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Echidin
10-08-2011, 3:47 PM
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/2173/img00136201110081418.jpg

Get to pick it up on the 17th. Almost went with the 629 (same model in .44 mag/spl), but decided the more practical choice would be the 627 in .357 mag, not to mention the cost of .44 ammo if you don't reload. Besides what's not to like about 8 shots of .357 mag and the use of full moonclips? A great compliment to my 686. I can't wait to do a range report. Must do something about the grips though. I was trying to find some S&W round butt combat grips, but I didn't realize how hard it was going to be to track some down. If anyone knows where I can find some or has any other grip suggestions feel free to comment.

shooting4life
10-08-2011, 3:51 PM
The eagle grips that they come with are way to small for my big hands. You'll love the gun once you get it home.

I have herret Bill Jordan style grips on mine now
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/IMG_2939.jpg
In the past I have had factory combats on it as well
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/e850918b.jpg

Echidin
10-08-2011, 3:59 PM
Very nice! How do the Bill Jordan's feel without the finger grooves?

shooting4life
10-08-2011, 4:00 PM
They are my favorite shape of grip so far with Nill being a close second
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/IMG_2935.jpg

Echidin
10-08-2011, 5:32 PM
Awesome, thanks for the suggestion.

richie3888
10-08-2011, 7:17 PM
How much does this retail for?

vantage
10-08-2011, 9:55 PM
Nice revolver!!

I've got the original wood grips on my 327. I keep thinking about switching to rubber to tame the magnums loads a bit better, but they're just too pretty.

The moon clips remain my favorite. I've tried some 8 round speed loaders and haven't been as impressed with the ease of he clips.

http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/1574/sw327vf4.jpg

http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/9157/sw3278roundscm4.jpg

http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/6425/sw327triggersr9.jpg

Echidin
10-08-2011, 10:07 PM
Nice revolver!!

I've got the original wood grips on my 327. I keep thinking about switching to rubber to tame the magnums loads a bit better, but they're just too pretty.

The moon clips remain my favorite. I've tried some 8 round speed loaders and haven't been as impressed with the ease of he clips.

http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/1574/sw327vf4.jpg

http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/9157/sw3278roundscm4.jpg

http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/6425/sw327triggersr9.jpg

I don't blame you, I wouldn't change the wood grips out for rubber ones either. Absolutely beautiful.

ColdDeadHands1
10-08-2011, 10:11 PM
Check out Hogue wood or rubber grips. Some very nice options here:

http://www.hoguestore.com

MrExel17
10-08-2011, 10:26 PM
Man thoughs are nice, thanks for sharing!

Dhena81
10-08-2011, 10:46 PM
Man what's up with all the sick revolver porn floating around now days they are just so damn good looking.

cudakidd
10-09-2011, 7:59 AM
Mine with custom Spegel!
http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo284/cudakidd/CIMG4171.jpg

My 327 with the Sile Spegel Rubber grips!
http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo284/cudakidd/CIMG0255.jpg

Echidin
10-09-2011, 8:15 AM
Do you mean these type of combats? They sell for upwards of $200 these days.

http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/saintelvis/SW1.jpg

The grips shown on my 627 and 629 in the photo below are Performance Center walnut N frame grips I ordered directly over the phone from S&W for less than $50 each. They're the best deal for grips, in my opinion.

http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/saintelvis/SWfamily.jpg

I later got some Nil grips but have since taken them off and put the PC grips back on.

http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/saintelvis/SWNill1.jpg

I am expecting 3 sets of Spegel grips to arrive in the next 3 weeks after waiting 4 months. Really looking forward to those. The grips on Vantage's 327 are from Ahrends. He's the current OEM supplier for S&W.

Yeah those would be the combat grips I was referring to, with or without the S&W logo. Well, $200 might be a little more than I'm willing to spend on grips. Any idea on which model the Ahrends grips are on Vantage's 327? I can't seem to find those exact grips on the Ahrends website.

Echidin
10-09-2011, 8:40 AM
Nevermind I think I found them.

jdg30
10-09-2011, 8:47 AM
You might want to look at Badger grips for your 627. I have a set on my Ruger SP101, S&W j-frames and 686+. They are well made and high quality for around $80. I've had them on my SP101 for over a year with almost daily pocket carry and they don't have a single blemish or sign of wear. The owner Jim Badger is a real nice guy and ships the grips out very quickly. I've received all my grips within a week of ordering them.

Recoil from shooting .357 magnums out of the 686 with Badger grips is very comfortable. My hand is never sore or tired from shooting the 686 with these grips.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=117751&stc=1&d=1318174972

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=117750&stc=1&d=1318175180

appagohm
10-09-2011, 9:08 AM
Eight shot is nice to have. When i got my 686+p the max was 7 shot. I'm pretty sure there was a eight shot but the gun shot where i was at didn't have any in stock.