Grips for S&W 442

Grips for S&W 442

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    Grips for S&W 442

    Need some advice on a set of grips for 442.

    I have stock on it now looking for a grip that may pad the recoil a bit

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    My advice, for what it's worth...

    Leave it... they aren't range guns, they are defense guns. Most grips will add girth or length, which takes away from the purpose of this particular gun.

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    CT Laser grips or a set of grips from VZ grips...

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    I always prefer the wooden grips from S&W on J Frame revolvers. I've lately added a Tyler T grip to mine for a better feel.
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    the full grip rubber model from Hogue (not the Boot grips), or the Pachmayr decelerator rubber grips that cover the gun's backstrap.

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    I second CT laser grips. My wife has them on her 642 and never complains about recoil. Plus you get CT laser. CT laser grips do tame the recoil.
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    I put these from the Smith and Wesson store on my 637. Made a world of difference and didn't bother my concealment factor at all. And I like being able to fit my pinkie on the grip. Product: J Synthetic Full Size Grip with S&W Logo

    Good price as well.
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    I've tried a lot of grips on mine and always come back to the Uncle Mike's Boot grips that it came with.

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    If pocket concealment is not a factor, try Altamont (Altamont Company) j-frame round combat grips. An alternative is Ahrend's tactical j-frame grips from Brownell's. I have found that keeping the backstrap exposed reduces felt recoil as compared to the grips with a covered backstrap. The latter has a curved surface that presses into your palm, resulting in more pressure being dispersed over a smaller area. The flat backstrap reduces the pressure. At least for me.

    If you want to pocket carry, I recommend staying with the stock rubber boot grips.

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    I always liked my Eagle Secret Service grips, but I'm partial to the Barami / Tyler T combo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by semperfi.45 View Post
    I always liked my Eagle Secret Service grips, but I'm partial to the Barami / Tyler T combo.
    +1 for the Eagle Secret Service grips. I prefer wood because it's less "grabby" in my pocket. And pocket carry is a requirement for me, so I have to stay with the boot grips. I like shooting with them a LOT better than the stock rubber ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by semperfi.45 View Post
    I always liked my Eagle Secret Service grips, but I'm partial to the Barami / Tyler T combo.
    This: Eagle SS grips in checkered Cocobolo. ( thought I had a pic).

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    At the 2016 SHOT Show, Hogue introduced a new J-frame grip. It's got room for your little-finger, recoil reduction AND a laser. I think it's designated "LE" (laser enhanced). I haven't tried one yet but I'm likely to look REAL close when I can...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevew View Post
    I second CT laser grips. My wife has them on her 642 and never complains about recoil. Plus you get CT laser. CT laser grips do tame the recoil.
    Same here on my 642.

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