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Old October 19, 2014, 09:03 PM   #1
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Should I get Hogue grips for my 686 SSR or ..

I have 686 SSR with those nice looking gray laminate grips. I was shooting target loads at 700fps and it worked well.

Now I tried some 357 magnum loads and this thing kicks. So, I'm wondering if Hogue grips like those will help?
http://www.amazon.com/Hogue-Rubber-R...ords=686+grips

Part that kicks is top back of the handle (exposed frame) hits between thumb and trigger finger. This hogue style grip doesn't cover this area either.

Shooting those 357 mag feels almost like bell rings inside my head I need to practice but wonder if those grips really going to help..
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Old October 19, 2014, 09:24 PM   #2
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The rubber itself might tame some of the recoil, but, so long as they fit you hand, rubber grips that cover the backstrap do better. Check out Hogue's Model 500 "Impact Absorbing" grip or, if you want to stand out, their Tamer grip.

Pachmayr grips also cover the backstrap.
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Old October 19, 2014, 09:39 PM   #3
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Not sure I want to "stand out" in a range, but since I'm planning to hunt with a gun - those orange grips look perfect. Will post an update when I get them..
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Old October 20, 2014, 08:27 PM   #4
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Just throwing this out there. Mr. Borland touched on this. I like nice wood grips and there are a ton to choose from if you Google it.

It isn't necessarily the rubber material that is a huge benefit with a revolver, it's getting a grip that fits your hand. The area you described, right at the web of your thumb, is the same area I had trouble with. I needed a larger grip to fill my hand properly and increase the trigger reach to ensure a good trigger press.

I found Nill grips with an enclosed blackstrap to be the ticket on both my 686's. They aren't cheap though and may be fancier than you want on a hunting gun.
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Old October 20, 2014, 08:37 PM   #5
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Well, those orange grips after shipping + tax not that cheap either, like $55. So, I hold on to ordering them.

I like color, if I for some reason drop a gun in a woods (can't imagine why, but..) - will be easier to locate.
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Old October 20, 2014, 10:04 PM   #6
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Fair enough. Good luck!
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I really like Pachmayr Gripper Grips. I have a set on my M686 and they are very comfortable to shoot with.
http://www.pachmayr.com/home/gripper-grids.php
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