close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

S&W Gets New Shoes

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by wanderinwalker, Apr 9, 2012.


  1. wanderinwalker

    wanderinwalker
    Expand Collapse
    6 of .44

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2003
    551
    5
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    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:

    [​IMG]

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

    [​IMG]

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

    [​IMG]

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

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
    #1 wanderinwalker, Apr 9, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2012
  2. pennlineman

    pennlineman
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    2,658
    27
    Location:
    PA
    Nice looking grips, cool family pic too. Congrats! :thumbsup:
     

  3. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver
    Expand Collapse
    Boat Life ©

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2001
    12,898
    49
    Location:
    Middle of SC
    Nice! Loving me some wheelguns more and more...

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
     
  4. banger

    banger
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2005
    1,446
    167
    Location:
    Where evil lives
    Fantastic!

    The look great!

    Are they Maple?
     
  5. Bruce M

    Bruce M
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010
    38,586
    9,297
    Location:
    S FL
    Very cool grips.
     
  6. fnfalman

    fnfalman
    Expand Collapse
    Chicks Dig It

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2000
    50,240
    3,083
    Location:
    California & New Mexico, US
    Yeah, what kind of wood is that?
     
  7. wanderinwalker

    wanderinwalker
    Expand Collapse
    6 of .44

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2003
    551
    5
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    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.