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Tyler T Grips on Ebay

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by okc-zee, Feb 2, 2011.

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  1. okc-zee

    okc-zee Member

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    Really getting out of hand IMO...I just saw 4 of these go for outrageous prices...Two went for $71 bucks each..one went for $66, and one just went for $104 dollars!!:what: Am I missing something here? I have 3 of them that I paid 30 bucks each for,and I thought that I overpaid...I guess it's about whatever it's worth to the individual,but I still think it's getting a bit ridiculous...just my .02...
     
  2. Joe in fla

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    Wow! I have some of these that I inherited from my old man. I had no idea that they were worth that kind of money! I guess I need to post them on E-Greed, er, ah, I mean E-bay.

    Seriously, what makes them so desirable??
     
  3. 1KPerDay

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    Can't get them anymore (or at least it's questionable), traditionalists like them, they look good and feel good, etc.
    I wouldn't pay more than $30 (and haven't), but some of the rarer variants have gone through the roof.

    Joe, got one for an N frame smith? I'll give you $25 shipped... :D
     
  4. wadcutter45

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    Buy them from Tyler

    Tyler is still in business. Nice folks too. Small family business. You'll have to wait for them, maybe 6-8 weeks, and they don't take phone or internet orders. Print out the order form and mail it in with a check.

    http://www.t-grips.com/

    Or buy on E-bay
     
  5. savit260

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    Isn't the owner having some health issues, and that's why there has been a backlog?

    Remember reading about it on one of the forums somewhere.
     
  6. Cosmoline

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    Bryan did have some health problems leading to a heart attack, and understandably got backlogged. But he's recovered and his family and workers stepped in and helped fill their back orders. I had to wait about six months during the troubles, but I did get my T-Grips and they're the same high quality as always.

    I would not spend a ton on E-Bay for them, but I WOULD get any orders in now for T-Grips you may be wanting now or in the future. It's pretty much a small shop and its long term future is never certain.
     
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  7. BADUNAME37

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    Remember, the wood panel grip on each side needs to be FLUSH with the front frame strap, otherwise, they won't fit properly and there will be a separation.

    I got one for my 642 with wood grip panels and I did not quite understand their requirement, but when I got it, it did not fit properly due to the wood not being exactly flush with the front of the frame strap.

    I called the woman, she accepted it back and gave me full credit!

    Very nice to do business with, I only wished it would have worked.:(
     
  8. savit260

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    Why didn't you just get a set of J frame service panel style stocks if you wanted to use the T Grip?

    Those are easy to come by and fairly inexpensive. I would think most gun shops would have a few pairs kicking around their used parts bins.
     
  9. BADUNAME37

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    I did. I got them special order from S&W as the gun came with a rubber grip.

    I know, I know, I could have called S&W and got other grip panels and chewed them out. When it didn't work, I was frustrated, but I wanted it to all end then and there. I had already put too much time into getting the grip panels, waiting for the Tyler, then all excited to find out I should have done my homework.

    As it is, I could take it or leave it. The gun is my daily carry, so it's not like I am shooting every night, or even one night a week! In the summer I will shoot more.
     
  10. earlthegoat2

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    I did notice that too. I sold one on here a bit back for 20 bucks. I guess my asking price was too low. Sold quick though and I did not lose money on it. I think the ones for Colt D and J frames and Ruger Six series go for pretty high. Smith K frames are probably the lowest since they are most common.

    I used to buy lots of 4-5 of them if they were in a group sold by the same seller for like 50 bucks then I would double my money selling them individually.

    I used to try and find the one I wanted in a group of them so I could buy them all and then sell the rest and get a free T grip and then some.

    Someone obviously got wise.

    No worries, I did my buying while it was good I guess.
     
  11. savit260

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    That's really too bad you had so much trouble. I'm not sure I follow you though... You ordered service panels from S&W and they didn't work with the T grip?

    or did they send you "combat" or "Target" style grips that fill in behind the trigger guard? Those definitely won't work.

    Regardless, it's too bad because J frame service panels are all over the place in the aftermarket, as well as factory take offs on ebay , used bins etc. Shouldn't run much over $10 or $15 for a pair.
     
  12. ColtPythonElite

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    I prefer to buy them new directly from Tyler and have gotten a couple in the past year without too much of a wait...However, I did score a really nice older one off eBay a while back for around 20 bucks or so. It came in a little cardboard box with their logo printed on it. The original price tag shows it was 5 bucks.
     
  13. Deaf Smith

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    I have a pair on my Ruger Secuirty Six low back revolver.

    And they do work as well as add some class to your hogleg.

    Deaf
     
  14. frank c

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    I plan on ordering a few sets of the tyler grips for my ruger speed six and J-frame S&W:D Looks to be a good product IMHO:)
     
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    I put the Tyler T grip on this old new unfired in the box Security Six that I fortunately ran across a few months back. The Tyler T fills the grip out nicely and I like the old school look too. Here's a before and after the Tyler T.
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  16. ColtPythonElite

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    Sharp looking Ruger.
     
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