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Old 08-04-2017, 12:22 AM
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Default What grips do you guys like for your S&W K frame 38 special?

Mine has the stock wood grips but they don't really feel that natural. Is anyone using Hogue or Pachmayr?
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Old 08-04-2017, 3:18 AM
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Old 08-04-2017, 4:03 AM
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For range shooting, home defense and hunting the Hogue finger grooved can't be beat. For shooting that requires speed draws from holster the Miculek grips. For concealment the Pachmyr Gripper.
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Old 08-04-2017, 4:28 AM
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Pachmayr Professional Grippers with the exposed backstrap for my K-Frames and L-Frames.
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Old 08-04-2017, 4:32 AM
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Crimson Trace laser grips were perfect on mine
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Old 08-04-2017, 4:37 AM
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If money is not an issue, I'd check out Nill
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Pachmayr Presentation - size large (I've got big hands), but I prefer the older pre-medallion type. I usually get them NOS off Ebay for $15 - $25.

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Old 08-04-2017, 5:59 AM
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I went with VZ G-10's for my K & L frames.
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Old 08-04-2017, 6:24 AM
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For range and home defense Pachmayr, no question.

https://www.lymanproducts.com/brands...rips-2207.html

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Old 08-04-2017, 6:40 AM
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I put some VZ Grips on my 642. They're very small and concealable. I might switch back to these Badger Grips though as it is easier to control.
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Old 08-04-2017, 9:08 AM
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Like them both, but grips are really a matter of personal preference. Big hands or small hands. Like finger grooves or hate them. Exposed backstrap or covered.

Most people that shoot revolvers have a box of grips in a closet. Handle as many different types on a similar sized Smith as possible and something will click.
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Old 08-04-2017, 9:17 AM
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For my S&W Square Butt Model 10 revolver with 2" barrel, I like the feel of the Hogue #10300 Pau Ferro grips. The finger grooves keep the gun from moving in the hand while firing quick strings in DA. https://www.hogueinc.com/k-or-l-sq-butt-pau-ferro
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In addition to Pachmayr, Hogue, and Crimson Trace laser grips already mentioned, I have some Altamont grips https://www.altamontco.com/pistol-gr...ith-and-wesson
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617 with vintage Herret grips:

19 with S&W grips:

66 with Hogue grips:
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Thanks everyone for all the great tips and pics. I'm going to have to think about it.
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617 with vintage Herret grips:
Great old school grips. Thanks for sharing.
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Pachmyrs on K frames. Hogues on J frames.

Pachmyrs on my 4 inch in a crossdraw duty holster.
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First, determine if your K-frame has a Square or Round Butt frame.
Newer models are Round Butt, but you mentioned that yours still has the stock wood grips,
so it could be an older Square Butt.

There's a lot more aftermarket grips available for Round Butt frames. If you want to stick with wood,
the Hogue wood monogrip is pretty big and fits a large hand better. If you have a medium-sized hand,
I love my cocobolo Ahrends with finger groovers... They fit like a glove..
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I have a round-butt 4" with Hogue grips but frankly I don't find them much more comfortable to shoot with than the stock woodies and will likely swap them out again at some point.
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Most certainly Hogues - Old school finger grips - just feel great in the hands and reasonably priced on eBay or such. If money is no object - Fuzzy Farrants!!!!
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original grips for show - OldSchool Pachmayr for go.
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Old 08-04-2017, 5:09 PM
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Thanks everyone for all the great tips and pics. I'm going to have to think about it.
The "T Grip" is inexpensive and works with the factory grips:

http://bkgrips.com/?page_id=45
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Old 08-04-2017, 7:02 PM
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Smooth targets for me, and walnut is my favorite, these are marble-cake english but the Bastogne is hard to beat.
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I like Magnas and a Tyler T-grip, fits my hand just right.



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The "T Grip" is inexpensive and works with the factory grips:

http://bkgrips.com/?page_id=45
Them ain't T-Grips, they're a copy. There's a seller on Guns America that keeps T-Grips in stock. Ordering from the manufacturer is a bit of an experience, as they don't have on-line ordering. The company is still in the original family, and they're so old-school the only way you can buy from them is to send them a check, and eventually, maybe a month or so later, they'll ship your grip adapter.
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The way it came from the factory works fine for me.

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I like the Ahrends the best, they just fit me.

Those G10s have me interested- curious to check them out sometime.
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moving to Hogue G10 one by one, better grip than wood
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