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Hogue grip on my SP-101....

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Gary in Pennsylvania, Jun 21, 2006.

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  1. Gary in Pennsylvania

    Gary in Pennsylvania Member

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    SO I just finished replacing the stock grip with a Hogue monogrip.....

    Feels great, but how much am I supposed to tighten the screw in the butt ( knock off those comments! :scrutiny: )

    The grip came with no istructions, and so far...I haven't tightened it much

    AND WHAT THE HECK is that little steel pin/dowel thingie that was on the inside of one of the original grip panels?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sulaco

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    The small pin is for inserting into the mainspring assembly to keep the spring compressed when disassembling the gun. Tighten the screw hand tight and you should be fine.
     
  3. steveracer

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    The STEEL dowel is...

    ...the original grip retainer. The screw you removed to get the factory grip panels off doesn't hold the grip on the gun, but the steel dowel does. There is also a small brass pin in the factory grip that is used for takedown. Put these both in a bag with your grip panels, and DON'T LOSE THEM! You will be switching back to the factory grips soon, as they are maybe the best revolver grips made today. This is my advise over $300 in grips later... I'm basically cursed to mess with things until they are the way I bought them again.
     
  4. Gary in Pennsylvania

    Gary in Pennsylvania Member

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    Yup! That's the one I'm talking about.

    Thanks!
     
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    Wait untill you shoot some of the hotter .357's through it. You'll really appreciate those Hogue grips.
     
  6. Nhsport

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    I have always loved the Houge grips on my guns. I ran them on my sp101 but found when I was shooting a snubby plate shoot that the Houges got in the way of a speedloader. The Ruger doesn't have a great deal of clearance to start with (standard for most snubbys) but the extra bulk of the Houge really messes up speedloader use. For match use I bought a second set of Houges and cut the daylights out of the left side. Uggly but it worked.
     
  7. SouthpawShootr

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    My 3 inch 9mm SP101 came with Hogue rubber grips. They really felt good. I replaced these with Hogue wood grips which look better and feel good, but don't approach the comfort of the rubber grips. I'm thinking I might like a set of Badger grips for this gun. The angle of the grip is odd, but several people have assured me that it's comfortable. Always looking to try new stuff. But these Hogue rubber grips are going to be tough to beat. Not really that much of a concern to me (I wouldn't carry this gun in a pocket anyway), but Hogue grips practically necessitate IWB or OWB holster carry. Those with 2 inchers: pocket carry would be out!
     
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