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Looking for boot grips for smith 686 3"

Discussion in 'Firearms Chat' started by Steve2020, Mar 22, 2021.

  1. Steve2020

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    Anyone purchase boot grips from Altamont ? any good ? Should I just stick with rubber hogue?
     
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    CutBaitNBlowSh*tUp4ALivin CutBait Jr's Dad

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    My 442 Performance Center came with these, although it now wears Altamonts:
    (Pics and description stolen from the internet)
    A second feature that bears mentioning is instead of the standard rubber boot grip, this 442 comes with the DeSantis Clip Grip, polymer grips designed to allow for holstering in a belt or waistband without having to use a holster. These grips initially feel somewhat cheesy in that they’re plastic, however, they do have an added advantage for those with large hands in providing a little more space in which to allow those large paws to perfectly lay on the trigger.
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    My neighbor asked to try them out on his J frame and he is smitten with them. Says they're the best grips he's used.
    Not Altamont, but I think they are boot, so I thought I'd throw it out there as an alternative
    Edit: you said 686. They won't fit. But the benefit of S&W is the fact that the frames haven't changed in decades. Go on eBay and look for L frame grips and you'll find hundreds of ideas. Altamont also runs an ebay store for their overstocks and returns, etc. Sometimes there are great deals on there.
     
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  3. bulbboy

    bulbboy Sharpshooter

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    Also look into Eagle Grips (secret service model) and grips4guns.com badger grips
     
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    gerhard1 Sharpshooter

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    Hogues are very good, but my preference is the Pachmayr Compacs. They are very comfortable.
     

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