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Old 04-17-2013, 09:35   #1
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Revolver Grips - Wood vs. Other

I wanted to start a thread for all of the revolver fans on GT. What's your grip preference... wood, ivory, rubber, stag, plastic, etc? Post a pic with your reply.
Here is a couple pics of my Model 10. One with the original wood grips, one with ivory (poly) grips, and a pic of my newest addition Model 36 with wood grips. New grips coming soon thanks to GT member Wyoming.

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Old 04-17-2013, 10:30   #2
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I like the Pachmeyer rubber grips.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:19   #3
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Wood looks nice, but the improved performance of Hogue rubber grips is undeniable.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:42   #4
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Rubber.

Back in the Old West, rubber was often favored as well, though they called it gutta percha.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:02   #5
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Can't beat the way wood grips look on a revolver!
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:08   #6
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It really depends on the gun. I have wood on some, rubber on some, and Faux ivory on one.

Even tough I like the factory slims and a "T" grip on K frames my 3" 65 now wears older, hard to find Pachs because they fit my hand and handle recoil well. My model 10 has faux ivory and "T" because I use it for a different purpose and my 19 has Hogue wood because the look and feel nice.

I hate the S&W factory grips on "N" frames so the 4" models I carry have Pachs on them but I am thinking of going to wood in the "Skeeter Skelton" profile.
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Old 04-17-2013, 13:29   #7
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I like the Pachmeyer rubber grips.
I have looked at sets of Pach grips before, and haven't pulled the trigger. They look great, but I have yet to try a set. Maybe one day when I buy an N frame Smith I may put rubber Pachs on it. Good stuff.


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Old 04-17-2013, 14:15   #8
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Wood looks best.

Rubber works best.
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Old 04-17-2013, 14:44   #9
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I like checkered, wood grips on my wheel guns.

Goodyears hang up on my concealment garment and also hinder one-handed reloading. Also hinders those tiny adjustments between grabbing and point in.

When I get nervous my hands sweat. Smooth wood grips slide around. Not good.

Wood grips look nice.

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Wood looks best.

Rubber works best.
^This^ is also my take on it.

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Old 04-17-2013, 15:23   #11
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Wood grips on all my guns I shoot not so often it looks so much better. Rubber types on all the Revolvers(i dont own a pistol with wood grips) I use a lot or shoot a lot.

My reasoning/thinking is Wood for fancy/show guns Rubber for working and shooting a lot cause it works(but looks bad lol).

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wood for concealed, rubber for open carry and definetly something that fills in the area behind the trigger guard. I like my knuckles.
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Wood looks nice, but the improved performance of Hogue rubber grips is undeniable.
This, as much as I love to look of wood I run Hogue rubber round butt grips on all of mine.
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Wood for looking at it, Goodyears for shooting it.
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My S&Ws have wood.
My Blackhawks have faux ivory, faux stag, faux pearl.
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Wood for looks, rubber for the range.
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Forgot to post, just trying to get photos up. Eagle Gunfighter Rosewood grips. I've shot them in all kinds of weather and never had problems with sweaty hands. My only other choices would be Ivory or Buffalo horn.

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Can't beat the way wood grips look on a revolver!
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I'm not a big fan of most rubber grips from Pachmayr & Hogue, but I like the grips that come stock on newer Ruger double action revolvers. (except for LCR)

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