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Gunsmithing and Weapon Repair / Re: New grips
« Last post by cpaspr on October 19, 2020, 01:48:37 pm »
Both look good.  I want to make a set of Target grips, but would like to have a set before attempting.  What I really want is a set of the Ruger Match Champion grips for my N frames.

Wait.  What? 

Ruger Match Champion grips for your S&W N Frames?
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Gunsmithing and Weapon Repair / Re: New grips
« Last post by cpaspr on October 19, 2020, 01:42:07 pm »
And . . . .

They both felt good while shooting.  Even shooting .357 Mag or .45 Colt rounds.

I are happy. :)
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Gunsmithing and Weapon Repair / Re: New grips
« Last post by cpaspr on October 19, 2020, 01:41:01 pm »
Stabilize?  Since I've no idea what you mean by that, I'd say probably not.  At least not on purpose.

Okay, I looked it up.  Nope, definitely did not add any chemicals other than the coats of Watco Danish Oil (golden oak color) applied with 0000 steel wool.
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Gunsmithing and Weapon Repair / Re: New grips
« Last post by Mikee5star on October 19, 2020, 12:56:04 am »
 Both look good.  I want to make a set of Target grips, but would like to have a set before attempting.  What I really want is a set of the Ruger Match Champion grips for my N frames.
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Gunsmithing and Weapon Repair / Re: New grips
« Last post by booksmart on October 18, 2020, 01:06:38 pm »
Did you stabilize the wood, by any chance?
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Gunsmithing and Weapon Repair / Re: New grips
« Last post by cpaspr on October 18, 2020, 12:19:37 am »
I kept these (comparatively) simple.  The original target grips extended about 3/8" below the frame and about 1/4"' in front of the frame, and met in the middle.  That would have meant starting with about 5/8" thick pieces, then perfectly removing just the right amount from most of each grip so that they met in the middle.  Nope.  If that's what I wanted I could have simply sanded down the original grips (which were way too thick for my leprechaun hands).
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Gunsmithing and Weapon Repair / Re: New grips
« Last post by coelacanth on October 17, 2020, 02:05:23 am »
I always got into trouble with the part that fills in the gap behind the trigger guard.  Trying to make an analog to the old Tyler's T-Grip adapter that was actually part of the grip panel(s).   :banghead
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Gunsmithing and Weapon Repair / Re: New grips
« Last post by cpaspr on October 17, 2020, 01:43:13 am »
The donor wood came from one of the four base pieces from a broken oak office chair.  Over an inch thick and about a foot long.  And, of course, curved.  That was the prettiest leg.  Can't see it in the pictures, but looking up at the bottom of the grips you can tell they were originally one piece of wood that was split in half.

Talent?  Talk to Tin Can Bandit.  Me?  I'm just having fun.  My grandfathers were the carpenters.  I'm an accountant for a reason.  I can probably hurt myself on a paintbrush.
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Gunsmithing and Weapon Repair / Re: New grips
« Last post by coelacanth on October 17, 2020, 12:08:00 am »
Nice.  The grain on the oak looks nice.   :thumbup1    I've tinkered around with grip making a time or two in the past but I have no great talent for it. 
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Rifles / Re: 9mm PCC Recommendations?
« Last post by coelacanth on October 17, 2020, 12:05:37 am »
Yes, Ms. Gabriel has been a voice in the wilderness for decades as most of us can't be bothered to understand those who have declared themselves our enemies.  She is a formidable foe of Islamic jihadis and Marxists as is a local physician here in Phoenix, Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser who understands the issues as well as Ms. Gabriel.  He doesn't generally get quite as wound up as she does but they are preaching from the same book.   
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