If anyone is pondering Hogue grips:


August 9, 2003, 04:03 PM
I would encourage you to give them a try. I just put some on my BHP this week, and it feels great. It actually helps me to handle the gun better, and in the two shooting trips I've been on since I've put them on, I've noticed a marked difference in how well I've been shooting.

YMMV, just thought someone might like a small review.


P.S. The pic is kind of funny lookin' because I just set the gun on the scanner. :D

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August 9, 2003, 04:12 PM
I put a set of those on a Ruger P89 and they are great. It really made a big difference in how the gun handled. Very comfortable grips.
I have a number of Hogue wood grips also. They make very nice, moderately priced stuff.

August 9, 2003, 04:14 PM
I personally like them alot. Got them on 3 of the family pistols. Beretta 92 came with the. Put them on my wifes Ruger p-90 and my DE. She really loves them and they make the DE a whole easier and fun to shoot.

Standing Wolf
August 9, 2003, 09:01 PM
On the whole, Hogue does pretty well. I've never bought a set of Hogue grips or stocks that didn't fit well.

I looked at two Browning Hi-Powers last week. One was made in Belgium, but assembled in Portugal, and was a two-tone pistol with ugly white sites and enormous thick rubber grips. The other was older, made in Belgium, and somewhat less expensive. The grip felt thick in my hand. If I'd bought the gun—fixed sights don't trip my trigger—I'd have had to start looking for thinner stocks.

Ultimately, the show stopper for me was a.) the extremely narrow thumb rest-safety, and b.) the nine-millimeter caliber.

Sean Smith
August 9, 2003, 09:51 PM
I used to like 'em, but I usually just stick to checkered wood or micarta grips now. If I get another set of wrap-arounds, it will probably be Pachmayr... they are less "sticky" than the Hogue rubber and have a checkering pattern on them.

August 9, 2003, 11:34 PM
I've had some really good luck w/ the Hogue grips...both rubber & wood. I'm not a fan of the slip on sleeve, but I do like the replacement grips.

August 9, 2003, 11:41 PM
I have a set on my Sig P229 and love them. They are way better than the stock grips. I have the required checkered wood grips on my Wilsons but they just don't seem right on a Sig.

Mike Irwin
August 10, 2003, 01:48 AM
Almost all of my Smith & Wesson revolvers, and many of my semi-autos, including my Browning High Power and my Springfield 1911-A1 Mil Spec, wear Hogue grips.

The gun in my pocket right now, an S&W 042, is wearing a set of full-size J-frame grips.

If I'm going to be carrying a gun for defensive purposes, it gets a set of Hogue rubber grips before it goes into the rotation.

Sylvilagus Aquaticus
August 10, 2003, 02:32 AM
I've got Hogue grips on my SiG P229. Wood grips are pretty, but on a Sig it's like chrome wire rims on a Hummer.


August 10, 2003, 02:34 AM
I used to be all into 'em, but I ditched all the rubber ones I owned. (The soft, sticky rubber binds up on clothes for CCW and can cause your cover garment to ride up something fierce.)

I still use their hardwood grips on some of my wheelguns, though.

August 10, 2003, 11:46 AM
I have Hogue grips on my CZ75, Beretta 92, Kel-Tec P-11 and USP .45 Compact. I like them all, they seem to help me shoot more consistently. I can't carry, but when I can, I probably will not carry a gun with Hogues. But they work well for the range/home denense.

Jason Demond
August 10, 2003, 07:26 PM
I love them! I have them on almost all my guns.

August 10, 2003, 08:01 PM
I used them on my 1991 when I shot the NC Qual and really liked how the hand stuck to the weapon. Even with sweaty palms and a bad grip, you could be sure that the pistol would stay in your hand under recoil.

Unfortunately, I thought they felt too blocky and really ruined the lines of the pistol. A classic like the 1911 really needs stocks that accentuate the positive. Being a good shot with standard grip panels might require a little more practice, but it pays off.

That's not to say, however, that I won't stick the Hogues back on as this is a duty weapon and I'd like it to have all the protection it can get.

I would also note that the rubber stocks/panels sold by Hogue can cause a bind on the magazine. I bought a pair and the top right screw can be tightened down hard enough to scrape on the mag. It's weird, but I tried every screw and found that all of them acted the same in that position. Without that screwhole filled, the mags eject smoothly and cleanly just like they did before.

August 10, 2003, 08:18 PM
I have Hogue grips on my 5906, 5943, 5946, 4046, 457, and Beretta 92. I would consider buying them form my 6906 and 4013TSW if they would get rid of those ridiculous wraparound finger grooves. I universally detest wrap around finger groove grips on semi-auto handguns. It seems that the grooves are nearly always positioned incorrectly for my hands.

August 10, 2003, 09:34 PM
I have Hogue wood grips on some revolvers and I did try some Hogue fingery rubber grips on a couple of pistols a few years back but I chucked that idea out pretty quick. The rubber really sucks for concealed carry and the finger grooves are great for a slow and deliberate practise range grip but too demanding for a rapid response presentation. If you add the fact that wood has eye appeal and rubber looks like a cheap solution, that should tip the balance.

I have wooden grips on all my pistols.

August 10, 2003, 09:49 PM
The only gun I have a Hogue Grip on is my P-11. It may only be in my head, but I feel I have better control than without it on.

Mike Irwin
August 10, 2003, 09:59 PM
You know, I've had rubber grips on my CCW guns for almost 20 years now, and I have NEVER experienced the problems that some people report regarding clothing riding on them.

And that's when I did carry IWB.

August 10, 2003, 10:10 PM
You might change your tune if you owned a Sig P239...

August 10, 2003, 10:21 PM
You might change your tune if you owned a Sig P239...

I've had one for about 4 years. No sale. Factory grips suit me better on this particular gun.

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