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Old 09-09-2017, 07:52 AM
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Default Experience with Hogue Bantam grips on N frame?

Hi All,
I'm working towards using my 3" 629 for winter concealed carry (using 44 Specials).

I want something that leaves the blackstrap exposed and doesn't extend much - or any - below the frame.

I was wondering if anyone has experience with the Hogue Bantam grips? Pic below from the Hogue web site.

Thanks

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Old 09-09-2017, 09:57 AM
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This isn't directly relatable, but I've been using the rubber version Bantams on my 69. They are very comfortable to shoot with Specials and tolerable with Magnums.
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Old 09-09-2017, 10:12 AM
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I have bantam (aka boot) Ahrends grips on a couple of N-frame revolvers. They work best with 3" or shorter barrels, which are lighter up front. I find the recoil, even .44 Magnum, is no worse than with a full-sized grip. The grip fills your hand well, and distributes the force. Twisting, due to the heavy bullet, is noticeable, and harder to control than with a longer grip. Boot grips are a reasonable compromise between comfort and conceivability.

Ahrendts grips are a little wider across the back than Hogues, and don't have that stylish palm bulge, which I find too low for a good hold.

I generally shoot .44 Magnum, but .44 SPL are a lot better for self-defense carry. Pain, as a teaching tool, has its limits.

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Old 09-09-2017, 12:06 PM
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I have bantam (aka boot) Ahrends grips on a couple of N-frame revolvers. They work best with 3" or shorter barrels, which are lighter up front...

Thanks. I have a set of Ahrends on a RB model 10, and have been fairly happy with them. The relief on the left side though, sometimes interferes with ejection. Maybe I'll go back to Ahrends for the N frame too.

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Old 09-09-2017, 01:16 PM
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I do not have any of the bantam style Hogue woods but I do have a few of the round to square target ones. The boot grips I do have are the Badgers. Even with the smooth textured grip I have no problem with Speer GD 44 specials.



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