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what kind of grips for my new 640?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by yongxingfreesty, Mar 2, 2010.

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  1. yongxingfreesty

    yongxingfreesty Member

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    picked it up over the weekend. i really like the extra weight and finish compared to my 642, 638, 317-2, 317-3.

    ivory, pearl grips, or leave it stock?

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  2. yongxingfreesty

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    barely been shot from what I ve been told. i believe it too!

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  3. patsue

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    That is funny! I just bought one that looks hardly shot today!

    Here is the thread with pics

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=508782

    Mine came with grips like yours but I put on some old wood factory just for fun. Don't like them though and put the black rubber ones back on.

    The hogue J-frames are ok.

    Patrick


    P.S. Had to do it...

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  4. yongxingfreesty

    yongxingfreesty Member

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    that is a good pickup! got mine for $400 =(

    well worth it to me, these guns are beautiful. i need a better holster now.
     
  5. patsue

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    I would have paid $400 for it. You just don't see these things very often like not at all! I had been looking for a LONG time for an original 640. Can't say I had see one in years.

    I about slobbered over myself telling the guy at the counter I would take it.

    patrick
     
  6. ArchAngelCD

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    I have Rosewood Badger Custom Grips on both my M642 and M640. I put the Boot Grips on my M642 and the Standard Grips on my M640 which are slightly longer which helps when shooting .357 Magnum ammo. Both grips aid in reducing the felt recoil IMO and they look good too...

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  7. yongxingfreesty

    yongxingfreesty Member

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    the wood looks good, but i am trying to stay within $30 bucks

    you paid less for your 640 and it looks newer than mine. lol
     
  8. NG VI

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    Patsue that's a great shot, I had to laugh when I saw it.

    Congratulations on all these beautiful 640s you guys have been picking up, they are great looking little revolvers.
     
  9. savit260

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    Keeping it under $30 certainly leaves out Ivory or Pearl !!

    For short money, I'd hunt down a good looking set of used factory J frame walnut service panels, and a Tyler T grip. Nice looks, and functional, but still going to run you better than $30.

    Those Unlcle Mike's boot grips actually look good on that one.
     
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    Well, the Uncle Mike's grips will work well if that's what you have.
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    Pachmayr Gripper Grips are much larger but are very comfortable when shooting at the range.
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    Without T-Grips the S&W Service Grips look a little sickly on the M640, no?
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    I still like the Badger custom grips best.
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    It's not a 640 but the now discontinued Pachmayr ALS look great and feel even better. They do add a bit of bulk for cc but I find it's worth it.
     

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    I'm flattered that you used my picture =) I was going to recommend the factory Magnas and T-Grips as well--I have them on my 'working' guns. The shallow finger grooves on the T-grips give them good, positive grip for my fingers, but aren't so deep that they require perfect alignment as I'm grabbing the gun and drawing it from a holster.
     
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    How about ebony Ahrends boot grips?
     
  15. yongxingfreesty

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    kle, it was one of the nicest ones I found on a Google image search. [​IMG]
     
  17. ArchAngelCD

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    You can find some inexpensive wood grips at CDNN.
     
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    Whichever grip you get, remember that if you use speed loaders then they must be relief cut to allow the loader to work properly.
     
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