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bug_eyedmonster 03-17-2010 7:20 PM

S&W shooters with big mitts...
Hey Calgunners,

I know some of you exist, so I'm hoping someone has an answer for me. I recently got another Model 29, and wanted larger grips. They just feel smaller and smaller, the bigger the firearm, the smaller the grips feels. Is there anything similar to the Hogue rubber grips that are just bigger?


Revoman 03-17-2010 7:30 PM

Not necessarily like the rubber grips, but Hogue does make larger wooden stocks as does Nill.
Both are very good stocks and come in a wider assortment of sizes, expecially the Nills. The biggest drawback is that the Nills are pricey.
The other drawback is, once you try them, you won't want any other, they are that good.

shooting4life 03-17-2010 7:35 PM

Hogue makes lots of nice grips but they can be pricey. I would also check ebay. they have a couple of sellers in Asia that makes nice grips that will run around 30 dollars or so and they fit me well (I have large hands)

GunDog 03-17-2010 7:41 PM

Do what I do and order some custom, hand-filling grips from Herrett's.

BigDogatPlay 03-17-2010 7:45 PM

+1 for both Hogue and Nill.

If you have really big hands, really long fingers, or both (like me) you might want to consider getting grips made to your measure. The best made to measure out there are probably from Herrett's. The Roper design is excellent, and the Jordan Trooper is a refinement of that.

The late Bill Jordan was 6 foot 6 plus with enormous hands, but he was the guy who got S&W to create the Model 19 'Combat Magnum'. I had a set of Troopers with finger grooves on a Model 28 that were made to the original owner, but fit me very nicely.

Henry Shooter 03-17-2010 7:48 PM

Duct Tape.......

DTS 03-17-2010 7:52 PM

dirty socks + duct tape will give you the Hogue rubber grips feel

Paradiddle 03-17-2010 8:15 PM

Get some Jordan trooper grips - Jordan had HUGE mits.

bug_eyedmonster 03-17-2010 8:37 PM

Thanks for the info guys, I think I'll have to research them. As for the cost of the Nills, well, it's quality stuff... Now its just a matter of justifying the purchase for something I hardly shoot. hahaha


Fishslayer 03-18-2010 7:55 AM


Originally Posted by bug_eyedmonster (Post 3976035)
Thanks for the info guys, I think I'll have to research them. As for the cost of the Nills, well, it's quality stuff... Now its just a matter of justifying the purchase for something I hardly shoot. hahaha


If ya hardly shoot it these will make looking at it quite pleasurable...;)

Keith Brown grips...

xxdabroxx 03-18-2010 8:22 AM

Bought my dad a set of Hogue hardwoods for xmas, the are really nice. He has pretty big mitts and i have long skinny hands. We both like them.

Buddhabelly 03-18-2010 9:49 AM

Is your m29 a round or square butt? I've got a beautiful NIB N frame Pachmayr Legend wood and rubber grip that's for a round butt.

Revoman 03-18-2010 4:02 PM

Fishslayer -

Nice gun and stocks!

The biggest problem that I have found is that with even the larger target S&W stocks, my middle finger knuckle hits the backside of the trigger gaurd. After 30 or so rounds of that pounding on the top of the knuckle, there is a definite tendancy to start flinching.
The Hogues and Nills throw that knuckle down by re-shaping that area, thereby missing the gaurd all together.
I can only shoot a gun with 'stock' stocks for a little while and maintain accuracy for that reason.

GunDog 03-18-2010 5:25 PM

Coincidently and just this afternoon, I received my latest set of custom grips from Heretts. This latest set was for my Smith M640 J frame. I've had Heretts make several grips for me over the last few years. Heretts has made custom Jordan Trooper grips for my X Frame Model 500, N Frame Model 629, and L Frame Model 686 and Model 617. I've got a drawerful of Hogue and Pachmayr grips that never really fit and which I'll never use again. For me, Heretts is the only way to go and you know what? Custom made grips by Heretts don't really cost all that much more when compared to generic aftermarket grips. Beware though that these are custom made grips tailored for individuals. You must send a tracing of your hand and gun's grip in with your order. Be prepared to wait about 3 months to have your custom grips made but, the wait is well worth it.

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