S&W 642 Grip Replacement?

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    S&W 642 Grip Replacement?

    I am looking into purchasing a pocket carry pistol, most likely the S&W 642 but I would like to have wooden grips instead of the rubber. Could someone link some reputable retailers of replacement grips? Very much appreciated.
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    Try these.

    Hogue- www.getgrip.com
    Esmeralda- www.esmeralda.cc
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    Altamont

    For a J frame revolver I like the dymondwood boot grips made by Altamont in Illinois. Here is a link and a photo, showing Altamont wood grips on the models 36 and 60, and original rubber grips on the 642. I now have Altamonts on the 642 as well.

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    Yep, check out that link up there for getgrip. I really like the Hogue grips.
    Hogue is also a real "stand up" company and all of there grips are Satisfaction Guaranteed.

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    Eagle Secret Service grips are the lowest profile wood grip.
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    heres my 642 with Eagle secret service grips.
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    be forewarned; wood grips on a 642 can be painful, especially with plus P ammo. Those little stock grips do a lot more to tame recoil than many people think. Another expensive lesson is that not all wood grips are created equal. I had one pair that were a bit thick up near where my thumb pointed forward. It thumbed my thumb real good and after a few cylinders was down right painful.

    I'll say this thought, nothing, NOTHING looks as good as a nice revolver in woods!!!!

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    I like the old school look...stock wood and a t-grip...feels good too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLeather View Post
    I like the old school look...stock wood and a t-grip...feels good too...
    That is the set-up I use on my Model 15-4 snub. On a Colt SF-VI, I use a standard non-checkered Hogue wood grip.
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    Eagle..Had Secret Service stocks on my 640. Very Nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chains1240 View Post
    I am looking into purchasing a pocket carry pistol, most likely the S&W 642 but I would like to have wooden grips instead of the rubber. Could someone link some reputable retailers of replacement grips? Very much appreciated.

    Put one on lay-a way today...S&W 642 pro Lite..5 shot with very nice wooden grips...
    The gun shop I used is Shooter Supply Louisville Ky...They have a wed site, but I'm not sure it working right..The sale of guns in the few weeks have crashed it...Not sure how many they had on hand,,,The Pro 642 is 519.00, the plan 642 is 469.00..Yes its a high priced store, but they have just about any thing you are looking for......

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLeather View Post
    I like the old school look...stock wood and a t-grip...feels good too...

    My 642 is just like this but I got my t-grip in black so as to contrast against the SS.
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    I switch all of my j-frames out to old school small wooden grips.

    The last set I bought are made of ebony wood and I put them on a stainless 649.
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    Still like Altamonts for J frame

    I still like the Altamonts I was pushing 4 years ago when this thread started.

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    You want max concealment in a pocket with a J Frame? These are Altamonts; Super Rosewood Service Grip on my 442 and 642 (with Mika Pocket Holster). Third picture is the same grip on a 442 in Bonded Ivory. Go to: Altamont Company . Fast Service and good prices. I have bought quite a few grips from them and never had a problem.
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