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Old 08-01-2020, 01:14 AM
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I got a new Model 69 today. Even the guys at the gun shop were admiring it when I went in to pick it up (I had ordered it off their online store to pick up at the LGS, so they just got it in and opened it up). I had seen one at another LGS a few weeks ago and loved it, but foolishly didn't buy it on the spot, so after that store sold theirs, I got the bug and went shopping to find another small LGS nearby had it on their small website. I like to support the small shops; they are so much better than any big box.

Anyways... anyone got recommendations for grips, holsters, speedloaders, etc.? I went ahead and ordered a Galco leather belt holster (it said L-Frame 2.5 inch 686/686 Plus which I believe will fit?) I also ordered a Speed Beez Model 69 speedloader, which claims to be a direct fit and they had a video showing a Model 69 with it, so I'm pretty sure that is going to work.

What else am I missing? Any good holsters? I'm thinking I'd like a good shoulder holster as I believe it will be more comfortable.

Here she is brand new in the box:
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Old 08-01-2020, 01:52 AM
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I would go with HKS for the speed loader. For factory holsters I like safariland, but galco makes really good off the shelf stuff as well. Grips are a personal thing, I like wood square buts on a shorter barrel k or l, and target grips on a longer barrel. I would not recommend a shoulder holster for most purposes. A good belt holster, with a good belt is quicker, more concealable, and more comfortable in most situations.
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:45 AM
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The best accessory I put on the 69 was the 500 grips with extra padding.
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:12 AM
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The best accessory I put on the 69 was the 500 grips with extra padding.
Got any pics of your M69 wearing those grips ?
Thanks.
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:28 AM
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Smile 44 Mag Forever

Congratulations on your new S&W Mdl 69 44Rem Mag.
That is a very nice Revolver.

I was in one of the Local Gun Shops in Cheyenne WY yesterday,
and in the display case was one. It was very nicely made and
finished; S&W hats off to you.

When you shoot your's please give a Range Report.

Sorry I don't have any advise on accessorizing, unto each their
own. There will be good advice coming shortly.

Thanks for sharing your Story and the Pictures.
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:15 PM
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The best accessory I put on the 69 was the 500 grips with extra padding.
I thought those grips would only fit the N and X frame .
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Speed loaders for a 34 oz. snub nosed 44 magnum? LOL. By the time you shoot five the possible outcomes are
Whatever you shot will be DRT and there's no need to reload
OR
Your hand will be too numb to hold and fire the gun
AND
You will be permanently deafened.

My 69 is "as delivered".
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I have a Galco shoulder holster for mine and it works very well with all my short barreled L frames. VZ grips also work well and are comfortable. I added the medallions.

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A lock delete plug and a higher profile cylinder release that will cover the outline of the plug. A forum member on here makes them.
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Congrats on your choice.

A K frame Combat Mag deserves combat grips

I would install these immediately

https://www.altamontco.com/shared/photos/SKR-CF06.jpg
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I thought those grips would only fit the N and X frame .
Left - 500 X Frame unmodified on 41/4" M69

Center - Modified 500 X Frame (rounded butt, removed finger groves on 2 3/4" M69

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Old 08-01-2020, 01:03 PM
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Modified 500 X Frame on Model 19 Carry Comp

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A lock delete plug and a higher profile cylinder release that will cover the outline of the plug. A forum member on here makes them.
Link please.
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I thought those grips would only fit the N and X frame .
I had some on mine and they fit fine. I stopped shooting heavy loads so I went back to the grip that came with the gun.

I think these are the ones S&W K, L, N, X, Z Frame Round Butt Rubber Tamer Conversion Monogrip Black - Soft OverMolded Rubber - Full Size Conversion Grips - Round to Square - K and L Frame Round Butt - K/L-Frame Revolvers - Grips for Smith & Wesson - Handgun Grips - Hogue Products
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A lock delete plug and a higher profile cylinder release that will cover the outline of the plug. A forum member on here makes them.
That's Tony Rumore and the website is tromix.com. It's the Smith & Wesson Extended Cylinder Release Latch. I have one on mine and really like it. Not because it covers the hole but because I have arthritis in my hands and it makes the cylinder a lot easier to open.
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Two or three speed strips, and a couple of Safariland speed-loaders.
Safariland speed-loaders work better than HKS.
With HKS, you have to hold the cylinder still to keep it from rotating when you twist the release knob.
With the Safariland, you donít have to do that since hou merely press down on the release button to drop the cartridges in the chambers.

I get the impression that most shooters donít even know Safariland makes a speed-loader ( poor marketing on Safarilandís part ), but most know about HKS,
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Two or three speed strips, and a couple of Safariland speed-loaders.
Safariland speed-loaders work better than HKS.
With HKS, you have to hold the cylinder still to keep it from rotating when you twist the release knob.
With the Safariland, you donít have to do that since hou merely press down on the release button to drop the cartridges in the chambers.

I get the impression that most shooters donít even know Safariland makes a speed-loader ( poor marketing on Safarilandís part ), but most know about HKS,
Safariland is definitely better than hks, but I do not believe they make a 5 shot 44 loader.
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Congrats on your choice.

A K frame Combat Mag deserves combat grips

I would install these immediately

https://www.altamontco.com/shared/photos/SKR-CF06.jpg
Thanks for that tip! I just ordered a grip set from them! I chose Walnut checkered with fleur de lis and silver medallions. I'll post pics when they come. They say that checkered grips are taking 5-8 weeks due to COVID I guess it's worth it since these look great.

Again, thanks for that tip!
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