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Hogue vs. Hogue

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Eightball, Oct 1, 2006.

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  1. Eightball

    Eightball Member

    May 31, 2005
    Louisville, KY
    I like Hogue--they are comfortable grips, esp on my 620. But, having never hefted the wood grip versions or knowing if they're as comfy as my weird black one, I have to ask--

    Rubber hogue or wood hogue? And why? (specifically on revo's, but auto input is also nice)
  2. olywa

    olywa Member

    May 22, 2006
    Western Washington
    I had always wondered the same thing. Then I saw a great deal on a set of Hogue Rosewood Laminates to fit my Super Blackhawk. I didn't like the way that the rubber Monogrip fit the single-action frame but the wood Hogues look great. The biggest difference is that the wood Hogues are significantly thicker than the rubber ones. So you need a pretty good size hand for the wood grip because it is a real handful. I have since picked up another set of Goncalo wood grips for the Blackhawk frame. These have the finger grips, unlike my smooth Rosewood Laminates, and they are a thicker grip as well.

    I also have or have had a number of Ruger double-action revolvers (Redhawk, Security Six, SP101). I almost always equip them with Hogue rubber Monogrips. I called Hogue to ask them if their double-action wood grips were similar to the single-actions as far as being thicker goes. The gal I talked to didn't feel comfortable in saying so outright but did acknowledge that there were some differences between the wood and rubber due to manufacturing differences.

    Anyway, I'm very happy with the Hogue wood Monogrip on my single action and I am now looking for a good deal on a smooth wood Monogrip for my Security Six, and possibly my SP101 double-actions as well. They seem to fill my hand a little better. I'd sure like to hear from someone who's used the wooden Monogrip on a double-action though, to see if they are indeed thicker than the rubber ones for that frame style.
  3. dairycreek

    dairycreek Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    North Plains, Oregon

    Hogue "lamo camo" on a S&W 686+ snubby. Really great for concealed carry as it tends to print a lot less than its rubber counterparts. As to recoil? I don't find it all that bad - even with stout 357 stuff - but some do. Do you trade concealibility and good looks for shooting comfort? Really an individual decision but I sure do like the wood. FWIW:)
  4. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    In my experience, it really depends on the application of the handgun & the design of the grip. I have several guns w/ rubber grips & love. I also have guns that fit & feel better w/ good wood grips.
  5. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Member

    May 1, 2006
    Between TN & KY
    I put Houge Mono Grips on all my revolvers (Rugers now) because they do what I need for a grip to do.
  6. AK103K

    AK103K Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    My 620 came with the Houge rubber mono grip. Its not my favorite, but it works. I have had the wood mono grips on other guns and never really liked them. They just never fit my hand right. The rubber ones dont either, but at least they are sticky.

    I tried a set of Ahrends grips on it, and they were much better, but again, to slippery.

    I really like the old style Uncle Mikes grips that came on the 619, but of course, they no longer make them and I have yet to locate a set.
  7. RustyShackelford

    RustyShackelford member

    Apr 27, 2006
    rubber Hogue grips

    for carry/duty guns I would use the Hogue rubber models. These models help absorb recoil and offer a soft grip. Rubber grips are better to carry too. The soft rubber does not tear or rip shirts/jackets.

    Wood Hogue grips are nice but rubber grips would be better.

    RS ;)
  8. carpettbaggerr

    carpettbaggerr Member

    Nov 13, 2003
    They make a hard nylon grip, too.
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