Gift from a good friend

Rex

Active Member
Went to the post office yesterday and found a package. A good friend from West Virginia had sent me a new set of Miculek smooth grips for my 4" 686.
Boy are these things nice! They really dress the little revolver up and feel great in the hand also. The down side is it will be a week before I get to shoot them. I usually use 2400 with my 357 loads but this time I'm going to try 5 grains HP38 with a 358477 in a 357 case just for a fun load.
Gun people are all nice but Lynn went above and beyond!
Thank You Creeker.
Rex
 

fiver

Well-Known Member
I think you'll like that load, I shot a,, well a lot, of the 477 on top of 4grs. of 231 over the years.
if I could hold still and focus long enough they would make some mighty close holes in the paper.
 

Pistolero

Well-Known Member
Everyone's hands are different. I got those on my 625, tried them and they didn't suit me at all. :confused:

Beautiful grips, no doubt and if they suit your hands they are really nice. I traded them to a friend
which they fit. My hands are on the low end of large, and I think Mr. Micklich has much larger hands
than mine.

But those are pretty high dollar, high quality grips, your friend did a pretty good gift.

Bill
 
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Creeker

Active Member
Rex I hope they fit & work for you. I have a medium hand which is a little small for the CZ 75 but is perfect for the Miculek installed on the 67 Smith. BTW the gift is in response for all Rex has done for me. I've visited him & Betty three times over the years, twice staying with him. They fed me, gave me a place to sleep, good fellowship & Rex has hauled me over the sandhills showing me things I've never seen. So the gift isn't over the top by any means, just a humble token of my appreciation for the Brown family.

 

JonB

Central Minnesota
Everyone's hands are different. I got those on my 625, tried them and they didn't suit me at all. :confused:

...SNIP
I had the same experience with my 625JM as Bill mentions.
I replaced them with a pair of hard rubber Pacmyers
 

Pistolero

Well-Known Member
Those ones in the pic above do look a good bit thinner front to back
than the ones on the 625JM.
 

Creeker

Active Member
Thank you. I thought of ordering a set for my M-29 but will probably wait till I can try a set on a N-Frame.
 

Pistolero

Well-Known Member
For me, they were not good for recoil, but, as I said, everybody's hands are different.
Even stout .45 ACP loads were uncomfortable, and I have no trouble with .44 Mag loads
with the right grips for my hands.
 

CZ93X62

Redlands, Kalifornistan
Grip sets are among the most subjective elements of handgun preferences we have. When revolvers ruled the earth--grip makers were in their heyday. All manner of materials, shapes, and options could be had. That wide array has subsided to some extent, as wheelguns have given ground to autopistols--and the autopistols modernize and depart from hammer-fired to striker-fired systems.

For wheelguns, I lean heavily toward neoprene--which has its pluses and minuses. I don't get along real well with the "Presentation" or "Target" form revolver grips. To me, they flare out more widely as my fingers shorten as the gripframe lengthens. I like a grip set to get a bit smaller as it moves toward the butt of the frame. Those "JM" grips discussed here might work OK for me, I have only handled a couple of those sets (both on N-frame examples in shops) and they seemed all right--but I have yet to fire with any of them. Checkered wooden grips are a no-go for me with any revolver that kicks significantly--smooth wood is much mo' bettah.
 

Rick H

Active Member
Interesting comment about checkered grips. I put a set of Altamont checkered grips on my SS Blackhawk in 45Colt. The stock grips rotated in my hand too much and the frame was biting me when loads got moderately warm. (285gr. at 1000-1100 fps) The checkered Altamonts did the trick for me. Let my whole forearm ride with the recoil rather than have the pistol pivot in my hand. I agree totally about the bell shaped grips that get larger as the fingers get smaller. That always seemed backward to me.
 

Rex

Active Member
Those grips shoot great for me on my 4" 686. Now if I could just slow down my trigger finger and sharpen my eyes up a bit...….