How to Install Hogue Monogrip on an XR Blackhawk Frame

Since the early 1960s, the Ruger Blackhawk has been constructed on the company's all-purpose XR3 frame. Also utilized for the Ruger Vaquero and the .22 caliber Single Six series, the XR3 frame features interchangeable factory grips of hard rubber or wood. Owners of large caliber Blackhawks such as the .357 magnum often prefer a soft rubber grip for better recoil control and comfort. The Hogue Rubber Monogrip is an aftermarket grip sized for many Ruger models. The single-piece Monogrip replaces the two-piece factory grip and provides superior wraparound ergonomics and cushioning.

Things You'll Need

  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Flat-head screwdriver


    • 1

      Verify that the gun is unloaded and keep it pointed in a safe direction.

    • 2

      Remove the grip panel screw on the right side of the Blackhawk grip using a Phillips-head screwdriver and remove the grip halves.

    • 3

      Spread the spring steel sides of the supplied mounting stirrup and remove the mounting pin. Slide the stirrup over the bottom of the grip frame. Install the mounting pin through the hole in the grip frame. Spread the sides of the stirrup and install the stirrup on the mounting pin, making sure the both ends of the mounting pin are engaged with the holes in the stirrup.

    • 4

      Insert the supplied spacer between the bottom strap of the stirrup and the grip frame.

    • 5

      Hold the Monogrip up to the bottom of the grip frame. Align the internal slots in the Monogrip with the sides of the stirrup. Push the Monogrip over the stirrup and guide it all the way up over the grip frame. Fully seat the top of the Monogrip behind the trigger guard.

    • 6

      Insert the grip mounting screw into the hole in the bottom of the Monogrip. Make sure it threads into the hole in the stirrup.Tighten the grip mounting screw using a flat-head screwdriver until it is snug. Do not over-tighten.

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