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Altamont Wood Grips for L Frame Smith






Luxom

Obsessed Member
#1
Won some sweet trash panda side panel walnut grips from gunbroker for $30!
Gives the 686 a whole new attitude. The fit is good, and the finish is excellent. I have largish hands. Long skinny palms and fingers make it awkward to hold most guns. The palm swell is a much better fit for my hand than the factory rubber, and the look is ten fold improved.
Altamont makes good stuff. Ill be ordering more in the future.

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K-Rad

New member
#3
Very nice! I’ve been thinking about replacing my model 19 grips. I’ll have to take a look at Altamonts.
Cool album covers too!
 

Luxom

Obsessed Member
#4
Very nice! I’ve been thinking about replacing my model 19 grips. I’ll have to take a look at Altamonts.
Cool album covers too!
Thanks! I needed something to make a good background. Haha

Their products on the website are definitely affordable for the quality. They get some really cool stuff on their gunbroker though if you dont mind taking a chance of a small blemish. They seem to sell their factory seconds, damaged, and blemished products on GB starting at a penny and with no reserve. On these i suspect its because of a small hairline blemish in the edge of the oval.
The raccoon is actually etched into the faux ivory (i think thats the material) and colored second. This looks almost like something just slipped during the process, and its nearly unnoticeable.
For just $30 after s&h its definitely not going to make me cry.
These are "Super Walnut"
I really want some similar N frames in super rosewood to help preserve the more period correct grips on my old mod28 for when i do go shoot it, and also because im extremely tacky.

Lemme replenish some of my .38 supplies (cant find .357 at ALL) and we should go choot'em some time! I wanna see your boy too! Been too long.
 

K-Rad

New member
#5
Thanks! I needed something to make a good background. Haha

Their products on the website are definitely affordable for the quality. They get some really cool stuff on their gunbroker though if you dont mind taking a chance of a small blemish. They seem to sell their factory seconds, damaged, and blemished products on GB starting at a penny and with no reserve. On these i suspect its because of a small hairline blemish in the edge of the oval.
The raccoon is actually etched into the faux ivory (i think thats the material) and colored second. This looks almost like something just slipped during the process, and its nearly unnoticeable.
For just $30 after s&h its definitely not going to make me cry.
These are "Super Walnut"
I really want some similar N frames in super rosewood to help preserve the more period correct grips on my old mod28 for when i do go shoot it, and also because im extremely tacky.


Lemme replenish some of my .38 supplies (cant find .357 at ALL) and we should go choot'em some time! I wanna see your boy too! Been too long.
Thanks for the info. I’ll check out GB.
Like you’re doing I want to preserve my original grips.
 

Luxom

Obsessed Member
#8
I own several pairs of Altamont grips, good quality all around. I really like their bonded ivory
I had to google this. I didnt know the difference. So i guess bonded ivory is actual ivory but formed from a ground ivory dust. Neat.

Love the way smooth grips look, but hate shooting with them. Especially shooting fast, like ICORE.
I unfortunately do not have the budget to shoot fast. That would make sense though. You'd want some extra grip for improved handling between targets.

I actually have a second set that i also ordered for this that its sporting now but i havent had a chance to get pictures yet.
 

JTW_Jr

WheelGunner
#9
I put the smooth Miculeks on my 929, then quickly wrapped them after one practice session.
I do like the combo of rubber with wood inserts on my SP101 Wiley Clapp.

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