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Those ugly Hogue grips on S&W...

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by deadite, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

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    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.

    deadite
     
  2. 390ish

    390ish

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    I can't stand rubber hogue grips. It is the grip equivalent of a fat girlfriend.
     

  3. JoshuaC

    JoshuaC

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    They look ugly as hell, but they fit like no other! Love mine on my Ruger MK2.
     
  4. ctfireman

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    They sure are comfy though. I actually think my beretta 96 looks better with them over the factory grips.
     
  5. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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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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  6. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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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.
     
  7. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

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    The original grips are safe in a box, so don't worry. :)
     
  8. Paul7

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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?
     
  9. Bruce M

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    Seems like the rubber Hogues get better reviews for the feel than the look.
     
  10. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

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  11. Deaf Smith

    Deaf Smith

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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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    Deaf
     
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  12. Nestor

    Nestor Lean & Mean

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    For serious applications I much prefer the rubber over wood.
     
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    427

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    I like houge grips, but not on revolvers. I've settled on the tyler-t.
     
  14. pennlineman

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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.
     
  15. skiezics

    skiezics NRA Member

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    Definitely love the rubber grips on S&W revolvers.....especially on the magnums.
     
  16. Eric2340

    Eric2340 Infidel :)

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    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!
     
  17. bac1023

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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.
     
  18. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

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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.
     
  19. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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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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  20. CBennett

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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