Did Uncle Mikes stop making grips?


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Wildbillz
March 4, 2012, 03:08 PM
Hi All
I started looking for some grips this evening and I can't even find grips on Uncle Mikes webpage. Did they stop making them?

WB

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SFCRandall
March 4, 2012, 04:06 PM
Have'nt bought grips in a while, but now that I think about it, have'nt seen Uncle Mike's grips anywhere lately.

rcmodel
March 4, 2012, 04:20 PM
I don't know.
But S&W has them on sale now.

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_764708_-1____ProductDisplayErrorView_N

rc

The Lone Haranguer
March 4, 2012, 04:50 PM
You can try looking under the "Butler Creek" name. However, a quick search of Midway's site only showed grip sleeves for autos.

Salmoneye
March 4, 2012, 09:45 PM
Ayuh...

As far as I have been able to determine, UM grips are now only available as used, and NOS through a few dealers, and the auction sites...

Best grip I ever used for taming recoil on the Super BlackHawk was their #59001...

Glad I still have a set...

Chindo18Z
March 4, 2012, 10:04 PM
Discontinued product line. They haven't been offered from Uncle Mike's since...oh, about 2006.

Great revolver handles, just hard to find these days. IIRC, several of their combat neoprene/rubber grip patterns were Craig Spegel designed.

DPris
March 5, 2012, 02:30 AM
No grips under either brand in their 2012 Product Guide from the SHOT Show.
Denis

crossrhodes
March 5, 2012, 08:31 AM
It's sad that Uncle Mikes moved their manufacturing operation to china a few years ago. A customer service person from Jerry's Inc, stated that the former workers of UM started their own shop and are now supplying them with grips.

InkEd
March 5, 2012, 10:17 AM
They got rebadged as Butler Creek grips. Then they were discontinued too. I just sold a pair that came on my j-frame for $10 plus shipping on another forum. More importantly, I bought a pair of "new old stock" ones from Numrich Gun Parts for my Redhawk. I would try them.

The Lone Haranguer
March 5, 2012, 01:50 PM
They got rebadged as Butler Creek grips. Then they were discontinued too.
OK, that would explain what I saw.

They were OEM on S&W revolvers throughout the 1990s and into the 2000s, so someone ought to have used ones somewhere.

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