Recoil Reducing Grip for a .38 snubby?

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    Recoil Reducing Grip for a .38 snubby?

    Is there a grip that I can install on my wifes Taurus 851 to help reduce recoil? Target loads aren't bad, but +P loads are a little rough on her palm.

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    It's a 2 edged sword, anything that tames recoil generally increases the size of the grip and adds to the LOP (Length of Pull). Pachmyr Compaq grips do a GREAT job of reducing recoil so see if they have a pair that fits the taurus. Also, to tame recoil you typically end up with a grip that covers the backstrap, hence the increased LOP and thickness. She'll just have to try a few pair. Fortunately they aren't too expensive.

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    Taurus website has replacement grips called the Ribber. It looks like the ones on the Judge. They appear to be designed to absorb more recoil.

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    Yep... ribber grips are what you need. Amazingly don't cost much. I bought some from Taurs for a .357 for $21.

    my guess, they cut recoil by 1/3.

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    +1 on Pachmayr.

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    I shot my wifes 617 with those ribber grips from taurus and they are really comfortable grips. The .38 +p golddots shoot great out of her 617 and she can handle the extra recoil with no problems.

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    there are many different brands of after market grips. no matter what you put on, with +p loads you will feel it. how much "feel" with be up to the shooter.
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    Pachmayr Compacs.
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    Not sure about for the Taurus, but the Crimson Trace laser grips (model LG-405) that I put on my Wife's S&W 642 have a little rubber pocket along the backstrap that greatly reduces felt recoil. Yes, it does increase the pull, slightly. But it really does help. Bonus is that the grips are actually thinner than the stock grips, but they do have a nice little palm swell on each side. The Big Bonus is having the laser sight.

    Saying all of that, a light weight snubby shooting full-house rounds produces quite of bit of felt recoil, especially for a soft-handed Lady. ;)
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    I have Pachmayr Compacs on my 640, they help a lot without making the grip hard to hide and Crimson Trace on my 340.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleks View Post
    Yep... ribber grips are what you need. Amazingly don't cost much. I bought some from Taurs for a .357 for $21.

    my guess, they cut recoil by 1/3.
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