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This is a discussion on GP100 Hardwood Grips for Large Hands within the Handgun Accessories forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; taters, I'm in the same boat, for all handguns, as well. I found the stock hogue rubber grips with the finger grooves the best fit ...


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Old November 12th, 2019, 09:47 AM   #16
 
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taters, I'm in the same boat, for all handguns, as well. I found the stock hogue rubber grips with the finger grooves the best fit for my GP100s. I can't stand a slick wood grip so I haven't tried any of those. I have tried the grips with the wood inlay and the hogue rubber grip with no finger grooves. I always go back to the finger grooves. Without having a custom set of grips handmade to my specific hand size I have had zero luck finding grips that I think are large enough for my hands.

As far as no room for weak hand contact, I roll my strong hand thumb up out of the way to make room for weak hand support, then wrap strong hand thumb over....if that makes sense. Works for me anyway.

Pls post if/when you find grips you think are large enough to fit your needs.....so I can buy them as well.



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Old November 13th, 2019, 08:33 PM   #17
 
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taters, I'm in the same boat, for all handguns, as well. I found the stock hogue rubber grips with the finger grooves the best fit for my GP100s. I can't stand a slick wood grip so I haven't tried any of those. I have tried the grips with the wood inlay and the hogue rubber grip with no finger grooves. I always go back to the finger grooves. Without having a custom set of grips handmade to my specific hand size I have had zero luck finding grips that I think are large enough for my hands.

As far as no room for weak hand contact, I roll my strong hand thumb up out of the way to make room for weak hand support, then wrap strong hand thumb over....if that makes sense. Works for me anyway.

Pls post if/when you find grips you think are large enough to fit your needs.....so I can buy them as well.
Will do BigG. Sounds like we’re looking for the same thing in a pair of grips. I’m optimistic about these WorldWide Grips for my Colt, and the Gp100 grips they make look even beefier. It might take another two weeks before you hear back though, since apparently shipping wood products from Thailand can be tricky as far as customs go.
I think I understand what you’re saying about your grip technique and I’ll try that out. I think some part of my struggle is simply adjusting to gripping a revolver, since I’ve been shooting basically only semi-autos for the last few years and have only recently gotten back into wheel guns.
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Finally got my rosewood grips installed on my Colt 3-5-7 (from Worldwide Grips) and I absolutely love them! Check out my other thread for pics and details: https://rugerforum.net/#/topics/381425.
They really seem to be and awesome value and extremely high quality, plus they’re nice and meaty which I love, I’m gonna go ahead and order a pair for my gp100 immediately 😄.
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Old November 29th, 2019, 04:24 AM   #19
 
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Glad you found something for your Colt. Hopefully it works out for the GP100...post pics once you get them, please.
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Hey guys! Just FYI: The owner of WorldWide Grips just emailed me to let me know he put a new batch of GP100/SR grips on his site (he was out of GP100/SR grips for a while). I jumped on there and bought my favorite pair right away. If you’re interested in getting a pair of these grips, I’d suggest you do the same. They seem to sell very quickly!
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OP Here: I got my rosewood grips from worldwide grips (https://www.worldwidegrips.com/) a few weeks ago and i thought I’d give an update along with some pictures.
Overall, I’m just as impressed with these grips as I was with the grips I bought from Worldwide for my colt model 3-5-7: The quality of the wood is absolutely top-notch, and the shape of the grips fit my hands perfectly. The finish on the wood is excellent, even on the inside of the grip, which you can see in the pictures I included. The finish is a simple matte lacquer, which I really prefer with rosewood. Just imagine the rosewood fretboard of a high-end classical guitar; that’s basically the texture, appearance and quality that you’re getting here. These grips have just slightly more girth than the hogue grips that came with the match champ, which is exactly what I was looking for.
In fact, I liked these grips so much that I ended out buying another pair which I haven’t installed yet. I included a pic of those ones as well. Now I just need to buy another GP100 to put them on!
The only difficulty I had was that I needed to slightly alter the inside of the grip using a dremmel tool in order to get it to fit properly. However, I’m fairly certain that this is because my GP100 is match champion in 10mm, which I believe has slightly different contouring under the trigger guard. I had to remove a very small amount of wood from this area. However: Andrew (the owner) tests all his grips on an actual gp100, as shown by the pictures his website, so I fully trust that these would have fit on a standard gp100 without any alteration. By the way, that’s actually one of the nicest parts of worldwide grips: you can view pictures of the exact grips that you’re planning in buying, fully installed on a pistol.

Anyway, the takeaway is that I would very highly recommend these grips, as well as any of the other grips from his selection. Truly superb quality for rock-bottom prices...what more can you ask for??

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These are ebays jarwuan's grips on my GP100. I have large hands and these are great.




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These are ebays jarwuan's grips on my GP100. I have large hands and these are great.




Those look like the exact same grips actually. I wouldn’t be surprised if “Jarwuan” is an eBay profile that this guy (or his company) used to use.
You found a great pair for your gp100! One of the coolest things about rosewood is the huge range of appearance.
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