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    Got wood?

    My 638

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    Wood is much better than rubber. Very nice.
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    Nice, hows the hold?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mic View Post
    Nice, hows the hold?
    Feels great, hope tp give it the shooting test this weekend.
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    Man that looks great. Where did you get it and what was the cost? I just got a 638 a couple weeks ago and want to do the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by REVMAN View Post
    Man that looks great. Where did you get it and what was the cost? I just got a 638 a couple weeks ago and want to do the same thing.
    I bought them from a member n the Smith and Wesson disuccion board. They were about $39 shipped and he had several pairs of varying shades.
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    Thanks!!!
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    Great looking gun. It's hard to beat the beauty of wood.

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    Definitely an improvement...
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    Sweet!!! I LOVE wood grips on revolvers. Heck, any gun for that matter. I'm old school I guess.

    I ordered some custom wood grips for my 442 and the guy never sent me an invoice to pay electronically, so they never came. I've got a piece of nice walnut from a local cabinet shop (for free!!!) and am thinking about making my own set. I've got the wood working equipment, but never tried grips before. I might try a set out of some junk wood first and then use it as a pattern. I want the wood to cover the back strap (not the front) and to flare out to make it look like a square butt or K frame grip.
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    Am I getting older and more mature? I tend to love S&W more then ever!
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    I just want to make everyone feel bad with a little story that happened last year. While driving down Interstate 5 in Calif I spied a grove of Black Walnut trees that had been cut down just before Bakersfield. At first I thought they were English Walnut, but a nephew who knew the grove, corrected me. A couple of weeks later, I went back to speak to the farmer about getting a few limbs, but to my horror, they had been put through a shredder for fuel for a local GenPlant. The roots and stumps were burned. I was heartsick and have kicked myself ever since for not stopping originally. My life has been full of such stupidity, it's a wonder I'm still alive.
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    Got wood?
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    The grips do look nice.
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    Wood grips on a revolver make it much easier to carry because any cover garment or pocket material will not grip the grips but slide over them.

    I also prefer them to rubber or plastic for shooting needs.
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    I definitely prefer wood over rubber. Those grips really change the personality of your 638!

    Here's my 586 L-Comp before, with a set of Hogues:


    And after, with a new/old set of Mustangs made of zebra wood (the grips were made before they started making L-frames!):
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