New J-Frame Grips: Hogue Tamers

The set of grips (sometimes called stocks) on a revolver can really dramatically change its characteristics--from really low profile for greater concealment to big, bulky rubber things to soak up recoil and increase shooting comfort.

Of course, having those choices leads you down the inevitable goldilocks path to find the grips that are just right.

The Smith and Wesson J-frame revolver has a multitude of aftermarket grips, but many suffer from one shortcoming or another. I've tried a several of the best aftermarket grips on the market and did a quick review on them a while back.

Way back then, I wrote about wanting to try out the Hogue Tamers, which are essentially the same grips that come on Ruger's LCR line of pistols. They looked like a pretty good happy middle ground. I put in an order with Hogue, which ended up getting cancelled due to backorder status. Then, the Tamers were out of stock everywhere.

Eventually I forgot about 'em, mildly satisfied with my old school wood and Tyler T-Grip combo. A range trip a few weeks back ended up with a thumb bleeding after getting scraped during recoil...this time around, the Tamers were in stock. I ordered some up, uncertain with how well they'd do.

Sale @ Choate Machine & Tool

The good folks over at Choate are having a big 25% off sale! The sale runs from October 30th through December 13th, and will help save you a good chunk of change if you're in the market for a new stock, shotgun extension or any of Choate's other wide array of products.

Use coupon code HARVEST2014 (all caps) to get the discount.

Choate Machine & Tool have been a looong time sponsor and friend of T-Blog, so go give 'em some love!

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Monster Hunter Image Contest: EVZombie

EVZombie bringing his A game!

Only a few days left to enter this contest...if you want in, hurry it up! Details here.


Monster Hunter Image Contest: GT's 12 gauge

From GT:
​I am a person with a c4/5 spinal cord injury. Here I am with my 12 gauge with adapted bite trigger and my Tenpoint crossbow with adapted crank trigger.  If I can kill pheasants and deer, zombies should be easy, lol. ​

From Alex: Huge props to GT for getting out there and doing what he loves. Awesome example.

If you want to get in on this contest, there's one week left to enter. There are three prize packages up for grabs, and your odds of winning should be pretty good! Full details here.


Reminder: Image Contest

Wanted to send a friendly reminder out to the Tribe - in case you missed it, we're running a new contest, looking for your finest in monster hunting gear or garb. Your favorite anti-zombie tool, vampire defense kit, a little monster hunting cosplay at the range...the options are wide open, so let that creativity flow.

Check out the details here, and then get to work for your chance to win. There's not much time!