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    Taurus Small Frame Grip Comparison

    I was looking for grips for my 605. I wanted something with a covered backstrap and long enough for all of my fingers. I bought a couple of grips and then realized that maybe the info I have gained might help someone else. I put this table together to try to do that. All info is based on the grips installed on my 2015 605. It came from the factory with the bull’s head grip.


    L-R: Taurus Boot, Taurus Bulls Head, Uncle Mike's Boot, Uncle Mike's Combat, Pacmayr Compac

    Backstrap – Either open or covered

    Length – Either longer than the frame or not

    Thickness – Measured at the thickest portion of the grip

    Trigger Reach – Measured straight across the backstrap from where your finger rests on the trigger. This dimension is only supplied to compare from one grip to the next for the Small frame Taurus.

    Production – If the grip is in production or not. Based on information I have as of 7/26/2016

    Material – The grip’s material.

    Speedloader – Based on if ammo can be loaded out of a speed loader while using that grip. Fiddly means that you can get the ammo in the chambers but the speed loader rubs the grip. All ammo tested in an HKS 36-A loader. Ammo was Armscor 158 grain jacketed roundnose for both chamberings

    Blanks in the table indicate that I do not have that grip available to me. All information about grips I don’t have available to me is hearsay.

    Grip Backstrap Length Thickness Trigger Reach Production Material .357 Speedloader .38 Speedloader
    Uncle Mike’s Boot Open Frame 1.230” 2.625” No Checkered Rubber Yes Yes
    Uncle Mike’s Combat Covered Longer 1.180” 2.640” No Checkered Rubber Yes Yes
    Pachmayr Compac Covered Longer 1.260” 2.970” No Checkered Rubber Yes Yes
    Factory Bull Covered Longer 1.075” 2.915” Yes Rubber with Bull No Fiddly
    Factory Boot Covered Frame 1.130” 2.940” No Pebbled Rubber No Fiddly
    Hogue Monogrip Open Longer 1.195" 2.625" Yes Pebbled Rubber Yes Yes
    ATI X2 Scorpion Covered Longer Yes Rubber
    Precision Specialties Hideout Open Frame No Plastic


    How trigger reach was measured


    Taurus Bulls Head


    Taurus Boot


    Pacmayr Compacs


    Uncle Mike’s Combat


    Uncle Mike’s Boot
    Last edited by flareside_ford; 07-09-2017 at 02:42 PM. Reason: Added Hogue data

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    ​Awesome, thanks for sharing such useful information!
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    what great info Thanks a lot nice to see what each one looks like installed you did a great favor for all you just answered my questions

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    flareside- As a Taurus newbie this was a big help. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks i'd like to change my 605 grips to the Uncle Mike's Combat grips.Thanks for sharing.

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    No problem everyone. I'd still like to try the ones I haven't yet on my list. The UM Combats are hard to find. I bought mine without a screw from eBay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flareside_ford View Post
    No problem everyone. I'd still like to try the ones I haven't yet on my list. The UM Combats are hard to find. I bought mine without a screw from eBay.
    Flareside- As a noob in the TA house, I've got some follow up questions.
    Say you have a new 85 with the factory Bull grip that attaches via roll pin. How would you attach a different factory or aftermarket grip?
    How about Crimson Trace Laser Grip?
    I've also been reading threads where TA members indicated that the warranty is void if grip is removed; Yet another indicated CS said you need to send it in to change grips.
    Even if I don't change grips, once in awhile I'll want to open the side plate for thorough cleaning, and that requires removing the grip. Thoughts?

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    All of the aftermarket grips I bought have a screw and wrap around the frame so that is all you need. If you wanted to use the small factory style grips that only cover the frame you will have to install a pin in the roll pin hole to keep the grip from rotating. I assume the laser grips attach with a screw. The roll pin in my bulls head grip pushed out very easily with just a punch in my hand. I would just put the stock grip back on if I had to send it in for service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flareside_ford View Post
    All of the aftermarket grips I bought have a screw and wrap around the frame so that is all you need. If you wanted to use the small factory style grips that only cover the frame you will have to install a pin in the roll pin hole to keep the grip from rotating. I assume the laser grips attach with a screw. The roll pin in my bulls head grip pushed out very easily with just a punch in my hand. I would just put the stock grip back on if I had to send it in for service.
    THX for the info/advise flareside....

    I have an 85 on layaway at the moment. I did so after trying out a rental at my local gun range. The rental had factory boot grips on it and it felt just fine. I'm assuming my new 85 will have the factory bull grip, so I'll see how it feels before I make a move.

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    flareside, that is a really impressive post!
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