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Tyler T Grip. Which one?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Coyote3855, May 2, 2008.

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  1. Coyote3855

    Coyote3855 Member

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    I'm going to buy a T-grip for my stainless Ruger Speed Six. Any opinions on what would look the best with the factory grips? My first thought was the polished aluminum, but the brass/bronze one looks nice.

    Just seeking opinions from tasteful firearms enthusiasts.
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    I would go with aluminum to match the stainless.

    Bronze seem's sort of, well, brassy.

    The other thing is, the colored ones are anodized.
    The color will wear off in places eventually.

    The aluminum just gets shiner!

    rcmodel
     
  3. phoglund

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    I'd have to agree with RCModel. Go with the matching color. I recently bought one for my blued speed six. I went with the polished black to match the finish as close as possible. Looks good and feels good as well.
     
  4. cpirtle

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    I say polished aluminum, but the bronze sure look nice as well. I was going to do bronze with a hard chromed m-10 project I just did but ended up going with bead blasted aluminum.

    FWIW I have a polished aluminum one I'd sell you for $20 shipped. Was mounted on a Security Six for a while but I just sold the gun.
     
  5. Coyote3855

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    Thanks for the input.

    rcmodel,

    I'm a brassy kind of guy. Love my 1866 Yellowboy replica.

    Cpirtle: Just sent you an e-mail. Let me know an address, and the check is in the mail.

    Coyote
     
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    Not to hijack the thread, but I'd like a black t-grip for my M&P (10), but not sure who sells them, anyone know where I can order one?
     
  7. Evyl Robot

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    +1. Not picky about the color even. My M&P has... ...um... ...character. --including asphalt-themed engraving. She's definitely seen some action over the decades. In fact, I might even prefer a beat-up, used one.

    --Michael
     
  8. spwenger

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    I Have Always...

    ...gone with the color that most closely matches the gun but when the third edition of Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson came out I saw some color photos of guns with T-Grips in different colors and they looked pretty nice.

    As far as I know, you have to order directly from the people who took over the Tyler line. You now have to place your order and wait for them to make the next batch of adapters. I was disappointed in the brushed aluminum finish and the recent ones I've gotten don't seem to fit the frames as closely as the old ones used to. This was worst with the brushed aluminum one and I suspect that the wrie brushing may have slightly altered the shape.
     
  9. moga

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    After I got my first firearms license, I couldn't wait to get a snubby on which to put some t-grips. I thought the finish and profile of older pistols are preferable, but didn't think I'd take to the slim wood grips that usually accompany them. Yet, when I got my first j-frame, I learned that there isn't any space left by my hand where the t-grip is supposed to affix when holding the gun. And I don't have "large" hands by any means.

    I wonder how small one's hands have to be to fit in between the t-grip and what's left behind the trigger guard of a small frame pistol. A child's hand, perhaps? Or may be they'd work better on medium/large framed revolvers, such as the Speed Six.

    Just thought I'd share that in case the OP hadn't thought through how suitable the grip is for Tylers, given his hand size.
     
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    You can usually find them on ebay. I have about a half dozen and I picked them all up there. Here is one on my Model 22:
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  11. S&Wfan

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    The ONLY thing wrong with the Tyler T-grips is the crappy way they do business.

    Ya don't drive into a gas station and pay for gas that will arrive in two months.

    Ya don't pay for a new shirt and then have to wait months for the maker to make it.

    Tyler has it all bass-ackwards, business-wise. IMHO, they should invest in a month's worth of inventory and they'd see their sales EXPLODE!

    You wouldn't believe the number of folks on the firearms forums who are always looking for T-grips, me included.

    Right now I'm down to needing only about four, but I've got something against paying for something that's not even made yet. Won't do it.

    T.
     
  12. Moonclip

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    Anyone ever use the older Pachmayr or Mershons rubber or plastic ones?
     
  13. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    You are missing the point.

    The whole object of the T-Grip is to get your finger out from behind the trigger guard.
    (where it won't get smacked by it every shot.)

    They also keep the almost round cross-section standard grips from letting the gun squirm around in your hand during recoil.

    Almost any custom stocks you look at have a filler behind the trigger guard to prevent finger bruising from recoil. That's what the T-Grip does without adding extra the bulk and width of custom grips.

    rcmodel
     
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    T grips

    I was refered to this website http://www.shop.dandjgunrepair.com/main.sc by COCKED & LOCKED, a HIGHROAD member and they have t-grips in stock, ordered one for my 1917 and got it in 3 or 4 days in the mail.:D
     
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    I wasn't going to say anything, but I'm glad someone did.

    ./Michael
     
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    I like these -

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