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Tyler T-Grips--WARNING

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Cosmoline, Feb 25, 2008.

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  1. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Member

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    I recently picked up some of the new bronze T-Grips for my Detective Special. I've never used these before and I admit they felt pretty weird at first. But yesterday I swung by the range to try them out.

    After a few rough shoots I got used to them and by the third reload I was banging off faster and more accurately than I ever had out of the wee sixgun. The control is vastly improved and I also noticed the alignment gave me a smoother trigger pull.

    But then came the down side. I picked up my trusty Security Six and banged off six. Terrible! The alignment was all wrong, my leverage on the trigger was reduced and I couldn't keep it from riding up under rapid fire. Yet I had never noticed any of this before. In short, I hadn't noticed how empty was my grip, till it was filled. Verily. So now I'm sending another chunk o' change to Tyler so I can outfit the Six with T-Grips :cuss:

    Also, they look darn spanky. I'm going to give their shoes a try as well.

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  2. rcmodel

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    Yep!
    Them old timers was pretty smart cookies weren't they!

    It's a shame more young shooters haven't even heard of Tyler T-Grips.

    rcmodel
     
  3. sm

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    Cosmoline,

    Gun fit sure makes a difference doesn't it?

    Interesting how the T's worked for the DS and not for the Ruger.
    WE keep sharing this...and it keeps falling on deaf ears ...this gun fit business.

    I have a '29 DS, which looks like yours of course, and I have yet to get some wood stocks for it. Mine has the black "bake-lite" type.
    These actually fit my hand, and I shoot this gun well, as do others, with these stocks.

    Your picture. *grin* I really really like that picture!
    That typewriter and that Case knife with that gun...oh I like that picture!!
     
  4. Cougfan2

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    +1 That typewriter and that Case knife with that gun...oh I like that picture!!

    All true classics! :)
     
  5. Cosmoline

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    All made in the USA too. And made to last multiple lifetimes. The typewriter, lockblade and Colt will still be working long after I'm gone.

    SM--I'm actually getting the grips for the Six. The problem is I didn't realize I needed them before. So now I've got to send them more money.
     
  6. foghornl

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    I have tried a couple of revolvers over the years with the Tyler-T-Grip, and it didn't seem to help me any....although I had only tested them with a cylinder or 2 each time.

    That being said, if they help the fit-n-feel for you, GREAT!

    "Gun fit" isn't just for shotguns....
     
  7. 1KPerDay

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    Doesn't someone make a "t-grip" type without the finger groove? I know I've seen them in pics...
     
  8. Boulder

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    I have T-grips for several of my J-frames and K-frame snubs. I love the way they look with the classic wood grips. But, honestly, I've been leaning towards rubber for actual carry use.

    How tight do you guys tighten grip screws to make the T-grip stay put? Mine all have a little movement--probably because I'm afraid to mar the bluing where it attaches to the stock so I don't go too tight.
     
  9. MortalWombat

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    Numrich has Pachmayr grip adapters without finger grooves.
     
  10. Cosmoline

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    I used Hogue rubber combat style grips for a long time, but I found they would snag clothing and cause problems. The rubber is somewhat "sticky" in that way.

    I just screwed the grips on normally with the copper shims pinched down. Since they are copper, there is zero risk of marring anything.
     
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    Thanks. I know I've seen metal ones (polished or chromed) from somewhere also... did T-grips always have the finger groove?
     
  12. sm

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    Cosmoline,

    You are wise and know about tweaking T-grips to better fit the six.

    You even know how to tweak the fit on that old typewriter...
    *grin*
     
  13. DougDubya

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    T-grips - making CLASSIC revolvers shootable, while still keeping the prettiest grips in place.
     
  14. heritageguy

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    Cosmoline,

    I would recommend that you only buy one trigger shoe to try first. I bought a steel model years ago and found its weight affected the trigger rebound. I don't know if they make an alloy version.

    The T-grips are a brilliant invention. I've used those for thirty years.
     
  15. Cosmoline

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    I'll watch for that. I'm also a little leery about putting the shoes on for carry due to snag dangers. But I really don't like the narrow triggers on there now.
     
  16. Dave Markowitz

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    FWIW, I have one of these on my 2" S&W Model 15. Works great.
     
  17. sm

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    I have never advocated trigger shoes, not even for bulls-eye, for sure not for CCW!

    Gun fit is important!
    Less is more is another important something to keep in mind.
     
  18. amprecon

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    I just recently ordered a set for my 4" S&W model 10 and was told that there's like an 8 week lead time, they had to manufacture what I wanted. Apparently S&W's classic revolvers have been selling well and that was the stated reason for the extended lead-time.
     
  19. Shear_stress

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    Got a couple of sets of T-grips for my J- and K- frames. What a difference they make. Best of both worlds: small size and sure grip.

    By the way, nice heater, Cosmoline.
     
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    The Tylers, with the exception of the new bronze ones, are made of aluminum and with a little file work and polishing can be made "grooveless". They are light weight and will not harm the finish of the gun. Tighten till they don't move under recoil. Each size gun has it's own size and can be seen on their website.

    Pachmeyr has not made new grip adapters for some time now so the ones floating around are older stock. They are made of plastic. S&W years ago also sold some under their own name. Some were plastic and some were steel.

    tipoc

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  21. Brian Dale

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    Dang! I've had T-Grips on my "need-to-get" list for a long time now.

    Time to send in an order.

    Y'know, you've cost me money like this before, Cosmoline. It's probably sm's fault. ;)
     
  22. mnw42

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    I'm 27 and discovered the T-grip when I bought my TRR last year. Smiths never fit my hand as good a a Colt, but I saw my m22 in the case with the grip adapter installed, handled it and sold!

    A couple of other people have shot my gun and bought T-grips as a result.

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  23. Texas Colt

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    I just ordered a Tyler for my Colt Official Police. Be advised that the average wait time for a Tyler is 4-5 weeks. They are a mom and pop shop that makes each piece to order.
     
  24. rdrancher

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    Dang it Tipoc!

    There's that photo again...going back up on my desktop background.

    My daughter will be like "Where's my picture daddy?" And I'll be like....

    Huh?

    Thanks tipoc, you're like the pusher man.

    Oh yeah, I like Tyler's too.

    rd
     
  25. Gord

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    I always wondered - obviously T-Grips are uniformly popular add-ons; why don't revolver mfgs just redesign the grip in the first place? :confused:
     
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