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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Michael Tinker Pearce, Jan 19, 2021.

  1. Michael Tinker Pearce

    Michael Tinker Pearce Member

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    Taurus model 415 .41 Magnum. Polished, new grips...

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    Right-side front of trigger guard relieved so I can easily move my trigger-finger from a safe position on the frame to the trigger.
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    I left the matte finish on the top-strap of course.

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  2. JeffG

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    Right-side front of trigger guard relieved.

    First time I have seen this modification, and I like it !!

    Nice Revolver overall, thanks for sharing.
     
  4. dredd

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    Interesting work on the trigger guard.
    That's new to me as well.
    It makes sense and I like it.
     
  5. Hal

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    I shot a Taurus (.38 spl) once. It was dismal. It looked like a nice S&W clone, but, it shot & felt like crap.
    Over the years, I've seen a few Taurus .22lr that tempted me - only because S&W 17/18s were so scarce & expensive once you did find one.

    Having said that......I'd pay some serious money to have a Taurus M415 .41 magnum. The closest I've been able to come is the 2.75" S&W M69 in .44magnum.

    Enjoy yours!
    (this Taurus-hater is more than a tad envious)
     
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    Oh Look! Something shiny...:D

    Very nice job on that Taurus, MTP. That is a unique idea for the trigger guard. It makes sense to me. Those grips are quite something. Not my speed, but they are kinda cool.
     
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    Nice job! I bet that's a handful with full power ammo.

    Charter has a .41 snubbie that's probably easier to find than the Taurus.
     
  8. Hal

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    Too large for my tastes & I'm not a fan of CA - plus - there isn't anywhere local I can go to handle one before I buy it.
    I'm not real sold on the idea of buying something I'm not fond of to begin with, sight unseen.

    Thanks though! :)

    I'll hold out for a S&W L frame snub - like the M69, but in .41 mag.
     
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  9. Buckeye63

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    @Michael Tinker Pearce
    I have owned several Taurus Trackers over the years , 45acp , 44 Colt , 41 Mag , 357 mag &
    44 mag .. in different configurations at different times .. Always had good luck with them myself ..
    I own a Tracker 44 mag at this time ...

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  10. ApacheCoTodd

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    Nice work.

    The grips look like Mexican-Cowboy made by a Moroccan craftsman. They are really stunning.

    Have you given any thought to addressing its Frankestein-chin barrel lug to complement the other customizations?

    Todd.
     
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  11. Michael Tinker Pearce

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    I've considered it, but haven't come up with an idea I really like yet.
     
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    Just slanting the chin back at an angle might eliminate the "sawed off" look.
     
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  13. bigmike45

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    Very nice Michael. First I'm happy to se another .41mag fan like myself. I also have the 415 and really like the gun. I have done a lot of work on the action and trigger since it is my concealed carry gun and it is as smooth as any other revolver I own. I also minimally dehorned the whole gun for carry. Though I love the way the factory grips help absorb the thump when gun goes off, I have always wanted a nice set of wood grips for it. I have yet to find anyone who makes any or even a custom grip maker that could make one for me. I don't know who made those grips on your gun but they are a real work of art. With grips like that I would want to open carry (see Bar-B-Que Gun here in Texas) instead of concealed carry like I currently do.
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    I always enjoy your posts MTP. You never disappoint with your imagination and craftsmanship.
     
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  15. Grizzly2

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    There used to be someone on ebay from Thailand that made grips for some guns you couldn't find elsewhere. I haven't look in a year or two to see if he is still around. Some said they were very close and with a little work they would fit better. The wood was usually pretty nice.
     
  16. Tallball

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    That is gorgeous! :)
     
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    Bill Jordan had massive hands and modified the trigger guard on his model 19 in a similar manner.
    He let me try it. I liked it, but my hands are not big enough to justify the modifications to my guns.
     
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    I am finding myself strangely pleased with the grips. They are to my eye something my cousin, Strangely Brown, may very well have appreciated with some greatliness. I am most grateful for your sharing of this artistry.
     
  19. bannockburn

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    Nice polishing work on the Taurus, as usual! Grips have a nice shape to them; just a little too exotic looking for my taste!
     
  20. Tallball

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    The grips are way cool, from my point of view.

    I admire things that are both artistic and functional.
     
  21. dbluefish

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    Where did you get those grips?
    paul
     
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  22. Michael Tinker Pearce

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    They were a gift. They were purchased off eBay. Made in Thailand, I think.
     
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    As usual very nice work. Thank you for sharing.
     
  24. WisBorn

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    @Michael Tinker Pearce I like the idea of the relieved trigger gard. Is that the first revolver that you have done that with?
    May have to consider that with my 415.
     
  25. JTHunter

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    Wow ! With flashy grips like those (mother of pearl inlays?) another accessory would be sunglasses !! :rofl:
     
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