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does this look right?
« on: November 15, 2013, 06:44:54 pm »
Got a new and beautiful pair of grips for my smith and Wesson 686, but my perfectionist tendencies are telling me that it is not quite fitted right. Like something is slightly amiss.

What do you think, does this look right?
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    Re: does this look right?
    « Reply #1 on: November 15, 2013, 06:46:43 pm »
    Full picture.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #2 on: November 15, 2013, 07:05:42 pm »
      Yeah it's good to go. Without sending the gun to a custom grip shop, then paying $200-300 for truly hand-fitted grips, that's about as good as it gets and much better than many! Those Hogues look really nice on your 7 shot snub! I think the wood hogues w/o the finger grooves are beautiful and practical.
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    Re: does this look right?
    « Reply #3 on: November 15, 2013, 07:14:03 pm »
    It could be something like drastically different humidity from where the grips were made too.
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    « Reply #4 on: November 15, 2013, 07:20:14 pm »
      Yeah it's good to go. Without sending the gun to a custom grip shop, then paying $200-300 for truly hand-fitted grips, that's about as good as it gets and much better than many! Those Hogues look really nice on your 7 shot snub! I think the wood hogues w/o the finger grooves are beautiful and practical.

    Thanks for the compliment, strangelittleman! Yeah, finger grooves are not preferred by me for aesthetic reasons and because I have thin fingers. They tend to get lost in the grooves and I just grip it wherever my hand lies anyway (so what's the point).
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    Re: does this look right?
    « Reply #5 on: November 15, 2013, 07:26:33 pm »
    It could be something like drastically different humidity from where the grips were made too.

    I didn't think of that  :hmm. This is one of the first "pretty" pieces of wooden furniture that I have gotten for my firearms. I suppose some care and maintenance products will be in order to keep them in good shape. If I recall correctly TPTB here said that boiled linseed oil applied by hand would be enough and work wonders on the look of the wood.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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