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Old November 7th, 2019, 12:08 PM   #1
 
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I recently purchased a Ruger GP100 Match Champion in 10mm. I love the gun, and I love the look and feel of the hardwood grips, but I find them to be too small for my hands (which are about an XL glove size I believe). The reach to the trigger is a bit short, but the bigger issue is that my weak hand basically makes no contact whatsoever with the grip due to the fact that my strong hand is wrapped fully around it. I’ll probably try a couple more range trips with these grips to see if I can get used to it, but it feels like the small grip size is causing me to over-grip with my strong hand due to the fact that my weak hand can’t help out.
Any suggestions for a one piece wood grip that is similar to the factory grip, but more suitable for large hands? I would definitely like to spend under $100, and preferably under $80. I’m looking for both a longer reach to the trigger (so the grips should extend further rearwards), as well as a beefier grip overall (wider from back to front).




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Hogue's "Big Butt" grips should help but they aren't cheap.
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Hogue's "Big Butt" grips should help but they aren't cheap.
I’ve looked at these a couple times...they definitely look amazing, but man that price tag is steep!
But it looks to me like the “big butt” versions have the same trigger reach and front to back thickness as the non-big butt versions, which makes me think that the “butt” part of the grip doesn’t change the actual gripping characteristics. Are these grips actually larger than the grips that come with the match champion in terms of trigger reach and front-to-back width?
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Here's my talo GP100. These are the grips it came with. I think hogue or maybe even altamont makes grips like these.
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I like those!
Any idea what type of wood that is? Can you speak to whether or not they would be suitable for large hands?
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Houge make a nice one piece for GPís probably the largest of these three.
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Does anyone have hands on experience with these grips: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Handgun-Gri...EAAOSwgo9dwN0V.
Looks like a Chinese based company called “worldwide grips” that makes rosewood grips for colts, rugers and smiths. The grips look great and appear to be solid wood, and the prices are super low. But it’s hard to tell the quality from the pictures...
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I have read a number of posts on the smith forums about a company in Thailand that makes a lot of exotic wood grips that seem to be fairly high quality. Most reviews say they fit quite well usually and are very good looking grips. You might be able to find something from them. As to the grips on my GP posted earlier - I don't have particularly large hands, but do wear a size XL glove. I bought a set of the hogue rubber grips, but found I like the wood grips so much I can't bring myself to switch them out.

Edit: Forgot you asked about the wood. According to the TALO website, they are walnut finger-groove grips from Hogue.

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There is a guy in Thailand that makes some nice wood grips. He sells on ebay. I think he goes by jaruwan p. I haven’t personally bought from him, but have seen many examples of his work. He has good prices and his work looks good.
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I have big mitts, and grips with finger grooves cause issues. I can shoot a snub with boot grips, but I struggle with anything grooved.

My 1996 GP came with the rubber Lett-style grip with wooden insets. They work great. Have you tried them?
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I have big mitts, and grips with finger grooves cause issues. I can shoot a snub with boot grips, but I struggle with anything grooved.

My 1996 GP came with the rubber Lett-style grip with wooden insets. They work great. Have you tried them?
That’s funny, I actually love the hogue rubber grips with finger grooves (the ones that come stock on gp100’s). If I could find a wood grip with exactly that profile, but maybe just slightly larger, that would be perfect.

I have tried the lett style ones, and I like them quite a bit. But I honestly prefer finger groves over flat generally (I know I’m probably in the minority there).
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I recently purchased a Ruger GP100 Match Champion in 10mm. I love the gun, and I love the look and feel of the hardwood grips, but I find them to be too small for my hands (which are about an XL glove size I believe). The reach to the trigger is a bit short, but the bigger issue is that my weak hand basically makes no contact whatsoever with the grip due to the fact that my strong hand is wrapped fully around it. I’ll probably try a couple more range trips with these grips to see if I can get used to it, but it feels like the small grip size is causing me to over-grip with my strong hand due to the fact that my weak hand can’t help out.
Any suggestions for a one piece wood grip that is similar to the factory grip, but more suitable for large hands? I would definitely like to spend under $100, and preferably under $80. I’m looking for both a longer reach to the trigger (so the grips should extend further rearwards), as well as a beefier grip overall (wider from back to front).
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Hogue's "Big Butt" grips should help but they aren't cheap.
Buddy of mine from college is 6' 6" and 300# and he recently picked up a 6" Ruger GP100 and went with the Hogue grip...and he likes it.

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There is a guy in Thailand that makes some nice wood grips. He sells on ebay. I think he goes by jaruwan p. I havenít personally bought from him, but have seen many examples of his work. He has good prices and his work looks good.
I've used JaruwanP's grips on an SP101...they fit in my hand better than Eagle or Badger Customs' do.
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I just bought a pair of grips for my colt 3-5-7 from “worldwide grips”. I’ll post a review once I get them, and if they work out, I’ll probably buy a gp100 pair from them as well.
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