So what do you ladies and gentlemen like better?

So what do you ladies and gentlemen like better?

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    So what do you ladies and gentlemen like better?

    The rubber stocks (grips?) or the wood stocks? Here's a photo of each way.

    airweight01.jpgnew-old-grip.jpg
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    Nothing comes close to the nice warm feel of wood grips.
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    I don't find either one ugly but I especially like the wood grips.
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    Wood looks better but in the end what feels better in your hand is more important.

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    I LOVE LOVE LOVE rubber grips with finger grooves (even just the partial finger things going on those rubber ones). I feel like nothing in this world leads to a more consistent, comfortable, and secure grip than such rubber grips.

    However, if you do decide to go rubber, wear it around for a few weeks before selling off the wood ones. The one major downside to the rubber is that they can be so wonderfully grippy that they sometimes grip your shirt...and as you move the shirt can ride up a tiny bit at a time until it's all bunched up around your gun.

    Happens on some guns, not others. My SIG does it a bit (not enough for me to change the grips though), my 92FS doesn't do it. And on my P-64 which is worn when concealability matters more than shootability (it happens sometimes) I keep all rubber off the handle so that I can always rely on the shirt laying naturally.
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    Both have their place, I enjoy nice wood grips. image.jpg
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    I like the Pachmayr grips i have on my S&W 38 for carry ..........But if you want a more pure gun look then go wood .
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    Wood. I have two S&W snubbies. One with the rubber grips, and a model 36 with wood grips.

    Both are good grips, but my heart lies with the wood grips.
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    Depends. For carry I like Talon grips or something similar. For looks I prefer wood.
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    Wood for photos......
    Rubber for range......

    either one for concealed carry!
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    Depends on the gun IMOA but I love the look of Ivory or stag on a highly polished blued pistol.
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    Walnut and only walnut for me but you suit yourself.
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    I much prefer wood grips to rubber grips.
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    I like the grip of a solid rubber grip, unless you're going to pocket carry. In that case, go with wood and add a Tyler T-Grip if that makes it feel better. I have T-Grips on my little wheelies that I slip into a front pocket.
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