Wood...Combat grips, is anything better?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by 357 Terms, Aug 13, 2022.

  1. Beck

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    Wow... a lot of great looking guns and grips in this thread. I love wood grips right up until the moment I'm going to shoot the high power loads I prefer. Then it's rubber grips for me on wheel guns and autos.
     
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  2. csirre

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    Hi, after some research, I still can't figure out what model the top right revolver is, could the OP or anyone tell me? This keeps bugging me as it is one good looking revolver. (Look to be a 9mm to me.)

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  3. unclenunzie
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    These are great on a J frame - very aggressive texture, no slip during firing. For this application how it looks doesn't matter much to me, but I think they are very "businesslike"
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    Hogue 61139 S&W J Frame Round Butt Grip, Bantam Piranha G-10 Solid Black
    https://www.hogueinc.com/grips/grips-for-smith-wesson/j-frame-revolvers/round-butt/s-w-j-frame-round-butt-bantam-piranha-grip-g10-solid-black
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007PVBH0E/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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    This is my 686+ with a Hogue nylon grip. Not sticky like their rubber options, feels more like G10 but not quite. Honestly, it might be the best feeling revolver grip I've ever had. It slips into the hand easily and consistently, and stays put.
     
  5. v8stang289

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    Looks like a S&W 627 Pro wearing Ahrends grips
     
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  6. BLACKHAWKNJ

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    Rubber grips are like rubber boots-not really fashionable looking, but the comfort they provide.....
     
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  7. trackskippy

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    Are they making them in nylon again? I had them on a couple of guns in the somewhat distant past, and liked them, but haven't seen them listed in years.

    As you mentioned, they arent sticky, which is better for concealment, but I do seem to remember them being somewhat noisier than other things.
     
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  8. RA40

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    I have a Hogue presentation wood grip yet when it comes to range day the rubber ones go on. Sweaty hands and smooth grips translates into giving it a death grab which tires the hands out faster. Shooting .357 already means a firm grip so a recoiling gun that slips isn't enjoyable for me.

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  9. 357 Terms

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    Exactly. :thumbup:
     
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  10. Riomouse911

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    I have one of those on a Dan Wesson 15-2, the rubber ones on another. The wooden Hogues look great :thumbup:.

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    With the 3” VH shroud on the Hogue is a bit large. Looks more proportional with the 6”. ;)

    Stay safe.
     
  11. WrongHanded
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    Well the gun is new and so is the grip, which I bought aftermarket. So I assume they're in production.

    You're correct about the noise, but I seem to recall G10 being as noisy, if not more so.
     
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  12. halfmoonclip

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    My 340SC came with really grippy rubber stocks; too grippy. The stuck to my hide so well that they nearly took the hide off.
    I resorted to smooth, wooden boot grips, which let me hold on, but not at the expense of wrenched skin.
    My advice for range use and hard kickers; wear a bicycle glove. For a range use, it beats attaching some large rubber grip that is hard to conceal, or that grips to a covering garment.
    Moon
     
  13. csirre

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    Wow. You can even identify the grip manufacturer! You are really something. Thank you.
     
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  14. DR505

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    These Pachmayrs have the best of both worlds (rubber AND wood)...and they are comfortable to shoot. Here on a 625-3 3" .45 ACP.

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    I have tried a lot of different grips on S&W revolvers, back in the early 1990s I had mostly Hogue rubber Monogrips on the wheelguns but the fingergrooves were not really spaced correctly for me and the search went on. Eventually I went with Nill grips and no longer look for other grip options.

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    Bought this Model 13-3 with Pachmyrs on it, but I’m a wood/blue steel guy- so I changed to wood! CEEE706E-6FE5-4BEF-A7E5-78B929F6FF70.jpeg
     
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    I think grips are such a personal thing. I like Rubber with Hogue Bantam grips being my favorite.
    When I purchased my 686+ it was a Deluxe model with nice factory wood grips. After torturing my hand a few times I replaced them with a set of Hogue.
     
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    The stock grips are tiny, very uncomfortable with factory .357.

    I like the Pachmayr Gripper model for the most comfort, but the Thai grips on the gun are a close second, and so much better looking.

    I think Thai grips in general are a great bargain, excellent price, fit, and so many styles to fit your hand and your tastes.
     
  20. Archie

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    Wood grips in general. Non-finger grooved. (For some reason my hand spacing just not line up with pre-set finger grooves.)

    "Rubber" grips are useful for heavy recoiling handguns, but do not seem to give the same control for average recoil. (Maybe I just don't like them. I have been accused of being pretentious at times. All due to jealousy, of course.)

    While this in the 'revolver' category, I have the same preference in semi-automatic handguns as well.
     
  21. Targa

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    Beautiful wood grips.
     
  22. Old Dog

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    Another Ahrends fan. Wish I'd known he was gonna suddenly stop making grips. His finger-groove coco bolo grips are my all-time favorite.
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  23. anothernewb

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    Can't speak to function. but my eye is always turned to walnut and blued steel. Long before I see anything else.
     
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  24. mcb

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    It easier to get the mud and blood off the rubber grips than out of the checkering of those fancy wood grips...
     
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  25. stonebuster

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    They're great when you find one that fits right and functions well. IMG_2426 (2).JPG But trial and error gets expensive with wood. I recently got lucky with an old Mustang zebrawood grip for the 2 3/4" Speed Six. Then I pressed my luck with another similar wood Mustang w/finger grooves for a K frame that looked great but finger grooves didn't work for me at all.
     
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