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Old 09-11-2011, 05:41 AM   #1
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Hello all - looking for some advice or direction.

I have an H&R 32 model 732. Excel ant condition.

I would like,to change my secondary pistol to this 32 due to the knock down power in such a little frame that will be easy to conceal around my ankle.

MY question. Can anyone point me to a place to purchase a custom grip set? My only issue with the pistol is the super small standard grips that I have to flight with to fire accurately. Would like a larger set of Houge type grips or something to that effect so that I will feel more in control using the pistol in a "god forbid" necessary defense situation.

Any help advice or help be greatly appreciate.

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We may have some conflict here.

First, you DO understand that a .32 S&W Long has about HALF the energy of a .38 Special?

Second, an ankle holster may not be compatible with oversized grips.


However, I THINK the H&R is similar to the S&W L frame revolvers. Something like this may work for you- but I would ask the maker of the grips first.

Hogue Monogrip Grips S&W K, L-Frame Square Butt Rubber Black - MidwayUSA

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We may have some conflict here.

First, you DO understand that a .32 S&W Long has about HALF the energy of a .38 Special?

Second, an ankle holster may not be compatible with oversized grips.

However, I THINK the H&R is similar to the S&W L frame revolvers. Something like this may work for you- but I would ask the maker of the grips first.

Hogue Monogrip Grips S&W K, L-Frame Square Butt Rubber Black - MidwayUSA
Your right on the money. The pistol has stamped on the barrel "S&W 32 L". I wear boots so concealing the pistol shouldn't be an issue. Even if I use it as a carry in pistol, leaving the sig 229 in the car would be a big help. At the moment my choices are the following.

1. Browning hi power - 9mm. A little heavy and a very long 1911 style profile. Hard to hide
2. SIG p229 chambered for 357. Double stack and a large frame. Also hard to conceal comfortably.
3. Taurus 9mm. Smaller frame but I'm trying to get my wife to carry it as her primary.
4. Walther p22. Nice small frame but very small caliber to use as a back up. Plus, rim fire (can't fully trust it to be there 100 percent)
5. Beretta. 25 cal. Jet fire. Can carry it in my front pocket but need a concealed weapon for work as I work in a hospital environment and weapons on site is a no no. However, with the way the clientele has changed with the advent of Obama care, things are very rough in that atmosphere
6. 38 special. Not a good back up weapon as the profile is fairly large and long.

7. This brings back to the 32. Small frame, a little more knock down power and no one should know I'm healed - ever.

Thanks for the feed back. I trust you all on this forum as I get true life advice. Just trying to make what i have work.

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If you would consider wood grips you could make some yourself with just a couple of hand tools and a little spare time.

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If you would consider wood grips you could make some yourself with just a couple of hand tools and a little spare time.
I have thought of doing that. Blanks can be purchased cheap and then cut to fit. Thanks.
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[quote="hiwall"]If you would consider wood grips you could make some yourself with just a couple of hand tools and a little spare time.[/

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What barrel length of 732?
The 2.5" is a smaller frame than the pieces with the 4 or 6" barrel.
There are some rosewood grips for sale on ebay right now.
I have bought a set of each, and really like them.
however, they are not much bigger than the factory plastic grips.
Here is a link to each size.

Harrington and Richardson rosewood grips 4/6" barrel | eBay


Harrington and Richardson rosewood grips 2 1/2 length | eBay

Also saw some on GB, were a much larger grip, I will see if they are still listed, and post a link to them too.
They were Pachmayr grips, but the auction is over sorry.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=249666186

Another set on GB, oversized, not sure of model # though
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=250650142

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I did find a set of Pachmayr grips on the bay. They are actually for the S&W L frame that is supposed to fit the H&R 32 mod 732. From the looks, they are a bit larger than the OMR grips and a bit longer to fit a larger hand better. I went ahead and ordered thm and will let you know how they work out. If these don't do the trick, I will make a set myself. Also, I need to find some 32 longs. The pistol looks like it's never been fired so I will be going to the range soon to ckeck it out. thanks

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I did find a set of Pachmayr grips on the bay. They are actually for the S&W L frame that is supposed to fit the H&R 32 mod 732. From the looks, they are a bit larger than the OMR grips and a bit longer to fit a larger hand better. I went ahead and ordered thm and will let you know how they work out. If these don't do the trick, I will make a set myself. Also, I need to find some 32 longs. The pistol looks like it's never been fired so I will be going to the range soon to ckeck it out. thanks
Oh 2.5 in barrel
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