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Old February 22nd, 2017, 04:16 PM   #1
 
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Confused about GP100 Hogue grips

Hey Folks - I'm interested in hearing everyone's thoughts about GP100 Hogue grips. I fell in love with the standard Hogue rubber grips in terms of feel. But I longed for the look of the classic wood grips. I got a match champion (wood no groove) and have spent about 3 months with it so far. It feels good, but not as good or secure as the grooved rubber Hogue. Thinking I might just prefer the rubber, I then ordered a rubber non-grooved Hogue. It felt about the same as the match champion's wood non-grooved grips...good, but not as comfortable or secure as the rubber grooved ones. To explore one last avenue, I've just ordered a walnut set of grooved Hogues. What are others opinions of these different variations? I realize this is a very personal decision, but I seemed convinced after reading about how competition shooters or CCW preferred no grooves...and thus far I really prefer my rubber grooved Hogues. I really love the look of wood so I hope these walnut grooved Hogues will work. I have also tried the rubber/wood insert grips that came with my 22lr GP100...and I didn't like it anymore than the non grooved Hogues.

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Old February 22nd, 2017, 04:30 PM   #2
 
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I have installed Hogue wooden grips with finger grooves on my GP101 and I think they are great. I really dislike the rubber grips, but these Hogue wooden grips are comfortable and provide a secure handhold.
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I always liked the finger groove Hogues and have had then in wood, rubber, and nylon.
But they didn't quite fit me perfectly. When Ruger came out with the Match Champion I really liked the way the non grooved Grips felt. But I didn't want to shell out the money for the wood ones so I ordered a rubber pair from Amazon as soon as they became available and absolutely love them! They look good on my stainless GP too. After trying just about every GP Grip ever made I think I am now satisfied.
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Hand-to-grip fit is very important for marksmanship. Too many people dwell on looks versus function. I found with Hogue wood grips with finger grooves, I could maintain an excellent hold on my GP100. My hands are likely different than yours so go with the grip that best fits your hand.
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Some what related I went through similar things on my Ruger SP101 as well. I finally settled on a set of wood Hogue finger grooved grips. To me the wood Hogue finger grooved grips just felt enough larger to help with my groups when I shot my SP101 so that's what I stayed with.
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I am sticking with the original Hogue rubber grips with finger grooves. They are just too comfortable, absorb recoil, and the grooves help me position my hand quickly when drawing. The wood grips look better, but my GP100 is made for shooting.
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My GP100 came with rubber finger groove grips. While they were ok, they really didn't fit my fingers well, felt like they crowded my middle and ring fingers together. I really like the looks of the wood grips better so I ordered some with the intention of reworking the grooves with a small drum sander in a dremel tool. It worked out well with a little hand sanding afterwards to smooth and blend the new contours and refinishing with low gloss tung oil. Now I have grips that look good, fit my hand and handle recoil well.
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My 3" GP100 came with the grooved Hogue grip, and I thought they shot very well. I did add compact letts, which I find fit my hand well and carry well.
But, with grips, I'm never satisfied...it's a real problem, and I have a box full of old grips.
Been looking at the non-grooved rubber Hogues. Probably buy a pair sooner or later.
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