Originally Posted by locutus
I would forget "looks." That little gun gets significantly more unpleasant to shoot with solid grips. You might not like the way it looks, but if you shoot it very much, you'll sure appreciate those rubber grips.
I agree. Those rubber grips on my 637 do help to soak up some of the recoil. Even with them though it still has considerable recoil. Nothing you can't control with a good grip. And I believe the shape of those grips also helps with the recoil. Even so when at the range I usually don't shoot more than two or three cylinder fulls through it.
(Luke 11:21 KJV) When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
(Luke 22:36 KJV) Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.