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Old January 13th, 2020, 06:53 PM   #1
 
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I have a 4.2" gp100 10mm match. Love the gun and actually really like the grip. However come summer the gun will have to fit in a box for rafting and be a bit more concealable in general and the stock grip is a bit long. I don't need deep cover.

I am considering the lett style compact. If you have a pic of your 4" gp w that grip I would sure appreciate seeing a pic.
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Not exactly what you wanted - but then I'm not known for that.

I have a 4.2" MC in 357 and a 4.2" SP101 in 22LR.

I didn't care for the MC grip so I tried the compact grip on it. I didn't care for the purchase/grip nor the smaller area to spread the recoil. I went with the full size rubber grips from Altamont (pictured) and those work well for me.

My SP101 (I believe) has the same size grips as the compact. I don't really care for the feel here either but the gun is lighter and it doesn't recoil. They are pictured back to back for size comparison.

Hot 10mm loads will have a little more punch than 357. The standard grips are still a fair bit shorter than the MC wood grips. I would go with those but it's your (very nice) gun. Both options allow a higher hold on the gun than the MC wood grips.

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Here's a 3-incher with the compact grips. I also liked them on my 4-inch GP but do not seem to have a picture of that handy.
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No 4-inch picture yet, but here is a group of GP-100 grips from Ruger.

From left to right: current Hogue grip, older full size grip, the compact grip.
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Here's a 3-incher with the compact grips. I also liked them on my 4-inch GP but do not seem to have a picture of that handy.
Thanks for the pics. I've been considering compact grips for my 3" GP100 and those look great. However, the older style full sized grips with inserts look great too. Hmmm, decisions, decisions........

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Not exactly what you wanted - but then I'm not known for that.

I have a 4.2" MC in 357 and a 4.2" SP101 in 22LR.

I didn't care for the MC grip so I tried the compact grip on it. I didn't care for the purchase/grip nor the smaller area to spread the recoil. I went with the full size rubber grips from Altamont (pictured) and those work well for me.

My SP101 (I believe) has the same size grips as the compact. I don't really care for the feel here either but the gun is lighter and it doesn't recoil. They are pictured back to back for size comparison.

Hot 10mm loads will have a little more punch than 357. The standard grips are still a fair bit shorter than the MC wood grips. I would go with those but it's your (very nice) gun. Both options allow a higher hold on the gun than the MC wood grips.

E.F.

Perfect !! Thank you everyone!!

I am assuming guys that the compact is a 2.5 finger grip?

I have the full size lett on my wifes GP100 ... think I will pull them off and install them on the Match for my next outing.

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I keep full size rubber grip on GP100,it is easier for my wife to handle.These are the Ruger branded Hogue grips. The Hogue branded grips i also have seen to be a hair wider than the Rugers.
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Not exactly what you wanted - but then I'm not known for that.

I have a 4.2" MC in 357 and a 4.2" SP101 in 22LR.

I didn't care for the MC grip so I tried the compact grip on it. I didn't care for the purchase/grip nor the smaller area to spread the recoil. I went with the full size rubber grips from Altamont (pictured) and those work well for me.

My SP101 (I believe) has the same size grips as the compact. I don't really care for the feel here either but the gun is lighter and it doesn't recoil. They are pictured back to back for size comparison.

Hot 10mm loads will have a little more punch than 357. The standard grips are still a fair bit shorter than the MC wood grips. I would go with those but it's your (very nice) gun. Both options allow a higher hold on the gun than the MC wood grips.

E.F.

Perfect !! Thank you everyone!!

I am assuming guys that the compact is a 2.5 finger grip?

I have the full size lett on my wifes GP100 ... think I will pull them off and install them on the Match for my next outing.
I am not sure about the compact GP100 grip, but if the SP101 standard grip is actually the same or very similar size, I can comment on it. My new Sp101 has the same grips as the sp101 in the picture above has, and with my medium size hands i can get about 2.75 fingers on it. Just a tiny bit of my pinky hangs off with a normal grip. If I choke up on in i can get 3.
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I may be wrong about this, but I think the SP grips and GP Compacts are not the same size. The inserts are, though to use SP inserts you have to modify for the grip locator pin on the GP. I have both and don’t think they are the same grips?

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Same size and same part are two different things.
The locator pins are different sizes as is some detail in the tang.
They will not swap.

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But wait, there's more...
This is how far the SP grip will push on before the tang bottoms out. The compact Lett grip is obviously longer than the SP grip to the tune of 1/4" or so. I cannot post a direct comparison as the compact Lett has found a new home.
I still prefer the full size grip on the 357.
We can't have old Fudd's passing misinformation. Yeesh...

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