S&W 625-8JM Grips: Hogue or Pachmayr?


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Lbys
January 27, 2008, 05:15 PM
I have a pretty new S&W 625-8JM. I like it fine, but it needs a trigger job, and I don't care for the JM wooden monogrip.

I've looked at several replacement grips at Brownells and Midway, and have narrowed it down to two: the Hogue monogrip, and the Pachmayr Decelerator. I'm somewhat familiar with the Hogue, since that was what was on my old 629, but I've never even seen, much less handled, the Pachmayr.

Does anyone have experience with these on a 625? If so, what are your thoughts? Also, would you recommend anything other than the two types I'm considering? Any help is appreciated.

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Tom C.
January 27, 2008, 05:31 PM
I have a 25-2 and a 625-8JM. I have Pachmayr Presentation grips on both. I didn't care for the JM grips. Just my personal preference.

The good news is I have measured the chamber throats with pin gages and the 625 has very nice .452" throats and shoots very well with either lead or jacketed ammo. Enjoy.

AR-Trvlr
January 28, 2008, 09:07 AM
I've got the hogue monogrip on my 625, and it's a pretty good grip. Having said that, I'm really a wood kinda guy. If you're interesting in parting with your JM grip, let me know.

SGW42
January 28, 2008, 11:30 AM
Not on that specific gun but I have a Pachmayr Decelerator for my M19. I don't like the way it fits on the gun. You slip it on the frame and screw it on, but it wraps around completely and it has a big ugly seam that never quite lined up perfectly where the rubber is cut for slipping it on, and it just drove me nuts in my OCD ways. I had it on for like a week before I decided to take it off and tuck it in my box o' old gun stuff.

It was completely aesthetics, I'm sure it would feel fine shooting, but I never tried it.

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