Can someone answer a S&W third gen large frame grip ques - Pistolsmith

Go Back   Pistolsmith > Ammunition Forum > 10mm

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-17-2007, 09:58 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 4
Can someone answer a S&W third gen large frame grip ques

I have a 4566, .45. I've tried Hogue which make the trigger too hard to reach. Factory plastic grips lack palm swells which allows them shift in my hand. Here's the question: I've heard that factory grips for a model 1076 10mm will fit my 4566, these supposedly have palmswells allowing for a better fit. The problem I've found is that my 4566 has the slide mounted safety as do most Smiths, the 1076 has a frame mounted de-cocker-ala SIG. Is there any way I can use a set of 1076's on my 4566? Please forgive me if this is in the wrong forum, I thought some of the Smith 10mm owners here might know the answer.
Remove Ads
Old 08-18-2007, 01:10 PM   #2
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 57
You might try 1006 grips
Old 08-21-2007, 03:57 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 231
1066/1006 grips

The 4500 and 1000 series grips should fit each other. I had a 1066 at one point with the arched factory plastic grips that I removed and mounted on a 4506. I also owned Hogue grips that made the swap between my Smith's when I had them. I don't recall either having any real "palm swell" to them. I preferred the factory S&W with the arched backstrap to the flat backstrap. I also found the Hogue grips a little too sticky for drawing. They would grab clothing pretty tightly.

My recommendation: Find a pair of factory plastic grips with the arched backstrap.
Old 08-07-2008, 07:54 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 231
Re: Can someone answer a S&W third gen large frame grip ques

1066 has the slide mounted safety, while the 1076 was the "FBI" model with a frame mounted decocker.
Old 10-07-2008, 01:04 PM   #5
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 248
Re: Can someone answer a S&W third gen large frame grip ques

I think the gun is defective and should be sent to me for further review. JK I have not noticed a great deal of difference between the grips for the 10 series and the 45 series 3rd gen guns. You may find arched or flat backstrap versions but the Hogues work very well for me, But then again I have paws rather than hands.
Old 06-02-2009, 11:47 AM   #6
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sunny with lots of Sand
Posts: 59
Re: Can someone answer a S&W third gen large frame grip ques

Litlte late I know.

All the 10mm's / 45's use essnetially the same grips, the frame decocker models only difference is the notch for the frame decocker. I would stick with the factory grips that come in one piece arched or non arched backstraps. If you want palm swells just buy the rubber grip strap that Hogue makes, it's cheap and goes on right over the factory grip.
Old 11-22-2011, 06:53 AM   #7
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: FL
Posts: 12
Hello, I have a 1076 FBI documented. I found a set of palm swell grips which were pretty much standard issue on the gun. These have a palm swell and curved backstrap. I found that they were much more comfortable than the straight backstrap grips with no palm swell. Hope this helps John

  Pistolsmith > Ammunition Forum > 10mm

Search tags for this page
1076 palmswell arch

fbi palm swell grips

hogue smith & wesson 4566 third generation grips
palm swell grips sw

s&w 1076 palm swell grips

s&w 1076 palm swell grips for sale

s&w 4566 grips

s&w 4566 pistol grips
smith wesson 3rd gen hogue grip
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ruger grip frame size recondoc Revolvers 1 09-12-2007 11:58 AM
just bought a SA-357 sig, couple ques. yooknohu Springfield Armory Pistols 1 03-31-2003 11:28 PM
Springfield XD/grip safety ques. EricO Gun Talk 7 11-05-2002 10:30 AM
"Large Frame" carry for a "Small Frame" CAVEDWELLER Holsters and Belts 2 10-11-2002 03:45 PM
1911 frame with no grip safety RJ M1911 Pistols 4 09-26-2002 03:19 PM

Top Gun Sites Top Sites List

Powered by vBulletin 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 1999-2012 Pistolsmith. All rights reserved.