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Post by LSM 124 on Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:01 pm

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I don't consider myself a bullseye shooter, wish I was, but I just don't get to shoot often enough to improve my skills.  I do like to shoot my model 19 every so often, and shoot mostly SA, and have an issue with the grip.  I just don't get a good grip on it that is consistent, especially when trying to cock it with my shooting hand. (It has target grips.)


Are there any revolver shooters among you?  If so, what grip are you using on your Model 14's that give you a repeatable hold?  I have Nil grips on my 41 and 52 and they fit me quite well.  Wondering if I should spring for one for my Model 19? (which will have to do until I find a nice 14 with TT and TH!)  I have medium to large hands.


Thanks for your input!

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I like a Tyler T-grip

Post by NuJudge on Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:25 pm

My father first taught me to shoot pistol in the early 1960s, using a K-frame S&W.  It had a Tyler T-grip on it.  I liked how it felt then, and I like it now.  My hands are at the bottom end of extra large.  

http://www.t-grips.com

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Re: S&W K-Frame grip

Post by LSM 124 on Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:28 pm

NuJudge, I have magna stocks and a Tyler t-grip on a Model 66 stubby, and they work well, but I was looking for more of target grip for my 6" model 19.  Thanks for your comment!

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Post by Tim:H11 on Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:18 pm

Well my Davis grips came in today. That was fast! First impressions: the bump or swell coming out mid way down the grip out the side is odd. I have small hands so I choke up on the grip. A very high hold. A little uncomfortable but maybe I'll get used to it or find a way to hold it right.
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Re: S&W K-Frame grip

Post by LSM 124 on Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:48 pm

Tim:H1, Let us know how those Davis grips shoot for you!

On Sunday, I happened to look at e-bay, and there was a pair of NOS Herrett's K-frame target stocks for sale at a good price, so I bought them.  I don't know if they are what I need or not, but I guess I will now find out...

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Post by Tim:H11 on Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:48 pm

LSM 124 wrote:Tim:H1, Let us know how those Davis grips shoot for you!

On Sunday, I happened to look at e-bay, and there was a pair of NOS Herrett's K-frame target stocks for sale at a good price, so I bought them.  I don't know if they are what I need or not, but I guess I will now find out...

I have a set of of Herretts (I think) with a thumb test on my model 17-3 and love em. So I'm almost tempted to go for herretts instead. But since I bought the Davis I will try them. Might be a while. In need to make some Ammo which for me means I need to get the lead pot going.
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Re: S&W K-Frame grip

Post by LenV on Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:12 pm

I took the 14-6 with the Nills on it to the range Sunday. I really like the feel of those grips. I had been practicing timed and rapid fire with 158gr RN when just for fun I loaded some of the WC ammo for the 52 in it. I shot 5 shots at a timed fire pace (not timed) and looked thru the scope after 5 shots. I decided not to shoot 5 more. I mean why risk ruining a perfectly good target. Laughing

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Post by Chris Miceli on Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:47 pm

LenV wrote:I took the 14-6 with the Nills on it to the range Sunday. I really like the feel of those grips. I had been practicing timed and rapid fire with 158gr RN when just for fun I loaded some of the WC ammo for the 52 in it. I shot 5 shots at a timed fire pace (not timed) and looked thru the scope after 5 shots. I decided not to shoot 5 more. I mean why risk ruining a perfectly good target. Laughing

Haha I did the same last Friday with my air pistol.... just shot 5 and walked away 
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Post by CR10X on Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:10 pm

Completely off topic, but in reply to the comments above.....

A long time ago I asked a really good (read great) shooter how long they shot while at the range.  I was innocent (and ignorant) enough to hear the answer but didn't understand it at the time.

"If I'm shooting well, I'm usually there until the ammo or daylight runs out." 

I know that was an exaggeration, but now I also understand what he meant and why.

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Re: S&W K-Frame grip

Post by JKR on Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:11 pm

Hey Chris! There's not something under your thumb is there???

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Re: S&W K-Frame grip

Post by Chris Miceli on Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:13 pm

JKR wrote:Hey Chris! There's not something under your thumb is there???

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Haha no. Only fired 5 Smile
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Post by Chris Miceli on Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:14 pm

CR10X wrote:Completely off topic, but in reply to the comments above.....

A long time ago I asked a really good (read great) shooter how long they shot while at the range.  I was innocent (and ignorant) enough to hear the answer but didn't understand it at the time.

"If I'm shooting well, I'm usually there until the ammo or daylight runs out." 

I know that was an exaggeration, but now I also understand what he meant and why.

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I'll try it next time.  But I do try to end on a good string
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Re: S&W K-Frame grip

Post by desben on Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:35 pm

I picked up this set on ebay from Thailand. They have a number of styles available for a very good price. I think I paid $40 for these. They work well for me, a lot better than the stock target grips.

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Re: S&W K-Frame grip

Post by LSM 124 on Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:46 pm

I like the looks of your grips, Desben.  You don't have a photo of your revolver from the top with those grips do you?

I have long fingers and am trying to put a little more distance (wood) between the back of the frame of the gun and the trigger and hammer.

Same question to you Len.  I love the Nills on my target semi's, but don't know how much wood they have would have around the back of the frame of my revolver.  A pic of your revolver from the top would also be appreciated. 

A forum member suggest I try the Herretts Jordan Troopers, which I think also might work for me.  Does anyone else have these?

Great shooting Len and Cris!

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Re: S&W K-Frame grip

Post by desben on Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:56 pm

LSM 124 wrote:I have long fingers and am trying to put a little more distance (wood) between the back of the frame of the gun and the trigger and hammer.

I tried to take another angle. From the top wasn't very useful it seems. As you can see, my grip is a "closed back". It adds a layer of wood behind the back of the frame, thus increasing the distance between the back and the trigger. Since that is your goal, look for models with that feature.



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Re: S&W K-Frame grip

Post by LenV on Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:02 pm

desben's grips look a lot like Nills but cost a lot less. I will be looking for a set of them. Not sure what pictures you wanted so took several. These are Xlg grips.


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Re: S&W K-Frame grip

Post by LSM 124 on Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:50 pm

Thanks desben and Len for posting those additional photo's.  Both were perfect in what I needed to see - I think either of those grips would work for me.  The search is on for a pair like desben's - the Nills look really nice, but you can't beat $40.  I was looking at the Nills on line and they are about $160 plus shipping - quite a difference!

In the meantime I have the target Herretts on the way.  They look like they were designed in the 50's or 60's (not as attractive as either of yours), but I am hoping they will stabilize my grip.  We'll see!

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