Need J-frame grips

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by Charlie_K, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Top's Custom Kydex

    Top's Custom Kydex KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 21, 2014
    I've got both a set of J Frames (a couple in 38 and one in 22lr) and a set of LCR (2 in 9mm and 1 in.22lr). At one time I planned on consolidating calibers and replacing my 38/357 with 9mm but I have some 38s that I really like so I haven't been motivated to sell them. I like the LCR in 9mm so much that I picked up a second one for my wife she shoots it well.

    I really like the Ergo grips on both the J Frame and LCR but replaced them with Crimson Trace laser grips on my 642 Power Port and 9mm LCR. I am so pleased with the laser grips that I won't be putting the Ergo grip back on.

    I've used Pachmayer, Hogue Crimson Trace and the Ergo grips in recoil absorbing rubber for over 40 years and I have never had a problem with them catching my cover garment.

    If the OP or anyone else would like to try the ERGO GRIPS I would be glad to let them try mine if they would cover the cost of postage.

    I think the 5 shot snubbie is a remarkably versatile handgun that can be tailored to meet a number of needs simply by changing the grips, ammo and or holster.

    A Smith and Wesson J Frame model 36 was my first concealed carry gun and I see absolutely no reason not to continue to carry it today.
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  2. Charlie_K


    Jul 16, 2012
    Alright, folks, time for an update.

    I got some Pachmayr overmold style grips for my little J-frame to see if they help tame the recoil of +P loads. The end result is still stout, but not as bad as it was with the wooden grips I had on it. The closest comparison I can make is factory .357 Magnum rounds fired from a full-size steel-framed revolver like the GP100.
  3. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Crimson trace has a grip with a pad over the back strap. I believe it’s the 405. I have a 340pd air light with them on it. I shoot .357’s without problem.

    My 442 has Barami hip grips with bike inner tube over it. That only sees .38 plus p.

    I really like black centennial j frames.
    Last edited: May 11, 2019
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  4. JB in SC

    JB in SC Basic Member Basic Member

    May 19, 2001
    For a round butt J: Spegel boot grips, get the real ones in wood from Craig. They fill in the right spots and position the hand properly. If you want to keep the service grips, add a Tyler T Grip. Another option is the S&W J targets that will work for either a round butt or square butt.
  5. Bad Ninja

    Bad Ninja

    Dec 19, 2018
    +1 for Tyler T-grips on service grips.
    The T-grip works great for added comfort and control on traditional service style grips.

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