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Old 11-13-2012, 13:30   #1
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Those ugly Hogue grips on S&W...

The weirdest thing happened when I just installed a pair of those really ugly Hogue soft rubber grips on my Smith and Wesson model 15-3 Combat Masterpiece...

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...they felt really good. Who'da thunk?

I need to reevaluate everything I know about things. First it was those really awful stock wrap-around grips on my Delta Elite...

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and now these on my Smith? The gun-gods are not going to be happy. Never thought I'd like these.

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Old 11-13-2012, 13:42   #2
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I can't stand rubber hogue grips. It is the grip equivalent of a fat girlfriend.
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Old 11-13-2012, 13:56   #3
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They look ugly as hell, but they fit like no other! Love mine on my Ruger MK2.
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Old 11-13-2012, 14:12   #4
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They sure are comfy though. I actually think my beretta 96 looks better with them over the factory grips.
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Old 11-13-2012, 14:25   #5
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At least you'll know now if you'll like the wood versions should you decide to dress the gun up alittle.

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Old 11-13-2012, 14:33   #6
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I like Hogue finger groove rubber grips on revolvers. I don't like any brand or type of rubber grips/sleeves on semi-autos.
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Old 11-13-2012, 14:56   #7
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The original grips are safe in a box, so don't worry.
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Old 11-13-2012, 14:59   #8
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Hogue grips are great, I have them on an Israeli surplus BHP. I normally shoot by myself, so who cares what anyone thinks?
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Old 11-13-2012, 16:05   #9
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Seems like the rubber Hogues get better reviews for the feel than the look.
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Old 11-13-2012, 16:13   #10
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Old 11-13-2012, 16:19   #11
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I'm a wood and steal man as for older guns. I can get plastic guns any day of the week (yea I know they are really polymer but... they are plastic to me! Not saying they are bad guns cause they actually are real good ones as for shooting but, wood and steel.

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Wood and steel!!!

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Old 11-13-2012, 16:31   #12
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For serious applications I much prefer the rubber over wood.
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Old 11-13-2012, 16:58   #13
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I like houge grips, but not on revolvers. I've settled on the tyler-t.
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Old 11-13-2012, 17:02   #14
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It's really all about making the gun feel good in your hand. For my J frames I prefer oversized wood grips. On K frame .22's and .38's I like the magna grips. K frame .357's I like the larger target grips, a little more to hold onto to. I'm fine with wood up to and including .44 mag. Anything bigger I like the rubber grips to help absorb some of the recoil.
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Old 11-13-2012, 19:50   #15
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Definitely love the rubber grips on S&W revolvers.....especially on the magnums.
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Old 11-13-2012, 19:55   #16
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They look ugly as hell, but they fit like no other! Love mine on my Ruger MK2.


Just like a Glock or an AK -

Ain't meant to be pretty, but to WORK!


PS - I think the S&W grips in the OP look sweet!
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Old 11-13-2012, 20:07   #17
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The rubber Hogues feel good in hand, but are ugly as hell, especially on a vintage Smith.

Unless you're shooting 44mag and up, I just don't see any benefit of them.
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Old 11-13-2012, 20:15   #18
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they are great to shoot with but ugly.

I personally am about halfway through having both a nice wood grip AND an ugly Hogue rubber set for each one.
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Old 11-13-2012, 20:34   #19
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You wanna talk about ugly as sin but fantastic for taming .44 mag recoil?

Pachmayr Presentation grips.

Not my photo, just illustrating a point.

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Old 11-13-2012, 20:53   #20
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Lok horrid but they WORK! Depends on if its a working gun or one for show and tell.

Working=Hogue

Sho and Tell= wood

especially if your shooting anything .357 full power loads or up
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:21   #21
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Nothing wrong with those Hogue grips. They're not as nice looking as wood grips, but they don't claim to be either. They do the job they're supposed to do. They're comfortable, fit most hands, are cheap, you can find them just about anywhere, and who cares if you beat them up on car doors, seat belt buckles, door ways, file cabinets...you get the idea.

I've got several sets. I don't often use them, because I don't shoot hard recoiling ammo, at all. You fellows can have all that you want. I'll stick with 38 wadcutters, and 44 Specials and such.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:56   #22
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:09   #23
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Honestly, the only reason I bought them was for my wife. It's my bedside gun, but the stock configuration doesn't fit her hand very well.

Recoil is not a problem for me...I'm a 10mm junky.

I will admit that the 15 points nicely with the Hogues.

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Old 11-14-2012, 05:34   #24
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Yeah, they really are ugly. I have two N frame and one J frame Smiths. All three have them. Besides, when I am looking down the sights, I can't see the grips anyway.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:33   #25
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I prefer the Pachmayr grips on my handguns.

Doesn't matter what it looks like. I'm not entering my handguns in a beauty contest.


Although, nothing is prettier than blue steel and Goncalo Alves, Walnut or Rosewood!
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