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Old February 26, 2010, 09:02 AM   #1
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Would like some feedback on Hogue Grips

I am contemplating the purchase of the Hogue 17000 grips to put on my S&W Model 669 and I wanted to know what people thought about these slip on grips. Thanks folks
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Old February 26, 2010, 09:56 AM   #2
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hogue grips are cheap, and ergonomic. i really havent met anyone that disliked them. and cause they are cheap, 15-30, depending on model, if you dont like them, no big loss, unless you are talking about those tube thingies...
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Old February 26, 2010, 11:01 AM   #3
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I generally like them but the finger grooves can make the grip too big on some guns. I have been using the bicycle innertube trick on most of my guns and prefer it most of the time. It gives you just enough tackiness to grip the gun well without increasing the size of the grip enough to notice.
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Old February 26, 2010, 11:18 AM   #4
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Functionally, I like them. For eye appeal, well ...
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Old February 26, 2010, 12:35 PM   #5
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I love them from a functionality and ergonomic standpoint, but for CC, their "tackiness" makes clothes ride up around them, and they tend to stick to things, like the inside of a jacket or shirt.

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Old February 26, 2010, 12:40 PM   #6
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I don't like them. My current 629 came with both wood and Hogue grips. I actually had to remove a snap-on clip from the bottom of the grip frame to even switch to wood.

While soft, I find Hogue grips too narrow. The pathology of my hand finds they 'cut' my palm.

I use the very wide original round-butt grips SW made during that vintage. I even hunted down a spare pair in case mine cracked over time. The wider back-strap seems to spread out the recoil in my palm. I also wear a P.A.S.T. glove as an older guy.
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Old February 26, 2010, 01:42 PM   #7
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I have Hogue rubber grips on my 686plus.

Love the combination.
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Old February 26, 2010, 08:13 PM   #8
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I have Hogue grips on 3 revolvers. They fit my small hands well and also help absorb some recoil. A good friend is a large person also uses them so they will fit a wide variety of hands. In my hands the grips feel perfect.
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Old February 26, 2010, 09:35 PM   #9
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I did the bicycle innertube thingy on my CW9 a couple days ago. It feels good.
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Old February 26, 2010, 10:06 PM   #10
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They work very well for me.
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Old February 26, 2010, 11:17 PM   #11
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I tokk them off my model 67 and replaced them with the original style wood grips.to me the Hogue grips are ugly,bulky looking,and i don't care for the finger grips.Thats just me.

what do you guys think?

Before,with the hogue grips;



after,with new grips:

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Old February 27, 2010, 12:13 AM   #12
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I'm a big fan of Hogue Bantams for the K/L frame. I put them on a 686P 2-1/2" (no pic, yet) and on a 3-inch round butt S&W 547. Saved my knuckles and I think they look very businesslike, especially on the 547:

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Old February 27, 2010, 12:26 AM   #13
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Quote:
Before,with the hogue grips;
My 686 wears hogues, but they don't look like that. I think mine are the "monogrips". I love them, takes all the nastiness out of the .357Magnum.
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Old February 27, 2010, 01:57 AM   #14
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grips

I have used them for a number of years and they have not let me down. Great for smaller hands.
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Old February 27, 2010, 10:22 PM   #15
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Whatever you like or don't like about Hogues their biggest advantage is that you WILL place your hand on them the same way every time. Consistency is extremely important in handgunning. I am a huge fan of the Bantam grip for carry snubs even though installing and removing them can be somewhat of a challenge. But they give an excellent grip on a small revolver. 5wire, that's a nice S&W. I'll bet it's a joy to carry all day.
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Old February 27, 2010, 10:39 PM   #16
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Randy, the rubber grips on your revolver were not Hogues, they were Pachmayers. They are thicker than the Hogues and a traditional two piece design, not the one piece "monogrip" that Hogue pioneered.
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Old February 27, 2010, 10:39 PM   #17
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Put some on a Taurus a couple years ago. Too long and too tacky for ccw. Too narrow and no protection from the grip frame when shooting snappy loads. Not much to like IMNSHO.
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Old February 27, 2010, 11:37 PM   #18
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crunchy,the ones in the photo is a one piece wrap around grip.
I thought it was Hogue,but I maybe not.To me,they seem smiliar I guess.got me curious now though,do they usually label them somehweres with the brand name?
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Old February 27, 2010, 11:57 PM   #19
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Thanks, Drail. It shot pretty well, too. I wound up selling it because I could make some bux. Miss it a bit.
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Old February 28, 2010, 01:05 PM   #20
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Randy those are pachmayers not hogues. I took a set of pachmayers off of my model 10 and put a pair of the hogue fingergroove grips on it. I love the hogues much better than the pachmayers! IMO
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Old February 28, 2010, 02:25 PM   #21
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I find the Hogues to be very uncomfortable in my hand. They seem to transfer the recoil into my hand unevenly, and their finger grooves just don't work well for me.

I'm sure they work great for some hands, but not mine.

Service style panels with a Tyler T-grip, or Pachmayrs seem to work MUCH better for me on most revovlers.

Two revolvers that I've owned have come from the factory with Hogues, and I just couldn't get them off fast enough. Tried to like them on my 617, but the longer they stayed on , the more I disliked them. Yes, even on a .22 they were not comfortable. Weird ergonomics IMO.
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Old March 1, 2010, 08:23 AM   #22
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I like the texture, but they've always felt a little too bulky for me.
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Old March 1, 2010, 03:10 PM   #23
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Randy, your revolver was wearing Pachmayr Grippers, while these are a one-piece grip, they still fold open to be put on the gun. Houges do not fold open, but rather are installed by sliding the bottom of the gripframe down through the top of the grip.

You can see the difference in these links

http://www.pachmayr.com/gripper-grids.php

http://www.hoguestore.com/index.php?...roducts_id=945
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Old March 1, 2010, 05:57 PM   #24
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I like them. I have used slip ons and full grips. A must with heavy range use for me.



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Old March 1, 2010, 07:25 PM   #25
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I've yet to find a set of Hogue grips I don't like. I have them on my Ruger Redhawk, both my ARs, also have a set of 1911 Hogue grips.
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