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Old April 27th, 2017, 11:30 AM   #1
 
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Thickness of Grip Frames

The New Vaquero grip frame is about 1/8" thinner than most of the other Rugers.

To me, the grip on my Single Six (with the thicker grip frame) feels a bit better than my New Vaquero. Both have the factory black plastic grips.

With the common factory black plastic grip panels like mine, which guns come closer to the Colts- the thin NV grip frame or the thicker "other" grip frame?



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The New Vaquero grip frame is about 1/8" thinner than most of the other Rugers.

To me, the grip on my Single Six (with the thicker grip frame) feels a bit better than my New Vaquero. Both have the factory black plastic grips.

With the common factory black plastic grip panels like mine, which guns come closer to the Colts- the thin NV grip frame or the thicker "other" grip frame?
They came out with the new steel XR3 grip frame on the New Vaquero to emulate the old smaller Colts. Your New Vaquero grip frame is not an eighth inch narrower than the Xr3-RED. It is only a sixteenth narrower at .437". The XR3-RED is .500".
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Someone here had posted that the NV grip is 1/8" thinner, and I accepted that. In fact, I would say that to me, it feels like 1/8" thinner or more. But my ruler shows you are correct, 1/16". Thanks.

But going back to the original question, can anyone compare the thickness of the NV factory plastic grips (installed) with the with the thickness of the Colt gutta-percha grips, old or new? Wood grips might be a difficult comparison, I suspect they may have varied over the years.

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I put the thicker checkered rosewood Gunfighter Eagle Grips on mine, and it is so much nicer in the hand now.
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