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gorenut
09-06-2012, 7:22 PM
Ahrends tactical round and no finger grooves. Love the coloring on these and honestly I was a bit worried because Brownell's has ugly pictures up for these grips.

I'm thinking of applying some tung oil on these grips.. anything I need to be aware of before doing it? Do I need to remove whatever comes from Ahrend's factory or can I just go to town over it?

Here they are:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8443/7947932312_a368c47b07_c.jpg

This is what my 627 used to have...
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8166/7206701732_9d6ec9be22_c.jpg

I think they're lovely, but I like the shape of the Ahrends better. They seem to fit my hand better. Probably sell these ones.

Shapes And Colors
09-06-2012, 9:09 PM
I can't answer your question regarding prep, but wow those stock grips are beautiful!

gorenut
09-06-2012, 9:51 PM
I contacted Ahrends and it definitely already has a finish on it and I'd have to strip it off in order to really let the tung take full affect. I'll probably just leave it as is and give it a healthy coat of Ren Wax.

westcoast362
09-06-2012, 9:57 PM
If you buy your Ahrends grips from his web-site or from gripseller.com (same price) you can get them with a tung oil finish for a few more dollars. I have bought from gripseller a couple of times and the shipping is very fast.