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Outlasted some guy on Gun Broker for this lovely no-dash 686. As we speak it is rocketing toward my local FFL and will be in jail for a few days while I wait out my 3 day Illinois Communism period. So, does anyone make exotic wood stocks for these anymore? All I'm seeing is douchey imitation BS.

 

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Outlasted some guy on Gun Broker for this lovely no-dash 686. As we speak it is rocketing toward my local FFL and will be in jail for a few days while I wait out my 3 day Illinois Communism period. So, does anyone make exotic wood stocks for these anymore? All I'm seeing is douchey imitation BS.



YES!!!! matches my 1983 no dash 586. Far and above, the best and most accurate gun i own.

theres tons of makers for grips.... whatcha want exactly? may have some stuff laying around.
post #3618 of 3773
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whatcha want exactly?

Something expensive and preferably endangered. I know there are a lot of makers out there but hardly any offer anything truly rare or exotic.
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Something expensive and preferably endangered. I know there are a lot of makers out there but hardly any offer anything truly rare or exotic.

well you wont find anyone advertising making grips out of endangered wood. Ive had Esmerelda make grips for all my 1911s and been quite happy with them. Id contact her directly and see what she can do custom.
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well you wont find anyone advertising making grips out of endangered wood. Ive had Esmerelda make grips for all my 1911s and been quite happy with them. Id contact her directly and see what she can do custom.

The endangered part was kind of a joke. But you can actually have grips made out of endangered would as long as it's all stock and was harvested before the tree was put on the endangered list. At least I think that's how it works. I had forgotten about Esmeralda. I have some on my hi power and like them a lot.
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The endangered part was kind of a joke. But you can actually have grips made out of endangered would as long as it's all stock and was harvested before the tree was put on the endangered list. At least I think that's how it works. I had forgotten about Esmeralda. I have some on my hi power and like them a lot.

hmm. wonder how difficult that would be to make happen? would be pretty slick!

how ya like the hi power? i keep going back and forth on whether or not i should buy one.
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Outlasted some guy on Gun Broker for this lovely no-dash 686. As we speak it is rocketing toward my local FFL and will be in jail for a few days while I wait out my 3 day Illinois Communism period. So, does anyone make exotic wood stocks for these anymore? All I'm seeing is douchey imitation BS.

 

 

Ugh, I've been applying to jobs in the Chicago area, and the gun laws there scare me.

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how ya like the hi power? i keep going back and forth on whether or not i should buy one.

 

I have two. A T series from the 1960s that is one of the nicest shooters I've ever had. I also have a MK III which is ok. My suggestion is to try and find a vintage T or C series. The new production models are fine, but they aren't anything special. 

 

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Ugh, I've been applying to jobs in the Chicago area, and the gun laws there scare me.

 

You should be scared. I moved here from Kentucky and the shock was terrible. I can't wait to move back to a free state.

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Ugh, I've been applying to jobs in the Chicago area, and the gun laws there scare me.

IL gun laws are atrocious. come to the south.
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I have two. A T series from the 1960s that is one of the nicest shooters I've ever had. I also have a MK III which is ok. My suggestion is to try and find a vintage T or C series. The new production models are fine, but they aren't anything special. 

i have my hands on a few t series. i was REALLY tempted by the nighthawk version but someone offered 2x the msrp.
post #3625 of 3773

Something to drool over. The "good" hi-power (w/Esmeralda stocks). I've been curious over the Nighthawks but the price is a bit high considering you can have a T series for less.

 

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Something to drool over. The "good" hi-power (w/Esmeralda stocks). I've been curious over the Nighthawks but the price is a bit high considering you can have a T series for less.



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IL gun laws are atrocious. come to the south.

 

Get me a cool job, and I'll move in a heartbeat.  I'm tired of the winters in the land of 10,000 fees.  The only thing we have going for us is our gun laws.

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We're trying to get back to the winters. Tired of Florida heat. Considering the west, but Colorado is doubtful as I'm concerned about what the state will look like in 10 years with regard to cost of living and gun control. It's going blue. We looked at Nashville but we want a real winter.
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I may be biased by I would recommend Kentucky if that's what you want. You'll get some snow, but not often enough to get pissed off about it. The economy is growing really fast too. Not like Chicago (which is probably going to post a net loss in population in the next census, btw). If you want it even colder then I'd say Indiana. 

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Vis-a-vis exotic wood stocks for a Smith & Wesson L-frame square butt, the brothers Hogue offer their excellent Monogrip design in eight different exotic woods and laminates. My old friend Raj Singh of Eagle Grips has a variety of stock designs in rosewood and various exotic materials like buffalo horn. Altamont has grips in rosewood, "Bonded Ivory" and, I think, other exotic materials. Their grips cost a good deal less than the those of the two foregoing companies. I have no direct experience with the latter firm's products, but I believe they are OEM gripmakers for a number of handgun companies. That fetching lady Esmeralda does not appear to offer any stocks for DA revolvers at this time.
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