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Old 02-26-2008, 6:55 PM
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I just purchased a S&W 4” 686 square butt that came with the Hogue black rubber grips. They are not a good fit for me. I have very large hands. What wood grips are you folks suggesting these days? Thanks…
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:45 PM
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HOGUE!!!!

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Old 03-30-2008, 12:17 PM
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Nil, Herrett's and Pachmayr all make large grips. Sounds like you want some that cover the back strap. I use the Hogue X-frame grip on my 4" 686 Plus but as far as I know it only comes in the round butt configuration. If you want rubber, Pachmayr would definitely be worth a look.
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Old 04-05-2008, 11:07 PM
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What wood grips are you folks suggesting these days?
Cannot say I have very large hands, but they aren't small, I love this par of Ahrends (available at TopGunSupply.com) grips on my 686:





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Old 04-05-2008, 11:22 PM
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RFB - saw your "polish" 686 over on The High Road; man is that shiny.
How many hours of Mothers did it take? And yeah the Ahrends look good.
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Hey thanks!

Hi QuarterBoreGunner! I'm still relatively new to gun forums, don't know who hangs where yet. This being only my third forum, THR was my first and I've only been on there since Dec. Nice to be appreciated on two sites.

Ballpark on the polish is as follows. 6 coats just to get rid of that factory dull and dirty coat. 6 more to really make it shine and clean out every last nook and cranny. Coats 13-17 for me were clean-up after shooting soft lead rounds and before the photoshoot. You may very well be able to do it in less than 12, I was starting with a NIB that had been sent back to S&W for a trigger job and been test fired and left dirty. One full polish cycle was about 30-45 minutes depending on if I stopped or stared at the tv too long, or if I had taken the crane off and had to reassemble it. So roughly 9 hours...but it really was mostly watchin tv on a rainy day too.

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I just purchased a S&W 4” 686 square butt that came with the Hogue black rubber grips. They are not a good fit for me. I have very large hands. What wood grips are you folks suggesting these days? Thanks…
I really like shooting my 686 4" SB with the "stock" wood target grips, I happen to think they're a very good match for it and find it to be a very pleasurable time at the range. If you're carrying this that's a different story as they're kinda fat, but for target they give you a nice firm purchase on the weapon.
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Old 04-06-2008, 1:44 PM
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that gun blinds me, so im buying a sw500 soon and would want to polish like your 686 the mothers polish is it a cream form or a paste do you just apply it with a cotten cloth or do you use some type of buffer, how long do you leave the polish on the surface before wipeing it away to a shine. hella nice gun by the way
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