Photo above is my Great Great Grandfather, Civil War Veteran, Company C, First Kentucky Cavalry, U.S.

Mom and Dad had antecedents on both sides of that bloody conflict. Counties were split, towns were split, and families were split. It was never as simple as being the north versus the south.

The Preacherman says, "My advice to you is to get yourself a gun and learn how to shoot." The Gunman says, "My advice to you is to get yourself a Bible and learn how to pray."

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Getting a grip on my S&W J Frame .357 Magnums

Above on the left is a S&W 640-1 wearing big ole thick (likely aftermarket) hand filling grips, and on the right is a S&W 60-9 adorned with what I believe to be factory combat-style grips (although they are not marked as such, I believe S&W sourced grips from Uncle Mike's for a while).

The grips on the left are okay for shooting but they are (for my taste) marginal for IWB and shoulder carry; they really suck for pocket carry.  The grips on the right make that revolver substantially more agreeable for IWB, shoulder, and pocket carry; I decided to seek a match of those grips so I could put them on the 640-1.



Above are newly purchased S&W factory logo round-butt J Frame grips (AKA "stocks" for all you pedants); on the left are the combat style grips; on the right are the Craig Spegel style boot grips. I find the boot grips to be just downright wonderful for J Frames stoked with .38 Special cartridges but not much fun with any flavor of the .357 magnum loads.




 Above on the left is a full frontal nudity porno shot of the 640-1 round-butt J Frame.




Above, the grips on the Model 60-9 (revolver with the exposed hammer) look to be a bit larger than the new grips that we put on the Model 640-1 (revolver with internal hammer).




Although the new S&W logo grips for the 640-1 are not an exact match to those that are on the 60-9, I believe they will work out just fine and dandy; holster-time and range-time will tell the final tale.











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