Are you a fan of 'Factory Grips' ?


February 6, 2011, 11:34 AM
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February 6, 2011, 12:04 PM
I like to customize a gun when possible with nice, attractive grips. Usually ivory or wood, sometimes carved. Some vintage guns just seem right with the stock grips, Walther PPK, S&W Hand Ejector, a WWI Colt 1911 (if I had one), etc. But a dressed up gun is a little more personalized, and makes me appreciate it more to have something artistic added to it. Ruger's New Vaquero DEFINITELY need wood grips, so both Rugers I own have shed the plastic.

February 6, 2011, 02:24 PM
Not the "factory" grips that came on it. I like magna grips along with a Tyler on my 642, but I like to change things up a bit too with whatever set tickles my fancy that day.

February 6, 2011, 03:00 PM
I change out most, either to get a better fit for my hand or to dress a gun up with a personalized appearance or both. There are a few pistols that I keep "stock"-both SIGs and the two Third Generation Smiths I have come to mind-because what they came with seems to fit my hand better than any after-market ones I've tried.

February 6, 2011, 03:32 PM
Nope. I can't think of any factory grips that I would not replace. Especially if they are rubber.

February 6, 2011, 04:23 PM
I like factory S&W grips. I also like to take old worn S&W grips and modify them to fit my hand better.
M15-3 with modified K frame targets.
M686 with modified K/L frame targets.
They may not be original but they fit my hand and feel good. Most my other S&Ws have their originals and they are too nice to modify.

February 6, 2011, 07:54 PM
I like them on my Model 649, along with a Tyler T-Grip adapter.

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February 6, 2011, 08:12 PM
Depends on the gun. With my older K-frame S&Ws yes, I like the original wood stocks.
They just fit my hand better.

With newer guns that have plastic/rubber no - they're gone immediately.
My Ruger Blackhawk & Sp101 (inserts) they had to go, they're just too unattractive (re: ugly).

February 7, 2011, 07:33 AM
I'm a fan of what ever looks good and feels good.
Factory or not. I'm just not a fan of rubber.


February 7, 2011, 07:40 AM
As with a few folks here I like the "adapted" factory magnas on my revolvers.

Im not too fussy about grips on autos though as long as they are not too wide.

February 7, 2011, 09:03 AM
I have only one gun that doesn't have smooth wood grips.
Rubber belongs on tires


February 7, 2011, 09:12 AM
especially if it is a collectible or if the grips properly fit my hand. Most often I change them for better looking or better fitting grips.

February 7, 2011, 12:47 PM

Those are some fancy lookin' grips my man! Very nicely done.

February 7, 2011, 01:25 PM
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