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I want to find a grip maker, to make some custom grips for my S&W Model 29, N frame, square butt.
I know Ahrends makes them but not in Tulipwood which is what I have my heart set on.
Who makes nice custom grips for the N frame?
 

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Who makes nice custom grips for the N frame?
I'm not trying to be cute. What falls within your definition of "custom?" Are you wanting someone to make something of your own design?

I am personally partial to Hogue grips for revolvers, but they are not for everybody, and I do not know if that is for what you are looking.
 

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I'm not trying to be cute. What falls within your definition of "custom?" Are you wanting someone to make something of your own design?

I am personally partial to Hogue grips for revolvers, but they are not for everybody, and I do not know if that is for what you are looking.
I'm looking for something like the Square butt finger groove style shown here:
Ahrends Grips : S&W Tactical Grips
Even though my hands are small I have a very curved palm and the factory wood grips just don't fit my palm well at all. I need more "palm swell" than the stock wood "target grips".
The gun is a blued finish and just wouldn't look right to me with a rubber grip. I saw a nice chunk of Tulipwood at Woodcraft today and fell in love with the grain and color, just perfect for that deep blue finish.
 

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Hogue has Tulipwood. I like Hogue grips.
I have a set of their Kingwood & Tulipwood for SIG pistolas.
Tulipwood is GREAT beautiful wood for gun grips. Call Hogue and talk to somebody on the phone.
They can hand pick you a set of grips for extra fancy grain.

Tell them that you're going to take pictures of them for DefensiveCarry.com and thousands of gun people are going to be looking at your Tulipwood grips and reading your review. :yup: That always works to get a little bit of extra attention. :biggrin2:
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Tulipwood - Light red to pink : Hogue Inc., The Best Value In Handgun Grips, Rifle Stocks and Accessories - Bar None!

I would suggest that you try Hogue first. Why? ....You Ask..because they have a no hassle - all smiles - money back (for any reason) guarantee.
Actually...your "reason" can just be: "I tried them & I don't like them." & you'll get cheerfully refunded.
 

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Here is another Hogue site, they auction "seconds" and "selects":

HogueAuction.com
 

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Hogue has Tulipwood. I like Hogue grips.
I have a set of their Kingwood & Tulipwood for SIG pistolas.
Tulipwood is GREAT beautiful wood for gun grips. Call Hogue and talk to somebody on the phone.
They can hand pick you a set of grips for extra fancy grain.

Tell them that you're going to take pictures of them for DefensiveCarry.com and thousands of gun people are going to be looking at your Tulipwood grips and reading your review. :yup: That always works to get a little bit of extra attention. :biggrin2:
GO HERE -
Tulipwood - Light red to pink : Hogue Inc., The Best Value In Handgun Grips, Rifle Stocks and Accessories - Bar None!

I would suggest that you try Hogue first. Why? ....You Ask..because they have a no hassle - all smiles - money back (for any reason) guarantee.
Actually...your "reason" can just be: "I tried them & I don't like them." & you'll get cheerfully refunded.
I'll have to check with them and see if they make then for the N frame with a square butt. I've found a few online but all for round butt guns.
I knew I should have picked up that piece of wood, they had 4 or 5 in stock but that particular one was just gorgeous, perfect grain and color.
 

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IMHO, the "finest" I know of are those made by Herrett. http://www.herrett-stocks.com/index-2.html#contents
the reason
1. Fit to gun
2. Fit to user's hand. Not only the hand itself also hand to gun use of the gun.
3. Great people to work with.
4. Long History with Shooters. (civilian & LEO ) Note the Border Patrolman Bill Jordan ( who "convinced" S&W to make the "L frame" .357) used them ( one of their "stocks" is called a "Jordon"

I equipped my guns (revolvers) close to 40 years ago (duty carry, target & field carry ( K & L S&Ws & my .44 Ruger)

Although they use top grad Walnut mostly, they can use other woods.

Here is a pic of 1 of S&Ws stocked


IMHO, it would be worth it to talk to them.

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Thank you Puffer! Those look just like what I have in mind, other than the species of wood. I'll check into those as well.
I'm really happy with the gun and shoot it well, but I think I can shoot it even better with a grip that fits my hand.. Rubber grips like the Hogue ones I have on my 686+ plus would fit me well, but it just seems a crime to me to put ugly rubber grips on such a beautiful gun, especially with that deep dark blue finish.:smile:
 

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Thank you Puffer! Those look just like what I have in mind, other than the species of wood. I'll check into those as well.
I'm really happy with the gun and shoot it well, but I think I can shoot it even better with a grip that fits my hand.. Rubber grips like the Hogue ones I have on my 686+ plus would fit me well, but it just seems a crime to me to put ugly rubber grips on such a beautiful gun, especially with that deep dark blue finish.:smile:
No Problem. :wave:

I have trained for over 40 years & I have found proper fitting grips ( stocks" ) are very important.

ALSO NOTE, "far too many custom" grips are NOT "fully custom, (See what I posted above)

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Rubber grips like the Hogue ones I have on my 686+ plus would fit me well, but it just seems a crime to me to put ugly rubber grips on such a beautiful gun, especially with that deep dark blue finish.:smile:
I don't have any Herrett's, but I know they have a very high reputation. I will say, however, that Hogue's wood grips are essentially similar in shape to their rubber grips, which you know shoot well for you. Good luck with whatever you decide! :hand10:
 
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