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LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior MemberPosts: 8,337 Senior Member
...I suppose I can rethink Hogues.
SSR_Hogue_zpsiuqotbn0.jpg

They now make their rubberized monogrip without texture or finger grooves. It was cheap from Midway and I like the look, so I figured I'd try it on my 686SSR.

I like it!
“A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,887 Senior Member
    No finger grooves? Color me interested. The finger grooves are the onky feature I dislike about Hogues.
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Me too. I've tried no-groove Hogues on my N frames, but they just don't feel right to me, and the one for my SP101 is just fugly. But these work.

    (PS-Photobucket gremlin strikes again; I'd rotated this pic and tweaked the contrast, but it didn't seem to take.)
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

    NRA Endowment Member
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,796 Senior Member
    My heart was all a patter. I thought you'd gotten a Glock.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • toymachinetoymachine Senior Member Posts: 761 Senior Member
    Do my eyes deceive me, or is that another slab-side barrel? I haven't really delved into revolvers much, so I suppose that could be commonplace, it just appears unorthodox to me.

    Wait- is this another April Fools joke? LMLarsen rethinking his hatred of all thing Hogue? Dunno if I buy it.
    "Is 'milk bottle' literally a racist term?"
    "It is now." - Jack Fraggs
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    My heart was all a patter. I thought you'd gotten a Glock.

    Dream on, cupcake.
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

    NRA Endowment Member
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    toymachine wrote: »
    Do my eyes deceive me, or is that another slab-side barrel? I haven't really delved into revolvers much, so I suppose that could be commonplace, it just appears unorthodox to me.

    Wait- is this another April Fools joke? LMLarsen rethinking his hatred of all thing Hogue? Dunno if I buy it.

    That's one of S&W's Pro Series, production guns that get a little Performance Center goodness but not the full Monty. And no, it's not an April Fools joke; that would be me grinning while holding a Glock with a Hogue grip sleeve.

    My 686SSR was my gift to myself when I got my Graduate degree about six years ago. It has an action job by my local 'smith Sam Hatfield, with a DA stroke of around eight pounds and a single-action pull measured in thoughts, along with a fiber-optic front sight and one of the last Millett rear sights to ever hit the street before Bushnell killed them off.

    ETA: It also has The Plug in lieu of the infamous S&W lawyer lock. Sadly the gentleman on the S&W Forum who made these no longer offers them, due to ongoing health issues.
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

    NRA Endowment Member
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    Me too. I've tried no-groove Hogues on my N frames, but they just don't feel right to me, and the one for my SP101 is just fugly. But these work.

    Oh, and I do love the checkered Hogue I got a few years back for my old Service-Six.
    IMG_0014_zps511dcb63.jpg
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

    NRA Endowment Member
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,786 Senior Member
    Hogue grips just seem to fit my hand. They have fixed a few guns that just weren't hitting where I was pointing.
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,887 Senior Member
    If they make these for the Redhawk, I will be getting them.
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Not showing on their website, but might be worth a phone call.
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,628 Senior Member
    Rubber grips that don't even cover and cushion a magnum revolver's exposed steel backstrap are useless.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,796 Senior Member
    horselips wrote: »
    Rubber grips that don't even cover and cushion a magnum revolver's exposed steel backstrap are useless.

    I'm kinda with you on that one.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Noted and ignored. :p

    Now, the rest of you that don't have sensitive carney hands, carry on.
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

    NRA Endowment Member
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,692 Senior Member
    I like 'em.

    But then I don't find the recoil of a .357 in a K-frame or L-frame to be objectionable. Or uncontrollable.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,962 Senior Member
    If they make these for the Redhawk, I will be getting them.
    I had a wood plowshare grip on a redhawk and got a Hogue momogrip for it. It is nice enough, but the back strap is uncovered; at least the plowshare grip does
    not plow into my palm now.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,962 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    ...I suppose I can rethink Hogues.


    They now make their rubberized monogrip without texture or finger grooves. It was cheap from Midway and I like the look, so I figured I'd try it on my 686SSR.

    I like it!
    Looks like it will work OK
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    I'm kinda with you on that one.

    Oh just Look at you two "bonding"
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    Oh, and I do love the checkered Hogue I got a few years back for my old Service-Six.
    IMG_0014_zps511dcb63.jpg

    They look to be some of the most serviceable stocks I've seen for that gun :up:
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,796 Senior Member
    Weatherby wrote: »
    Oh just Look at you two "bonding"

    Anomaly.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,796 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    FIFY.

    To have less kittens in the world...........it's worth it.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    To have less kittens in the world...........it's worth it.

    What would carneys (carni?) eat then?
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,796 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Duh, cabbage.

    And dogs. Hamsters, fish and parakeets as well. Most any household pet will do.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    And dogs. Hamsters, fish and parakeets as well. Most any household pet will do.

    So a German Shepherd is a regular feast? That would make Goldfish snack size. Correct?
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,796 Senior Member
    So a German Shepherd is a regular feast? That would make Goldfish snack size. Correct?

    I have actually eaten live goldfish. Ahhhhhhhh.......youthful dares.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    Every time someone sees that picture of those crappy grips, God kills a kitten

    something wrong with that ?
  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,954 Senior Member
    horselips wrote: »
    Rubber grips that don't even cover and cushion a magnum revolver's exposed steel backstrap are useless.

    Agreed, BUT, good wooden grips that provide the right surface area (enlarging it) work fine without covering the backstrap either.

    Luis
    Wielding the Hammer of Thor first requires you to lift and carry the Hammer of Thor. - Bigslug
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,350 Senior Member
    HvyMax wrote: »
    Hogue grips just seem to fit my hand. They have fixed a few guns that just weren't hitting where I was pointing.

    Me too. Wood looks better. but I didn't ever shoot a N-frame with the stock wooden grips. After a few rounds when I bought a 28 a few years back, I knew why. The pachmayr and hogue version are easier to use.
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
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