Lyman Pachmayr GuardianGrip
(Photo by Lyman)

While snubnose revolvers are popular for carrying, their grip size can make shooting difficult. This is especially true for those with larger hands. The Lyman Pachmayr GuardianGrip provides shooters the ability to use a full, three-fingered grip when needed.

Originally released for Smith & Wesson J-frame revolvers, Lyman now makes a Ruger LCP model.

According to Lyman, what makes the GuardianGrip so interesting is its patented finger extension. The grip can be carried in a compact state, but extend with the push of a button. The spring-loaded finger extension drops down out of the grip. This allows shooters to place their whole hand on the gun’s grip.

Lyman constructs the grip from high-strength polymer. This makes the grip impervious to moisture, weather and chemicals. Additionally, the GuardianGrip comes with an open backstrap design for greater concealment, along with textured panels for positive retention when shooting.

The GuardianGrip can also be used with speed loaders, as the grip is compact and contoured. It also only weighs 2 ounces, so it adds no significant weight, or bulk, to handguns.

Now the GuardianGrip is only available for two handgun models. In fact, the unit only fits round butt J-frame pistols. Hopefully, the company will introduce more versions, as the the GuardianGrip makes shooting compact revolvers much easier. Whether at the range or in a situation, the GuardianGrip provides a better grip, which also improves accuracy.

Lyman Pachmayr GuardianGrip

  • Patented Design
  • Converts from a 2 finger boot grip to a full-size 3 finger grip with the press of a button
  • Contoured for use with speedloaders
  • Impervious to moisture, weather or chemicals
  • Open backstrap design with checkered grip panels
  • MSRP: 49.98

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