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S&W Gets New Shoes

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

  1. wanderinwalker

    wanderinwalker 6 of .44

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    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:

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

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

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    (Still to find: N-frame .357, K-frame .38, and something J-frame. Preferably a pre-J Magnum frame.)
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2012
  2. pennlineman

    pennlineman

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

  3. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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

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  4. banger

    banger

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    Fantastic!

    The look great!

    Are they Maple?
     
  5. Bruce M

    Bruce M

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    Very cool grips.
     
  6. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Yeah, what kind of wood is that?
     
  7. wanderinwalker

    wanderinwalker 6 of .44

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    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.