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What's your favorite grip for a full-sized revolver and why?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by NoirFan, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. NoirFan

    NoirFan Well-Known Member

    By full sized revolvers I'm talking about K-frames on up. My personal preference is the Miculek wood grip by Bang-Inc. The smooth wood is really good for drawing and firing a quick shot even if your grasp isn't perfect. On the other hand, when I am shooting slow fire with a methodical grip I can choke up really high on the frame with these narrow stocks. They are good for every situation. Full magnums sting a bit because of the hard wood and exposed backstrap, but recoil drives straight back into the pocket of my palm so the gun does not shift in my hand, a real benefit for follow-up shots with heavy loads. I'll post a picture when I have a good one.

    So what are your favorite full-sized revolver grips, and why?
  2. TwoWheelFiend

    TwoWheelFiend Well-Known Member

    I use Houge Mono-grips on my smith 586 and 29. Havent used anything better. Sticks to your hand and recoil is much more managable
  3. Victor69

    Victor69 Member

    I like shooting my Colt Anaconda with the Magna Porting it doesn't kick at all.Hogue grips all the way ![​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2011
  4. USSR

    USSR Well-Known Member

    This set of Ahrends Retro Target grips for my S&W 25-5 that I customized to fit my hand and refinished with Tung oil.


  5. Tallinar

    Tallinar Well-Known Member

    Ruger New Vaquero grip frame with stock checkered plastic grips!

    I find the classic-styled SAA-type grip frame to be the most comfortable, hand-filling, intuitive grip available. Gun seems to naturally point at what I am looking at.

    Oh, or are we talking about double actions?
  6. Kendal Black

    Kendal Black Well-Known Member

    I like Pachmayrs. They are not lovely, but they are very functional. If you use a 'crush' grip, and I do, they afford a very secure hold.
  7. MrBorland

    MrBorland Moderator

    Right now, it's Uncle Mike's Square Butt Conversion grips with the bottom finger groove removed with a razor. Not pretty like wood, but they work for me.
  8. mavracer

    mavracer Well-Known Member

    I like wood Badger's and Ahrend's both very well. Badger's probably a hair more for full size guns and Ahrend's on smaller guns. I also like the factory Lett grips that come on SP101, GP100 and SRHs.
  9. Maximumbob54

    Maximumbob54 Well-Known Member

    I feel like Kim Ahrends must have the exact same hand size that I have. I love all of his grips he offers. This is a cocobolo Tactical with the smooth front on my SW M28:

  10. moxie

    moxie Well-Known Member

    Hogue Monogrips.
  11. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    The stock grips on my King Cobras and Anacondas work for me....They are Pachmyers with gold Colt badges in them.

  12. mdauben

    mdauben Well-Known Member

    Damn, those are pretty! I wonder how they would look on my 686? :D
  13. buddyemily

    buddyemily Well-Known Member

    Hogue Bantum grips on my K-frame.
  14. JFrame

    JFrame Well-Known Member

    I like the Pachmayr Compac grip. I find that the lack of any ridges, bumps, or other finger grooves actually makes it easier to get just the right purchase on it. The texturing on the rubber also feels "just right" to me. I put the slabs on a S&W M65, and now, I want to add them to my 686 and Model 10...

  15. woad_yurt

    woad_yurt Well-Known Member

    For shooting, I like Pachmayr Grippers. For appearance, I like wood, stag, ivory, mother of pearl, etc, anything but rubber.
  16. Wil Terry

    Wil Terry Well-Known Member

    BEAR HUG SKEETER SKELTON style stocks for all my K-frame and N-frame sixguns. Also have one of the two sets BEAR HUG ever made for a J-frame sixgun.
    NO OTHER stocks have come close to the feel of these in my hands , their recoil handling, and their slenderness.

    BUT DO NOT FORGET THIS; Our hands are all as different as our faces and what anyone else in the world likes for stocks on their pistols really means nothing to you and I. YOU will have to test all and see for yourself. There is no other way to know unless all you're really interested in is fancy meaningless bling to dazzle your shooting pals. ANYBODY can buy that !!
  17. Seamore2001

    Seamore2001 Well-Known Member

    I really like the Fuzzy Farrants I have on three of my Colts. Whether shooting .38 special or .357, they fit my hand very well and I can keep a firm grip on the gun for follow up shots.

    I'm not usually a fan of the stocks that come with most revolvers. However, I just bought my first Blackhawk a week or so ago, and I'm really impressed with how well the Ruger stocks fit my hand and allow the gun to roll up, let me thumb back the hammer, and bring it back down in one smooth motion.

    Oh yeah, and I also like the Herrett Shooting Ace stocks on my Cobra, which let me get a real grip on the thing without my pinkie hanging off the bottom.
  18. CharlesT

    CharlesT Well-Known Member

    Another vote for Hogue Monogrips.
  19. sugarmaker

    sugarmaker Well-Known Member

    Smooth, single action style wood grips for the big recoilers.

    Whatever feels best in my hand for the rest - depends on the gun.
  20. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    In full sized heavy recoiling guns I like smooth hardwood like Cocobolo or Buffalo horn that let the gun 'roll' in the hand.

    Smaller d-frames and such can wear rubber to tame the beast.

    I don't like the Smith and Colt sharply checkered grips that were so popular in the 70's-80's.

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