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    Grips for N frame 629-6

    Hi. I'm new to the forum.
    I just bought a new 629-6. I've got relatively small hands/short fingers. I was wondering if any of you would have experience and/or suggestions for a good grip for small hands that would allow my trigger finger to reach a little further? Something that would still allow me to have a firm grip for recoil.
    The factory grips are too big. And they cover the back strap on the gun which makes a longer reach yet.
    I would appreciate any suggestions.
    Thank you.

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    You might try some Hogue or Uncle Mike's rubber grips. Do it at a local gun store where they'll let you put them on to gauge the feel before you buy them. The rubbers will also cushion the recoil a bit better than wood, especially if you plan to shoot magnum loads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiregrassguy View Post
    You might try some Hogue or Uncle Mike's rubber grips. Do it at a local gun store where they'll let you put them on to gauge the feel before you buy them. The rubbers will also cushion the recoil a bit better than wood, especially if you plan to shoot magnum loads.
    Thanks. I was thinking about trying Hogue and Pacmayer. But, I didn't know Uncle Mike's made grips. I'll try them too.
    Good idea about trying them on at the gun store.

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    S&W used to put Uncle Mike's grips on its smaller guns...like the Model 60. They were slip on's. I'm not sure about the K or L frames. I believe UM is out of the grip-making business now. Pachmayr is probably a better bet.
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    Anything with an open back should increase reach but recoil may feel worse.

    You could try a set of Ahrends or Altamont grips if you want wood.

    I always felt like the open backed Hogue grip felt worse from the soft rubber giving way but allowing the steel grip frame to hammer into my hand.

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    I'll look at both Pachmayr and Hogue. My wife's got Hogue on her 629 that helps quite a bit, but not quite to what I'm looking for. I'll check Pachmayr real close.
    I will be shooting magnums heavy 320gr. for packing for bear. 44 special or light 44 magnums for practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximumbob54 View Post
    Anything with an open back should increase reach but recoil may feel worse.

    You could try a set of Ahrends or Altamont grips if you want wood.

    I always felt like the open backed Hogue grip felt worse from the soft rubber giving way but allowing the steel grip frame to hammer into my hand.
    I never thought about that aspect before. I can see where it could happen, especially with heavy loads. I'm thinking about using
    Beartooth Bullets 325gr. WLNGC for bear protection so it will be kicking pretty hard. I might see if someone around here has a pair
    of wood grips I could try before buying any grips so I'm not wasteing my money.
    Thanks for the help.

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    I have the same issue with N frame target stocks. Like the look but they don't fit well and consequently I don't shoot my best with them. I use both the Hogue and Pachmayrs rubber grips and shoot much better with them than either the factory tagrets or Magnas. The Pachs are especially good at reducing felt recoil too. My recently acquired model 57 came with an older set of Pachmayrs and they stay on for serious shooting. Shown are my 4" 28-2 sporting the newer Hogue grips, while the 8" model 57 completes it's ensemble with a pair of dated but fashionably functional Pachmeyers.
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    Thanks timetripper. Nice looking revolvers.

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    Try both Pachmayr types- Presentation (small) and the Gripper. I have both and they work for my small hands.


 

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