Quantcast

Grips for a J frame

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by LUCKYDAWG13, Jun 14, 2019 at 12:37 PM.

  1. LUCKYDAWG13

    LUCKYDAWG13 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1,282
    Location:
    Illinois
    looking for a set of after market grips for a S&W 637 whats out there that will help with recoil
    and still in a size that will fit in pocket not looking for a longer or real thick grip
    Thanks L.D
     
  2. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Messages:
    15,048
    Location:
    Happy Valley, UT
    Hmm. Try a crimson trace with the air pocket/rubber padding along the blackstrap. They are bigger front to back than stock but no thicker or longer.
     
  3. Boattale

    Boattale Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Messages:
    102
    Location:
    SWMO
    Pachmayr grips on my model 60. Like them just fine.
     
    .308 Norma likes this.
  4. nevadabob

    nevadabob Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2012
    Messages:
    303
  5. bannockburn

    bannockburn Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    19,009
    I like the factory rubber boot grips S&W currently puts on their Model 638. Small enough to fit inside a pocket and provide some felt recoil relief.

    Another way to go is with the factory wood grips with a Tyler T Grip adapter. Smaller and more compact than most rubber grips they're very concealable but don't offer anything for lessening recoil.

    I also have an old set of Rogers Grips which while they slightly change the handling dynamics of the gun they are a bit longer overall and don't really do much in the way of absorbing recoil as they're made out of hard plastic.

    Some years back I cut down a set of Pachmayr Gripper grips as I thought in their original configuration they were just too big and bulky for a J frame. They turned out alright as they were now smaller than a set of Pachmayr Compacs and did change the angle a bit by which I held the gun. Still a bit too big and bulky but they do a nice job with handling recoil.

    SlSg8OH.jpg

    7l9ZPw2.jpg

    LHs9zdJ.jpg

    kWDBd1J.jpg
     
    LUCKYDAWG13 and Speedo66 like this.
  6. Wishoot

    Wishoot Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,457
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    I've got a couple of J-Frames. My 637 has a Crimson Trace laser grip and it fills the hand well.

    My M37 has Tyler T-Grips. Also works very well.
     
    LUCKYDAWG13 likes this.
  7. gotboostvr

    gotboostvr Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2007
    Messages:
    2,346
    Location:
    Buckeye Country
    The old Uncle Mike's rubber grips are/were great if you can find a set somewhere.

    The aforementioned Crimson Trace grips are fantastic as well albeit pricey.

    Altamont has some wood grips that are very nice and can be made to order.
     
    LUCKYDAWG13 likes this.
  8. LUCKYDAWG13

    LUCKYDAWG13 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1,282
    Location:
    Illinois
  9. Waveski

    Waveski Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2014
    Messages:
    1,558
    Location:
    43 north
    Nice looking product , but G10 is extremely rigid and will not serve to absorb recoil.
    I have Pachmayrs with a small pinky rest on my 60 , superb handling characteristics.
     
    LUCKYDAWG13 and bannockburn like this.
  10. Jonesy814

    Jonesy814 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2016
    Messages:
    703
    Location:
    NW PA
    05A2F6B4-4A1A-4016-B0DF-806B3567593F.jpeg About 6 weeks ago I was messing around with grips after buying a model 442. I took the factory grips off my M60 pro and stuck them on my 638. I was amazed at the difference this swap made as far a felt recoil. They are a bit longer than the boot grips but not longer than my hand when gripping them, so drawing from a pocket is no harder than with boot grips. The grips are called “Altai” grips and are made by Altamont
     
    LUCKYDAWG13 and bannockburn like this.
  11. Waveski

    Waveski Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2014
    Messages:
    1,558
    Location:
    43 north
    IMG_0930.jpg IMG_0214.jpg

    OP - You referenced "help with recoil" (a legitimate concern with a J frame...)

    The 2" 60 is my edc. The grips shown are an excellent balance of shooting function and concealment , that small pinky rest fits me really well , very positive in the hand. Good for recoil.

    Shown on the 3" is another Pach , "Gripper" I think? A bit long and bulky for carry , but that set turns the 3" 60 into a compact target revolver. Note the palm swell. Excellent for recoil.
     
    bannockburn and .308 Norma like this.
  12. Waveski

    Waveski Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2014
    Messages:
    1,558
    Location:
    43 north
    IMG_0338.jpg
    And , just for fun , here is the same 60 3" after I buffed it out. The grips are NIL , extremely well made and a dream to shoot. A bit pricey. Ok , very pricey , but worth it.
     
    bannockburn and LUCKYDAWG13 like this.
  13. bannockburn

    bannockburn Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    19,009
    Waveski

    I tried Pachmayr Compacs on the very first snubby I owned: a Charter Arms Undercover. And while they were great at reducing felt recoil (especially in such a lightweight revolver), I really only used them at the range as I thought they were too big for concealed carry. That's when I discovered the Tyler T Grip adapter which was great for concealment but did nothing in the recoil reduction department. So for now it kind of makes the S&W boot grip the best of both worlds in that it's small and made out of rubber!

    Oh yeah...and your Nill grips look phenomenal!
     
    LUCKYDAWG13 likes this.
  14. MAKster

    MAKster Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Messages:
    2,342
    I am using Pachmayr Compacs on my S&W 642. The difference when shooting compared to the factory boot grips is a game changer for me. I can get a full hand grip on the Compaqs and the covered backstrap eliminates recoil. The boot grips are too small and I had to readjust my grip after every shot because it would squirm around in my hand.
     
    LUCKYDAWG13 likes this.
  15. rodinal220

    rodinal220 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,392
    Location:
    USA
    LUCKYDAWG13, LRDGCO and AK103K like this.
  16. AK103K

    AK103K Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Messages:
    5,975
    I like these as well. I think for the boot grips, these are the best choice.

    My other choice, and actually the preferred choice, is the factory service or Magna stocks with a T grip, like in bannockburns pic above. They arent the best choice if your recoil sensitive, but are the most concealable way to go. I also think they look the best.
     
    LUCKYDAWG13 and bannockburn like this.
  17. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2006
    Messages:
    25,131
    Location:
    Northeast PA, USA
    I like Badger Custom grips a lot. They seem to aid in controlling the felt recoil.

    [​IMG]
     
    LUCKYDAWG13 likes this.
  18. WestKentucky

    WestKentucky Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2014
    Messages:
    7,537
    Location:
    Middle Tn
    I have tried a few on j frames and haven’t really settled on anything yet. The best way to shed recoil is to add weight. I’m considering taking a cheap beater set of pachys and opening them up on the inside to hold some lead weights. As in most things, there’s a trade off. Is your j frame for carry, for target, or for bumps in the night? So here’s what I like...

    Carry, pachy g10s are nice and light, spread the recoil out over the palm more, and g10 is grippy, so it pulls the skin of the whole hand in recoil.

    Target, altamont Altai absolutely. For a long time if you searched “altamont Altai” my gun was the first picture to pop up. It’s still out there, blued 3” on a tan velvety couch cushion. Full grip, no craptastic finger grooves, classy.

    Nightstand, I’m leaning towards the crimson trace. You probably won’t need your nightstand gun in the daytime, and a laser sight works well at night.
     
    LUCKYDAWG13 likes this.
  19. LRDGCO

    LRDGCO Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2018
    Messages:
    897
    I use the Hogue Bantam rubber grips on my 637. They are bulkier and both suit my grip better and help with recoil.
     
    LUCKYDAWG13 likes this.
  20. LUCKYDAWG13

    LUCKYDAWG13 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1,282
    Location:
    Illinois
    Thank you all I'm going to run with the hogue boot grips
     
    ancientnoob likes this.
  21. Terminatorret

    Terminatorret Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2015
    Messages:
    66
    Location:
    East Texas
    +1 on Tyler T-Grips.

    1. Inexpensive
    2. Enhances OEM beauty.
    3. Enhances ergonomic grip.
    4. Reduces recoil "roll".
    5. Does NOT increase length, width, nor height.
    6. Made in the USA.

    I have them on my Model 36 and all my Ruger Service/Security Sixes.
     
    LUCKYDAWG13 likes this.
  22. LUCKYDAWG13

    LUCKYDAWG13 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1,282
    Location:
    Illinois
    Where do I get them
     
  23. bannockburn

    bannockburn Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    19,009
  24. Pat Riot

    Pat Riot Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2015
    Messages:
    651
    LUCKYDAWG13 likes this.
  25. Sistema1927

    Sistema1927 Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2004
    Messages:
    6,240
    Location:
    "Land of (dis)Enchantment"
    T-grips are great, I have several, but they are awfully slow to ship.

    There are also BK Grips, another great product: http://bkgrips.com/
     
    Pat Riot and LUCKYDAWG13 like this.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice