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My first wheelgun

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by mattk, Aug 3, 2006.

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  1. mattk

    mattk Member

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    Hey gang,
    I have just purchased my very first wheelie.
    Its a Smith 520 7 shot .357 magnum. OHHH Magnum
    I bought it slightly used. Its already had an action job done by a local smith I know and trust(he used to be my boss).
    I have one problem. I hate the girps.
    I need something a little smaller.
    Any suggestions?
    Its really a nice gun.
     
  2. cmidkiff

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    Congrats...

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    Nice gun :) Does it have the factory grips? I kinda like them, but it's a personal preference thing... if they don't fit you, find one that does. Any L frame handle will work fine. The rubber pachmayr grips work well for shooting, but I hate the look.
     
  3. mattk

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    Yep the grips are factory. Mine are a bit lighter than the ones in the photo.
    I am tempted to order the Lady Smith grips from Smith. Their purty
     
  4. Troggy

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    hogue

    If you love your gun give it a "Hogue" and a kiss!:)
     
  5. Eightball

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    I Second the "hogue and kiss" idea. They're very comfortable on my 620, especially shooting .357.
     
  6. PennsyPlinker

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    Congrats on the new gun! I was looking and lusting after this very same model in the used case at my local dealer (way far away from you). He was trying to entice me since he knows I have its little brother, the 386 PD. It would be nice, but I already have two .357 S&W wheelies. Maybe someday...
     
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    I'm interested in buying the factory grip if you're interested in selling it. :D
     
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    Any L-frame or K-frame grip will fit. There's probably more styles available for those frames than any other.
     
  9. mattk

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    you know I just plain dislike the Houge Mono Grips. The finger groves dont line up for me at all. Maybe a Bantum grip?
     
  10. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    I have a set of Bantams on my S&W 65 and I love them. Shoot and enjoy.
     
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    You can order the Hogue mono grip in wood, and have them delete one or both finger grooves.

    Joe
     
  12. wheelgunner88

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    Grips

    The Jerry Miculek grips for S&W revos works well for me. Very smooth finish so it doesn't hang up on cover garment, and you can get a very high grip for better recoil control.
     
  13. DWARREN123

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    Revolvers are great!!!
     
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