I have a Smith Airweight bodyguard with clear anodized finish, and would like to find some light colored boot-style grips. I would prefer rubber or polymer, but I suppose light colored wood would also work. Thanks.
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April 25, 2009, 11:21 AM
I prefer houge rubbergrips with the finger grooves on all my revolvers. I have a j-frame 36 and 2 k-frames with these grips and they seem to help me have better control of the gun. I have small hands and short FAT fingers.
My 2 cents
April 25, 2009, 11:44 AM
I like Hogues, too, but I don't think they come in any color other than black.
April 25, 2009, 11:46 AM
Years ago, Safariland made a composite grip in black
and a wood color. You might find some at a gun show.
They are open back with finger grooves.
I had the wood colored ones cut down by the
gunsmith at King's Gun Works in Glendale, CA.
If you want wood, you won't find a finer boot grip
April 25, 2009, 01:59 PM
hogue makes or used to make wood grips in the same configuraton as the black rubber grips but you would have to find someone that stocks them to pick a pair of blond ones.
Of course there's always S&W's pink grips...
I recently bought this 637 with pink grips.
Pink grips seem to be a $20 option, but this particular shop had the pink version cheaper than the regular ones anywhere else. That shop didn't have the regular ones in stock and the pink version comes with a black set anyway, so I bought it.
Yes, I did put the black ones on after I got home.
April 27, 2009, 03:32 AM
I've found Badger Custom Grips (http://www.badgercustomgrips.com/smith_and_wesson_pistol_grips.php) to work very well in soaking up recoil and they are reasonably priced too. Their Walnut Boot Grips (http://www.badgercustomgrips.com/smith_and_wesson_pistol_grips.php?pid=8) are fairly light in color. If that's not light enough they also have a Boot Grip in White Corian (http://www.badgercustomgrips.com/smith_and_wesson_pistol_grips.php?pid=6).
I bought a set of Rosewood Boot Grips for my M642 which are just great! They are fairly light but the Walnut are even lighter.