just ordered a new gun! now what grips??

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    just ordered a new gun! now what grips??

    Just ordered a S&W 500 Magnum with a 4" barrel. I would like to put a set of really nice looking grips on it no plastic or rubber. Doesn't look like many people make them for the X frame. any suggestions?
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    Something with a lot of padding?
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    Maybe with a shock absorber installed?
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    No shock absorber I want pretty!!!
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    K frame round butt grips fit the X frame

    The X frame grip size is the same as K or L frame (round butt). Here is a paragraph on this from an article on the X frame gun:

    The Model 500's frame--now officially designated as the X-Frame in the S&W lexicon--is substantially larger, thicker, and heavier than any other S&W frame in all dimensions save one. The grip frame portion is the same specification as a K/L-Frame round-butt frame. It looks weird and mismatched with the grips off--and a set of old-style K-Frame wooden round-butt service grip panels will actually fit it perfectly--but there's a compelling reason for the design. The grip designed by Hogue for the Model 500 is a full-wraparound type with recoil-cushioning internal Absorbathane inserts within the upper web portion. All other Hogue Monogrips for S&W medium- and large-frame revolvers have an open backstrap so the use of the small round-butt grip-frame dimension here on the X-Frame permits a thicker, closed-back cushioning design without increasing the overall diameter or reach of the grip beyond what feels comfortable in the grasp of an average-size hand.
    Article on X frame from Shooting Times

    So while you can fit K frame round butt wood grips on the gun, you might consider the shock of shooting the gun transmitted to your hand through such grips. Perhaps something with more padding than all wood would be more comfortable.
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    The X frame, 460 and 500 Magnum revolvers use the L frame round butt grip.

    Go to Hogue Gun Grips....Their exotic gun grip styles and configurations are endless. Every grip they sell is 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

    Though their website is a bit of a PITA to negotiate ALL of their styles are there with super photos...you just need to be willing to take the time to find exactly what you're looking for. Here is the link. http://www.getgrip.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragman View Post
    No shock absorber I want pretty!!!
    Do you plan on shooting this gun or showing it off?

    I'd shoot it first, then figure out what kind of grips to get...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragman View Post
    No shock absorber I want pretty!!!
    Chrome the shock absorber, or better yet do it in SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    The X frame, 460 and 500 Magnum revolvers use the L frame round butt grip.

    Go to Hogue Gun Grips....Their exotic gun grip styles and configurations are endless. Every grip they sell is 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

    Though their website is a bit of a PITA to negotiate ALL of their styles are there with super photos...you just need to be willing to take the time to find exactly what you're looking for. Here is the link. http://www.getgrip.com/
    If you do order thru Hogue, call them to make sure they have stock. I ordered a set last week and called after three days and was told they were not in stock, but the website does not tell you that when you check out. Only the phone call will get you the info. Needless to say I am not too happy with them.

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    I hate when you order something online and after it's all ordered they tell you it's out of stock.
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