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Dremel time for grip mod

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by stonebuster, Nov 1, 2022.

  1. stonebuster

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    After good luck buying NOS "Original Mustang" zebrawood combat grip for a Ruger Speed Six I decided to chance one with finger grooves from a seller who didn't know what they fit. I figured they'd fit some revolver I own and for $30 I'd take a chance. They turned out to fit a Model 64 S&W RB I own but the grooves have to go as they made it too uncomfortable. It's a good rainy day project and it's raining today so the dremel is coming out. I'm no woodworker so IMG_2477.JPG this may not be pretty.
     
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    A belt sander would speed things up.
     
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    About 1/2 hour with the dremel and some hand sanding worked fine. Two coats of Min-Wax Varathane matched the existing finish. Much more comfortable now that the finger grooves don't force my finger into the trigger guard. IMG_2483 (3).JPG
     
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    Looks great---even if you did waste about 20 minutes. :D
     
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    That looks clean. I couldn’t have done better myself...and I do carpentry for a living.
     
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    Figured a little "oops" with a dremel would be better than a big "OOPs" with a belt sander.:what:
     
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    stonebuster

    Nice job of making something to be more ergonomic and work better for you!

    Time and effort well spent!
     
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    Now go shoot her!
     
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    Being the odd man out in many things; those grips look marvelous. And, I don't like finger grooves anyway, none of them ever 'fit' my hands.
    I have a Dremel (brand and function) tool (since the 1960s, I think) and I remember screwing up many projects with it. In my youth I was far too impatient. Slow and careful works for better results. Now that I'm retired, 'wasting time' is a far better way of doing things.

    And Mustang grips were always excellent grips in that they always fit the frame - grip rails. They were normally of good wood and sometimes excellent grain. As mentioned, the finger grooves could stay or not.

    Good on you, Stoney. All the way around.
     
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    This is the first Mustang I bought for a Ruger Speed Six 2 3/4" which was new in the original box. I like the Zebrawood on stainless. IMG_2413.JPG
     
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