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wanderinwalker 04-09-2012 16:21

S&W Gets New Shoes
I picked up this S&W 586 (no dash) a couple of months back. It came with some rubber Pachmyer grips :puking: which had to go immediately. But otherwise it was solid mechanically and had good finish.

Fast forward 6 weeks. I got a package in the mail from Ahrends grips. Oh boy, the new stocks were here! Swapped them on and here is what I have today:

And I will say it shoots too. Some .38 Special 158gr SWCs backed with W231, 25-yards Double Action, standing two-handed:

And of course what revolver post is complete without a family portrait?

(Still to find: N-frame .357, K-frame .38, and something J-frame. Preferably a pre-J Magnum frame.)

pennlineman 04-09-2012 16:36

Nice looking grips, cool family pic too. Congrats! :thumbsup:

USMCsilver 04-09-2012 16:38

Nice! Loving me some wheelguns more and more...

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banger 04-09-2012 17:37


The look great!

Are they Maple?

Bruce M 04-09-2012 18:38

Very cool grips.

fnfalman 04-09-2012 18:51

Yeah, what kind of wood is that?

wanderinwalker 04-09-2012 19:07

Teach me to post at dinner time! Those are Ahrends Smooth Tacticals in maple. The picture doesn't do them justice, I need to retake it with a bit darker backdrop for better contrast. The figure just pops, especially near the backstrap. It looks like they're textured even though the finish is smooth.

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