If you have the cylinder recessed for moon clips won't you lose the ability to use speed strips? Anytime I carry my 642 I carry speed strips for the flatness of the reloads.
More to the point: I've got a .44spl 396 Nightguard sitting in layaway now. This will be my first scandium framed revolver (it lists as 24.2 oz) and I still remember the recoil of hot .44spl loads in my 4" Colt Anaconda. The Nightguard comes from the factory with Pachmayer Compact grips so I'm hoping those will soak up a good bit of recoil.
As much as I'd like to put a nice set of Spegel woods on it, I'm thinking that might be close to abusive behavior. Any ideas? As I said, this is my first scandium so I'm not quite sure what to expect from it - other than range sessions to be brief and far between. This won't replace my Nighthawk T3 as my primary carry but I'd like to carry it from time to time when the mood strikes me.
Thanks for any tips,