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Old 12-11-2018, 06:40 AM   #1
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Rubber vs Wood Grips

When it comes to reducing felt recoil, I have always been under the impression that good rubber grips (Hogue etc) were easier on the hand than wood grips. However, I am hearing some talk to the opposite effect. So I ask those who have used both on their K6s which set of grips seems to be better for felt recoil, rubber or wood.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:44 AM   #2
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Rubber all day.
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:38 AM   #3
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Rubber all day.
what he said. Hogue is the King, they now have grips that accommodate your little finger, something Kimber should have done from the beginning.

Rubber is a better grip material than wood. Less fatigue, better control, but not as aesthetic.

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Agree 100% with what has been said.

But rubber grips have a downside, at least for me. If you carry concealed (daily for me), the rubber grips are much too "sticky" and will hike up and grab your shirt, sweater or whatever you're wearing every time you bend over or get out of your vehicle.

For hard recoiling revolvers I use them, but for my CC chores, wood, G-10 or Micarta every time. I just can't see the need to reduce "recoil" in a 9mm or .45. JMO JME
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Old 12-11-2018, 04:01 PM   #5
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Cannot disagree with above posts.”Wood” grips are plain sexy.
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I've never cracked a rubber grip
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:17 PM   #7
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Cocobolo... walnut... ironwood... it's all a matter of what you think is prettiest. But if you want those "rubber" grips, save the hassle and just buy a Glock.
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I'm with Rick ..

Wood for pretty.
Rubber for magnum range guns or hunting ... (never ever for carry)
G10 for carry.
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Wood makes a nice looking gun, but G10 or rubber is my recommendation for carrying. I found the rubber is comfortable when firing the .357 rounds and helps with the recoil on my K6S.
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:10 PM   #10
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I definitely prefer rubber for the .357 Magnum, but for .38 Special either is comfortable to me.
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