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S&W model 15-4 combat masterpiece

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by rl356, Jan 31, 2013.


  1. rl356

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    Picked this up yesterday. Like everything about it aside from the grips. I am wanting to get a set of rubber grips for this that has finger grooves and covers the backstrap up. Anyone have a suggestion on a good pair or two to check out? I found these ([ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0002INPFC/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?keywords=smith%20and%20wesson%20k%20frame%20grips&qid=1359595020&ref_=sr_1_8&sr=8-8&tag=vglnkc3633-20"]Pachmayr Grips for S and W, K and L Frame Square Butt:Amazon:Sports & Outdoors@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31V-g8gXVHL.@@AMEPARAM@@31V-g8gXVHL[/ame]). Says in the description that it covers the backstrap, but the picture differs. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

    Here it is.
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  2. DFin

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    Check out the Pacymayer.com web site.
     

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  3. DFin

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    According to the info on the Pachmayer site: the Pachmayer "Gripper Grips" cover the back strap. The "Gripper Professional Grips" do not cover the backstrap. Both have finger grooves.
     
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  4. Bren

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    I have no suggestions - all of my revolvers have wood grips, from my model 60 and 637 to my 29. The first thing I do when I get a revolver is take off the rubber and put on wood (and yes, these are carry, competition and hunting guns, I have no safe queens).
     
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    It's should be illegal to put hideous rubber grips on classic revolvers.
     
  6. rl356

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    If it were to be handled very little and ride in the safe, I'd leave the wood on it. Since I don't believe in "safe queens" and I will be shooting this, why not do it with a weapon that fits comfortably in my hand? Sure, I could buy wooden grips with finger grooves, etc...but at twice the price or more than the rubber ones.
     
  7. Lt Scott 14

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    I have both grips and prefer the Gripper Pros without backstrap. Mine are on a
    Model-10, and the others were used on a M66 357 mag.(w/ backstrap). Big recoil difference and the 38 spec is milder.
    My hands are med-lge, not extremely long fingers.

    Hogue makes a nice rubber grip, not as square as the Pachs. Mine came from a couple of the discount boxes at gun shows, think I paid $5.00 per pair. Also vintage holsters are hard to find, but the classifieds have a few being sold by "Smiley". They are pretty fair priced and conditions appear good. Good Luck, great revolver.
     
  8. rl356

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    Thanks for the response. I looked at a local store today and they had some hogue grips. I think it was the monogrip. It felt good in the hand, but didn't cover the backstrap. Not really that much of a necessity, just wanted to keep sweat off of the metal as much as possible. May spend the 20 bucks and get the hogue tomorrow.
     
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