Which grips do you like?


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dondavis3
March 22, 2010, 09:44 PM
I've got 3 sets of grips for my S&W 66-4.

Which grips do you think look best on this gun?

Black Rubber

http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx67/dondavis3/Guns/SW66-4357Mag3.jpg?t=1269308583

Aged Ivory

http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx67/dondavis3/Guns/SWMd66-4withIvory-1.jpg?t=1269360409

Stag

http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx67/dondavis3/Guns/SW66-4Bone2.jpg?t=1269360497

I like all of them.

:)

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19-3Ben
March 22, 2010, 09:56 PM
I don't think the black rubber is as beautiful of a material as the other two, but i like the shape better.
I've never liked those narrow weird grips on revolvers.

Iggy
March 22, 2010, 10:18 PM
That aged Ivory and a Tyler Grip Adapter would be pretty spiffy.

Next, The stags.

Them rubber grips reminds me of snow tires.:evil:

jglcolosprgs
March 22, 2010, 10:27 PM
Sorry, I'm a "none of the above".

I like wood.

Guns and more
March 22, 2010, 11:08 PM
Stag.

P.S. I have that same gun (almost) except mine is a model 65. (.357 or .38)
It was my first gun purchase for home defense many years ago, and is still a fine choice.
Good looking firearm.

dondavis3
March 23, 2010, 12:11 PM
The rubber feels the best (for shooting).

The Stag fills the hand best.

The aged ivory just brings back good retro memories.

My Grand Dad was a Chief of Police in Muskogee OK in the '50's.

He carried a S&W with aged ivory grips - don't know what model - to young to care then.

:)

CoRoMo
March 23, 2010, 01:15 PM
Apples and oranges ... function vs. form.

IMHO, the rubber functions best, the others look best.

Guillermo
March 23, 2010, 01:21 PM
as CoRoMo said the rubber functions best, the others look best.

dondavis3
March 23, 2010, 02:11 PM
Your right . imho

:)

One-Time
March 23, 2010, 02:20 PM
The black rubber looks way better IMO

rainbowbob
March 23, 2010, 03:22 PM
That aged Ivory and a Tyler Grip Adapter would be pretty spiffy.

What Iggy said. The T-Grip will allow you to maintain the good looks (whether you use the ivory, stag, or walnut) AND fill the hand comfortably.

Another alternative is walnut target stocks.

Zundfolge
March 23, 2010, 03:24 PM
Man it was a tough choice between the Ivory and the Stag ... the big advantage of the Ivory is it makes hippies weep. But the Stag will probably give a better grip surface (and those are a particularly pretty set of Stags).

Slap a T-Grip on there and you're good to go.

Racinbob
March 23, 2010, 07:12 PM
In this case, the black rubber (Uncle Mike's, I think) The others don't even seem to fit well. Where's the wood!??

silverking
March 23, 2010, 07:48 PM
Stag grip inserts on my Ruger SP101 by Sack Peterson look great.

PRM
March 23, 2010, 08:45 PM
I vote real elephant ivory. Took awhile to save up for it - but, in the long run, glad I did.

dondavis3
March 23, 2010, 09:17 PM
PRM

Great looking grips.

:cool:

bannockburn
March 23, 2010, 09:29 PM
It would be tough to choose between the ivory or the stag; they both look great. But I would probably go with the stag because they have the S&W medallion in them. Makes for a nicer looking package overall, in my opinion. The rubber grips are utilitarian by nature, so they would be my choice for the range, backwoods, etc. The ivory would look even better with a Tyler T-Grip adapter.

The Bushmaster
March 23, 2010, 09:36 PM
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For comfort and handling. Go with the black rubber...

surbat6
March 23, 2010, 09:37 PM
Are those stag grips installed properly? If so, it doesn't look like they fit that K frame.
Actually, I prefer factory wood, but since that wasn't a choice, I'd go for ivory (if I could afford it!).

Eightball
March 23, 2010, 09:42 PM
A Tyler T is necessary for the bottom two.

earlthegoat2
March 23, 2010, 09:47 PM
Show me a T Grip on the Ivory or Stag and you will have a winner.

Maj Dad
March 24, 2010, 12:02 AM
just for Magna's sake (late 60s, early 70s & 80s). Cocobolo or Walnut, or Rosewood, checkered or smooth - they feel right to me and though I have several different styles on my Smiths, they're the ones that fall into my hand like they were carved for it... :cool:

geologist
March 24, 2010, 01:06 AM
Ivory and a Tyler-T adaptor. Stylish and serious.

jhallrv4
March 24, 2010, 09:29 AM
Stag, but they have to fit. The question was "which LOOKS best". Because the rubbers are much easier to shoot.
http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p112/jhallrv4/gun/7rds357vignette.jpg

dondavis3
March 24, 2010, 01:38 PM
+1 jhallrv4

They do have to fit correctly.

I'm not sure exactly how to go about correcting the over hang.

Do you?

By the way your gun is beautiful too.

:)

rmfnla
March 24, 2010, 06:52 PM
Man it was a tough choice between the Ivory and the Stag ... the big advantage of the Ivory is it makes hippies weep. But the Stag will probably give a better grip surface (and those are a particularly pretty set of Stags).

Slap a T-Grip on there and you're good to go.
"Hippies"? What's that?

rmfnla
March 24, 2010, 06:54 PM
+1 jhallrv4

They do have to fit correctly.

I'm not sure exactly how to go about correcting the over hang.

Do you?

By the way your gun is beautiful too.

:)
Use a medium file for rough fit and increasingly fine sandpaper to finish, just like high-quality wood.

Are those real stag? They look like plastic to me, but it could just be the photo.

dondavis3
March 24, 2010, 08:30 PM
rmfnla

No, they are some kind of plastic composite.

If I file like wood, how do you get the shiny surface back when it gets to the correct size?

:confused:

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