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post #3631 of 3785

Thanks for the reply. I have Eagle Grips for my two Ruger Bisley Vaqueros and I am strongly considering them for the 686. Most of their wood offerings are rosewood, however, and I'm not seeing much in the way of exotics for an L frame. I've looked at Hogue and I don't really like what I see. I've never been a fan of them, though.

post #3632 of 3785
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

Thanks for the reply. I have Eagle Grips for my two Ruger Bisley Vaqueros and I am strongly considering them for the 686. Most of their wood offerings are rosewood, however, and I'm not seeing much in the way of exotics for an L frame. I've looked at Hogue and I don't really like what I see. I've never been a fan of them, though.

typically i dont like hogue stuff either, but my shop had these and they were by far my favorite that ive handled.

post #3633 of 3785

Those are nice. I'm leaning toward tulipwood but as yet I haven't found any that I like.

post #3634 of 3785
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

typically i dont like hogue stuff either, but my shop had these and they were by far my favorite that ive handled.


I grabbed a Hogue overmolded grip for my Ruger but it was only about 15 bucks. I like how it fits in my hand but it's certainly not the most aesthetically pleasing option.
post #3635 of 3785
What's the specific beef with Hogue Monogrips? All eight of my N-frame Smiths have worn Monogrips for many years, and I've always been very satisfied with them.
post #3636 of 3785

For me, I just don't like their designs. The ones I've seen have been clunky, and wide. That's fine for someone with large hands I guess, but you can certainly get slimmer stocks out there. Besides that the aesthetics leave much to be desired.

post #3637 of 3785
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

What's the specific beef with Hogue Monogrips? All eight of my N-frame Smiths have worn Monogrips for many years, and I've always been very satisfied with them.

I think a lot of people just find them unattractive. I like mine just fine but have to admit that I drool over some of the exotic wood grips people post here.
post #3638 of 3785
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Originally Posted by VaderDave View Post

I think a lot of people just find them unattractive. I like mine just fine but have to admit that I drool over some of the exotic wood grips people post here.

Are you referring to the finger grooves or what? I don't care much for the looks of any synthetic grips (rubber, fiberglass, whatever), but all my Hogue Monogrips are handsome exotics--rosewood, kingwood, cocobolo, Goncalo Alves, etc.
post #3639 of 3785
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

Are you referring to the finger grooves or what? I don't care much for the looks of any synthetic grips (rubber, fiberglass, whatever), but all my Hogue Monogrips are handsome exotics--rosewood, kingwood, cocobolo, Goncalo Alves, etc.

I guess we're talking about different things. I meant the overmolded rubber grips. I'm not sure why anyone would take issue with the wooden Hogue grips and I don't have any personal experience with them.
post #3640 of 3785
I'll admit a modular optic system is kind of an over kill on my glock but it's fun as heck. I made a few very simple prototype holsters that worked well. Looking for new stuff for the Shot Show this year. This pic is them at the gun range and one for my personal carry, the 43.

post #3641 of 3785

Well folks, it's a shooter alright. As most of us are, I was paranoid about this used gun, thinking I might get a lemon or something someone had abused. I can honestly say that the cylinder lockup is one of the tightest I've ever seen. Much better than my newer Smiths. 

 

Bullseyes have a 6 shot group offhand at 21 feet. 

 

post #3642 of 3785
^congrats man! ill take an old smith over a new smith ANY day of the week. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #3643 of 3785

Yeah, I like em. For some reason not having the firing pin on the hammer bothers me.

post #3644 of 3785
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

Yeah, I like em. For some reason not having the firing pin on the hammer bothers me.

this is my BIGGEST issue. I can deal with the lock, but a hammer mounted pin on a revolver is important to me. I also dont like the way the triggers feel on the new ones, even the performance centers. I mean id take one, but given the choice between an old 686 or a new 686, id go old every single time without hesitation.
post #3645 of 3785

Turns out I have to take the full class to get my carry permit renewed, which expires in two weeks.  Compound that with the fact that I'm interviewing for jobs in two states that don't recognize a MN permit (also a couple of shitty states for gun laws in general), and I'm in a dilly of a pickle.

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