Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-04-2017, 02:50 PM
C0RLoCK's Avatar
C0RLoCK C0RLoCK is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 13
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post

Hello all, I will start by saying that I am a new member and I am 28 years old. I am away from home most of the time, and have few chances to practice, let alone visit a range. Last year I chose my first pistol, a Springfield XDM compact 9mm. I spent several months researching, and tried out several at my local range before buying.

Two of the 10 pistols that I tried felt good, "right" in my hands, the H&K vp9 and the Springfield XDS 9mm. In the end, my choice leaned towards the Springfield XDS because the vp9 simply seemed too big for a carry firearm. During my research I was already leaning towards the XDM 9mm anyways so I figured the XDS was the closest to shooting the XDM as I could get, because they didn't have one.

Since then, I have tried to happy with my XDM because of its great capacity and warranty, but I have started to realize that I don't enjoy shooting it very much. After bringing it home, I immediately switched out the back strap to the smaller of the three, and it helped a little but I still cannot hit the mag release without losing my pointer or middle finger and losing most of my grip. Also after practicing to keep a proper grip, the aggressive texture starts to hurt my palm something fierce.

Now, coming close to 2018, I was truly happy to see H&K come out with their vp9sk, which it seems I would have chosen last year had it been available. So now I come to you all for advice. I have a decision to make, and I haven't found any answers researching because it seems to come down to personal opinion. It's a tough question to answer as an open question. When to customize and when to exchange?

Do I customize my XDM grip to fit my hand and stop hurting me, thereby voiding the warranty?
Or...
Do I trade in my XDM and get the smaller capacity vp9sk?

I am aware there is no perfect answer, but I would love to hear some outside opinions. Thank you all for your input! - Corey

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
__________________
Fav. Firearm: S&W 686-6+ 5"
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-04-2017, 03:08 PM
Bill In Texas Bill In Texas is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,694
Likes: 1,892
Liked 455 Times in 375 Posts
Default

Welcome to the Neighborhood!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-04-2017, 03:19 PM
C0RLoCK's Avatar
C0RLoCK C0RLoCK is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 13
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill In Texas View Post
Welcome to the Neighborhood!
Thank you Sir =)

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
__________________
Fav. Firearm: S&W 686-6+ 5"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-04-2017, 03:30 PM
Rpg Rpg is online now
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Denver area
Posts: 2,672
Likes: 5,020
Liked 3,552 Times in 1,414 Posts
Default

Welcome!

I'd be reluctant to indulge in customizing an inexpensive pistol, especially if it would void a warranty. Kind of like throwing good money after bad.

I'd sell it and buy a gun that better fits what you want.

Treat any loss as tuition: learning what works for you and what doesn't.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #5  
Old 09-04-2017, 04:11 PM
lrrifleman's Avatar
lrrifleman lrrifleman is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Southern NJ
Posts: 2,750
Likes: 3,114
Liked 1,373 Times in 764 Posts
Default

Welcome from the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey.

If you can readily get a new handgun without jumping through permit hoops, I would go shopping for the handgun that you feel most comfortable with, especially since it will be a carry gun! Try different makes and models before you drop your money. For me, Glocks just don't feel right, so I avoid them like the plague. I find the 1911 frame to be comfortable and ideal, along with the 439. I also have a Mauser HSc, which fits well. I tend to avoid all other semi-autos.
__________________
Judge control not gun control!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-04-2017, 04:18 PM
Targets Guy's Avatar
Targets Guy Targets Guy is online now
US Veteran
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Southwest Iowa
Posts: 5,723
Likes: 1,054
Liked 8,720 Times in 2,605 Posts
Default

Welcome to the forum. Follow your heart.

Were it me I would keep what I have and buy the new one.
__________________
Mike
S&WCA #3065
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-04-2017, 04:24 PM
C0RLoCK's Avatar
C0RLoCK C0RLoCK is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 13
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lrrifleman View Post
Welcome from the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey.

If you can readily get a new handgun without jumping through permit hoops, I would go shopping for the handgun that you feel most comfortable with, especially since it will be a carry gun! Try different makes and models before you drop your money....
Unfortunately for me, where I live, they require background checks. Fortunately for me, I am a Boy Scout LOL, so it usually takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
__________________
Fav. Firearm: S&W 686-6+ 5"
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-04-2017, 04:26 PM
JamesArthur60's Avatar
JamesArthur60 JamesArthur60 is offline
US Veteran
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 1,273
Likes: 43
Liked 175 Times in 78 Posts
Default

Welcome. I customized a handgun to my liking. Having said that, when you customize a gun and decided one day (it happens) to sell it, you won't get a fair price for the extra work done. A great deal for a potential buyer, but doubtful you'll make a profit. IMO, sell your uncomfortable gun and buy what makes you a happy gun owner. BTW, I used a handgun in competition sport shooting that performed flawlessly. Until the grip finally was not a good fit for my hand. That gun was the Xdm.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-04-2017, 04:32 PM
C0RLoCK's Avatar
C0RLoCK C0RLoCK is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 13
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

RPG- that is kind of where I was leaning, I'm a believer in customizing something, especially as important of a tool as a firearm. But if customization is required for something to work, it may be worth replacing with the right tool for the job.

Targets Guy- I have considered that as well, but if I am to be honest, I have already exceeded my budget this year for firearms, that is why I was looking into an exchange rather than an all-out purchase. You got to love those last-minute additions to a catalog LOL. I also feel that if I did keep the XDM, that it would likely being neglected in favor of a firearm I enjoy shooting better.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
__________________
Fav. Firearm: S&W 686-6+ 5"

Last edited by C0RLoCK; 09-04-2017 at 04:38 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-04-2017, 05:50 PM
C0RLoCK's Avatar
C0RLoCK C0RLoCK is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 13
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesArthur60 View Post
Welcome. I customized a handgun to my liking. Having said that, when you customize a gun and decided one day (it happens) to sell it, you won't get a fair price for the extra work done. A great deal for a potential buyer, but doubtful you'll make a profit. IMO, sell your uncomfortable gun and buy what makes you a happy gun owner. BTW, I used a handgun in competition sport shooting that performed flawlessly. Until the grip finally was not a good fit for my hand. That gun was the Xdm.
That's a good point regarding resale value, one that I hadn't considered. I would also agree that the XDM is an awesome firearm, and I would recommended to anyone. If I was to sell it, would you suggest offering all the holsters and mag holders I've acquired as well?

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
__________________
Fav. Firearm: S&W 686-6+ 5"
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-04-2017, 05:52 PM
Rpg Rpg is online now
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Denver area
Posts: 2,672
Likes: 5,020
Liked 3,552 Times in 1,414 Posts
Default

Yes!

Sell it all (unless you have another use for the accessories).
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-04-2017, 06:09 PM
C0RLoCK's Avatar
C0RLoCK C0RLoCK is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 13
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

By the way James, what did you replace your XDM with for competitions? Just curious.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
__________________
Fav. Firearm: S&W 686-6+ 5"
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-04-2017, 06:12 PM
C0RLoCK's Avatar
C0RLoCK C0RLoCK is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 13
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rpg View Post
Yes!

Sell it all (unless you have another use for the accessories).
Thanks RPG, I probably won't have a use for them unless the vp9sk fits a Kydex XDM holster, though I doubt it. I know the mag holders won't work.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
__________________
Fav. Firearm: S&W 686-6+ 5"
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #14  
Old 09-04-2017, 06:14 PM
bigwheelzip's Avatar
bigwheelzip bigwheelzip is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 5,867
Likes: 6,333
Liked 12,191 Times in 3,243 Posts
Default

Howdy from South Carolina, and welcome to the forum.

It took me half a dozen purchases before I learned what kind of carry I am looking for, and that was after trying everything in the range rental cases. I have to live with a weapon for a while before I know for sure if I like it.

You might want to try grip tape or a grip sleeve, before you give up. It can make a big difference in feel without altering the gun.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-04-2017, 06:18 PM
S&W Oldtimer's Avatar
S&W Oldtimer S&W Oldtimer is offline
SWCA Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SW VA
Posts: 14,557
Likes: 2,687
Liked 788 Times in 670 Posts
Default

Welcome from Va.
__________________
Roger
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 09-04-2017, 07:23 PM
C0RLoCK's Avatar
C0RLoCK C0RLoCK is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 13
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Bigwheel- I suppose that would offer some relief, but sadly that wouldn't bring the controls any closer to reach. I think my hands fall into a grey category, long fingers, big palms & short thumbs LOL.

Oldtimer- Thank you Sir. Glad to finally join the frey! I've been browsing this forum quite a bit, but never fully committed until today.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
__________________
Fav. Firearm: S&W 686-6+ 5"
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #17  
Old 09-04-2017, 07:27 PM
mrsig mrsig is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Tampa
Posts: 2,709
Likes: 16
Liked 291 Times in 273 Posts
Default

Welcome from Tampa
__________________
NRA Bene Life, SWCA 2372
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 09-04-2017, 07:37 PM
OLDSTER's Avatar
OLDSTER OLDSTER is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 1,356
Likes: 2,661
Liked 1,638 Times in 556 Posts
Default

Welcome from North Dakota
__________________
SWCA 2952
John
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 09-04-2017, 08:59 PM
MCorps0311's Avatar
MCorps0311 MCorps0311 is offline
US Veteran
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Derby City,Ky.
Posts: 2,076
Likes: 1,971
Liked 1,309 Times in 629 Posts
Default

Welcome aboard.
__________________
Semper Fi.
#L1C4
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 09-04-2017, 09:22 PM
C0RLoCK's Avatar
C0RLoCK C0RLoCK is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 13
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Thanks guys! =)

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
__________________
Fav. Firearm: S&W 686-6+ 5"
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 09-05-2017, 06:36 AM
wingriderz wingriderz is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,234
Likes: 641
Liked 789 Times in 450 Posts
Default

Welcome A Board from the Sunshine State
__________________
Spin The Wheel
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 09-05-2017, 06:54 AM
MSG Glenn MSG Glenn is offline
US Veteran
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 4,825
Likes: 194
Liked 600 Times in 542 Posts
Default

Welcome from Wisconsin, Corey!

I'm not much into customizing firearms, especially carry weapons other than a light custom job.
__________________
Former USN, Retired US Army
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 09-05-2017, 07:15 AM
bigwheelzip's Avatar
bigwheelzip bigwheelzip is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 5,867
Likes: 6,333
Liked 12,191 Times in 3,243 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by C0RLoCK View Post
...I think my hands fall into a grey category, long fingers, big palms & short thumbs LOL.
I just looked up the HK you mentioned and saw that it has the paddle style mag release to handle your short thumb reach.

The well regarded Walther P99C AS also has the paddle mag release and interchangeable backstraps like the HK. It also adds a feature unique among striker fired pistols, a decocker. This feature gives you the option of selecting either a 4.5 or 9 pound first trigger pull. That heavier first pull is a nice option to have on a concealed carry.

P99 - Walther Arms
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 09-05-2017, 06:26 PM
snubbyfan's Avatar
snubbyfan snubbyfan is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: WVa East Panhandle
Posts: 21,075
Likes: 56,608
Liked 56,590 Times in 12,865 Posts
Default

__________________
Keep on Chooglin'
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 09-05-2017, 07:40 PM
CIsland CIsland is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 8,374
Likes: 198
Liked 599 Times in 516 Posts
Default

Welcome from. Ohio! !
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 09-06-2017, 10:14 AM
fyimo's Avatar
fyimo fyimo is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 18,307
Likes: 5,347
Liked 5,118 Times in 1,796 Posts
Talking

Welcome to the forum from Arkansas
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 09-07-2017, 08:19 AM
JamesArthur60's Avatar
JamesArthur60 JamesArthur60 is offline
US Veteran
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 1,273
Likes: 43
Liked 175 Times in 78 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by C0RLoCK View Post
By the way James, what did you replace your XDM with for competitions? Just curious.
When I sold my customized XDM I sold everything to the buyer; gun, Comp-Tac holster, mag holder and 5 magazines. He was very happy. I replaced it with an upgraded S&W M&P Pro9. Much different grip. However, I did like the larger designed slide release on the XDM.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 09-07-2017, 09:27 AM
C0RLoCK's Avatar
C0RLoCK C0RLoCK is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 13
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Thank you all for the warm welcome, and great advice! I went ahead and bought the vp9sk yesterday, they had a good price of $630 out the door at Sportsman's Warehouse, and I couldn't resist that price.

Now I just need to get a good price for my XDM. One gun store I went to said 350 but they wouldn't take the accessories, that seems a bit low. I think I paid $450 for the XD Essentials package, but then I spent about 200 on holsters and a double mag holder. Do you all think I would get a better price on GunBroker or something? Thanks much.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
__________________
Fav. Firearm: S&W 686-6+ 5"

Last edited by C0RLoCK; 09-07-2017 at 09:28 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 09-07-2017, 04:07 PM
JamesArthur60's Avatar
JamesArthur60 JamesArthur60 is offline
US Veteran
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 1,273
Likes: 43
Liked 175 Times in 78 Posts
Default

I've sold and purchased guns/accessories on Armslist. Pick the city/state location for a local sale. Take a picture and the price you want. Get ready for haggling over the price. Gun guys do that, part of the game.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 09-09-2017, 08:50 AM
Muss Muggins's Avatar
Muss Muggins Muss Muggins is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: southeast Missouri
Posts: 7,600
Likes: 2,677
Liked 9,207 Times in 3,302 Posts
Default

Welcome from the bootheel of Missouri, the Show Me State . . .

I'm sure you'll get some opinions regarding H&K vs. Springfield, but you'll get better ones if you ask about Smith and Wesson. I'm not a fan of either of the pistols you mention. Bulky and bad triggers, but that's just my opinion . . .
__________________
Wisdom comes thru fear . . .
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 09-10-2017, 07:12 PM
C0RLoCK's Avatar
C0RLoCK C0RLoCK is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 13
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Muss Muggins View Post
Welcome from the bootheel of Missouri, the Show Me State . . .

I'm sure you'll get some opinions regarding H&K vs. Springfield, but you'll get better ones if you ask about Smith and Wesson. I'm not a fan of either of the pistols you mention. Bulky and bad triggers, but that's just my opinion . . .
No worries there LOL. Last weekend I fired it for the first time, and I love it. My groups were so much better than the Springfield, and even better overall using one hand, which surprised me. I guess I have to work on my support hand a little more.

And as far as Smith & Wesson is concerned, I love my 686 5 inch, it's the first revolver I ever shot, and it won't be my last!

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
__________________
Fav. Firearm: S&W 686-6+ 5"
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 09-10-2017, 07:52 PM
Irn-Bru Irn-Bru is online now
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 995
Likes: 814
Liked 1,423 Times in 471 Posts
Default

I would seriously check out Talon Grips. I use them on my Glock 43 and it makes shooting more comfortable. Grips are very easy to install, I've put them on my Glock and Kahr. This is a stock picture. Also won't mess up your warranty.

Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 09-10-2017, 09:16 PM
Gardner11 Gardner11 is online now
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 130
Likes: 1,222
Liked 160 Times in 67 Posts
Default

Glad you are here , it is a great place to be .
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 09-10-2017, 09:32 PM
C0RLoCK's Avatar
C0RLoCK C0RLoCK is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 13
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Irn-Bru View Post
I would seriously check out Talon Grips. I use them on my Glock 43 and it makes shooting more comfortable. Grips are very easy to install, I've put them on my Glock and Kahr. This is a stock picture. Also won't mess up your warranty.
Wow! That is very interesting, how much are they?

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
__________________
Fav. Firearm: S&W 686-6+ 5"

Last edited by C0RLoCK; 09-10-2017 at 09:33 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 09-10-2017, 10:09 PM
Irn-Bru Irn-Bru is online now
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 995
Likes: 814
Liked 1,423 Times in 471 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by C0RLoCK View Post
Wow! That is very interesting, how much are they?

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
Looks like about $18 on Amazon, that's where I got mine. I watched a YouTube video before installing, really quite simple. Just take your time and wrap them on. Once in place and pressed down, use a hairdryer to heat them up and keep pushing. They mold right to your grips. Easy to remove too.



Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 09-11-2017, 09:50 AM
C0RLoCK's Avatar
C0RLoCK C0RLoCK is offline
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 13
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Okay, I will give that a try. Since I have an XDM compact, should I buy the full-size and trim it? that way I still have some to wrap around the mag extension. What do you think?

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
__________________
Fav. Firearm: S&W 686-6+ 5"
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 09-11-2017, 11:53 AM
Irn-Bru Irn-Bru is online now
Member
When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post When to Customize vs. When to Exchange: A Newcomer's Post  
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 995
Likes: 814
Liked 1,423 Times in 471 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by C0RLoCK View Post
Okay, I will give that a try. Since I have an XDM compact, should I buy the full-size and trim it? that way I still have some to wrap around the mag extension. What do you think?

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
I'm not sure if the dimensions are different. Personally I'd buy the proper grips as they are custom fitted to each gun.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A New Year's word to Newcomers Pisgah New Members Introduction 11 01-21-2015 09:56 PM
Which one to customize?? Nframe0318 S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 6 01-05-2014 08:00 PM
For Australians, '60's folk music fans, newcomers to YouTube, and all who appreciate the female voice snowman The Lounge 20 01-10-2010 09:50 PM
Should I Customize? SWirsty S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 8 04-21-2009 06:21 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:42 PM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)