View Poll Results: Which Grips Do You Like?

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  • Black Rubber

    35 71.43%
  • Aged Ivory

    5 10.20%
  • Stag

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Thread: Opinion of grips for my S&W 66-4

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    Opinion of grips for my S&W 66-4

    I've got 3 sets of grips for my S&W 66-4.

    Which grips do you think look best on this gun?

    Black Rubber



    Aged Ivory



    Stag



    I like all of them.



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    Well, I was leaning toward the Stag, then I looked closely at the photos. The Stag grips don't look like they fit very well (common on S&W revolvers with grips made in an era other than when the gun was manufactured).

    So I defaulted to the Ivory (always a good choice in the "looks" department). And then I see that THEY don't fit the frame very well, either, especially at the rear, where the recoil will be concentrated.

    And that means (drum roll, please), that "pretty is, as pretty does", and the synthetic/rubber grips win this round in my eyes. If the fit on the other grips could be corrected, then I'd choose in the same order as the paragraphs were presented, above. If not, go with the ugly Uncle Mikes (functionally, the best choice of the three by far, IMO).
    "Placement is power" -- seen in an article by Stephen A. Camp
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    The rubber feels the best (for shooting).

    The Stag fills the hand best.

    The aged ivory just brings back good retro memories.

    My Grand Dad was a Chief of Police in Muskogee OK in the '50's.

    He carried a S&W with aged ivory grips - don't know what model - to young to care then.


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    Black Rubber.

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    I like the stags for looks, the ivory for CC, and the goodyears for the range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James NM View Post
    I like the stags for looks, the ivory for CC, and the goodyears for the range.

    This. Although, I would have the rubber on more often than the others.

    BTW, is that a CRKT folder?

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    No the knife is a SOG Topo Meridian.

    It's a excellent knife - very well built


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    You wanting a "using weapon" or a pimp gun..? I think you know my answer...

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    Oh so you voted for the aged ivory

    Last edited by dondavis3; 04-07-2010 at 08:09 PM.

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    My favorite has always been ivory or stag for the Single Actions, but prefer wood for my carry guns and heavy caliber guns. I have NO appreciation for the rubber grips. Did some shooting years ago with a Thompson Contender in various heavy calibers. The gun was fitted with fake rubber grips from Pachmyer, and at the end of the day my hand was raw and blistered.

    Also found the rubber tended to "catch" my jacket of vest when carrying. Far as I'm concerned, rubber has no place in grip materials!

    Bob Wright

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    Black rubber, they provide the gun with a more balanced look.

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    Ain't never been a fan of bling on handguns........to me, function is the priority. Black Rubber and stainless are made for each other. Besides, the other grips, as mentioned before do not fit the profile of the butt and IMHO take away from the graceful lines of the Smith..

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    Black rubber. Yours look like the old Uncle Mikes. I have a set on my old service pistol. They feel good when shooting and fit my hand like a glove. Don't think they are available any more.
    I have had stag and good make believe ivory. Rubber wins for shooting.

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    +1 Spokes

    I agree.


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    Is this a carry piece?

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    Not really - I have carried it several times.

    I always like to carry my guns at least several times if I have leather for them.

    It's just a pretty (imho) gun that I shoot....


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    Quote Originally Posted by dondavis3 View Post
    Not really - I have carried it several times.

    I always like to carry my guns at least several times if I have leather for them.

    It's just a pretty (imho) gun that I shoot....

    IN that case, add a T-grip to the ivories and rock out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dondavis3 View Post
    ... It's just a pretty (imho) gun that I shoot....
    In that case, I'd recommend a 4th option.

    I'd go back with the factory targets. To my eye, the 4" or larger k frames in 38/357 just look better with factory targets. If you don't have a set, the S&W forum or ebay are good sources.

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    Vom Kriege

    What's a "T" grip?

    Target Grip?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dondavis3 View Post
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    What's a "T" grip?

    Target Grip?

    http://www.t-grips.com/

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