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Anyone use the Tyler T-Grip

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Blueduck, Jul 27, 2003.

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  1. Blueduck

    Blueduck Member

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    With lots of quality grips around relatively cheap, just don't seem these much anymore.

    Any fans left?
     
  2. Jeff OTMG

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    I was always a fan of the T-Grip, Tyler's shop was less than a mile from where I went to school and I got to meet him back in the '70's. It was the choice for a RB J-frame grip and standard S&W stock on K-frames. S&W began shipping some K-frame SB with the Magna Target Stocks so I didn't need it anymore for those. The RB J-frame version was replaced in the late 80's with the Speigel Boot Grip or Eagle Secret Service grip.
     
  3. PJR

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    The frame on my S&W Model 10 is somewhat larger than spec and aftermarket grips either don't fit or don't fit well. The T-grip makes it a more shootable gun than with just the factory grips.
     
  4. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    I have one on my 2.5-inch Colt Python. Works just fine. Too bad the stocks are faux ivory rather than the real thing, eh?
     
  5. 444

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    When I was a kid, I remember seeing these all the time in gun magazines, so I decided to buy a couple of them within the last couple months. I have a few S&W revolvers that I thought would look good with them. I have never used one so I don't know if it will be an improvement or not; I did this just for the nostagic look. The problem I am having now is finding stocks that work with the T-Grip. I have a Model 36 square butt and I can't find any factory stocks for it. I asked at my local gun shop and he gave me a pair of round butt grips that of course don't work, so I haven't installed any yet. The little 2" Model 36 came to me used with a huge set of packmeyers on it that were as big as the whole rest of the gun.
     
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    I used to carry a S&W 640 with a Barami HipGrip & a Tyler... wrapped tennis grip tape around the whole handle... it stabilized the Tyler & counteracted the slickness of the Barami. I should have never sold that gun. :(

    But now I'm in the market for one of the new lightweight 642's. :)
     
  7. Frenchy

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    YUP!
     

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    Must be psychic Frenchy, you posted EXACTLY whats been going through my head last the last couple of days:D

    Is trouble with "wiggle" common or do they normally fit pretty solid???
     
  9. 444

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    That is what I am going to do with the other T-Grip I bought I got one J-Frame and one K-Frame. I am going to put the K-Frame one on a Model 10, but not my skinny barrel, I am putting it on the heavy barrel. I really like the grips I have on my skinny barrel already and don't want to change it.
     
  10. Frenchy

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    I've used them on all my pre numbered guns BD, and have always had a solid fit. They just have a great "feel".
     
  11. firestar

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    Does anyone have one for a S&W K-frame sq butt that they want to get rid of cheap? I want to add something to my 1920s S&W M&P but modern grips looks strange on it. The T-grips would allow me to keep the original grips.
     
  12. 444

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    Order one from Tyler, they are cheap to begin with.
     
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    I use one on my early model S&W 36 because it is fitted with vintage stag grips that I want to keep. However, without the T-Grip, it's a bit tough on the hand.

    [​IMG]

    Chris
     
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    You betcha.

    The original S&W J-frame wood grips were anything but hand-filling, and the Tyler T-Grip was the best product out thre for making the gun fit the hand better.

    Nowadays, with the standard J-frame grips being Hogue or similar, the main place for the Tyler T-Grip is in conjunction with the Barami Hip Grip (which has pretty much the same contours as the old J-frame grips).
    A good little package!
     
  15. Invisible Swordsman

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    I've used them for years on my J, K & L frames. I must have odd sized hands, but every after market grip I've tried on the K & L frames were just too big to be comfortable. The Tyler's always seemed just right. Never had a problem with wiggle or looseness.

    I'm using them less on my carry J frames since some of the newer grips seem to hit about the same dimensions, but I still find them to be a good way to improve the grippability of the small guns. YMMV.
     
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    My dad's always had a j frame or two around, and a lady friend has one with a Tyler grip on it and its much better with than without. Nice and solid.

    Go for it.
     
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    I have one on an old 2" 15 for that classic look, and a J-frame I often carry has them. In fact, I like smooth wood stocks with a T-grip better than the Uncle Mike's boot grips that came from the factory.

    Mine sit solid one the stocks are tightened down.
     
  18. dinosaur

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    Are you kidding? I need 3 of them and Tyler blew off my order. Out of stock I suppose. I can`t believe they still sell trigger shoes though.:eek:

    I have one on my Model 10 square butt duty gun. Fits like a glove. The dep`t range used to sell them and we`d put them on the recruits guns for them. That improved their shooting tremendously.
     
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    I don't really like the Tyler T-Grip. Pachmayr made a similar grip filler that was smooth, no finger grooves. I didn't like it either. I'd much rather use one of the compact grips that are available nowadays.
     
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    Most would agree with you, but during the "Heyday" of the grip adapters, there were no such thing as Boot Grips, rubber grips, etc. The Tylers and similar adapters filled the bill nicely.

    [​IMG]
     
  21. 10-Ring

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    I had some on my S&W mod 60 for a very long time...until I discovered boot grips :rolleyes:
     
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    grips

    I have T-Grips on my 2" M&P and my 4" M28. On my M36, I prefer boot grips.
     
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    I have a 1950 Target Model 44 Special made in 1953. It came with a set of Pachmyer rubber grips, which offended me greatly. I was lucky enough to find (in a junk drawer at a local dealer) a set of original Magna stocks for an N-Frame. They are correct to the gun and era. Unfortunately they don't fit my hand very well. A Tyler T-grip solves that problem, looks correct for the age of the weapon, and don't cost as much as the exotic wood wonders available these days.

    PS: I bought two T-Grips just incase I come across another older N-frame that needs a home.
     
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    I'm happy at how well one of these works on a '54 vintage N frame .357 with the small service grips. It just somehow works really well.
     
  25. Ala Dan

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    Blueduck, I have a Tyler T for a Smith & Wesson
    J-frame lying around somewhere? I haven't used it
    since I went to the Hogue "Bantam Grips" on my
    Smith & Wesson model 60!

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
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