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Grips for S&W j-frame revolver that won't interfere w/speed loaders?

Discussion in 'The Wheelhouse' started by AggiePhil, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. AggiePhil

    AggiePhil ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Alright Wheelhouse, I need your expertise. I have a Smith & Wesson M&P 340 j-frame 5 shot revolver, which basically looks identical to the gun below. It isn't the gun below, but to keep things simple, it looks very similar to the gun below. The grips on it however, are EXACTLY like the ones below.

    ...And therein lies the problem. The gun is so small that the left side of the grips interferes with the loading and unloading of the cylinder. It makes it very hard to use a speedloader quickly. So I'm looking for a set of grips that [I guess] has an extreme left side notch and is made more for reloading efficiency rather than comfort. Any ideas?

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  2. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Ahrends and Spegel are both pretty good for that.
     

  3. Chup

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    I found a guy that put wood grips on his 642. It was a few years old and still had the Rubber Grips that left room for the Speed Loader. I liked those older grips better.
     
  4. Glock 17L

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    The Spegels are the grips that all others strive to be like..
    I will have to say that the older S&W rubber grips made by Uncle Mikes worked well with speedloaders & are direct copies of Craig Spegels grips & were used under license..
    The newer grips just don't have enough room for the speedloader & the 38/357 rounds..
    Here's a pic of my 642 & these wood grips come all the way up the gun & will only work on Centennials..
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  5. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Spegels are the best, but they ain't cheap.

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    Prolly a less expensive fix would be to try another make of loader.
     
  7. edw794

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    another set of spegels:

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  8. SCANNER

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    I have a 340. I recommend investing in LG405 Crimson Trace laser grips. They are speedloader friendly and your life is worth it.
     
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  9. Glock 17L

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    Here's a few more pics of the Craig Spegel Grips..
    Note the super slick smooth set Craig made me for my Model 940..
    They are also Cocobolo in BTS+ wood..

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  10. EDinFL

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    I have a 642 with the Uncle Mike's rubber grips that work with the compI speedloader and my M&P340 with CT grips work as well. Those Spegels look real sweet though....does he have a website to order?
     
  11. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    The UM rubber boot grips are rubber versions of the Spegel grip. The Spegels have very good speedloader clearance.

    To order Spegels, the best bet in my experience is these folks;

    http://www.lightningarms.com/products.htm
     
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    You can still find the Uncle Mikes grips that Smith used to ship with these snubbies at most gunshows & as stated above they are Copies of Craig Spegels grips & have better clearance for speedlaoders than the current Smith Grip..
    I have the factory ones from my 642 & 940 in storage but can't sell them though..

    Also the wood grips will be "Cheaper" ordered directly from Craig Spegel JFYI..
     
  13. EDinFL

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    I was on S&W website tonight and in their gear store section they have rubber Uncle Mikes grips for sale. I don't know if they are the Spegel clones but they look like it. Just a FYI to check out.