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Old 09-24-2013, 03:20 AM   #1
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Default Checkered wood and t-grips for a j-frame

I have had my s&w 442 for a couple of years and really like the gun. It came with the rubber uncle mikes boot grips. They are fairly comfortable in hand. However I just placed an order for some "classic" wood grips on midway. not only do I like the look of wood grips on a revolver, I also think the smaller grips will make the gun better for cc since they do not grab clothing and are smaller than my boot grips. I know they won't do anything for recoil but then again this gun is going to be snappy with any grips that I put on it.

I have also been looking at Tyler t- grips as well. They seem like they could help with control. I am planning on trying it without the t-grips before I spend the money on them. Have any of you gone this route with your snub? If so, let me know what your thoughts are on this set up.

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I own a couple of J frames . The 3" .357 , I've been content with the factory grip. The 63 an old 4" wears a pair of Pachmier(sp?)"gripper" grips with the finger grooves and they work well for hunting and not badly when I pressed it into use for shooting targets. My 36 wears a pair of Herritt -I think they were called "shooting stars" that extend the grip about 3/4" beyond the frame, These wooden grips get you on target faster and do reduce the recoil. They are a bit harder to hide ,but the effort is worth it..

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Wood grips can help with recoil. If you grip the pistol properly (70% weak 30% strong) it should rock in your hand so you can easily cock the gun. When you pull back on the hammer the gun will return to a shooting position.

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Subbing for pics later on. I also, am a big fan of wood grips on wheel guns. However, my S&W 66 wears Pachmayer grips, simply for recoil absorption. Also, they were $10 and I don't yet feel like shelling out $90 ish for a nice set of wood grips.

Here's my current grip setup.



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Well they are on back order until ~10/16 so pics won't be up for a little while. These are actually a laminate grips that look to have a veneer and walnut finish. They are factory replacements. The main reason that I jumped on them is that they are 28 bucks.

At my lgs, they have a box of grips, mags, and holsters that people gave them with trade-ins. You can usually get whatever you want for $10. They haven't had any j frame grips with the s&w medallion since I have been goin there so I decided to order something.

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Usually I can find the wood grips I want for $35 or less.

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I always keep the original grips but they come off as soon as I purchase.
If I'm looking for wood I go to numrich. They carry originals.

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I always keep the original grips but they come off as soon as I purchase.
If I'm looking for wood I go to numrich. They carry originals.
I usually find nice factory grips for ruger revolvers at numrich. It's like when a gun maker quits making a grip numrich ends up with all the left over grips.
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The stock wood grips on my Model 36 look great and conceal well. That said, they're miserable to shoot. Have a T-Grip on order myself. In the meantime, got a set of boot grips for the J. They're not any longer, but are a little thicker and make shooting a lot less painful.
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The stock wood grips on my Model 36 look great and conceal well. That said, they're miserable to shoot. Have a T-Grip on order myself. In the meantime, got a set of boot grips for the J. They're not any longer, but are a little thicker and make shooting a lot less painful.
Let me know how your your dealings with Tyler end up. I know that there are reports all Over the Internet of problems after management change. Those seem to be from a couple of years ago.
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