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Saturday, June 25, 2022

"Even without the laser, these have the best grip shape that I’ve found for J-frames.”


My hand and pockets agree. 

The 2012 vintage CTC Laser on the Model 638-1 in the 'gator holster above is no longer reliable but the grips are still wonderfully shoot-worthy and they are a light and easy concealed carry during oppressive summer heat.  If I am planning to be out during the dark hours I'll usually opt for the 442 Airweight with its still reliable 2017 vintage CTC Laser shown in the prior photo.



Old 1811 said...

They look pretty good, but his statement is sheer heresy and he's lucky we don't have blasphemy laws. The best grip shape for J-frames are the Pachmayr Compacs that I've been putting on my J-frames since the Bicentennial. Like the heretical ones in the photos, they cover the backstrap and protect my tender paws from getting whacked by steel in recoil. They also extend beyond the grip frame and have a notch for your little finger, so you get a full three-finger grip. (They're the best for .38 Special J-frames. For .357 J-frames, the best are Hogue Monogrips. They're a little fatter, have a little more cushioning on the backstrap, and are a little longer to give you a for-real three-finger grip. Some people say the finger grooves make the Monogrips hard to use. Those people are wrong and should be immediately banished from any conversation. It may seem harsh, but it's for their own good.)
I like Chris, and I find his articles useful and informative. But he's wrong on this one, and his heresy may be unforgivable.

"Zack" said...

Man, it is really good to hear from you again! I was wondering the other day if you were still around or had moved away from blogs like most of the rest of the world has done.

Your comments and insights are always appreciated.



Old 1811 said...

Thank you. I believe your blog went comment-free for a while (at least, my computer made it seem so), and it may have taken me a while to realize that was no longer the case. I'm glad my comments were appreciated.


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