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View Poll Results: What grips for a N-Frame RB??
Nills, Philip Hemphil grips 9 28.13%
Keith Brown Ropers 6 18.75%
Other, please specify!! 17 53.13%
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:50 AM
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The Ropers are classy, but the Nills look top notch and very functional, not to mention the rather large price difference. . .

BTW this would be for the 627 5" PC I am shopping for
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The Nills have finger groves, I did not see any with the other guys.
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Well, that is because you can shoot without them. . .hahha
No, Ropers wouldn't have finger notches, it just wouldn't be right. . .. and I am not hugely leaning one way or the other on the grooved VS smooth debate.. . .
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Just bought a set of round to square Hogues for my 627-0.

Hogue fits me, and they look nice, so that's what I use.

I got them from the Hogue auction site for @ 1/2 price and I'll be dipped if I can find the flaw in them that qualified them as seconds.
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I'm on the verge of ordering some Keith Brown Roper style grips for my 27-6. I think they're stunning.
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These Ahrends are on a RB 627. Only cost about $60.

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Old 02-08-2010, 10:31 AM
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K. Arhends RB to SQ conversion grips work very nicely on my 625.
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I happen to like the plain-er Ahrends grips, especially on my shootin' guns:




If I had a gun that I would just look at, I'd probably use something else. Those Ropers look beautiful!
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That should give you a fair idea of their profile. I prefer grips that are more oblong in their profile, rather than round. Seems to let the gun point a little more naturally for me. ymmv, hth, etc. ;D
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S & W factory round to square conversion targets!!
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S & W factory round to square conversion targets!!
Has S&W ever made such grips? I thought S&W isn't making their own grips anymore.
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I see a lot of nice shapes here guys, but I NEED some texture, what can y'all show me with checkering, stippling, etc. . .
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I see a lot of nice shapes here guys, but I NEED some texture, what can y'all show me with checkering, stippling, etc. . .
How about these--"Heritage" grips made by Eagle:


(these are on a K-frame S&W 617-6, round-to-square conversion)
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NOW you have my attention! . . .. I assume the
'heritage' series feels like std S&W target stocks?
Anyone have an opinion on Eagle's finger groove grips?
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If you don't mind the price, get a set of KN grips. They are of exceptional quality and craftsmanship. You'll be very pleased.

Hogue and Ahrends have some nice offerings as well.
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If you have realatively large hands, the Nills seem to fit well. I have a lot of trouble with standard stocks as my middle finger knuckle hits the rear of the trigger gaurd and after 50 or so rounds, gets pretty beat up. This causes some flinching.

The Nills, and Hogues for that matter, throw the hand into a lower position and the middle finger knuckle misses the trigger gaurd, relieving the issue. Especially the finger grooved style.

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Anyone have an opinion on Eagle's finger groove grips?
I think the Heritage grips are hand-made. The checkering wasn't perfectly even on my example:



As for how it 'feels' compared with the standard S&W target stocks: these had a slight 'coke-bottle' shape and were nicely rounded near the top to make a smooth transition from frame to grip. The standard S&W target stocks that I've seen are more blocky and have a more cylindrical profile.

Front-to-back, the Heritage grips had a more oval shape than the standard stocks, and they fill in the area behind the trigger guard much more:



For me and my hands, this made the stocks feel too 'cramped' in the front, and seemed to put all of the weight of the gun on my middle finger--not good when my main shooting sport is Bullseye where only one hand can touch the gun. You can see in the 2nd photo where I marked with a pencil the outline of another set of Eagle grips that fit my hands a bit better.

In short, they look very pretty, and the wood they use is beautiful, but they didn't work for me.

The Ahrends grips work a lot better for me, but they look very plain. For me, checkering would not have much functional benefit since I put nearly all of my hand pressure on the front and back of the grips, and not so much on the sides.
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Hi,

If this PC627 is being purchased to shoot, and not just be a safe queen, I'd recommend some nice Elk Stags by the forum's own Patrick Grashorn (aka "Executioner" in Cowboy Shooting Sports). I really like the ones I have and they look and feel great while also being durable!

Combine them with a Tyler T-grip and the feel and the recoil reduction is marvelous . . . and they look cool in a retro way! Plus, he makes 'em the way YOU want them to look AND the size to fit your hand that you ask for. Better still, his turn around time is usually a couple of days or so . . . and your grips are uniquely yours! He will even send you photos as they progress for input/approval if you wish!

Here are some on various finish guns of mine:







A second option I like, are the Hogue "Monogrip" wood grips. They feel great in my hands.

Here's a set of Hogue "Rosewood Laminate" grips on a Model 646:


and a set of Hogue "Camolamo" grips on my Model 29-5, a hard-kicking .44 Magnum, stoked with 300 gn. hardcast lead flatpoint bullets. It is quite comfortable to shoot, even with this stout. heavy load:



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. . . try some Spegels. These are the RB boot grip (N), but for the PC gun you'll probably want the 'extension' where he adds 3/8" below the bottom of the grip frame for better purchase.

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Ahrends are my favorite for the K-L-N Frame. I do have set of off brand laminate grips that I bought at a gun show for my 442.
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Of those in your poll I would go to Keith Rogers but personally I prefer Ahrends. I like the smooth tactical grips that they offer and all my revolvers wear a set of one shade or another from the N frames to the J frames. I also have a set of Herretts stocks for the J frame, and while not as purty, they fill my hand very well and they also can be ordered with checkering.
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I choose NILL for my 629.
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I like these Nill's

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I like Spegel grips, and BluMagnum. Both are traditional looking but with improved designs compared to the original Ropers.
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I put a set of Kurak's N frame round to square on my 629-4 Mountain Gun and I'm happy as can be. The gun finally fits!
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Keith Brown is amazing. For example:





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I am located in Rome ( Italy ) and it's been quite a time that I'm looking for some conversion grips, to change them on my S&W 1975 mod. 10-5 K frame, round butt ! The only Factory I found, it's Altamont, in there catalogue, in fact, they have some beautiful models, on rosewood, or walnut, for $ 62, but ...they don't make any international shippings ( !!!!) They suggested me to visit one of their dealers ( grips4gun), but they don't have exactly the same models with the S&W logo, as Altamont has ! I'm getting quite discouraged, since, I'm positive sure there must be some possibility, to find them, but so far, any effort was...hopeless !!!
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The poll may be closed but I would vote for Ahrends Retro Combat , ir you like finger grooves (that's on the model 58 in my avatar)
or Ahrends Retro Target if you don't like finger grips.
The man knows how to properly shape grips so they fit a person's hand.
Ahrends are awesome !
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I am located in Rome ( Italy ) and it's been quite a time that I'm looking for some conversion grips, to change them on my S&W 1975 mod. 10-5 K frame, round butt ! The only Factory I found, it's Altamont, in there catalogue, in fact, they have some beautiful models, on rosewood, or walnut, for $ 62, but ...they don't make any international shippings ( !!!!) They suggested me to visit one of their dealers ( grips4gun), but they don't have exactly the same models with the S&W logo, as Altamont has ! I'm getting quite discouraged, since, I'm positive sure there must be some possibility, to find them, but so far, any effort was...hopeless !!!
Any suggestion, from anyone, will be mostly appreciated Thanks !!!!!!!
Ahrends do not have the little logo , but if you could do without it they make a nice conversion round to square butt grip and they are real wood not "laminate" which is just a nice name for plywood.
Good luck with your search.
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