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Nill Grips

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by Waveski, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. Waveski

    Waveski Member

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    I am eyeing a set of Nill grips for a favorite revolver. They are not cheap in price.

    Would someone with experience with that manufacturer please comment on the product? What features and qualities do the Nill grip exhibit which makes them a good value?
    Thanks , 'Ski.
     
  2. 460Shooter

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    I love Nill grips. I have two sets right now and I'll be adding more. They are expensive but to me they are worth it.

    I find the stippled models really stay seated in my hand well. The main reason I first tried them out was because L frame grips that leave the blackstrap open are a tad too small for me. Nill is one of the few makers that offer closed blackstrap models for L frames in a combat configuration with finger grooves. Here are the two sets I have.

    I like the thumb shelf model on my PC gun since that's a target gun for me. Despite the 6" barrel and heavy barrel, that gun balances perfectly for me and I attribute it to the grip. I'd love to hunt with it, but finding a holster is a bitch. I may have to hit up CraigC to see if he'll do a custom build.

    The ambidextrous grip on the 3" is fantastic for a defensive gun. I do carry that gun openly while hiking.

    The seam where the grips come together is so finely cut you almost can't see it. The figuring of the wood is beautiful to my eye when looked at close.

    They aren't custom, but they fit me well enough that I don't really feel the need to spend more money on true custom fit grips.

    If I can give any other info, let me know.
     
  3. ArchAngelCD

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    I don't own them but have shot revolvers with them. I didn't notice they felt any better than other high quality revolver grips but they were some of the best looking grips I have ever seen.

    If you like Nill grips you should also take a look at Herrett's Grips. They are also amazing and also pricy but very nice. http://www.herrettstocks.com

    If you want high quality and want to save a few bucks take a look at Altamont grips http://www.altamontco.com or Ahrends grips. http://ahrendsgripsusa.com. You might find something there you also like.
     
  4. usp9

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    The grips are beautiful, fit perfectly, are durable and did I say beautiful.
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    Makes a HK P7 shine!
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    Not my photo or pistol
     
  5. bannockburn

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    Expensive but worth it. Would love a pair for my CZ P01, SIG P229, and SIG Trailside.
     
  6. Waveski

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    Expensive , but worth it. That pretty well sums it up. I think I deserve a pair of Nill Grips!

    Thank you all. 'Ski.
     
  7. LocoGringo

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    I bought a pristine 4" Colt Python made in 1969 for $1500 about 5 years ago that someone had put some hideous aftermarket grips on. Several knowledgeable people looked at it and thought it was unfired. I bought some Nill grips to put on it (about 1/2 the price of period correct, factory Colt grips) and they fit like a glove. The grips were very comfortable and looked great.

    After firing the handgun 36 times, I was afraid of the gun getting ruined on my watch so I sold it for $1800 making about $75 profit (even after buying the grips). Used the money to buy a STI Marauder that I am comfortable using for 3-gun competition.

    Those grips are great quality.
     
  8. Waveski

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    So , on the advice of several responders I bought Nill grips for my S&W J frame "Ladysmith" m. 60 (3").

    This is a quality product. The grips are of a 2 piece configuration ; look at the rear shot - where is the seam?

    (You may notice that I am in the process of polishing out the "Ladysmith" laser etching. There is a trace left. Some may disagree with my decision to do so , but I'm not concerned about resale , and polishing through bead blast is enjoyable. The more I polish , the more the 60 feels like "my gun".)

    I hope you enjoy the images. Thanks for the input. 'Ski
     

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  9. bannockburn

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    Like the 3" barrel on the Model 60 along with those great looking Nill grips!
     
  10. Waveski

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    Thank you. The 3" barrel makes for an entirely different shooter than the standard 1 7/8". It feels like a small target gun , and the carrying difference is minimal. After carrying and shooting the standard barrel for 5 years this has been a real eye opener.
     

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