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Old 08-27-2015, 10:28 AM
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Question: Model 59 grip vs. Model 5904/6 grip? Question: Model 59 grip vs. Model 5904/6 grip? Question: Model 59 grip vs. Model 5904/6 grip? Question: Model 59 grip vs. Model 5904/6 grip? Question: Model 59 grip vs. Model 5904/6 grip?  
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A local pawn shop has a Model 59 in about 90%+ condition, and I'm considering making an offer. This one would need a pair of factory grips as it currently sports some worn Pachmayer rubber grips that make the grip feel like a rubbery brick. On condition of buying it would be taking off those grips to inspect the front strap.

I know the 59 and the 5904 take the same mags. Can anyone tell me if the 59 grip is appreciably thicker than a 5904 or similar grip with factory plastic grips on it?

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"Appreciably" thicker is subjective... but, yes they do feel different, and the individual panels are a bit thicker than the one piece 3rd gen grip.

But they are not as thick as Hogue grips.

I think it's the back strap that makes the older double stack guns feel so 2x4'ish.

Maybe this will help... I have Uncle Mike's grips on my 459 & 559 instead of the factory panels, they are a bit thinner. The measured width of the factory grip my 4006 is 1.24 inches, on my 459 & 559 it's 1.39 inches... so that's only a .15" difference.

4006 on the left, 459 on the right... the grip frame looks thicker on the 459, but that's because the mag well on the 4006is beveled.



The Uncle Mike grips are out of print, but they are routinely seen on ebay at reasonable prices. They are rubber but don't have the sticky feeling like Hogue or Pach's.

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