I can hear The Tourist now?
If you love Hogue Grips so much then why don't you marry them?
Because that would be weird. And wrong.
But seriously I was just taking inventory and realized that somehow my 686 has multiplied into my three beloved wheelies and my lone semiautomatic.
Oddly enough it was the P89 that sparked this thought. I took it out last time and fired it. I'm regaining some of my confidence ever since the whole "forgot to turn off the safety" episode.
I remembered how much of an improvement it was when I fitted it with Hogue grips.
Now, much to my amusement, I see this:
I read the word Exclusive, and I laugh. I had this very gun months ago. All one does is replace the grips, and my 17 round Mec Gar magazines work just fine thank you. And mine has a stainless slide just like I prefer.
But thinking about it, that's really the one accessory that's made this Ruger likable. The factory grips leave much to be desired. I can't believe Ruger hasn't just quit trying to make their own grips and contracted it out to Hogue instead.
The same is true of my 642. Hogue Bantam Grips have done much to make it more pleasant to shoot while keeping it a small pocket gun.
And I'm still hunting for a better fit to my hand than an L frame Smith and Wesson with guess what? Hogue Grips. As a matter of fact I think that's why think I like these things so much: the rubber Hogue grips made for revolvers are just awesome.
They're so cheap and they work wonderfully... my God they even satisfy the miser in me.
The only downside is that the surface is a touch "clingy" and it makes it just a touch harder to conceal and draw. That and they don't seem to make one to fit my Rossi but that's forgiveable.
There remains just one question though... how exactly is "Hogue" pronounced?