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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by CajunBass, Feb 15, 2020.
Colt uses them for one reason only...they’re CHEAP.
Nice try, but the morlocks in their caverns like all things done the way they used to be done. Also, if you do try to do something the way it used to be done, it will not be done as well as they used to do it.
Well not really
Wood revolver grips aren’t happening these days. They’re too expensive. However, I’d prefer rubber grips over that crap looking laminate.
Some laminate looks decent. The stuff that Colt and Smith use today is God-awful.
Not sure I agree with ya about the appearance of the current Python's grips. But that's a subjective thing anyway. But @DrewBone is correct about laminate being stronger and more consistent in density, and more stable and crack-resistant. It's basically a wood-looking resin, and for the job that's actually superior to solid wood. Maybe not as aesthetically as pleasing, but if fancy is what you want then go aftermarket, or wait for Colt to do the Royal Blue stays-in-the-box-forever edition.
Also, can the type of used on old Pythons and S&W's even be obtained anymore? Gibson guitars got in some deep doodoo for using fancy tropical woods not long ago. Like @DrewBone said, it's 2020 not 1960 and it is what it is.
Rubber is stronger too. I’ll take rubber over that crap.
Wood is available, but adds too much to the cost of the gun. They’re trying to make more profit.
Similar to what Colt used to use on the Python Elite back in the day...
On blue steel revolvers I think natural wood grips would look very nice. But on stainless steel revolvers, I really don’t mind rubber or even laminate...
The wood laminates are probably functionally better than hard wood, but they don’t look near as good. For synthetics, I think the VZ grips look nicer than the wood laminates.
Nice photos, OP.
American Rifleman reviewed the new Python
Addressed shortcomings and quantified defects in production
Was a very accurate shooter comparable to the classics
Well, since this has resurfaced, I'll add a couple of things.
First, the more I use them, the more I like the stocks. Even the muted look is growing on me. For shooting, (for me) they can't be beat I don't believe. I had originally thought I might look for others, but I'm not going to bother now.
And I'm up to just over 800 rounds. I had been doing 100 or so a week until this past weekend when things got sort of wonky at the range. Nothing dangerous or anything, just lots of people, and long waits. I'm too old for that nonsense, so I just stayed home. No more problems with the screws loosening, and I haven't bothered to use any kind of thread lock. I just snugged them down with a proper screwdriver. I've checked them several times since, but no movement.
I'll admit that I checked Goldenwebb's you-tube site to see if he had anymore information on his Python just for the fun of listening to him. But sounds like all is good with the new Python, except this whole panic going on right now.
Thanks for the update...I'm glad you're still liking it and the grips! When they become readily available I plan on securing one of the 4.25" barrel models
Glad you like it, CB
The old gunsmiths have been replaced by CNC machines. This means that the Pythons are not hand fitted.
It means they are better fitted
Yeah well anytime you want to compare your production line Mongoose to one of my Korth Combats, I’d be happy to oblige.
And your dick is bigger than mine too, no doubt.
But what does that have to do with the Python?
Trying to explain that CNC doesn’t always trump skill, since you decided to bring it up.
As for the Python, I’ll certainly concede that the new model is stronger and more durable. I’ll also say that the new stainless looks nicer than old stainless Pythons (never cared too much for the original stainless Pythons).
Better fitted is a real stretch, in my opinion, based on the example I handled. It’s also a completely different gun with a completely different feel. Might as well compare the original Python to another revolver altogether. Not bad, just totally different.
I do look forward to shooting one. Contrary to what you probably believe, I don’t always prefer shooting the older guns. I actually prefer my 2012 Sig P210 Super Target as a shooter over my old Swiss examples.
Yes, it could be used. Dalbergia (rosewood, cocobola etc.) can be used depending on the source of origin and having the proper certification. Gibson got in hot water because they didn't have the certs.