Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by 357 Terms, Aug 13, 2022.
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.)
Hogue 61139 S&W J Frame Round Butt Grip, Bantam Piranha G-10 Solid Black
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.
Looks like a S&W 627 Pro wearing Ahrends grips
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.
I have one of those on a Dan Wesson 15-2, the rubber ones on another. The wooden Hogues look great .
With the 3” VH shroud on the Hogue is a bit large. Looks more proportional with the 6”.
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.
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.
Wow. You can even identify the grip manufacturer! You are really something. Thank you.
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.
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.
"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.
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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