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Old November 20, 2012, 01:53 PM   #1
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Smith 629 or Ruger Redhawk grips. A pic thread

A 44 revolver is what I'm looking for. I do like a good looking gun so the question is what gun looks best with what grip?
I would love to see pictures of both S&W 629 and Ruger Redhawk with diferent grips, both rubber and wood.
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Old November 20, 2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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Dont have any pics but I have owned 2 Redhawks & have to say that Pachmayr Gripper Decelerator grips are what you want. I'm sure they are just as comfortable on a S&W all do .
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Old November 20, 2012, 04:30 PM   #3
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Here is my M629 with the rubbers that came on it.

Here it is with some Sile grips I modified and added the S&W medallions.

I don't own any Rugers, yet.
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Old November 20, 2012, 06:29 PM   #4
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The grips I currently use for my Redhawk. Factory grips and Uncle Mike's/Butler Creeks. The Redhawk has a bigger grip frame so finding rubber grips, that fit, can be a little challenging. I would also recommend the Pachmayr Presentation grips as an option.



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Old November 20, 2012, 06:48 PM   #5
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What is the purpose of the gun?

For protection against large animals I'd go with the Ruger because it can handle hotter loads.
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Old November 20, 2012, 07:33 PM   #6
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Keep in mind , what looks sharp might not shoot so great under heavy recoil. I love traditional grips. However , on Big Bore revolvers I am shooting , I prefer that ugly Hogue Tamer.
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Old November 20, 2012, 07:40 PM   #7
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However , on Big Bore revolvers I am shooting , I prefer that ugly Hogue Tamer.
I have the Tamer on my GP100 and it is a HUGE improvement over the Hogue Monogrip. When I get a Redhawk someday, that is the grip I will use. The Monogrip felt too thin in my hands and also does not have the pad the Tamer has.
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Old November 21, 2012, 03:33 PM   #8
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I'm just playing with the idea. I will get a 44mag and I had a SW 629 with 8 and something barrel and unfluted cylinder. It was a little to heavy for me and, at the time, too expensive too shoot. Now, times have changed and I'm looking to get another.

It will mostly see target shooting and maybe some hunting. I would like to use 300gr hardcast, that makes the Ruger the best choice.

Thank you for the pics so fare, keep em coming.
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Old November 21, 2012, 04:24 PM   #9
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I don't care about looks, I want something that fits the short fingers of my hand and cuts the recoil to a manageable level.

Hogue X grips. Fits round butt N frame. Really reduced the recoil on my 44 Mag.





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Old November 21, 2012, 04:26 PM   #10
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I have had both in many sizes. I find the S&W more balanced and the trigger is way better than anything Ruger makes. My Super Redhawk was built like a boat anchor but had issues with light strikes on primers. After talking to a well know gunsmith, he explaned it is a short comming with the Rugger and transfer bar. In the end the Ruger was to unrefined and heavy for what advantages it brought.

I also found the 8 3/8" barrel unfluted on the M29 is nice and by far the easiest long barrel to carry, but my chronograph results didn't give as much speed as I thought it would do compared to a 6" barrel. I was shocked and found the 6" unfluted barrel to be the best overall performing hunting and carrying 44magnum. I have had 3 S&W 29/629 models and 1 Ruger Super Redhawk 7". I came back to the S&W 629-6 6". It is a tack driver with everything I load up and carries like a dream. I also don't find any quality difference between the newer 626 and my old 1981 M29. Fit and finish is outstanding on the new Smith and Wessons 629's.
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Old November 21, 2012, 04:36 PM   #11
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I've never felt the Model 29 to be that vicious in recoil, so prefer the factory (then) target stocks.



These my Model 29s, including two full lug models.

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Old November 21, 2012, 04:50 PM   #12
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I have a 4.2" Redhawk that came with the standard Hogue grips. Since then I have replaced those with the same Uncle Mike's as Skidder in the second picture.

Those are brilliant. They went a long way to making my Redhawk from something I dislike shooting to something I enjoy shooting a great deal.

Highly recommended with a very tidy fit.
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Old November 21, 2012, 07:32 PM   #13
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I've always left the factory grips on my S&W and never had a problem with full power loads.
My first handgun was a Ruger Redhawk with a 5.5in brl.
I thought I needed rubber grips for it so I bought some Pachmayr and they hurt more than the original wood grips. I like the OEM woodgrips on my Redhawk.

I alwys thought that the ruber Hogue grips felt the best but alwys ended up going back to facorry grips.



Nice collection BobW.
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Old November 21, 2012, 10:21 PM   #14
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I have a 629 Classic with a 6 1/2" full under lug barrel and the factory Hogue grips.



I also have a Model 29 with a 4" barrel and the factory target stocks.



When shooting the same ammo in a side by side comparison both my son and I felt that the target stocks felt better even though the 29 is noticeably lighter.

I think that it is due to the fact that the stock targets are much wider than the Hogues and spread out the felt recoil better.

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Old November 22, 2012, 02:54 AM   #15
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I'm not big on looks (gun grips), mainly performance. TBS, I like the looks of the rubber Hogues and performance over the my stock woods, same as post #4. No offense to #4, I have the same gun but blued.
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Old November 25, 2012, 12:09 PM   #16
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the stockers on both my bad boys work fine for me

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Old November 26, 2012, 04:48 PM   #17
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Ruger Redhawk with factory grips.



And with the Ruger rubber grips, I believe made by Hogue.

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Old November 28, 2012, 02:28 AM   #18
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When I got my Mountain Gun I traded the stock grips, thin Pachmyers, for some S&W finger grooves that I altered to fit my hand. They felt good but were uncomfortable with full power and heavy loads.



A few years ago I bought a set of Harrett Stocks, custom built to a pattern of my hand. I also started reloading. Those two changes made a world of difference.





They are Harrett, Jordan Trooper Stocks in fine walnut.

http://www.herrettstocks.com/

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Old November 30, 2012, 11:13 AM   #19
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The nylon Monogrip is nice on both guns!
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Old November 30, 2012, 11:39 AM   #20
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+4 to the stock S&W wood target grips on a M29.
My 29-2 is a twin to the one Bob has posted @ the 2 O'clock position.
4" barrel and stock oversized wooden target grips.

I put rubber grips on it once,I believe they were only on there for two shots before I took them off and stuck the in a drawer somewhere. Nasty...ugly to boot...
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Old November 30, 2012, 07:56 PM   #21
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Old December 6, 2012, 04:57 PM   #22
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Moose Fat. Nice grips. Gotta look into those.

My favorite 629 grips are.




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Old December 7, 2012, 10:51 AM   #23
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I forgot to put this in my earlier post, but IMO the best looking and handling of all the stocks for a S&W are the early factory "coke" target stocks.

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Old December 7, 2012, 11:08 AM   #24
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Sorry for the dole but my pics are disappearing???

I have had both in many sizes. I find the S&W more balanced and the trigger is way better than anything Ruger makes. My Super Redhawk was built like a boat anchor but had issues with light strikes on primers. After talking to a well know gunsmith, he explaned it is a short comming with the Rugger and transfer bar. In the end the Ruger was to unrefined and heavy for what advantages it brought.

I also found the 8 3/8" barrel unfluted on the M29 is nice and by far the easiest long barrel to carry, but my chronograph results didn't give as much speed as I thought it would do compared to a 6" barrel. I was shocked and found the 6" unfluted barrel to be the best overall performing hunting and carrying 44magnum. I have had 3 S&W 29/629 models and 1 Ruger Super Redhawk 7". I came back to the S&W 629-6 6". It is a tack driver with everything I load up and carries like a dream. I also don't find any quality difference between the newer 626 and my old 1981 M29. Fit and finish is outstanding on the new Smith and Wessons 629's.




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Old December 9, 2012, 09:48 AM   #25
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Great pics guys. Lots of nice grips for both S&W and Ruger.
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