered a #3 T-grip in shiny black to go with it almost the next day:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3091/2889375228_3099d55c8d.jpg

novaDAK
September 28, 2008, 12:01 AM
well that settles it. When I pick up the blued S6 in two weeks I'll put an order in for a polished black T-grip.
kle that's a nice lookin' gun...makes me want to get one to accompany my M64-5 now :)

Bullet
September 28, 2008, 03:57 AM
Here's mine -

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll98/Bullet94_2008/DSC01498.jpg

kle
September 28, 2008, 08:31 AM
Here's mine -
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Now there's a nice lookin' gun!

rainbowbob
September 28, 2008, 02:04 PM
When I pick up the blued S6 in two weeks I'll put an order in for a polished black T-grip

You should put in the order today - it may take a couple of weeks to get the T-Grip. (And what is an "S6"?)

novaDAK
September 28, 2008, 05:57 PM
sorry...S6 is what Rugerforum.com members sometimes call a Security Six (or speed/service six as well)
I have a local parts supplier who stocks t-grips so that's the route I'm going...no need to wait :)

DrDremel
September 28, 2008, 09:46 PM
Bullet, what model is that revolver? I really want one.

steak-knife
September 28, 2008, 10:24 PM
Cocked & Locked in post #31 is apparently torturing the rest of us by posting pictures of not only his beutiful T-grip equipped J-Frame, but also what appears to be much sought after (and discontinued) Nyclads.:neener:

Of all of the designer ammo out there (Gold Dots, Hydro-Shocks, EXTREME!!!...), my favorites have always been the Nyclads. IMHO, it was the best of the non +P rounds out there.

Bullet
September 28, 2008, 11:18 PM
DrDremel

Bullet, what model is that revolver?

I bought it used. It’s a S&W Model 649 (with a Model 60 - 3 inch barrel) and an unfluted cylinder. I removed the front sight and added the grips and the Tyler T-grip and did some polishing.

Dain Bramage
September 29, 2008, 03:34 PM
Bullet:

Do you know who did the assembly work on your 649?

Also, do you ever carry in a holster, and how does polished stainless hold up?

Bullet
September 29, 2008, 05:15 PM
Do you know who did the assembly work on your 649?

No. I purchased it from an online gun auction, it came from California.

Also, do you ever carry in a holster, and how does polished stainless hold up?

I don’t have a holster for it. It mostly stays in the safe. But here is where I got the idea to polish from -

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=353392


From what I’ve read the polish might need touched up every once in awhile if it’s carried in a holster. Here’s another polishing thread - check out the SP101 -

http://www.rugerforum.net/showthread.php?t=7774

Kalifornian
March 12, 2009, 02:10 AM
C&L, what kind of grips do you have on your S&W M66 snubby?

MatthewVanitas
March 12, 2009, 02:34 AM
I was about to reply to this, but then realised it was my own thread from three years ago.

In any case, I'm on another firearms board where the population is mainly other 20-somethings, and I'm always talking up the Tyler T-grip there. I still find it an ideal way to improve grip without adding bulk. I was slightly annoyed when I bought an old P&R S&W 18 for $300, got some wooden grips for it and was about to spring for the $30 solid bronze T-grip... and then realized I already had a K-frame T-grip in my spare-parts box and didn't have to buy a new one. I need to start including the T-grips with any guns I trade/sell so I have reason to buy new ones to support Tyler.

Cocked & Locked
March 12, 2009, 10:07 AM
C&L, what kind of grips do you have on your S&W M66 snubby?

They are S&W factory grips (non-checkered wood) but did not come on the 66.
http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6486421/299351744.jpg

Kalifornian
March 12, 2009, 03:28 PM
They look great with the Tyler T-Grip. Always liked the "retro" look on my S&W revolvers. I kinow that S&W no longer make their own grips so I will have to hunt one down. Thanks.

CH47gunner
March 13, 2009, 10:06 PM
Cool, old thread.

I first posted here when I was waiting for my first T-grip. Now I know what all the hoopla is about.
For whatever reason, most of the factory service/Magna S&W grips are either too small or too big, for my hands. The T-grip Adapters seem to work extremely well, in all frame sizes, whether round or square butt.

Bruce

M629-4 3"
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/ch47gunner/DSC_0310.jpg

M19-3 4"
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/ch47gunner/newM19stuff/DSC_0345.jpg

M60 ND 2"
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/ch47gunner/newM19stuff/PA250021.jpg

Kalifornian
March 14, 2009, 01:23 AM
Looks great with the stag grips on your 629.

Kalifornian
March 14, 2009, 04:24 AM
Here's my M66-2 snubby. Found her unfired/NIB. Just took her home today after the mandatory People's Republik of ********** waiting period. I ordered my Tyler T-grips while I was waiting so it should be here soon.

CH47gunner
March 14, 2009, 05:18 AM
Thanks **********n,

I'm thinking a Brushed silver will look mighty fine on your M66. Added advantage is that the adapters work well with factory Magna/service grips.

Thanks again,

Bruce

Cocked & Locked
March 14, 2009, 09:09 AM
more T's...

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6486421/351306387.jpg

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6486421/328391445.jpg

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6259637/259435947.jpg

Brian Williams
March 14, 2009, 10:09 AM
Not for me, I wish they were a bit more available.

madcratebuilder
March 14, 2009, 10:10 AM
I never knew they went out of style.
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d37/madcratebuilder/grip2.jpg

Kalifornian
March 14, 2009, 02:16 PM
CH47gunner,

Exactly what I ordered. Now I'm hunting for a pair of S&W factory smooth grips like those on C&L's M66. Have not found any yet.

Kalifornian
March 21, 2009, 10:47 PM
Got my Tyler T today!

rdrancher
March 22, 2009, 12:01 AM
T's? Yeah I like 'em.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee37/rdrancher/642-1polishedtyler.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee37/rdrancher/pgrip_prt1_05.jpg

rd

savit260
March 23, 2009, 12:16 PM
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c337/savit260/zIMG_0383.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c337/savit260/ZIMG_0389.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c337/savit260/rnadom%20stuff/IMG_0593-1.jpg

ArmedBear
March 23, 2009, 12:23 PM
The T-Grip is sure ugly, but to put a staghorn grip on a revolver, it might be worth it.:)

sixgunner455
March 23, 2009, 06:22 PM
When did they go out of style?

This isn't a fashion contest, anyway, is it?

Kalifornian
March 24, 2009, 03:31 PM
It how they function that matters. I have tried several grip styles which cost me quite a sum. But in the end, the Tyler T option turned out to be the best for me. It offers not only the best control of the firearm but also conceals well. My suggestion? Try to handle a revolver fitted with a T. Maybe one of your friends has one. You might just be surprised how good it feels in your hand.

Randyc74
March 25, 2009, 12:39 AM
After 30 years of wanting a Tyler T Grip adapter, I finally broke down and purchased one a few months ago for my S&W 442.

Randy

Mickstix
March 25, 2009, 01:43 AM
Got the Tyler "itch" on my 66 as well!! :D

http://home.comcast.net/~mickstix/My66_left.jpg

Kalifornian
March 25, 2009, 01:56 AM
Mick,

What kind of grips do you have on your M66? Looks good!

steak-knife
March 25, 2009, 03:19 PM
Was watching the US version of the TV show LIFE ON MARS (about a modern day police officer waking up as a cop in 1973 NYC), and had a minor revelation.

I think I am trying to travel back in time with my T-Grip equipped S&W 642, but thus far it doesn't appear to be working. All I get are smirks on the faces of the 20-something-year-old nuggets that think I've been on the job a little bit too long.:evil:

On a serious note, please keep the pics of t-grip equipped guns coming.

Perhaps this could be the begiining of the T-Grip Club?

DaveinPA
May 18, 2009, 02:12 PM
Back from the dead, here's a 442 with a T-grip and Barami Hip Grip.

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm152/Dave_in_PA/DSCF5740.jpg

DaveinPA
May 18, 2009, 02:14 PM
Back from the dead, here's a 442 with a T-grip and Barami Hip Grip.

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm152/Dave_in_PA/DSCF5740.jpg

milspecnsn
August 1, 2009, 05:41 PM
Hi,

I have an M&P 340 and have read that the K round butt T grip will work on a J frame and even extend down further than the "size 1" for the J frame. Before I order mine from Tyler, can anyone post comparison pics of the two sizes on a J frame?

Thanks

JD

texagun
August 1, 2009, 05:48 PM
They have been in style for as long as I remember. They enhance the grip while preserving concealability.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/w5lx/Model49leftside-3.jpg

Deltaboy
August 1, 2009, 06:14 PM
Love T grips

Landpimp
August 1, 2009, 06:38 PM
been a fan for years, because even with my large hands there really isnt another grip that feel/works as well as magna's and a t grip, must have 30+ guns with them, others have some rubber or fancy crap

doc540
August 1, 2009, 08:18 PM
Don't know about coming back in style, but I put them on my carry piece yesterday.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Colt%20Agent/Grips001-1.jpg

66912
August 1, 2009, 09:06 PM
I just put them on my 4" model 28. It has the skinnier magna stocks on it. Now with the Tyler grip, my medium size hands can control the recoil much, much better.

earlthegoat2
December 8, 2009, 08:50 PM
Resurrection

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll66/earlthegoat2/SDC11601.jpg

savit260
December 8, 2009, 09:20 PM
I like 'em.

in my pocket
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c337/savit260/rnadom%20stuff/zIMG_0609.jpg

... or on my belt.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c337/savit260/rnadom%20stuff/IMG_0723-1.jpg

Eightball
December 8, 2009, 11:09 PM
Works well on my EDC piece (the smaller one :rolleyes:) :
http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/8048/img2584.jpg

Bellevance
December 9, 2009, 05:55 PM
Love those Tylers. They look right and they feel right.

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u119/Bellevance/IM000623.jpg

Cocked & Locked
December 9, 2009, 06:08 PM
more t's

python
http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6259764/378195704.jpg

S&W model 60
http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6486409/371430715.jpg

opr1945
December 9, 2009, 11:47 PM
seems like some t grips fit better than others fromthe pictures. I have one for my model 10SW. but the bottom doesn't fit the grips very well and the curve at the top does not seem to be the same rqdius as the gun. It I line the top up the t grip sticks out at the bottom. If I line the bottom up there are gaps behind the trigger guard?

On says tyler t grip and the other says SW. but neith fits very well.

strange.

Cocked & Locked
December 10, 2009, 08:10 AM
seems like some t grips fit better than others from the pictures.

I agree with you on that! The older Tyler-T's seem to fit the gun they were intended for pretty good. The newer ones I find to be a hit or miss. :scrutiny:

The Python I have pictured above has a T-grip on it designed for Detective Special. The Tyler-T (one I have) actually made for the Python fits so badly it looks like junk and it doesn't feel good in the hand either.

lanceman193
December 13, 2009, 04:24 PM
I especially like Tyler T grips on models 13 and 65.The bottom pic is a 13 with elk stag and the top two are 65 with old style Sambar stag.The top 65 has an interesting serial number,ANK001 . :D

WhoKnowsWho
December 13, 2009, 07:02 PM
I have an old model 37 that I am thinking about getting this T-Grip for after handing one at the gun show. It's a range gun anyways so it might be something interesting to try.

S&Wfan
December 13, 2009, 11:08 PM
Much more than interesting! I've got a pair of round butt Uncle Mike's "rubbers" for my J frame snubbies . . . but found that for me the danged revolvers shoot much "softer" on the hand with the stock grips AND a Tyler T grip.

Who-duh thunk it?!!!

Here's my "always" CCW revolver, a Model 37 like you are considering putting a T-grip on. HIGHLY recommended, as it affords a proper, "high hold," won't print and it conceals well.

THE ONLY THING BAD ABOUT TYLER . . . is the company. They refuse to keep stock and like you to pay for yours before they build it. Crazy idea . . . and one that costs them a LOT of business.

Here's how I use it on my M37, after removing my serial numbered to the gun original grips and storing them in the safe:

http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/363/363373/folders/277718/23916581971Model37e.jpg

Same gun, with original grips (stocks as S&W calls 'em). Either way, they look great and work even better than that:

http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/363/363373/folders/282194/2328567IMG0121e.jpg

lanceman193
December 14, 2009, 03:09 AM
I ordered 4 Tyler T from Tyler last week and was told abou 7 days for delivery.He had an N and J but no RBK (all in brushed chrome)otherwise would have shipped next day.I have ordered about 4 times from them and gotten good service and quicker shipping than I expected,so far.
Lance

chriske
December 14, 2009, 06:31 AM
Bullet, that simply has to be one of the coolest snubs I ever saw.

Just beautiful !

(Another super cool one being that 2" "Fitzed" Colt New Service .45, that crops up every now & then on various gun forums)

ev239
December 14, 2009, 09:44 AM
As others have said T-grips never go out of style! I had gotten one for an N-frame and trimmed up the bottom to sit flush on my Charter Arms .38 along with Hip Grips. I liked that they filled the hand a little more than the J-frame ones. Then to add traction I painted it with texturized spray paint (the kind of stuff you'd paint patio furniture with). I love the way it handles! http://hiddendefense.blogspot.com/2009/09/painting-tyler-t-grips-for-better-grip.html

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kM9ADUNinyA/SrEmSw3UQBI/AAAAAAAAAfw/IdPoj7E6y0Y/s320/P1080174.JPG

Vollertron
January 25, 2010, 01:47 PM
i just wanna say every time i see youtube videos of ppl shooting their snubies pulling the hammer back every time I laugh out loud!

doc540
January 25, 2010, 01:52 PM
To me they just look "natural".
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Colt%20Agent/DSCN0227-1.jpg

texagun
January 25, 2010, 03:12 PM
i just wanna say every time i see youtube videos of ppl shooting their snubies pulling the hammer back every time I laugh out loud!

And why would that be?

revolvergeek
January 25, 2010, 07:11 PM
I have always been a big fan of them myself. I have even been known to cut and grind on the old Pachmayrs down to fit things that they were never intended too. :D

http://www.fototime.com/A6D85C7E8666E2B/standard.jpg

Oro
January 25, 2010, 07:56 PM
Are Tyler T-Grips coming back into style?

I think the bigger question is why this thread keeps coming back.

Please, someone, lock it before it's Necro'd yet again...

KevininPa
January 26, 2010, 12:51 PM
Noooo!!! Don't lock this thread! I like seeing some of the older revolvers with the Ts on them. This thread inspired me to do the same with my 686. Found a set of redwood laminate magna styles and ordered my "T" from Tyler before Christmas. Found out that they are not too punctual about shipping. Still waiting.

Stophel
January 26, 2010, 01:15 PM
They just don't work for me. They cram my knuckle hard into the triggerguard. I need the space filled down, but not really forward.

Eightball
January 26, 2010, 02:18 PM
Another vote for "don't lock it for $300, Alex".

doc540
January 26, 2010, 03:39 PM
http://www.fototime.com/A6D85C7E8666E2B/standard.jpg

Well, knock me down with a feather!

Who'da thunk it??:D

Cocked & Locked
January 26, 2010, 09:14 PM
I posted some on page #2, but here's some more...

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6486409/371430715.jpg

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6486421/381654222.jpg

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6486421/381654220.jpg

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6486421/381421216.jpg

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6486421/373123675.jpg

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6259764/378195704.jpg

savit260
February 10, 2010, 04:18 PM
A couple minutes with a Dremel, and I made this left over J frame T-grip fit my little Iver Johnson 55 .22 pocket plinker.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c337/savit260/Picture019.jpg

Big Bill
February 10, 2010, 11:51 PM
I don't like the look of them. IMHO, they're fluff!

savit260
February 11, 2010, 12:00 AM
I don't like the look of them. They're fluff!

It's more about function than looks.

They function very well.

scottishclaymore
February 11, 2010, 01:34 AM
Dogonnit... Gotta get me one of those little NAA revolvers now...

rdrancher
February 11, 2010, 09:31 AM
savit260 - I like!

rd

seeker_two
February 11, 2010, 09:21 PM
It's more about function than looks.

They function very well.

I disagree....if that IJ functions as good as it looks, you have one precious gem of a .22lr there.....very nice.... :cool:

savit260
February 11, 2010, 09:33 PM
Thanks guys! Yes, the little Iver Johnson funcions great. Fun shooter, and the Tyler T-Grip works quite well with this. It makes for a nice understudy for my Cobra in post #95 in this thread. They are more or less the same size. Great for cheap practice.

I actually feel a bit guilty about the amount of enjoyment I get out of this little revolver, given how little I spent on it.

Zundfolge
February 12, 2010, 12:03 AM
Here's mine -

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll98/Bullet94_2008/DSC01498.jpg

I have never been a fan of the Bodyguard shrouded hammer J-Frames ... until now. Beautiful.

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