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Are you a fan of 'Factory Grips' ?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by okc-zee, Feb 6, 2011.

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  1. okc-zee

    okc-zee Member

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    I like em'...
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  2. SharpsDressedMan

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    Generally,
    I like to customize a gun when possible with nice, attractive grips. Usually ivory or wood, sometimes carved. Some vintage guns just seem right with the stock grips, Walther PPK, S&W Hand Ejector, a WWI Colt 1911 (if I had one), etc. But a dressed up gun is a little more personalized, and makes me appreciate it more to have something artistic added to it. Ruger's New Vaquero DEFINITELY need wood grips, so both Rugers I own have shed the plastic. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  3. rdrancher

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    Not the "factory" grips that came on it. I like magna grips along with a Tyler on my 642, but I like to change things up a bit too with whatever set tickles my fancy that day.
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  4. SwampWolf

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    I change out most, either to get a better fit for my hand or to dress a gun up with a personalized appearance or both. There are a few pistols that I keep "stock"-both SIGs and the two Third Generation Smiths I have come to mind-because what they came with seems to fit my hand better than any after-market ones I've tried.
     
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    Nope. I can't think of any factory grips that I would not replace. Especially if they are rubber.
     
  6. bamabiker

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    I like factory S&W grips. I also like to take old worn S&W grips and modify them to fit my hand better.
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    M686 with modified K/L frame targets.
    They may not be original but they fit my hand and feel good. Most my other S&Ws have their originals and they are too nice to modify.
     
  7. bannockburn

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    I like them on my Model 649, along with a Tyler T-Grip adapter.
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  8. Hondo 60

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    Depends on the gun. With my older K-frame S&Ws yes, I like the original wood stocks.
    They just fit my hand better.

    With newer guns that have plastic/rubber no - they're gone immediately.
    My Ruger Blackhawk & Sp101 (inserts) they had to go, they're just too unattractive (re: ugly).
     
  9. GUNKWAZY

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    I'm a fan of what ever looks good and feels good.
    Factory or not. I'm just not a fan of rubber.

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    Jeff (GUNKWAZY)
     
  10. earlthegoat2

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    As with a few folks here I like the "adapted" factory magnas on my revolvers.

    Im not too fussy about grips on autos though as long as they are not too wide.
     
  11. AirForceShooter

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    I have only one gun that doesn't have smooth wood grips.
    Rubber belongs on tires

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  12. snooperman

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    It depends upon the handgun...

    especially if it is a collectible or if the grips properly fit my hand. Most often I change them for better looking or better fitting grips.
     
  13. 788Ham

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    SHARPSDRESSEDMAN,

    Those are some fancy lookin' grips my man! Very nicely done.
     
  14. PzGren

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    Sometimes, I am...

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