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Old 05-14-2017, 02:06 PM
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A 'boot grip" version of Hogue's SP101 Monogrip? A 'boot grip" version of Hogue's SP101 Monogrip? A 'boot grip" version of Hogue's SP101 Monogrip? A 'boot grip" version of Hogue's SP101 Monogrip? A 'boot grip" version of Hogue's SP101 Monogrip?  
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Default A 'boot grip" version of Hogue's SP101 Monogrip?

I was given a Hogue Monogrip® for my Ruger SP101. For my small hands the grip is a marvel - small perimeter, side swells at my "sweet spot," finger grooves where my fingers need them to be, et al.

If the grip were available with pinky finger groove omitted and bottom of grip subtly configured like "J" frame boot grip or Ruger LCR OEM [Hogue] grip, it would be ideal for my use.

Okay, to the questions.
- Is Hogue going to make, or announced plans to make such an SP101 boot grip?

- Does anyone alter Hogue Monogrip to such a boot grip configuration - regardless how cheesy the job looks?

- Does any manufacturer offer such a boot grip, paying particular attention to Monogrip's small perimeter? I have handled SP101 boot grip that was acceptable, save the grip's much too large perimeter. I think it might have been a Pachmayr ?

- Excepting their lack of recoil mitigation, a wood or other soild material rendered as such a boot grip would be satisfactory. But I am unsure of the amount of comfort I have shooting with the Monogrip is the result of its ability to soften my perception of recoil. Probably a single-piece solid grip with a rubber palm insert would probably soften sufficiently.

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Old 05-17-2017, 02:25 AM
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A 'boot grip" version of Hogue's SP101 Monogrip? A 'boot grip" version of Hogue's SP101 Monogrip? A 'boot grip" version of Hogue's SP101 Monogrip? A 'boot grip" version of Hogue's SP101 Monogrip? A 'boot grip" version of Hogue's SP101 Monogrip?  
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Apparantly Ruger changed the size of the grip frame on the SP101
in 2010. It would be important to know if your SP101 is prior to that
date or after.
I have not found a Hogue Monogrip or Tamer for my Ruger SP101.
There are Uncle Mike's Butler Creek 59015 grips for the older SP101
that look good. They are available all over the net.
I have the Uncle Mike's Butler Creek boots on S&W
J Frames and like them, but have not tried the SP101 grips yet.
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A 'boot grip" version of Hogue's SP101 Monogrip? A 'boot grip" version of Hogue's SP101 Monogrip? A 'boot grip" version of Hogue's SP101 Monogrip? A 'boot grip" version of Hogue's SP101 Monogrip? A 'boot grip" version of Hogue's SP101 Monogrip?  
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Phil:

I tried the LCR grip on my SP101 with interesting result.

The Ruger/Hogue Tamer grip fits the SP101 . . . almost. LCR's bizarrely-shaped trigger guard means the Tamer grip leaves a gap of perhaps .250 inch between guard and grip. And, of course, a hole need be drilled-and-tapped for Tamer's anchor screw. This hole would not interfere with hammer spring or revolver's take-down. Other than these two items, the Tamer is a nearly perfect solution for a small concealment grip for SP101s whose size will not cause excessive recoil perception.

In theory, Hogue could offer such a grip for SP101 by creating a mold insert to render trigger guard-grip junction correct for SP101. Since Hogue has dimensions for Tamer grip mold, creating an SP101 mold would be quick and relatively inexpensive to achieve.

Despite being a desirable add-on for SP101s, there is that missing hole. I did not futz with determining whether some sort of fastener (screw??) as occurs with Crimson Trace and other custom grip sets would be feasible. Having typed that, I suspect this would be the marketable solution.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
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I tried the Butler Creek boot grip. Its fit is satisfactory and eliminating the tiny space created by Ruger's frame change would be easy but hardly necessary. But the grip I bought was unsatisfactory. Quality control where its anchoring screw - yes, there's the anchoring screw solution - fastens off-side was poor. I screwed grip to frame. Warp gaps. The screw would not unscrew. Once fastened together the screw loosened its female metal anchor in the off-side hemisphere. After trying myriad ways to get screw to move independently of its off-side anchor, I destroyed the grip. Fortunately it was inexpensive.

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