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Old 07-02-2019, 07:06 PM   #1
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Which Stocks/Grips?

Probably not a surprise to anyone that I searched, bought and have 3 (maybe some stored I've forgot about) sets of stocks for the heavy K-Frame Square butt 617-1 to replace the ugly Hogue rubber grips it came with. I don't care for the looks and can't see any reason why anyone would need rubber grips for the heavy .22.

I thought I would see which stocks the group likes.
I'm 99.9% certain which stocks I'm going to use at least to start with. I like all three and may change them sometimes, who knows.

I assume the pic will post sideways (it's normal in my file) so I guess top to bottom.
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Old 07-02-2019, 08:02 PM   #2
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Top one is very nice
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I like the grain in the top one too, but the bottom one just screams classic Smith to me...
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Originally Posted by KCJeep View Post
I like the grain in the top one too, but the bottom one just screams classic Smith to me...
Ditto for me. Bottom one is pure Smith.
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I like wood grips and all 3 are very nice. I think I would go with the middle grips. A picture of each with the grips installed would be helpful.
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I agree with the above comments.
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Mixed reviews? OK, I'm going to start off with the one on Top, leaning on trigger guard. The bottom stock is an original classic and I paid the most for it but just holding them the top stock stands out to me.
After while I'll put them on and see how they feel and take some more pics.
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Old 07-03-2019, 06:07 PM   #9
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Stocks On Revolver Pics

OK, here are some pics with each set installed. The bottom set looks good, made the 22 feel and look like a magnum handgun. The center set felt good in hand, good size for my hand, looked pretty good to me. The Top set of grips looked and felt the best to me, may not show that way in the pics.

Left/Bottom: S&W Checkered Target. Center/Middle: Ahrends Retro. Right/Top: S&W Smooth Target Goncalo Alves
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Stainless Ultra Carry 9mm
Stainless Raptor Custom, Pro, Ultra
Super Carry Ultra Plus
TLE Pro (TFS)

84M Longmaster Classic SS .308
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I like the classic grips or far left. Second would be the far right and the other ones I'm not a fan of because I don't like finger grooves on grips.
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