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Old 04-04-2011, 11:58 AM
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Just purchased a used Model 669 (What a nice pistol)
I love the Stainless steel look but think it would look like a
million dollars with real wood grips. Can anyone tell me
if the Hogue wood grips made for the 6906 will fit on
a 669? The Hogue grips come with a screw hole in the
bottom right corner. The 669 and 6906 come standard with
none screwed on grips. I'm just trying to find out if WOOD might work.
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I also have a 669 and from what I've learned, in short, no. The 6906 has a completely different mounting system. You pretty much have 3 choices for grips that I've found- the early original grips with a pebble type texture, the later original grips which are the checkered hard plastic, and some hard rubber grips from uncle mikes. I have the later originals and the uncle mikes. I put my originals back on because I thought the uncle mikes made it too fat. I may try to thin them out and hand simple them at a later time though.
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As Firespec stated, the grips for the "second generation"; ie 469/669, are a completely different system than the "third generation", ie 6904/6906.

I am going through the same thing my with my 469 right now. I just purchased mine, and HATE the factory grips. I am getting Uncle Mikes rubber grips for it.

Hope this helps....


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Old 04-05-2011, 01:42 PM
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I also have a 669 and from what I've learned, in short, no. The 6906 has a completely different mounting system. You pretty much have 3 choices for grips that I've found- the early original grips with a pebble type texture, the later original grips which are the checkered hard plastic, and some hard rubber grips from uncle mikes. I have the later originals and the uncle mikes. I put my originals back on because I thought the uncle mikes made it too fat. I may try to thin them out and hand simple them at a later time though.
Are the uncle mikes complete side panels that work with the 2nd gen back strap?
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:11 PM
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Are the uncle mikes complete side panels that work with the 2nd gen back strap?
Yes, they are and they make the 669 and the 469 feel much better, IMHO.
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just my .02 but they 6906 grips CAN BE MADE TO FIT!!!!!!!! i have a 469 i modified to accept 6906 grips.took a cut off tool and nipped the ears off the frame at the pin hole and they fit like they belong!if you have a 6906 availible strip both grips and you will see what i mean.i have pics of the 469 wearing hogue 6906 grips but cany figure out how to post pics
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:22 AM
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just my .02 but they 6906 grips CAN BE MADE TO FIT!!!!!!!! i have a 469 i modified to accept 6906 grips.took a cut off tool and nipped the ears off the frame at the pin hole and they fit like they belong!if you have a 6906 availible strip both grips and you will see what i mean.i have pics of the 469 wearing hogue 6906 grips but cany figure out how to post pics
If you could email me the photos I'd be happy to post them on the Forum.
PM me and I'll send you my email address.
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just my .02 but they 6906 grips CAN BE MADE TO FIT!!!!!!!! i have a 469 i modified to accept 6906 grips.took a cut off tool and nipped the ears off the frame at the pin hole and they fit like they belong!if you have a 6906 availible strip both grips and you will see what i mean.i have pics of the 469 wearing hogue 6906 grips but cany figure out how to post pics
Please copy me on those photos! I am addressing the same grip issue and would like to see your finished product and solution!! tribbettt@aol.com
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Sorry for random thread bump. Those pics ever make it online? Got a 669 I just got today.
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Just saw this thread, here's a set I made for my 469
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When looking for wood grips I always contact different makers to see if they do, might, or will produce a pair I would like on whatever model of gun I need them for. You can be quite surpprisd sometimes on what all some of them do produce.
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Just saw this thread, here's a set I made for my 469
Looks great, gives me a better idea what it "Could" look like. Also another random question, how hard is it to find that lanyard loop. OCD is kicking in for the hole that something once was for this gun.

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When looking for wood grips I always contact different makers to see if they do, might, or will produce a pair I would like on whatever model of gun I need them for. You can be quite surpprisd sometimes on what all some of them do produce.
I'll try that route!
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Just saw this thread, here's a set I made for my 469
As the proud owner of a 469 with the pebble grain grips, I say yours look great. They don't look as if they were hard to make. Or am I being naive? I know a couple of woodshop students who could be bribed to cobble a set together. Of course, I would have to smuggle the gun to school and I would never, ever do that.
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What about carboard cutouts that fit the gun in question. To me as long as you can make them fit you can always Do the finishing work with a Good Dremel Tool. Takes time but what a real nice pair you can design for yourself.
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As the proud owner of a 469 with the pebble grain grips, I say yours look great. They don't look as if they were hard to make. Or am I being naive? I know a couple of woodshop students who could be bribed to cobble a set together. Of course, I would have to smuggle the gun to school and I would never, ever do that.
These required studs for the stock screws
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Looks great, gives me a better idea what it "Could" look like. Also another random question, how hard is it to find that lanyard loop. OCD is kicking in for the hole that something once was for this gun.



I'll try that route!
Here's how it's attached
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just my .02 but they 6906 grips CAN BE MADE TO FIT!!!!!!!! i have a 469 i modified to accept 6906 grips.took a cut off tool and nipped the ears off the frame at the pin hole and they fit like they belong!if you have a 6906 availible strip both grips and you will see what i mean.i have pics of the 469 wearing hogue 6906 grips but cany figure out how to post pics
Back here again and I have the 6906 grips in the mail for my 469. I'll see if I can figure out when it's in front of me what this means before trying to send a bunch of messages. The pebble grips super suck and look like generic hub caps from Auto Zone. The Pachmayr grips on my old 669 might be long gone.
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You are right the original grips are horrible.

I don't know if this will help.
But i just took my original grips to a belt sander.
I think it makes a huge difference.

Here are pictures before and after.
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You are right the original grips are horrible.

I don't know if this will help.
But i just took my original grips to a belt sander.
I think it makes a huge difference.

Here are pictures before and after.
Still not a fan, the 669 I had came with the newer gen 3ish style off to the side and these installed.



Also what mag is that? 6906?
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Back here again and I have the 6906 grips in the mail for my 469. I'll see if I can figure out when it's in front of me what this means before trying to send a bunch of messages. The pebble grips super suck and look like generic hub caps from Auto Zone. The Pachmayr grips on my old 669 might be long gone.
I had a 669 and explored modifying 6906 grip panels to fit rather than grinding the grip frame. I found a couple of threads on this site where a member did that successfully. I suggest searching that out first before you grind the frame. It’s easier to replace a plastic grip panel than the grip frame.

I agree the stock grip panels leave a lot to be desired, particularly the early ones. Ultimately I traded off my 669 because of the 669’s poor, for me, grips and the smallish sights.

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Merc6,
I'm embarrassed to say that that is a promag mag.
It worked in my 469 but doesn't work in my 6906.

However, what I've done for the 6906 is use a 59 series base plate and, once again used a belt sander to contour the front edge.
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I had a 669 and explored modifying 6906 grip panels to fit rather than grinding the grip frame. I found a couple of threads on this site where a member did that successfully. I suggest searching that out first before you grind the frame. It’s easier to replace a plastic grip panel than the grip frame.

I agree the stock grip panels leave a lot to be desired, particularly the early ones. Ultimately I traded off my 669 because of the 669’s poor, for me, grips and the smallish sights.
I keep finding these and nothing new except online and for like a lot. I plan on getting a 59X pistol but for now I will modify the grips before the frame.

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I'm embarrassed to say that that is a promag mag.
It worked in my 469 but doesn't work in my 6906.

However, what I've done for the 6906 is use a 59 series base plate and, once again used a belt sander to contour the front edge.
I have the 59 series 6906 base plates on the way (again) and will order the bags again too. I did at times look at the 10 round ones that keep popping up since I only load 10 for range even in my 19 round Glock mags.
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I've seen a few pics but they didn't have these angles. Here's the before pic I won't have an after for a bit.





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Ended up being a bit easier than I thought. This was a heavily used grip so when I go new grip I'll know how far to cut to fit. Safety/De cock still moves, mag release still releasing, slide lock locking and with snap caps it fires as before the change of grips. I'll shoot it a bit at the range before I call it a success.





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Nice work, Merc6!

I guess you've seen my thread where I modified 3rd gen grips to fit a 2nd gen 659.

I have recently modified a set of 2nd gen 469/669 grips to slim down my 3914.

Stay tuned...

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Nice work, Merc6!

I guess you've seen my thread where I modified 3rd gen grips to fit a 2nd gen 659.

I have recently modified a set of 2nd gen 469/669 grips to slim down my 3914.

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I seen a few don't think it was yours.
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I seen a few don't think it was yours.
This: 3rd Gen grips on 2nd Gen Pistols (with pictures)

You liked it.

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