S&W 640 grips?


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toledo
June 25, 2010, 11:42 AM
Can anyone tell me if the extended (three finger) rubber grips that come factory on the 640 centennial will fit other J frame Smiths? If so where can I find them and how much? Thanks!

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jfh
June 25, 2010, 01:34 PM
Yes, they will. I believe those grips are made by UM / Uncle Mike--so you might try googling for them that way.

A similar / better 3-finger grip (IMO) is the Hogue version--those are readily available, typically under $20.00.

Jim H.

toledo
June 25, 2010, 02:42 PM
Thanks. For future reference I found them on S&W site.

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_766272_-1_758003_757843_757837_ProductDisplayErrorView_N

I think the factory ones are a little more slim and should work better for my wife.

ArchAngelCD
June 26, 2010, 02:50 AM
toledo,
The grips you linked to are the newer grips S&W now uses, not the older Uncle Mike's grips. The grips currently on the S&W site are nowhere near as good as the Uncle Mike's grips... (just so you know what you're buying)

toledo
June 27, 2010, 12:00 PM
Thanks AA! Can you tell me where to find the Uncle Mikes? I cant seem to find to find them. Whats the diff?

ArchAngelCD
June 28, 2010, 03:14 AM
The difference is the rubber and the Uncle Mike's are slightly thicker which is better for a good grip. I DO NOT like the new grips. They feel very cheap and they are too smooth for good purchase.

Here is the link to the Uncle Mike's boot grips (http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_764708_-1_758003_757843_757837_ProductDisplayErrorView_N) and the new S&W boot grips (http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_766297_-1_758003_757843_757837_ProductDisplayErrorView_N) so you can see the difference. It's the same difference with the combat grips. As for where to find them, sorry I can't help. The only place I knew they "were" was on the S&W site.

If you are willing to buy wood grips I can highly recommend Badger Custom grips (http://www.badgercustomgrips.com/smith_and_wesson_pistol_grips.php). Look at the full size J frame grips on that page, not the boot grips. I have them on my M640 and they are GREAT!!

The Lone Haranguer
June 28, 2010, 08:35 PM
They fit any round butt J-frame.

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