New PPK grips.

New PPK grips.

This is a discussion on New PPK grips. within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I've been looking at the Hogue replacement grips for my PPK at MidwayUSA lately. The original grips felt cheap and actually flexed if I gripped ...

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    New PPK grips.

    I've been looking at the Hogue replacement grips for my PPK at MidwayUSA lately. The original grips felt cheap and actually flexed if I gripped it tight so I didn't think they'd hold up long. Well, I happened to get lucky and catch them in stock last week - they usually have them listed as "special order, 90 days."

    I decided on smooth Kingwood and they really dress up the pop gun nicely. They're a bit thicker than the original grips so they fill my hand better but they might also print more in a pocket holster, I'll have to see about that. Anyway, here's before and after pics ... gotta love Midway!



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    wow, that gun looks way better with those grips. Very classy.
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    They sure do dress up that weapon. They look nice.

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    I like wood. looks much nicer
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    They do look a lot better but they also seem to be pretty thick as well. Nice pistol.
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    Is that the Interarms or the Smith?

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    Those grips look so excellent, I ordered a pair for my PPK, but it looks like they are on backorder again.
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    Wow, Jack! They make it look like a whole different gun. Nice.
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    Thanks guys, I really like the Kingwood so I might try a set for the 642 one of these days.

    To answer a few questions:
    - Mine is the Walther/S&W version. The extended grip tang is the biggest telling attribute.
    - Yep, the grips are thicker now. I wanted to compare them to my j-frame's cylinder but my calipers aren't working right now.
    - PPK Heat: The checkered versions of most grips were listed as out of stock when I ordered mine but the smooth Kingwood, and rosewood I think, were available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean3 View Post
    Thanks guys, I really like the Kingwood so I might try a set for the 642 one of these days.

    To answer a few questions:
    - Mine is the Walther/S&W version. The extended grip tang is the biggest telling attribute.
    - Yep, the grips are thicker now. I wanted to compare them to my j-frame's cylinder but my calipers aren't working right now.
    - PPK Heat: The checkered versions of most grips were listed as out of stock when I ordered mine but the smooth Kingwood, and rosewood I think, were available.
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    I ordered the smooth version just like yours, but everything indicated on their website said it was back-ordered. That's okay I can wait. Thanks for posting, your choice will make my PPK look better too.
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    Quite the change...great look!

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    That's like a totally different gun. I bet that if those were in the display case like that they would fly out to doors much more on the look’s alone.

    Amazing difference, great choice.


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    Nice Grips, and your choice of ammo is also very good. Care to comment on why you chose Double Tap .380?

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    Thanks Clarkston:
    I'm currently carrying Cor-bon's DPX in my Glock 19 - they're good but pricey. Comparing the ballistics of DPX and DT loads, there doesn't seem to be a significant difference in muzzle velocity or energy and user reports are good for both loads - though I do wish DT would develop loads using the Barnes bullets.

    The deciding factor "for me" comes down to price: 20 rounds of DPX costs me roughly $24 (with my C&R discount) but for about $2 more I can get 50 rounds of Double Tap. I'm on a small fixed income so that cost savings really makes a difference, especially if I want to practice with my carry loads. As I use up my current carry ammo I'll be switching to DT for all my guns: .380acp, .38spl, 9mm and .45acp.
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    I have those grips on my Hi-Power that I ordered from Hogue. I love them.

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