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Another S&W J Frame Question (grips)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by ezypikns, Nov 10, 2006.

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  1. ezypikns

    ezypikns Member

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    Has anyone replaced the boot grips on their J-Frame snub nose with something larger. I'm speaking of something like the Pachmayr 'gripper' grips, or maybe Butler Creek grips of a similar size.
    It's probably just me, but the felt recoil from a snub nose with little boot grips is more than I care to handle. I also realize that putting larger grips on such a small revolver does away with a certain amount of concealability, but if it made the weapon more pleasant to shoot, I would think practice sessions would be a little more productive.
     
  2. whm1974

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    I did replace the wood grip on my 36 with paymeyer rubber grips that have a large grip area. It did make a big diffence. Even shooting light load with the wood grips hurt.

    -Bill
     
  3. vynx

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    Yes, I replace the grips on both of mine - I found a deal on ebay 4 used J frame grips for $5 I used a Pachmeyer looks like the decelerator and the other is the small one with the finger groves...much improvement on handling follow-up shots.
     
  4. Hobie

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    Yeah, I did. Thought it was cool at first. I've since switched back to the factory wood with a Tyler-T grip adapter. Much more concealable not very much less controlable.
     
  5. Don Worsham

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    S&W J Frame Round Butt Rubber Monogrip

    I put this Hogue grip on my S&W model 642.

    http://www.hogueinc.com/getgrip/merchant.ihtml?pid=1756&lastcatid=189&step=4

    It hides well in the front pocket of a standard pair of jeans. However, when you put your hand in the space fills up and the draw (for me) is difficult. I now wear Sportsman Guide brand carpenter jeans which have larger front pockets. Plenty of room to keep your hand on the gun and no problem quickly drawing it out.
     
  6. Socrates

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    Those Hogues are the best kept secret going. I LOVE em. Work great, and 22 dollars???

    S
     
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    I put the hogues on my magnum J frame,it
    made it real easy to shoot even with full
    power 357's.
     
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    These....not so easy with .357, but boy do they look good. :D Ahrends Cocobolo.

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  9. c_yeager

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    Personally, I cannot stand rubber grips on small frame revolvers. For me they tend to "grab" cover garments, making concealablilty an issue. Additionally the extra bulk makes the weapon harder to draw. For a shooting they are wonderfull, for carrying, not so much IMHO.
     
  10. don95sml

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    For those who don't want rubber, CDNN offers a J Frame "Compact Gripper" checkered walnut stock with finger grooves that can be used with square or round butt guns. It is their catalog no. SIL711C, $9.99, made in Italy. I bought one of these and installed it on my S&W model 63, which is .22 caliber. I have no idea how you would like it for firing higher power rounds.
     
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