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This is a discussion on what grips are ya'll runnin'? within the Ruger Single Action forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; so I got my 4 5/8th's blackhawk in .45 colt and while the factory wood grips look really nice they don't quite feel right in ...


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Old October 21st, 2009, 05:06 PM   #1
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what grips are ya'll runnin'?

so I got my 4 5/8th's blackhawk in .45 colt and while the factory wood grips look really nice they don't quite feel right in my hand. I tried the houge monogrips but they are a hair too big and I don't like how they look. I've been thinking about pachmayrs since they look like they fall in between the two I mentioned but I'm open to other suggestions. I'd love to see pics of whatever grips you guys have.

let me clarify I'M NOT LOOKING TO REPLACE THE WOOD GRIPS WITH SOMETHING OF THE SAME SIZE. I WOULD LIKE SOMETHING THAT WILL GIVE ME MORE GIRTH THAN FACTORY BUT NOT AS MUCH AS THE HOUGE MONOGRIP.




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here is what I have on my .45s. Really like 'em. Bear Paw Grips.

https://rugerforum.net/showpost.php?p=163391&postcount=6

No rubber buggy bumper material on my Single Actions .
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My .44 Lipsey Special Flattopo has the New Vaquero grip frames. They are too small for me and the trigger guard really RAPS my knuckle. It is quite unpleasant to shoot with anything resembling a medium to heavy load. My rather new 50th Anniversary .44 magnum has the same grips and if I shot full loads through it with the issue grips (same as the New Vaquero, also) I would probably have to call "922 (that's even worse than 911).

However, an internet friend suggested that the Pachmayr Colt SAA grips fit pretty well. He sent me a pair and they fit pretty dern good (not perfect but plenty good enough). I have thoroughly enjoyed shooting the Lipsey Special with the Pachmayrs. Unfortunately, Pachmayr has discontinued them also. I lucked out and found a NIB set on Ebay. So, my 50th Flat top is also fun to shoot, now...

They are certainly not the prettiest things around but they work FINE! and I LOVE them!

I do not have any pictures yet...

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If you really want to splurge...Back a couple of years ago when Eagle got hold of a new batch fo sambar stag, I ordered two sets, one for my 5-1/2" Super Blackhawk and one for my OM .357 Blackhawk. Nice and grainy, I put the thicker set on the .44 and the really grainy set on the OM. Back then they were $250 per pair and figured I better get them while I could. No regrets, they've since gone up to $350 per pair. Wish I could post the pics.
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I either like light or white grips on my blue SAs or wood. I had a set of Pachmayr on one of my SBHs, but recently sold them to go back to factory wood. I really don't like rubber on a SA.

I have a set of fake MOP on this Single Six...



You either like these or you don't....I happen to be one who does like them. This set is much fuller than the stock plastic or wood from Ruger and just fills my hand better.

I vote for wood.......
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Claro Walnut grips from CLC on my 50th .357. Traded a knife for 'em!

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just to clarify I'm more concerned with SIZE and FEEL of the grips. what I've been seeing is variations on the factory panels. I'm looking for something with a wrap around style to change the feel of the gun.
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Well, I'm also partial to wood. I make most of my own from walnut; not fancy walnut, just run-of-the-mill stuff. (See my avatar.) I like the look and the feel, and I can make the right panel a bit thicker than the left, to give me a sort of 'palm swell' effect. Since I make them, I can fit them exactly to my hand in terms of thickness, taper, etc. Here are some examples; on my anniversary flat-top 357, and a SS. You cannot see the palm swell on them, of course, and on those calibers I don't really have much of that. I use that on the 44 since it also helps spread the recoil out over more hand area. Notice that there is no mounting screw showing, as I use a 'hidden screw' type of mounting to avoid having anything show on the right panel.





I recently replaced the Pachmayr grip, that was on a RH 41 I picked up, with some original wood grips. The rubber was ok, but not really needed for recoil reasons, and the wood looks SO much better, and also fits my hand better.
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My wife and youngest son bought these Ajax faux stag grips for my 50th anniversary .44 and .357 bkh. Really like the way they look and feel.
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Rubber ones (Pachamyer) are a no-no except for the most part. The huge oversized finger groves ones are a no-no also here. Not big on pearly looking or stag for that matter either. I like wood. I usually use the factory ones but some here do wear others. Have a set of Lett's some Klamath River and some from 41Magnum. With lett now gone, any future ones will be from KRW or the forum's own 41Magnum. Already have a blank drying at KRW now.
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here is what I have on my .45s. Really like 'em. Bear Paw Grips.

https://rugerforum.net/showpost.php?p=163391&postcount=6

No rubber buggy bumper material on my Single Actions .
Awesome grips! I Love them.
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Claro Walnut grips from CLC on my 50th .357. Traded a knife for 'em!

Beautiful grips!!
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Sack (Bill) Peterson (google him or search here for contact info) will make you whatever your heart desires. He made me lovely left-handed stocks for my Bearcat at a price that seemed too low.

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I favor Eagle Gunfighter grips for my NMBHs and my Bisley.
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Just for grins.....here is my Single Six with fake MOP grips that I posted above:



And thanks to Monkr, here is the same SS with factory Rosewood grips:



The wood grips will be used for carry in the woods, but the MOP will be on it when it gets dressed up to go to town!

Just for comparison, here is the same SS with the stock plastic grips:



I know these are supposed to be similar to the old hard rubber grips that came on the OM SSs, but to my eye, either the wood or the MOP is much better.

To each his own though........
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