what kind of grips for my new 640?


March 2, 2010, 01:29 AM
picked it up over the weekend. i really like the extra weight and finish compared to my 642, 638, 317-2, 317-3.

ivory, pearl grips, or leave it stock?


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March 2, 2010, 01:33 AM
barely been shot from what I ve been told. i believe it too!


March 2, 2010, 01:50 AM
That is funny! I just bought one that looks hardly shot today!

Here is the thread with pics


Mine came with grips like yours but I put on some old wood factory just for fun. Don't like them though and put the black rubber ones back on.

The hogue J-frames are ok.


P.S. Had to do it...


March 2, 2010, 01:56 AM
that is a good pickup! got mine for $400 =(

well worth it to me, these guns are beautiful. i need a better holster now.

March 2, 2010, 02:30 AM
I would have paid $400 for it. You just don't see these things very often like not at all! I had been looking for a LONG time for an original 640. Can't say I had see one in years.

I about slobbered over myself telling the guy at the counter I would take it.


March 2, 2010, 04:25 AM
I have Rosewood Badger Custom Grips (http://www.badgercustomgrips.com/smith_and_wesson_pistol_grips.php) on both my M642 and M640. I put the Boot Grips (http://www.badgercustomgrips.com/smith_and_wesson_pistol_grips.php?pid=7) on my M642 and the Standard Grips (http://www.badgercustomgrips.com/smith_and_wesson_pistol_grips.php?pid=3) on my M640 which are slightly longer which helps when shooting .357 Magnum ammo. Both grips aid in reducing the felt recoil IMO and they look good too...



March 2, 2010, 12:02 PM
the wood looks good, but i am trying to stay within $30 bucks

you paid less for your 640 and it looks newer than mine. lol

March 2, 2010, 01:31 PM
Patsue that's a great shot, I had to laugh when I saw it.

Congratulations on all these beautiful 640s you guys have been picking up, they are great looking little revolvers.

March 2, 2010, 02:20 PM
Keeping it under $30 certainly leaves out Ivory or Pearl !!

For short money, I'd hunt down a good looking set of used factory J frame walnut service panels, and a Tyler T grip. Nice looks, and functional, but still going to run you better than $30.

Those Unlcle Mike's boot grips actually look good on that one.

March 2, 2010, 03:47 PM
I'm still a fan of Magnas and T-Grips


If you sell the grips you've got you might be able to offset the cost of some stock stocks.

Here's a set of Magnas for $20 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=159109279

March 3, 2010, 03:58 AM
Well, the Uncle Mike's grips will work well if that's what you have.

Pachmayr Gripper Grips are much larger but are very comfortable when shooting at the range.

Without T-Grips the S&W Service Grips look a little sickly on the M640, no?

I still like the Badger custom grips best.

March 3, 2010, 06:41 AM
It's not a 640 but the now discontinued Pachmayr ALS look great and feel even better. They do add a bit of bulk for cc but I find it's worth it.

March 3, 2010, 01:38 PM
I'm still a fan of Magnas and T-Grips


I'm flattered that you used my picture =) I was going to recommend the factory Magnas and T-Grips as well--I have them on my 'working' guns. The shallow finger grooves on the T-grips give them good, positive grip for my fingers, but aren't so deep that they require perfect alignment as I'm grabbing the gun and drawing it from a holster.

March 3, 2010, 07:18 PM
How about ebony Ahrends boot grips?

March 3, 2010, 07:48 PM
was looking for imitation pearl or ivory of course. lol

something like this!


March 3, 2010, 07:50 PM
kle, it was one of the nicest ones I found on a Google image search. http://www.thehighroad.org/images/icons/icon14.gif

March 4, 2010, 05:04 AM
You can find some inexpensive wood grips at CDNN (http://www.cdnninvestments.com/smithwesson1.html).

March 4, 2010, 06:43 AM
Whichever grip you get, remember that if you use speed loaders then they must be relief cut to allow the loader to work properly.

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