Anyone use the Tyler T-Grip


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Blueduck
July 27, 2003, 04:18 PM
With lots of quality grips around relatively cheap, just don't seem these much anymore.

Any fans left?

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Jeff OTMG
July 27, 2003, 04:42 PM
I was always a fan of the T-Grip, Tyler's shop was less than a mile from where I went to school and I got to meet him back in the '70's. It was the choice for a RB J-frame grip and standard S&W stock on K-frames. S&W began shipping some K-frame SB with the Magna Target Stocks so I didn't need it anymore for those. The RB J-frame version was replaced in the late 80's with the Speigel Boot Grip or Eagle Secret Service grip.

PJR
July 27, 2003, 04:58 PM
The frame on my S&W Model 10 is somewhat larger than spec and aftermarket grips either don't fit or don't fit well. The T-grip makes it a more shootable gun than with just the factory grips.

Standing Wolf
July 27, 2003, 05:40 PM
I have one on my 2.5-inch Colt Python. Works just fine. Too bad the stocks are faux ivory rather than the real thing, eh?

444
July 27, 2003, 05:47 PM
When I was a kid, I remember seeing these all the time in gun magazines, so I decided to buy a couple of them within the last couple months. I have a few S&W revolvers that I thought would look good with them. I have never used one so I don't know if it will be an improvement or not; I did this just for the nostagic look. The problem I am having now is finding stocks that work with the T-Grip. I have a Model 36 square butt and I can't find any factory stocks for it. I asked at my local gun shop and he gave me a pair of round butt grips that of course don't work, so I haven't installed any yet. The little 2" Model 36 came to me used with a huge set of packmeyers on it that were as big as the whole rest of the gun.

bubbygator
July 27, 2003, 10:03 PM
I used to carry a S&W 640 with a Barami HipGrip & a Tyler... wrapped tennis grip tape around the whole handle... it stabilized the Tyler & counteracted the slickness of the Barami. I should have never sold that gun. :(

But now I'm in the market for one of the new lightweight 642's. :)

Frenchy
July 27, 2003, 10:13 PM
YUP!

Blueduck
July 27, 2003, 11:57 PM
Must be psychic Frenchy, you posted EXACTLY whats been going through my head last the last couple of days:D

Is trouble with "wiggle" common or do they normally fit pretty solid???

444
July 27, 2003, 11:59 PM
That is what I am going to do with the other T-Grip I bought I got one J-Frame and one K-Frame. I am going to put the K-Frame one on a Model 10, but not my skinny barrel, I am putting it on the heavy barrel. I really like the grips I have on my skinny barrel already and don't want to change it.

Frenchy
July 28, 2003, 12:14 AM
Is trouble with "wiggle" common or do they normally fit pretty solid???

I've used them on all my pre numbered guns BD, and have always had a solid fit. They just have a great "feel".

firestar
July 28, 2003, 02:33 AM
Does anyone have one for a S&W K-frame sq butt that they want to get rid of cheap? I want to add something to my 1920s S&W M&P but modern grips looks strange on it. The T-grips would allow me to keep the original grips.

444
July 28, 2003, 07:46 AM
Order one from Tyler, they are cheap to begin with.

mtnbkr
July 28, 2003, 09:54 AM
I use one on my early model S&W 36 because it is fitted with vintage stag grips that I want to keep. However, without the T-Grip, it's a bit tough on the hand.

http://home.mindspring.com/~mtnbkr/Anso&36.jpg

Chris

SAWBONES
July 28, 2003, 10:03 AM
You betcha.

The original S&W J-frame wood grips were anything but hand-filling, and the Tyler T-Grip was the best product out thre for making the gun fit the hand better.

Nowadays, with the standard J-frame grips being Hogue or similar, the main place for the Tyler T-Grip is in conjunction with the Barami Hip Grip (which has pretty much the same contours as the old J-frame grips).
A good little package!

Invisible Swordsman
July 28, 2003, 03:13 PM
I've used them for years on my J, K & L frames. I must have odd sized hands, but every after market grip I've tried on the K & L frames were just too big to be comfortable. The Tyler's always seemed just right. Never had a problem with wiggle or looseness.

I'm using them less on my carry J frames since some of the newer grips seem to hit about the same dimensions, but I still find them to be a good way to improve the grippability of the small guns. YMMV.

Edward429451
July 28, 2003, 03:22 PM
My dad's always had a j frame or two around, and a lady friend has one with a Tyler grip on it and its much better with than without. Nice and solid.

Go for it.

Drifting Fate
July 28, 2003, 03:33 PM
I have one on an old 2" 15 for that classic look, and a J-frame I often carry has them. In fact, I like smooth wood stocks with a T-grip better than the Uncle Mike's boot grips that came from the factory.

Mine sit solid one the stocks are tightened down.

dinosaur
July 28, 2003, 04:38 PM
Are you kidding? I need 3 of them and Tyler blew off my order. Out of stock I suppose. I can`t believe they still sell trigger shoes though.:eek:

I have one on my Model 10 square butt duty gun. Fits like a glove. The dep`t range used to sell them and we`d put them on the recruits guns for them. That improved their shooting tremendously.

tbeb
July 28, 2003, 05:45 PM
I don't really like the Tyler T-Grip. Pachmayr made a similar grip filler that was smooth, no finger grooves. I didn't like it either. I'd much rather use one of the compact grips that are available nowadays.

Frenchy
July 28, 2003, 07:52 PM
I don't really like the Tyler T-Grip. Pachmayr made a similar grip filler that was smooth, no finger grooves. I didn't like it either. I'd much rather use one of the compact grips that are available nowadays.

Most would agree with you, but during the "Heyday" of the grip adapters, there were no such thing as Boot Grips, rubber grips, etc. The Tylers and similar adapters filled the bill nicely.

http://mediaservice.photoisland.com/auction/Jul/20037281894245794245675.jpg

10-Ring
July 28, 2003, 08:34 PM
I had some on my S&W mod 60 for a very long time...until I discovered boot grips :rolleyes:

Gunsnrovers
July 29, 2003, 09:13 AM
I have T-Grips on my 2" M&P and my 4" M28. On my M36, I prefer boot grips.

Dave T
July 29, 2003, 11:16 AM
I have a 1950 Target Model 44 Special made in 1953. It came with a set of Pachmyer rubber grips, which offended me greatly. I was lucky enough to find (in a junk drawer at a local dealer) a set of original Magna stocks for an N-Frame. They are correct to the gun and era. Unfortunately they don't fit my hand very well. A Tyler T-grip solves that problem, looks correct for the age of the weapon, and don't cost as much as the exotic wood wonders available these days.

PS: I bought two T-Grips just incase I come across another older N-frame that needs a home.

Poohgyrr
July 29, 2003, 12:00 PM
I'm happy at how well one of these works on a '54 vintage N frame .357 with the small service grips. It just somehow works really well.

Ala Dan
July 29, 2003, 02:21 PM
Greeting's All-

Blueduck, I have a Tyler T for a Smith & Wesson
J-frame lying around somewhere? I haven't used it
since I went to the Hogue "Bantam Grips" on my
Smith & Wesson model 60!

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

Johnny Guest
July 29, 2003, 02:33 PM
- - -But really prefer the Pachmayr type. I have a T-Grip on my Colt Agent because I can't locate the Pachmayr for it. Works okay.

I'm in the market for any old Pachmayr grip adaptors you might have laying around in drawers or junk boxes. I'd like to have the ones for:

Colt .41 frame - - - Python, Old Trooper, Official Police, etc.
Colt D-frame - - Det Spec, Agent, Cobra, etc.
Colt New Service/1917
S&W K frame, round butt AND square butt
S&W N frame
S&W J frame

Thanks for any leads.

Johnny

LIProgun
July 29, 2003, 02:43 PM
The T-Grip definitely serves a useful purpose, IMHO. When using minimal sized grips that leave the backstrap and frontstrap exposed (e.g., Barami Hip Grip; original S&W wood service stocks, etc.), the addition of a T-Grip affords a better grip without adding significant bulk.

mjb
September 11, 2007, 01:51 AM
I like the product but I do not like their service. They say that they are made to order. That may take a couple of months. Why don't they keep any in stock? I ordered one by mail once and they told me they never got it. :(

hexidismal
September 11, 2007, 02:08 AM
WOW, mjb, talk about reviving a long dead thread.. hehe. Over 4 years !

BikerRN
September 11, 2007, 03:33 AM
I've always been a fan of T-Grips, just don't use them often.

I use them on a J-Frame that has the Barami Grips on it. I also have a set for the N-Frame, but I've since found better stocks. They are a "niche" item, and I think there are many more options in Revolver Stocks today than years ago.

Biker

Deanimator
September 11, 2007, 08:34 AM
Go over to http://www.smith-wessonforum.com people there are fanatical about them.

I've got one on my '48 vintage M&P. It gives a nice feel, much better than with service or magna grips alone. Plus they look good.

ravencon
September 11, 2007, 10:21 AM
On a J frame with original minimalist wood grips Tylers work great for me. Ultra compact and adequate control.

Retro-cool on vintage guns.

DawgFvr
September 11, 2007, 02:21 PM
ravencon: I certainly agree with you about the wood grip w/tyler grip for J frames. I found mine at a local gun show and attached them to my newish 642:

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e61/DawgFvr/SandW/Tylergrip2.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e61/DawgFvr/SandW/Tylergrip1.jpg

I also believe that the "perfect" carry gun is a Ruger Speed Six with the orignial wood grips w/tyler as well.

cpirtle
September 11, 2007, 04:14 PM
Old thread, good topic.... ;)

I like them for nostalgia sake. Even though they are not quite as comfortable as modern grip designs I just don't like the look of modern grips on a classic revolver..

(If anyone has one for a RB J frame and/or a set of factory wood grips they'd sell drop me a line - I have a early 2" 34-1 that needs outfitted)



http://www.pirtleranch.com/images/Guns/S&W10-5/S&W%2010%20Stag/100_1564.jpg

http://www.pirtleranch.com/images/Guns/SecuritySix/cropped/100_1489.jpg

Sistema1927
September 11, 2007, 04:33 PM
T-grips? :confused:

Only on J-frames, K-frames, and N-frames. :neener:

saltydog452
September 11, 2007, 06:05 PM
I like them, especially when coupled with the Birami Hip-Grip.

salty.

pinkymingeo
September 11, 2007, 08:59 PM
Nothing else would look right.

Cocked & Locked
September 11, 2007, 10:36 PM
yep, I'm a T-grip fan...too many to show, but got a bunch of them

http://pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL523/3082611/6259637/176636741.jpg

http://pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL523/3082611/6259637/196894195.jpg

http://pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL523/3082611/6259637/166278259.jpg

http://pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL523/3082611/6486421/227550382.jpg


etc., etc.

Hardtarget
September 11, 2007, 11:29 PM
I learned to shoot pistol with my Dads K-22 S&W. It always had one and fit me just fine. I remember my surprise when I first held a revolver without that little T-grip. :D Kind of missed it!

Mark.

hexidismal
September 11, 2007, 11:35 PM
This is the only T-gripped gun I've got, and it's a fairly recent addition. I have mixed feeling about the fit and feel, but it does just seem to somehow look right on the gun.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/hexidismal29/t-side1.jpg

Logan5
September 12, 2007, 01:51 AM
I've got more than a few, and I'm always scouring local parts bins for more. If Tyler would drop some bucks on thier website and let me credit card order them on line, I'd be on the hook for 25 or so of different sizes. I mean, I've got some revolvers here... not a few.
I keep hoping that they join the 21st century, because I love the product that I've been able to get. If I could punch in the model number of the T-Grip I wanted, my CC number, etc, and have it on the way, they would be rolling around in my money and praising our savior, on their way to expanding their plant.
As it is, I'm not going down to Stop & Shop at 3 AM to beat the line to pay them via Western Union. Modernize, or have me buy Pachmayrs and haunt the parts bins. It's a hot product once you shoot with and without them, so why are they so hard to buy?

hexidismal
September 12, 2007, 02:47 AM
Logan5: I see what you mean about the website not having an automatic ordering process , but they do take credit card orders by phone. Not really a big deal to just give them a call, right ?

On that line of thought though, man.. their website sure is ugly too. I guess it works, but it looks like no-one has updated the design since the early 90s.

savit260
September 12, 2007, 12:24 PM
Yup, I've got one on my 19-5, and just got another one for my Colt Army Special.

Just figured out wich one I needed from the website, and picked up the telephone.

This is my third time ordering from them. Simple as can be, and they've accepted credit cards at least since 2003 when I ordered my first one.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c337/savit260/rnadom%20stuff/IMG_0326.jpg

Cocked & Locked
September 12, 2007, 12:45 PM
Tyler T-grip gun..... :D

http://pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL523/3082611/6486421/118198391.jpg

Brian Williams
September 12, 2007, 01:18 PM
YES.

Sistema1927
September 12, 2007, 02:38 PM
I don't know whether the new rules changed things, but you used to be able to get T-Grips cheaper and quicker from any one of several vendors on E-Bay.

Elm Creek Smith
September 12, 2007, 06:28 PM
I had a T-Grip on a 3" Colt Detective Special and another on a S&W M1917 back in the olden days. I miss both of them.

ECS

loandr.
September 12, 2007, 06:30 PM
Since I Dig the Barami Hip Grip, the T's were a natural...
LD

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