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Old 07-24-2009, 09:09 PM
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Question Types of Grips

I am pretty new to the revolver world and often hear of different types of grips, boot style, combat, target, coke bottle (I think). Could someone help me out and post up pics of the different types. I have been looking for new ones for my 642 and my Model 19 (sb).
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I don't have all of the different types mounted to show you but here are some I do have ready

Combat style-


Target style checkered-

Target style uncheckered-


Diamond Magna's-


Rubber combat style (Hogues)-


While not what people generally refer to when talking about cokes, these are coke style (palm swells)-



Diamond targets with football relief cut (for ejector clearance)-


Round butt combats with full speed loader cutout-



Western style (on a single action Freedom Arms)

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Old 07-24-2009, 09:41 PM
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The magna's look like what is on my model 19. I like the combat style, they look like they would fill your hand better.
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Boot grips can be either combat (finger groove) or non combat. They generally fit flush to the bottom of the grip frame like the magnas do, to help hide the butt of the gun while concealed. They can be fitted to N, K/L, or J frames, but are most common on J frames.

There is a set of K frame combats for sale in the classifieds section here on the forum. In the items for sale forum.-

http://smith-wessonforum.com/accesso...wts-grips.html

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Here is a SB boot grip:

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Cokes (N frame only)


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PC diamond Magnas (plain clothes) square butt

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Here is a SB boot grip:

HHmmm what's different here. Who did the cylinder and is it a conversion?
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It is a 681 with a seven shot cylinder and a PC barrel that I built. Her is another shot of it.


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Smooth Presentation Magnas.
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RJ_in_Oregon:

Thanks for asking the question. I'm in the same boat as you and have been poking around grip sites trying to get up the learning curve.

Gun_4_Fun:

Thanks for the gun grip porn! Very informative.

Where can I get RB combat grips with the football cut-out? Are all combat grips made to accept speedloaders?

Thank you, gents.

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RJ_in_Oregon:

Thanks for asking the question. I'm in the same boat as you and have been poking around grip sites trying to get up the learning curve.

Gun_4_Fun:

Thanks for the gun grip porn! Very informative.

Where can I get RB combat grips with the football cut-out? Are all combat grips made to accept speedloaders?

Thank you, gents.

Chris
Thanks for the compliment. Others here have some really awesome collections of stocks/grips. I have a lot of others that are very nice, but generally of the same style as I posted. I just don't have pictures of all of them. You can go from styling, into types of wood used for the different styles, and within those styles. It gets pretty confusung until you stare at enough of them.



The roundbutt configuration on Smith revo's came out after the football style relief was dropped in favor of the speedloader cutout style, so I have never seen or heard of any football relief style on for a roundbutt style grip. I hope that made sense.

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What stocks came on the 2.5" RB model 19-5?

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Are all combat grips made to accept speedloaders?

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Chris - No, there are some early combat grips with the football relief.
Member "P35fan" offered some in the classifieds recently. Picture shown are square butt....

WTB - S&W factory Sq. butt combat stocks for N frame

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My answer above was in reference to the question of RB combats with a football relief, so I hope it didn't confuse anyone.

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Gun_4_Fun & VM:

Thank you, gentlemen, for the information (and education).

Gun_4_Fun: Your posts were clear. I needed to wrap my noggin around the not so subtle difference between RB's and SB's.

VM: P35fan's grips make me think I should get an N frame. Those grips are beauties, to say the least.

Thanks again for the help.

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What came on a model 19-5 Blue 2.5" ? Combat rubbers, wood magnas?
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Wood Magnas. Rubber didn't start til 1994 on 19-7's
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Hi,

Here's some serious "eye candy," for these stocks shown below REALLY dress up a revolver.


For show and for go, I'm steadily changing my grips to forum member Patrick Grashorn's (known here as "Executioner") fabulous American Elk Stags.

He makes 'em with the amount of bark you want, and in a thinner or thicker width if you prefer . . . and he makes 'em FAST . . . usually in just a few days. He also with photograph 'em and send you photos for your approval or suggestions!!!

Here are a few examples. This first ain't a K-frame like your M19 square butt, but it is a square butt and blued, as I assume your M-19 is:



and the same gun with the butt-ugly Hogue "rubbers." Big difference!





If your M19 is nickle-plated, here's a good example . . . on an M19 round butt.





Here's a J-frame (Model 37 Airweight) with it's original, serial-numbered-to-the-gun stock Magnas from 1971, which I really wanted to preserve . . .


And the same gun with Grashorn Gunworks stags. Wow! This is my ALWAYS on me CCW revolver.




Here's a 1964 nickle J-frame, again with original serial numbered stocks.



And with Grashorn Elk Stags, in a "family photo" . . .




BTW, these revolvers are all now wearing Tyler T-grips, which give the shooter a higher, more ergonomic grip on the gun . . . similar to the Hogue profile, and the Tylers truly lessen the felt recoil and keep the revolver from twisting in your grips during fast, double action shooting. They are also HIGHLY recommended with the Stags!

Hope this helps!

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Those grips on your model 25 are great looking!
How much does a set like that set you back?
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Patricks and a Tyler Tee on a M 15.




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Those grips on your model 25 are great looking!
How much does a set like that set you back?
Hi,

I believe they are going for about $145 these days with medallions, or less if you want 'em "plain." The going rate when I got these a couple of years ago was less . . . just like S&W revolvers!

I'm getting ready to get another set soon . . . he just doesn't know it yet!

He usually runs a few sets every other week or so in the Classified Section that lists the gun accessories . . . complete with pictures of the sets he's got on the forum.

I believe that I got all mine though by simply emailing him and describing what I wanted mine to look like (using examples of "bark" in photos on his website as a reference point). He'd then select the antler and get to work on them. Within two days he generally had a photo to send me to get my feedback.

He's absolutely awesome to work with, and I usually have the set in my mailbox in about a week from the time I contact him in Colorado. Wow.

The background color can vary somewhat, as can the color of the bark, so there are a lot of options . . . including smooth with NO bark. You let him know what you want and he'll make exactly what you want.

In the end, you end up with a durable, beautiful set of American Elk stags that will be totally unique. The truly set the looks of a gun off I think . . . sort of like customizing a Harley.

T.

PS: A GORGEOUS SET I DIDN'T BUY FOR THE 25-2 . . .

Here's a photo of the first set of stags Patrick made according to my requests for my M25-2. The color and the symmetry of the bark was incredible. However, the grips were on the large size for my small hands and this concerned both of us. I truly hated to pass this set up . . . but he then went to work on the set I display on the gun now.

I sent him measurements of my hand and he truly NAILED it! A perfect grip is so important to a shooter who shoots double action matches.

Here they both are, as a testament to his great work:

1. The set that got away . . .



2. The one I chose . . .
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I just got my Ahrends Retro Combat Stocks today...Moradillo wood, round butt and unfinished. I have my first layer of tung oil on now. Super grips!
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