The venerable Smith & Wesson J-Frame is one of the most carried — and most carry-able — pistols every made. And for good reason. The eminently pocketable little gems give you five rounds of GTFO personal defense that’s easily slipped into an IWB holster or a pants pocket for stealthy concealment and accessibility.
Only one problem. The J-Frame’s diminutive size means the venerable revolver is a two-finger gun at best. Unless you have munchkin-sized mitts, you’ll be firing the wheelgun with your pinkie dangling in space.
Well not any more. Pachmayr’s GuardianGrip features a pop-out extension to give your little digit some purchase. The extension stays retracted for ultimate concealment. But when you need it, a simple press of a button on the grip just behind the trigger guard extends the pop-out to give you a full grip on the gun for more control and accuracy.
Pachmayr tells us they’ll be adding versions for other small concealed carry handguns too. Next up: The Ruger LCR. We have one on the way for the full TTAG review treatment.
Here’s Pachmayr’s press release:
Middletown, Conn. (October 2017) – Lyman® Products is proud to unveil the first in a grip that offers the concealment of a compact with the shooting control of a full-size grip: the GuardianGrip™, by Pachmayr, a division of Lyman Products. The patented design allows the user to simply squeeze the button on the front of the grip and a spring loaded finger extension drops down out of the GuardianGrip, converting a two-finger compact grip into a controllable three finger grip.
Initially available for J-frame revolvers, the GuardianGrip line will expand to include many of the popular conceal carry pistols. The GuardianGrip is made from high-strength polymers and is impervious to moisture, weather and chemicals. The ergonomic GuardianGrip includes an open backstrap for greater concealability and textured panels for a positive grip. Snag-free and comfortable, the contour of the GuardianGrip also allows the easy use of speed loaders.
“The GuardianGrip is the answer for every person that carries concealed yet feels a compact grip does not give them the control they need, whether it is during target shooting or if an actual self-defense scenario arose,” Trevor Mullen, VP of Global Marketing and Business Development for Lyman Products, said. “The GuardianGrip adds that level of confidence for the owner of a compact conceal firearm, just by providing them with a positive full-size grip.”
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About Lyman Products:
Lyman® Products, founded by avid outdoorsman, William Lyman, has been innovating firearms and reloading accessories and gear for almost 140 years. Today, using advanced technologies, Lyman is in the forefront of meeting the needs of shooters and reloaders across the world. Whether pioneering the use of digital technology in reloading tools or reintroducing “antique” calibers and bullet molds, Lyman continues to improve and innovate the tools and accessories used by serious shooters and reloaders.
Lyman products and brands, are available nationally through firearms and sporting goods dealers and mail order companies. Pachmayr, TacStar, Trius Traps, A-Zoom Precision Snap Caps, Butch’s Gun Care and Targdots are also Lyman brands.