Wooden L Frame Grips


December 31, 2006, 02:05 AM
I'm looking for a nice set of wooden grips for my S&W L frame. I know I'm asking a lot but I want something really nice but I don't want to spend $100 either. Iím not sure what I want but something in a combat grip style might be nice. Suggestions, links and even pictures would be appreciated...

Thank you!

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December 31, 2006, 02:17 AM
You didn't specify if it's a Square or Round tushie gun. :D
Here's a picture of some of both.
Most of these would run in the $40-$100 range.



December 31, 2006, 02:39 AM
Wow Jeff, really nice grip collection. :eek:
I just bought this round conversion set for a 686 L-frame. Cost was $78.90 after shipping.
They haven't come in the mail yet, so this pic is a stock photo.

December 31, 2006, 04:34 AM


December 31, 2006, 07:04 AM
in Jeff's beautiful collection. A hogue Monogrip would be my first choice, but here are some more links for you, and they all make grips under $100.

Hogue is www.getgrip.com.

December 31, 2006, 08:10 AM
If your L-frame is a square butt, 586-4 with a 6" barrel, it would look like this with S&W combats.. I see them on ebay all the time. They run $70-$100 range..


December 31, 2006, 08:59 AM

I myself would like a set of matching Ahrends square rump :) no finger groove grips for my S&W K-22 and Model 14, identical to these pictured on the Ahrends website:


I am also considering some that look like this (again, picture comes from the Ahrends website), but without finger grooves and possibly in a round-to-square conversion for my round butt 686:


Does anyone have pictures of Ahrend's round-to-square grips on their gun? I'd like to see how they look from an angle looking at the backstrap.

December 31, 2006, 06:24 PM
And keep it from printing via rubber grip "stiction". I went with Altamont walnut grips for the little L-frame:


A little bit of tiger's eye when the light hits them right:


December 31, 2006, 08:08 PM
Sorry I left out the type, it's a Model 619 w/round butt.

Very nice stuff so far, thank you all...

December 31, 2006, 08:25 PM
Try Grips4guns.com they sell the Badger and Excaliber brands. I have the Excaliber boot grips on my 640, very nice, cost around 60 bucks. I had mine in 4 days from California, Express Mail. Worth looking into. Happy New Year!

December 31, 2006, 09:51 PM
I just got "new" original S&W wooden grips for my 638. I got them of Ebay for only 10.50. They are a little bigger than the older style grips and very comfortable to shoot. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=016&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=260062607806&rd=1&rd=1
Here is a pic of the older type I won just before these. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=016&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=260060456354&rd=1&rd=1

Both are nice but the bigger ones are very nice to shoot with.


January 1, 2007, 02:22 AM
If you want to buy some nice revolver grips check out; [url]www.getgrip.com . Guy Hogue(a retired LAPD police officer/gunsmith) started his company many years ago and offers many styles/colors all top shelf ;) .

Rusty S

January 25, 2007, 07:40 PM
Check the Hogue website for the wood Bantam grips.

January 25, 2007, 11:07 PM
If you like the Hogues you can get grips at the hogue Auction very cheap. They are supposed to have defects but I couldn't see anything wrong with the two sets I got.

They are low on S&Ws right now but you may still find something you like.


January 25, 2007, 11:31 PM

Since the L and K frame guns share the same grip skeleton, you're not limited to L grips. In other words, don't pass up a nice set of grips because the tag says they're for a K frame. Thought I'd pass that on as nobody else had mentioned it.


January 26, 2007, 12:31 AM
Sigh, the best looking grips are mostly finger grooves which never seem to be comfortable for me. Those Ahrends are beautiful and likely my best option.b

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