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Old November 29, 2012, 03:12 PM   #1
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New grips for SP101

Got my new Badger grips for my new Ruger SP101. I've got Lone Wolff springs and a set of shims on their way as well. Once that's done, I think I'm going to work on deburring it by hand with 400/600/800 grit paper and some oil.. then have it bead blasted...

Anyone know how fine of paper I would need to get down to for bead blasting to actually even it all out? I feel like 600 is probably plenty, since it's already just a brushed stainless frame.

Anyways, here are a couple of pics I just took after installing the new grip. REALLY liking the way this feels.

Badger Custom Grips Rosewood Boot Grip







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Old November 29, 2012, 03:24 PM   #2
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I shot my SP101 with the same grips recently and was dismayed at how HARD that darn wood is. (Well duh!)

I bought them so that the hard shiny wood will not catch on my cover garment when carrying (unlike sticky rubber) so they'll stay on but shooting the gun is less pleasant for me than it was.
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Old November 29, 2012, 03:33 PM   #3
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I'm figuring that it will be a little bit stout when shooting.. but it's also a bit more hand filling than the stock ones... so I thought that might help absorb more too. We'll see. Hoping to get it to the range tomorrow.

I'll probably end up getting the big hogue monogrip for it as well for those days when I actually want to just go shoot the crap out of it... but for carry, this thing is darn comfy!
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Old November 29, 2012, 03:59 PM   #4
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Might be my hand is bony in a particular spot because the gun feels good to me until hard recoil. I'll shoot a lot more rounds out of other guns.

Sure is pretty :-)
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Old November 30, 2012, 03:41 PM   #5
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I had the same grips on my .327, and it was too much for me. They're pretty, to be sure, but not very functional, at least in my little hand.

I went back to the stock grips and bought some quilted maple grip inserts from chig's.
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Old November 30, 2012, 08:44 PM   #6
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I've also got the same grips on a hammerless model, pretty but the angle of gripping didn't feel normal to me. Reminded me of a Glock.

I was surprised that it didn't hammer my hand as bad a pair of Crimson Trace hollow grips did that I once had....now that hurt.

I also tried the Hogue grips, they felt good but too bulky for me. I'll probably put the stock grips back on with a nice insert.
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Old November 30, 2012, 08:44 PM   #7
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Did you get a chance to run the gun today? If so how do you like them at the range?
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Old December 3, 2012, 01:58 AM   #8
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Those wood grips sure are pretty..... They suck when you actually shoot the gun though. Especially if you're shooting 357's.
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Old December 3, 2012, 05:21 AM   #9
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I just put Hogue Monogrips on mine and couldn't believe how comfortable it was to shoot- plus the extra finger groove is what I needed.
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Old December 4, 2012, 09:57 PM   #10
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How do they attach to the gun?
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Old December 4, 2012, 11:43 PM   #11
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There is a small spring steel stirrup that clips onto the bottom of the frame and accepts a screw from the bottom of the Monogrip.
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Old December 5, 2012, 01:53 AM   #12
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I've got a set of those Badger "boot" grips as well. I had to relearn to shoot my Ruger though. The angle change is drastic enough that the muscle memory in my shooting had a hard time keeping the front sight lowered. I've grown to really like these, but they are definitely something I had to get used to first. They tend to make the gun twist in my hand as well if shooting hot .357's. But I've settled my loads down a bit now to make it enjoyable.

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Old December 17, 2012, 01:10 PM   #13
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I've got a question, where on Badgers's website did it offer the grips you have? I kinda wanted the mounting from the bottom of the grip, but I got sent the grips with the screw going through them. Was there something I missed?
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Old December 17, 2012, 11:53 PM   #14
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They're great.....until they chip and break under heavy recoil.
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