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Old January 15, 2014, 06:46 PM   #1
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How to Grip a J-Frame

What is the best way to grip a j frame S&W with the original wood grips? They smack me pretty good right on the inside knuckle of my thumb.
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Old January 15, 2014, 07:18 PM   #2
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This (IMHO) is one of the few times when you need to get hardware instead of software to fix a problem. Either get a Tyler-T Grip or after market grips to fill in the gap between the trigger guard and frame.
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Old January 15, 2014, 07:22 PM   #3
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get better grips, preferably ones that fill the gap behind the trigger guard.
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Old January 16, 2014, 02:01 AM   #4
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I like my J frames with the stock wooden grips and a Tyler--T adapter.
If you curl your shooting pinky under the butt you will have good control without having to go to larger grips.
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Old January 16, 2014, 02:31 PM   #5
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Pachmayer Compac grips solved it for me,,,

Pachmayer Compac grips solved it for me,,,



Inexpensive and worthwhile.

The added benefit is that the external shape/dimension,,,
Is the same for square butt and round butt handguns.

My S-B Model 34 and my R-B Model 36,,,
Now feel exactly the same to me,,,
And neither bite me anymore.

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Old January 16, 2014, 03:51 PM   #6
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I 2nd the Tyle T grip, should solve your problem. As far as grip, I use a thumbs forward grip otherwise when pulling the trigger my trigger finger contacts my thumb.
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Old January 16, 2014, 05:15 PM   #7
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If you want to keep the gun as small as possible, the T grip is the way to go.



Houge Bantam boot type grips are about the next smallest, but they are a little to sticky for my liking.
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Old January 18, 2014, 06:16 PM   #8
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Here's an interesting new J-frame grip:



More info at: http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2...-j-frame-grip/
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Old January 19, 2014, 09:52 AM   #9
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That looks like a great deep-conceal idea or for ankle carry? For $20, it's a no-brainer to try.
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Old January 25, 2014, 12:13 AM   #10
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Houge Bantam boot type grips are about the next smallest, but they are a little to sticky for my liking.
They make a slick wood boot grip, too.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/156...lver-and-black
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Old January 25, 2014, 12:42 AM   #11
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"As far as grip, I use a thumbs forward grip otherwise when pulling the trigger my trigger finger contacts my thumb."
Dragline you are looking for a big hurting. Thumbs forward on a wheel gun is dangerous.
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Old January 25, 2014, 04:30 AM   #12
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I shoot thumbs forward with my revolvers as well, and its never been an issue.
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Old January 25, 2014, 01:46 PM   #13
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Just paid for a set of those Ergo grips. Ill post a review when I get them and use them. The grips are $19.99 and shipping is 13.03.

Still cheep and im willing to give it a try. Worst case it goes in the drawer with other grips I have bought in the past and did not like.
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Old January 26, 2014, 08:24 AM   #14
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Mark me down as another j-frame carrier who is very pleased with the Tyler t-grip. That small addition makes a tremendous difference in my ability to handle the little snubby.
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Old January 27, 2014, 02:24 PM   #15
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I shoot thumbs forward with my revolvers as well, and its never been an issue.
Years ago, my grandfather used to get very upset with people who complained about his driving. "I don't know why people don't want to ride with me!" he would say. "I've never had an accident."

"I am not surprised," my grandma would reply. "You will never have but one."

Just because doing something dangerous has not yet resulted in an injury for you, does not mean that it is not a dangerous activity. Thumbs forward on a revolver is dangerous, and you are not holding the gun safely.

Edited to add a link: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2313371/posts

And one more comment. With a short-barreled gun, the danger does not just come from the cylinder gap. It also comes because people with their thumbs forward occasionally drift a thumb in front of the muzzle while shooting, so there's a risk from both muzzle blast and the bullet itself.

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Old January 27, 2014, 02:52 PM   #16
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Miculek on revolver grip. http://www.shootingusa.com/PRO_TIPS/.../miculek2.html

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Old January 27, 2014, 04:03 PM   #17
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Just because doing something dangerous has not yet resulted in an injury for you, does not mean that it is not a dangerous activity. Thumbs forward on a revolver is dangerous, and you are not holding the gun safely.
Its not dangerous, if you do it properly.

My thumbs forward on with my revolvers looks just like Miculek's grip (in the first pic you see the left side of the gun in his link), except my thumbs are reversed. My off hand thumb does not protrude past the face of the cylinder, and sits along the frame under it. Thats where it naturally lies, when my hand is correctly on the grip.

If you look a how the person in your link is holding that .460, you can see right off, its not a correct grip. His off hand is not on the grip at all, its holding the gun at the trigger guard and forward. "That" is a dangerous thing to do.

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And one more comment. With a short-barreled gun, the danger does not just come from the cylinder gap. It also comes because people with their thumbs forward occasionally drift a thumb in front of the muzzle while shooting, so there's a risk from both muzzle blast and the bullet itself.
I shoot a couple of 642's once or twice a month, and a 2.5" Model 19 once or twice a week this time of year, and again, my thumbs never pass the face of the cylinder, and there is never even a hint of soot or anything else on them because of how Im shooting.

I would say if youre getting burnt or hit with something, or your grip looks like the boy who blew the digit off, then youre definitely doing something wrong, and you need some instruction on how to hold the gun. Im not saying that grip will work for everyone (Im sure none of them will for everyone), but I dont see how it wouldnt work for most, unless you have excessively large hands, or something else going on.
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