Grips for my N-frame


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heavyshooter
January 24, 2011, 11:04 PM
I have a brand new, 35 year old S&W 27-2. :) It did not come with the factory woods grips. Instead it has Pachmayr "Gripper" grips and I hate them. I am looking for two pair of grips for her and I need your help.

First, I am looking to find the factory original wood grips. I do not like them on the firearm when I am shooting as they are not especially comfortable to me. But I want them to preserve the original classic look. Where can I find these?

Second, I do intend to shoot it. I much prefer Hogue grips on my shooters. Which Hogue grips fit on the S&W 27-2? Do they have one that does not leave the back-strap open?

If you can provide links to any sites I would be most appreciative.

Heavy

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pikid89
January 24, 2011, 11:08 PM
how bout some nice wood hogues that both look good and shoot good

788Ham
January 24, 2011, 11:13 PM
Heavy,

I agree with you on the grips! You might try S&W for factory grips, but might be higher than a cat's back!

Yes, Hogue has some fantastic grips. I got a pair, Mono-Grip" for my 629, they cover the back strap totally. Go onto : grip.com, this is Hogue's web. I believe the grips I got were , IIRC, $55.00? The grips come with a device that fits over the bottom of the grip frame, then uses a screw thru the bottom of the grip, totally out of the way, and the look is superb!! They have them is several colors, with/wo checkering. Give them a look, they're nice, friendly folks to deal with also! Good Luck!

Zundfolge
January 25, 2011, 12:26 AM
The Hogue Tamer grips off of a S&W X frame (which cover the back strap) will fit on your N Frame, assuming your N Frame is a round butt (Hogue may make a square butt tamer, but I don't know for sure).

USSR
January 25, 2011, 07:17 AM
Here are a pair of Ahrends Retro Target N frame walnut grips that I customized to fit my hand. Ahrends has a quality product at a VERY affordable price.

http://ussr.clarityconnect.com/Ahrends1a.jpg

Don

madcratebuilder
January 25, 2011, 08:11 AM
Go to evil bay and search "N frame" you well see a large number of oem and aftermarket grips.

blackrussian
January 25, 2011, 09:17 AM
If its a square butt(which I think 27s are), Hogue does not offer a grip that will cover the back strap.

CraigC
January 25, 2011, 09:59 AM
The Ahrends Retro Targets are much more comfortable than either the fat factory target stocks or Hogue's. Better still would be Herrett's Roper stocks, fitted to your hand. If you want factory grips that may actually be comfortable for shooting, look for some older Coke bottles.

Japle
January 25, 2011, 10:41 AM
I like the Jerry Miculek grips.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/Japle/Guns/Rtwtarget.jpg

GCBurner
January 25, 2011, 12:36 PM
I found a set of the original factory "Goncalo Alves" grips for my Model 29 on eBay for around $30. I've seen them there for a lot more than that, too, but sometimes you can get lucky. Because of eBay's anti-gun policies, there aren't as many buyers and sellers of gun parts there nowadays.

1KPerDay
January 25, 2011, 01:40 PM
keep your eye on gunbroker and ebay. The "target" style S&W grips for square butt N frames will fit, and are as far as I know the type that originally came on the 27. The "magna" type for the N frame square butt will also fit.


I echo the praise for Ahrends grips. Great stuff.
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=508400

1KPerDay
January 25, 2011, 01:51 PM
I like the Jerry Miculek grips. [/IMG]
Those are for round-butt frames and will not fit his 27-2.

oldbear
January 25, 2011, 05:44 PM
First, I am looking to find the factory original wood grips.

Try Gun Broker, E-bay, or the for sale section of the Smith and Wesson forum. If you want genuine "magnas" be ready to pay for them. Eagle Grips offers a decent set of retro Magna style grips. There are also several custom stock makers who will make you a set of Magnas, again be ready to PAY for them.

Japle
January 25, 2011, 07:31 PM
Posted by 1KPerDay:
Those are for round-butt frames and will not fit his 27-2.
You’re wrong:
http://www.dillonprecision.com/content/p/9/pid/25147/catid/18/Jerry_Miculek_Competition_Grips_N_Fr__Sq__Butt

1KPerDay
January 25, 2011, 09:06 PM
If you say so... Japle is your revolver a round or square butt?

CraigC
January 25, 2011, 09:29 PM
A 35yr old 27-2 is almost certainly gonna be a square butt. Which is moot, because the grips are available for both, as the link shows.

heavyshooter
January 25, 2011, 09:39 PM
Just took it apart. It is a square butt.

Did Hogue have to expose the backstrap because of the square butt?

788Ham
January 25, 2011, 11:24 PM
NO ! Mine has the square butt, my Hogues have a Mono Grip, covers the whole grip, from base, back strap on up, mines a 629!

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