New Stocks for my Snubby

New Stocks for my Snubby

This is a discussion on New Stocks for my Snubby within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I purchased some smooth, rosewood boot grips for my Taurus 850 from www.handgungrips.com . The quality and finish of the wood is excellent, they only ...

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    Question New Stocks for my Snubby

    I purchased some smooth, rosewood boot grips for my Taurus 850 from www.handgungrips.com. The quality and finish of the wood is excellent, they only required minimal fitting and they were only $35(plus shipping)! I have only one gripe. They are not relieved for a speedloader. You can't even get close to being able to use one.(and I just ordered a safariland COMP I) One would think that this would be an autmatic feature of any set of snubby stocks. I've emailed them to see what they have to say for themselves. If they offer no soloution I may relieve them myself. They were such a good deal I think that I'd only be out money if I sent them back and ordered a more expensive set. Anyone else ever deal with these guys? Also, could someone post a pic of a properly relieved set of revolver stocks so I can get an idea of how much material to remove? Thanks!
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    Where are the pics with these on your gun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle5 View Post
    Where are the pics with these on your gun?
    I'll try to get one up later today.
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    Any ideas?
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    My thought is that they're so nice I would leave them alone and use a speed strip.
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    Absolutely. It's a beautiful combo. Get the speed strips and learn to be fast with them.
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    The material is easy to work. A half round file would relieve it followed by fine grit sandpaper from 180 up to something like 600. It could then be polished with some green chrome rouge on a wheel or a dremel polishing point.

    If that's more than you want to tackle a good knife maker or gunsmith ought to be able to handle it. Or you could swing by my shop in central FL and we could do it in about an hour!
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    Really nice! Now my Taurus looks bad, so I guess I have to follow in your footsteps-it's all your fault!
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    Those are beautiful. Rosewood looks very nice. Congrats!

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    Purty stocks....
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    here's another pic that better illustrates the issue...
    http://www.leightonspace.com/grip_clearance.jpg

    Although Tony from hangungrips is emailing me and we are trying to work somthing out. Says this is the first time he's gotten this complaint. I'll keep you posted on the out come. I also ordered some speed strips for the interim and if I like them I may let sleeping dogs lay. It's really not that big of a deal to me. As skinny as I am the speed strips may be a better route. Either way check out www.handgungrips.com great quality and nutsy low prices. Like I said the grips you see were only $35.00 pluss shipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle5 View Post
    Those are beautiful. Rosewood looks very nice. Congrats!
    Actually, that's not rosewood! It's Pakkawood or one of it's clones. Incredible stuff really. Thin layers of dyed compressed wood that's had plastic resin forced all the way through and then laminated. It's more stable than wood, works great and takes a mirror polish. I used lots of it in a past career....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ELCruisr View Post
    Actually, that's not rosewood! It's Pakkawood or one of it's clones. Incredible stuff really.
    Hmm... False advertisment? It's sold as rosewood on the site. Also I had to fit one of the panels and it appeared to be solid wood in the way that it worked. Although I admit I have limited experience with rosewood outside of guitars. Fooled me!
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    I looked at the site and they actually list the color as rosewood, not the material! Actually it is solid wood, just compressed, dyed, laminated and stabilized. It's fantastic stuff for pistol grips as it's incredibly strong, durable, stable and beautiful.
    If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. ~ Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

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    Sweet!
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