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Charter Arms .38 "Undercover" Grips?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by DonP, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. DonP

    DonP Participating Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Chicago area
    OK, I picked up a very clean, early manufacture, Charter Arms .38 spl Undercover model yesterday.

    Now I'm looking for aftermarket grips for it. The tiny (very) wood grips that are stock on the older models are at best a finger and a half grip for me.

    Does anyone know which Pachymr or other manufacturer makes grips that will fit a Charter Arms frame?

    I also read somewhere that there are S&W models that use identical and interchangeable grips but I can't find it with the Search function.
  2. Starter52

    Starter52 Participating Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Northeast USA
    My CA has a pair of black rubber Sile grips that fit and shoot great.

    Check on eBay for Sile grips. They are not made anymore.
  3. Roca

    Roca New Member

    Sep 13, 2006
    The Desert
    I've got a late 80s Undercover that has been a really great gun too. However, I have to agree with you on those stock wood handles, yuk!

    As I was carrying mine, I put the same grips that some of the more recent Undercovers have on mine. These have the third finger groove on the bottom of the grip frame. I know that sounds weird but, it really fit my hands well and now its the best point-shooting snub I've got. For a pic of the grips I'm talking about check out:
    Gunblast Undercover Test
    Click on the pics to zoom.

    I got them by calling the factory. They're cheap, ugly, small, and work well for CC...YMMV.

    If you want a larger rubber grip, you might try ordering the grips the factory uses currently:
    Charter Pathfinder

    That pic is of a 22LR Pathfinder but from inspection at the local dealer, it looks like they will fit.

    As for aftermarket rubber or wood grips, I have no idea, but would be interested to know if there are any out there.

    Oh, one other option would be a Tyler T-Grip http://www.t-grips.com/
  4. magsnubby

    magsnubby Active Member

    Apr 20, 2004
    I have Pachmayrs on both my Bulldogs. Had a pair on my Undercover but replaced them with some Jay Scott wooden grips ('cause they was purty). The current three finger grooved rubber factory grips work fairly well. For me, Pachmayers work better than anything else i've tried.

    QUOTE:" I also read somewhere that there are S&W models that use identical and interchangeable grips but I can't find it with the Search function."

    If you're asking will S&W grips fit a Charter, there's none that i know of. The grip frame on the Charter Arms is completly different than the S&W.

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