Grips for a GP100

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hayes1966

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I bought a GP100 yesterday and it has Hogue grips on it that someone took a box cutter to. I plan on replacing these and just trying to get some opinions on whether to go with Hogue or Pachmyar.
 

LTB45

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Mine came with the Hogue grips! I must say that they feel real good in the hand.
However I am contemplating some wood grips for it. They look nicer.

Oh and nice to see that the CCDL members are on this forum.

Lenny
 

WyoGunner

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If you plan on shooting it a lot, you can't go wrong with the Hogue monogrip. They aren't much for presentation, but they are very comfortable.
 

revhigh

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Me too ... they're the best grips for the GP AFAIC, I've tried all the others and always come back to the standard rosewood insert grips.
 

LTB45

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For me, having shot my GP with both the Hogue grips and the older style with inserts. I have found that my accuracy is much improved with the Hogue grips, the finger grooves really do fit my hand well.
 

Emaho

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Glad to hear from other GP100 owners. I used mine (6" SS .357) with the factory-supplied Hogue grips for a few months, and I liked them well enough.

I recently decided I like the wood-look better and got some that closely duplicate the Hogues, but are a bit fatter, and fit my hand better. Made by Hogue, too. Also, I like the smooth feel of the wood---more comfortable after a couple hundred rounds. Since I shoot mostly .38s, recoil isn't an issue. The ones I chose ran about $75 but, considering how much I spend on gun stuff, not a bad deal.

Sorry I can't send a pic. Mine are coca-bolo (coco-bola?), item # 80300.
 

Emaho

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PS to the above:

My 4" Police Service-Six came (used) with Pachmyar grips, which are very nice. I wouldn't rule them out, either. Very much like the Hogue, except in hard rubber.
 

steveodtw

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My 4" GP100 stainless came with the original rubber handgrips with rosewood panel inserts. I like them much more (aesthetically) than the new Hogue grips. And they still do a great job dampening the recoil. But they looked a little dull. I rubbed in several coats of tung oil, using 000 steel wool between each coat dried. Looks like a new gun.
 

rhatimi

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Personally I like the houge grips on my 4-inch SS GP, they seem more rugged and hardy, and overall give me the best control over the firearm. That being said now that I look at the picture of the original grips w/ black-laminate wood inserts on the Ruger web-site they would be a lot more aesthetically pleasing. Maybe Ruger ought to introduce a houge mono-grip with black-laminate wood inserts for the GP :)
 

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