The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: The Revolver Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old March 15, 2014, 12:49 PM   #1
Microgunner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 6, 2006
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 3,097
J framed .357 mag / new grips

I own a S&W 340PD, this is the scandium alloy frame / titanium cylinder 11.4 oz .357mag J frame.
This revolver is shipped with rubber boot grips and as you might expect it kicks like a three legged ninja. OUCH!
In an effort to improve control without going to .38spl ammo I've been searching for new and improved grips.
I decided to give the new Ergo Delta Grip a try.
They're hideously ugly but feel really good in my hands.
While being very nearly the same lenght as the factory S&W grips they allow three fingers on the grip instead of the two for the S&W factory grip.
The angle feels good in the hand and makes stroking the trigger easier.
The backstrap is now rubber covered.
The rubber is soft and tactile giving a very secure grip.
But my hands do not instictively go to a proper grip, yet. I have to make adjustments.
The new grips interfere with my Don Hume pocket holster but work fine in my Galco belt holster.
I like them so far but the proof will be in the shooting.



__________________
Proud NRA Patron Member

Last edited by Microgunner; March 15, 2014 at 12:56 PM.
Microgunner is offline  
Old March 15, 2014, 04:57 PM   #2
sgms
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 30, 2010
Location: Arizona or Ohio depending
Posts: 783
My but they are butt ugly grips. Give us an update after you run a few round, will be interesting to know how well they work.
sgms is offline  
Old March 15, 2014, 06:03 PM   #3
Axelwik
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 12, 2012
Location: Land of Enchantment
Posts: 387
For 357 I'd go with a heavier gun. Something that light is marginal in 38+P.

Do let us know how you like the grips.
Axelwik is offline  
Old March 15, 2014, 06:09 PM   #4
Deaf Smith
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 31, 2000
Location: Texican!
Posts: 3,311
Well that IS one way to help with the recoil!!!!

But no, I'll just use my 640-1 all steel .357 J. and wood boot grips.

Deaf
__________________
"The government has confiscated all of our rights and is selling them back to us in the form of permits."
Deaf Smith is offline  
Old March 15, 2014, 06:41 PM   #5
wheelyfun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 23, 2010
Location: Vermont
Posts: 240


Man, those butt ugly for sure!!

Look like they come off a Rhino revolver.....

Do these grips make my Butt look big?
__________________
When two of equal skill meet at swords' point, there is no conclusion to the match--Takuan Soho (written in 1629)
wheelyfun is offline  
Old March 15, 2014, 06:55 PM   #6
Microgunner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 6, 2006
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 3,097
I've got a Rhino too and it's much better looking than that.
__________________
Proud NRA Patron Member
Microgunner is offline  
Old March 15, 2014, 07:25 PM   #7
Mastrogiacomo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 10, 2002
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,100
This is why I prefer heavier guns to over sized grips....

Laura
__________________
"Luctor et Emergo" - Struggle and Emerge
Mastrogiacomo is offline  
Old June 25, 2014, 11:25 AM   #8
A400 Fan
Junior member
 
Join Date: June 17, 2014
Posts: 242
Any update on these grips? Wondering how they work from a pocket carry perspective
A400 Fan is offline  
Old June 25, 2014, 12:24 PM   #9
Have gun-will travel
Member
 
Join Date: June 10, 2014
Posts: 36
Those are the fugliest grips I have ever seen.I hope they work for you and hope they were cheap in case they don't
Have gun-will travel is offline  
Old June 25, 2014, 01:28 PM   #10
Sarge
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 12, 2002
Location: MO
Posts: 4,911
My favorite grip for the magnum J frame is the Pachmayr Compac. Let us know how those work out for you.
__________________
I'm inclined to think if a man hasn't gotten his point across in 4912 attempts, 4913 probably isn't going to do it.
Sarge is offline  
Old June 26, 2014, 12:04 AM   #11
stormyone
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 30, 2005
Location: midwest
Posts: 429
My eyes! My eyes!! The pure ugliness of those grips have blinded me! My eyes!
stormyone is offline  
Old July 12, 2014, 08:22 AM   #12
ghostriderftl
Member
 
Join Date: January 8, 2009
Posts: 71
I have the exact same revolver and do carry 357 rounds in it. I went to a Crimson Trace model 305
http://www.crimsontrace.com/products...rgrips/01-1150

They work get for comfort, carry, and useability. The main problem with these J-frame revolvers are the exposed frame grip. It transfers all the shock directly to the web of your hand. By upgrading to any grip that has a cushion or barrier between you and the frame will help and the more the better.
ghostriderftl is offline  
Old July 12, 2014, 09:43 AM   #13
Ruger480
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 23, 2013
Location: Central Iowa
Posts: 572
I got confused for minute and thought Glock made a revolver!!
Ruger480 is offline  
Old July 12, 2014, 09:46 AM   #14
Carne Frio
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 28, 2008
Location: Near Fairbanks Alaska
Posts: 733
These Bianchi grips are the most comfortable to shoot with on my .357 J frame.
And I pocket carry with these in Kramer pocket holster.



Carne Frio is offline  
Old July 12, 2014, 12:15 PM   #15
XDforever
Member
 
Join Date: September 10, 2006
Posts: 45
Where did those Bianchi grips come from? I've never seen them before. How much? and from where?

Joe
__________________
Glock 26 Gen 4
Ruger GP100 4" .357 blued
S&W 642 PC Talo Edition
Bond Arms Rustic Ranger 4.25" hand cannon
XDforever is offline  
Old July 12, 2014, 12:36 PM   #16
Carne Frio
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 28, 2008
Location: Near Fairbanks Alaska
Posts: 733
I found mine at a gunshow about 10 years ago. I don't know if Bianchi still makes them. They also made them for the K frame. There is a set on Gunbroker right now.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=427892417
Carne Frio is offline  
Old July 13, 2014, 03:49 PM   #17
kajvid
Member
 
Join Date: July 4, 2014
Location: Alameda, CA
Posts: 32
Curious to hear a range report on these.
kajvid is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.09788 seconds with 9 queries