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S&W "J" Frame Question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Melvin, Dec 31, 2002.

  1. Melvin

    Melvin Member

    Just recently acquired a S&W Model 36,thanks to all who helped on the year of mfg. Had it out to the range today and it's a good shooter,however it's a little nasty on my middle finger with the factory grips,any suggestions? Would prefer something suitable for concealed carry as opposed to larger.
    Thanks Melvin
  2. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Well-Known Member

    I have a set of full-size Hogues on my 042.

    I don't have any problems concealing it in a pocket holster at all.
  3. Mr. Hankey

    Mr. Hankey Well-Known Member

    I use these on my chiefs special and I'm quite pleased with them.


    Pachmayr’s Compac Grips are made from a specially formulated black rubber compound and are designed to maintain concealability. Although compact in design, Compac Grips still give a shooter total control, Compac Grips provide a secure, non-slip finish. That’s why they are the plainclothes officer’s preferred way to a more positive grip without compromising concealability.

    • Shaped to conform to gun design
    • Improved concealability
    • Covered back strap
  4. tomkatz

    tomkatz Well-Known Member

    sounds like you have the front and backstrap of your gripframe exposed, uncle mikes boot grips and hogue bantams will cover the front strap with finger grooves which may help. But, like Mike said, the full size hogues will definately be the most comfortable ....tom
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2002
  5. SouthpawShootr

    SouthpawShootr Well-Known Member

    What do you have on the gun now? The Uncle Mikes boot grips are pretty good. I have some Eagle Secret Service grips (kind of a boot grip knock off) on my 640 and like them pretty well. The Hogue Bantams look pretty decent and if I had to buy grips again this would be it.

    HSMITH Well-Known Member

    You can put a grip shoe on it too. I prefer the grip shoe or a set of pachmayr concealer grips.
  7. FunYet

    FunYet Well-Known Member

    I like Hogue Bantam grips. They're pretty much the same size as stock J-Frame grips but they're rubber, a bit softer, and they have a slight palm-swell along with finger grooves. I find they make a world of difference in comfort while practicing. If the size of the grips are not an issue I'd go with some of the larger grips recommended by others here.
  8. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    I just put a pair of rosewood Badger stocks on my (used) Smith & Wesson model 60. They fit my hand well, don't add a great deal of bulk to the pistol, and look good. Aim your browser at: http://www.gunaccessories.com/Badger/index.asp and pull the trigger.
  9. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Let me try posting a picture again. The one I tried an evening or two ago didn't go through. Here's one from the Gun Accessories site immediately above.
  10. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Hah! That worked so well, I tried sending the failed image to my web site, then copied it back to my hard drive. We'll see whether it goes through without a Photoshop thumb nail preview. That's a photograph of my model 60 in a bowl of rocks on the kitchen floor, by the bye.
  11. RussB

    RussB Well-Known Member

    I have an old Mod 36 (flat cylinder release, pinned barrel) that I re-finished. I put a set of Uncle Mike's boot grips on it. They conceal well, and were cheap enough!
  12. Gunsnrovers

    Gunsnrovers Well-Known Member

    Spegel boot grips

    Spegel boot grips on my M36-7. Nice in the hands & easy to conceal.
  13. M58

    M58 Well-Known Member


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  14. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

    Eagle Secret Service grips or Ahrend's CCW grips.
  15. Prodigalshooter

    Prodigalshooter Well-Known Member

    These are Hogues, in Tulipwood. Ignore the evil black semi-auto lurking on the right;)
  16. Poohgyrr

    Poohgyrr Well-Known Member

    Nice pictures...

    I have Uncle Mikes boot Grips on my 640, my wife has UM's Combat Grips on her M60. The Combat Grips are longer and "pointy" and feel better in my hands. The Boot Grips work much better than I thought they would. Both are good.
  17. deputy tom

    deputy tom Well-Known Member

    I use a Tyler T-Grip adapter on J-frames with the small factory wooden grips with great results.tom.
  18. tomkatz

    tomkatz Well-Known Member


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  19. stephen_g22

    stephen_g22 Well-Known Member


    I like these grips. I bought them at a gun show, so I have no idea who made them.

    I like these better than the Uncle Mike's Boot grip because my hand would ride up further on the grip with the Uncle Mike's and cause my thumb to be chewed up by the cylinder release on recoil. Not so with these mystery wood grips, plus they look cool(IMHO).

  20. rainbowbob

    rainbowbob Well-Known Member

    Replacement grips andspeedloaders

    I'm new to this forum and I recently acquired a Chief's Special (late 70's vintage ) that I like a lot. I quickly discovered that the factory wood stocks were not going to work for me for reasons already discussed by others here. I replaced them with with inexpensive snap-on Hogues which are vbery comfortable. But then I purchased a Safari Land speed loader (Comp I) and found that the grips are in the way.

    I wonder if anyone has tried cutting them to trim away the excess material on the left grip that is in the way?

    Tyler adapters or Uncle Mike's look like other good options - but I will have to eat the cost of the Hogues already purchased. That is an option my penny-pinching personality and budget would like to avoid. I will do what is necessary, however, to make the speedloader work - but I don't want to make another mistake.

    Also, I was surprised how difficult it was to find Uncle Mike's for the Chief. Google turned up nothing, and I finally found them by searching S&W's website. Anyone know anywhere else they can be found?

    Best regards,

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