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Old March 19th, 2010, 06:57 PM   #1
 
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Wood grips for SP101?

Hey, y'all - looking for feedback on wood grips for .357 SP101 in concealed carry e.g. Badger, Hogue etc. The smaller profile and smooth surface should eliminate snagging on draw but I haven't fired a wood gripped revolver so I'm wondering about control. Sending 158gr rounds down range with the SP101 is a blast so recoil isn't a concern, mostly interested in control aspects of smooth wood grips vs rubber. Great site here - appreciate everyone's input.



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Old March 19th, 2010, 08:50 PM   #2
 
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I'm also considering wood grips for my Sp101 .357. I am looking forward to follwoing this thread!
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Me too! Where are the replies at?
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I've read a lot of people complaining about hurt fingers from full-house .357 out of the SP-101. A lot of people seeking ways to avoid recoil hurts.

If you have no problem, then try it and post results.

I haven't tried it personally.
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Old March 24th, 2010, 01:43 PM   #5
 
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I have the Badger Boot Grips on my 3" SP101 and love them. Very concealable, handle magnum loads very well, and if your hands become damp, the grips get a tacky feeling to them. Also, Badger has outstanding customer service. Highly recommend.

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+1 for the Badgers

I own three SP101's in the 2.25in barrel length. One in .357, one in 9mm and one in .22. I use badger grips on all three of them. Great control, great looking and the recoil does not bite too badly (particularly in the larger sized grip) on the .357. They slip out of the pocket very easily but give up next to nothing on the gripping side when in the palm of your hand. I have nothing but excellent things to say about Jim Badger; he recently made me a custom pair of his grips for my speed six because I couldn't find anything on his website specifically made for that revolver. Jim and his product are both top notch!
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I have wooden Hogues on mine. They are a little larger and so are a little harder to conceal, but they are also easier to control on D/A.
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Old March 24th, 2010, 04:29 PM   #8
 
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Hello from Houston Mike. Here are a few pics of wood grips on my SP-101. The first set show the Badger boot grip. The second set show Hogues.









The Badgers conceal much better than the Hogues. I haven't shot the gun yet with the Badgers so, the jury is still out on their controlability.

The Hogues offered excellent controlability but poor concealability.

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I pocket-carry a 2 1/4" with the stock grips and I haven't had problems with my draw. How are you carrying?
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there's some badger grips for sale right now on this forum in the parts and accessories threads.
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Here is a picture of my SP with the Badger Boot Grips.

[URL=http://s669.photobucket.com/albums/vv52/jc67645/?action=view&current=RugerSP101.jpg][/URL
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+1 for Badgers. I have the regular size for my 3" to replace the Hogue rubber grips that were on it. The Badgers are slightly thicker/more beefy and absorb more recoil in my opinion. Also, the "rake" is more aggressive (when the gun is holstered the grip is more upwards rather than toward the back) which reduces printing to ZERO. Plus amazing service as mentioned!

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Thanks for the input fellas, this is just what I was looking for - great info (and some really nice photos!) I've been leaning toward those Badger Boots - looks like y'all just nudged me over the edge (but those Hogues in tulipwood ... mmmm ... just might have to beat up the old MasterCard). My 3" SP101 buddy has been riding in a Simply Rugged Silver Dollar with Hogue Monogrips - for in-town carry it prints too easily and is grippy to boot. I think the answer could be wood. Let's see ... badgercustomgrips.com ...
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Here's the link to the Badger Boot Grips in the Classifieds for $40
http://rugerforum.net/parts-accessor...rips-sale.html
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Originally Posted by SOUTHPAW View Post
+1 for Badgers. I have the regular size for my 3" to replace the Hogue rubber grips that were on it. The Badgers are slightly thicker/more beefy and absorb more recoil in my opinion. Also, the "rake" is more aggressive (when the gun is holstered the grip is more upwards rather than toward the back) which reduces printing to ZERO. Plus amazing service as mentioned!
By regular size do you mean like the ones pictured in post #11 or the larger ones?
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