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Old November 10th, 2019, 06:36 AM   #1
 
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GP100 OEM compact vs. full size grips

There's a set of Ruger compact grips for a GP-100 on Ebay, or at least the seller thinks they are compact. Does anyone have some measurements right off hand that I could transmit to him to make sure they are compact and not the full size?



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The older OEM rubber Lett Grips for the GP100, the one's with the wood panels...the easiest way to understand their size difference is that the smaller Lett Rubber Grip accepts the SP101-sized wood/grip panels.
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That is why I do not buy gun stuff that comes in variation on ebay.
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I passed on it. I never could get a good description from the seller.
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I passed on it. I never could get a good description from the seller.
Good choice!
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OK, so I need some education on GP-100 compact grips. I bought my 3-inch GP-100 in early 2005, and it had compact grips on it...I put a Hogue grip on it, for some stupid reason, and over the years I have lost or misplaced the original compact grips. The Hogue grip is huge and although very functional it's a pain in the a$$ when riding in a car.

Are the current Altamont compact grips the same as the ones I originally had or are there differences? They look slightly different from pictures that I think are original equipment compact grips.
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Rubber Grips with Rosewood Inserts Compact-ShopRuger

Why not just buy the ones that Ruger sells (once they get more in stock)?
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Why not just buy the ones that Ruger sells (once they get more in stock)?
Wave said it first...my thoughts exactly!
I have smaller hands and all my GP100's and SRH Alaskan have the smaller Lett Rubber Grips with original OEM wood panels on them...makes for a nice fitting grip!
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OK, so I need some education on GP-100 compact grips. I bought my 3-inch GP-100 in early 2005, and it had compact grips on it...I put a Hogue grip on it, for some stupid reason, and over the years I have lost or misplaced the original compact grips. The Hogue grip is huge and although very functional it's a pain in the a$$ when riding in a car.



Are the current Altamont compact grips the same as the ones I originally had or are there differences? They look slightly different from pictures that I think are original equipment compact grips.


I bought the compact Altamonts and they are great. Like the OEM compacts but with some texture.


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OP the compact is 1 3/4 inch wide at base of the grip (laying flat) and 3 1/2 inch long if you measure down the center of the grip (through the screw).
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Hey, guy. I'm new here. Just picked up my first revolver, used GP-100 MC, Friday. My GP-1oo has the wooden grip. I bought it knowing that I was going to change grips, but I'm not quite sure I understand the grip 'size'. At the store, the only thing available for me to hold with a rubber grip was a GP-100 .327, and I honestly didn't pay attention to the insert size. They grip felt perfect though. Before I order mine I'd like to know if the 'size' is referring to only the wood insert, with the grips being the same size and shape, or a difference in the size/shape of the grip itself? Thanks.
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Guns90, welcome to the forum. The answer is the whole grip is different in size. The compact grips are very popular but I have fairly large hands and shoot mostly at the range so I prefer the larger size.
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Critch, Lett made wood grip inserts for GP100s but they did not make the rubber. Likewise with Altamont …. they started making grips and panels for Ruger after Mr Lett passed away and have become the exclusive wood grip supplier for Ruger. The same rubber products company still makes the grip bodies.
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Well that clarifies everything for me guys. Thanks. I was also not understanding the Lett references. I'm thinking now that I'm going to order both, the new Hogue rubber dot grip and the compact Ruger with Altamont super rosewood standard checkering. My wife saw me looking at them online and told me to get the pearl handled one. I told her that only a pimp from a New Orleans whorehouse carries a pearl handled pistol. She didn't get it, gave me a sour look, and walked out of the room. Any way, thanks again guys.
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2 years ago I purchased the rubber and grip panels that Altamont was selling for the GP/SRH series of revolvers as I have a GP/MC and I didn't like the skinny wood grip from the factory.

The grip screw on the Altamonts rubbed on the mainspring strut, enough to double pull weight on trigger. I ground down the offending portion of the strut. It helped but didn't solve the problem.

This summer I purchased the Hogue grip made for the GP/44 Spl and revolver nirvana.

Smoothest pull on any DA revolver I own. And I've owned a bunch of S&Ws in the last 55 years.
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