recoil friendly grips for S&W 642

recoil friendly grips for S&W 642

This is a discussion on recoil friendly grips for S&W 642 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Hey guys, I just bought a new 642 and i love it. Shot 100 rounds through it on tuesday. Im mostly used to full size ...

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    recoil friendly grips for S&W 642

    Hey guys, I just bought a new 642 and i love it. Shot 100 rounds through it on tuesday. Im mostly used to full size autos and long barreled steel mag revolvers. Anyway this little gun kicks hard and after a while my hands were very sore. Wonder if there are any grips out there of better quality that will reduce the recoil and improve accuracy(reduced flinch factor) I know i need practice and this gun is accurate enough for its purpose. Let me know
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    hogues are about it if its got them use a shooting gloove to pratice with

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    Any after market grip that is larger will help but, the larger grip now makes this gun harder to conceal esp. if you carry in a pocket. If you pocket carry get wood grips and a pocket holster. Hogue makes good grips. Check out the mono grip it has a covered backstrap.I think the J frame is the most carried gun that no one likes to shoot.

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    the web site is www.getgrip.com

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    mac,

    I just bought the 442 recently and love it!

    Did yours come with the standard short rubber boot grip with molded finger contours? This seems to be touted as the most comfortable for this little revo and still small enough to gain an advantage in concealment.

    What ammo are you shooting through it? Standard? +P? +P+?

    Not to hijack the thread, but Speer Gold Dots 135 +P JHPs were designed for snubbie carry. They kick a bit but not uncomfortable for shooting a few cylinders once a month.

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    I have gone to Packmayer (sp) rubber compact grips for my j-frame .357s. I haven't done so for my 642, but that would work, and they do significantly reduce the felt recoil.

    Jerry

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    I have a SW Model 37 that came with the rubber grips. Most people end switching back to them once they change them. My little gun shoots well, but I have not had any problems with my hands hurting. Good choice and have fun.
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    thanks for the info guys. Yes i plan to pocket carry and yeah they come with the short rubber grips. Its not that they really hurt its just that i don't like the feel of them. There is a raised part that presses on the innner thumb near the web that isnt comfortable. I use the speer gold dots for carry and they shoot great. I just want the gun to be as comfortacle as possible that i am comfortable with it if the time comes.(SHTF) Like the monogrip idea will check them out. Also some nice wood or ivory grips might look cool, but like i said its comfort not looks that i need. Might take out a sander and remove that raised part. Don't usually wear gloves because i won't be wearing them if i ever need the gun fpr self def.
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    I just bought a 642 last week and was looking for some new grips also. Has anyone ever bought from grips4guns.com?

    http://www.grips4guns.com/revolver/s...on/jround.html


    These looked good but would take some away from concealment

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    No i have not bought from them but there grips look nice i have looked at them couple times

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    I have tried several grips for my 642 and ended up with the Hogue Bantams. They look similar to the stock grips, but feel much better, and the finger grooves are a much better fit for my hand.
    I have a very nice set of rosewood boot grips that look pretty, but are brutal when it comes to recoil...
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    Is that a Hedley holster?

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    if you ever need the gun for self defense, sore hands will be the last of your worries...

    for the range, Hogues or gloves...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin
    Is that a Hedley holster?
    Yes it is. I really like it.
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    My 642 is still stock. The grips work for me.
    Great pocket choice.
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