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Old 05-17-2020, 02:16 PM
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I have a 1006 that came with the rubber hogue grips, I thought they looked tacky but they fit me better than the factory ones which feel just a little too thin in my hand after handling the rubber grips. Has anyone had any experience with the Hogue checkered wood grips and how they fit the 10 and 45 guns? And is there much of a difference between the available wood types?
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I have a 4566 with hogue GA wood grips they look stunning Pm me and iíll send them to you and would like to post them but itís beyond my computer skills lol
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When I bought my used 1006 it had wooden Hogues on it.

It was REALLY HARD to get the slide off & back on again when I inspected it before I agreed to buy it. I thought it might be a fitting issue with the pistol & decided to buy it in spite of that.

Short story, it turned out that the Hogue wooden grips were causing the whole problem. When you disassemble/assemble the slide on the frame the ejector lever has to be pushed down fully, which forces the draw bar rearward past the edge of the grip frame.

The wooden grips were not trimmed enough to let it freely move, so the bar barely went back enough (& the lever down enough), causing the slide to drag on the lever, rather than moving smoothly & causing the problem.

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When I bought my used 1006 it had wooden Hogues on it.

It was REALLY HARD to get the slide off & back on again when I inspected it before I agreed to buy it. I thought it might be a fitting issue with the pistol & decided to buy it in spite of that.

Short story, it turned out that the Hogue wooden grips were causing the whole problem. When you disassemble/assemble the slide on the frame the ejector lever has to be pushed down fully, which forces the draw bar rearward past the edge of the grip frame.

The wooden grips were not trimmed enough to let it freely move, so the bar barely went back enough (& the lever down enough), causing the slide to drag on the lever, rather than moving smoothly & causing the problem.

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Could you tell if it interfered with the normal operation of the pistol too? Did you end up trimming the grips and did you have to trim both pieces?
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Old 05-19-2020, 01:16 AM
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Once I got it home & removed the grips to clean/inspect it closer I found the slide could be removed/installed normally & pinpointed it's cause.

This set didn't fit well at all, plus I didn't like their looks, so they were replaced with a set of rubber Hogues.

I wasn't aware of any other problem(s) they might have been causing though I did little with them on it afterwards.

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I had a 5906 with tulipwood Hogue checkered grips. I thought they were very nice and gave the gun a kind of Miami Vice look with the light wood and stainless contrast.

The gun, on the other hand, grouped like a 12g so I sold it down the road along with a SUB2000 that took S&W mags.
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A couple years ago I bought a 4006, and immediately ordered Hogue goncalo alves grips to replace the factory grip.

Well, I don't have big hands, and these things were huge! They sure looked good, but I just couldn't live with how big they were, so away they went.

The 4006 still wears the factory grip. Function trumped form!
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I had a 5906 with tulipwood Hogue checkered grips. I thought they were very nice and gave the gun a kind of Miami Vice look with the light wood and stainless contrast.
I think the light colored wood grips look great with stainless steel. I also like the association with Miami Vice. I am not a Miami Vice expert, but the pictures I've seen of Sonny Crockett with his Bren Ten always show it with black plastic grips like this: File:Bren ten.jpg - Internet Movie Firearms Database - Guns in Movies, TV and Video Games

Were there other stainless steel guns on Miami Vice sporting light wood grips? Or did Sonny's Bren Ten get a makeover at some point?
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When I bought my used 1006 it had wooden Hogues on it.

It was REALLY HARD to get the slide off & back on again when I inspected it before I agreed to buy it. I thought it might be a fitting issue with the pistol & decided to buy it in spite of that.

Short story, it turned out that the Hogue wooden grips were causing the whole problem. When you disassemble/assemble the slide on the frame the ejector lever has to be pushed down fully, which forces the draw bar rearward past the edge of the grip frame.

The wooden grips were not trimmed enough to let it freely move, so the bar barely went back enough (& the lever down enough), causing the slide to drag on the lever, rather than moving smoothly & causing the problem.

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I have a 1006 and 1045, each wears checkered Hogues, and the 1006 has the same problem - had the same problem. After I read your post I checked the 1006 and sure enough, that was the cause. Thank you -

Side issue. On both pistols the fit was not especially solid. Tighten the screws and there was just a tad of wiggle, caused by the inside grip to frame fit being a bit loose. Not too much of a pain to fix, but a bit of work to correct with epoxy.

Either my bad luck or it's a common problem. Have had it with multiple 3rd gen Smiths. CS45 was the worst.
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I have a 1006 that came with the rubber hogue grips, I thought they looked tacky but they fit me better than the factory ones which feel just a little too thin in my hand after handling the rubber grips. Has anyone had any experience with the Hogue checkered wood grips and how they fit the 10 and 45 guns? And is there much of a difference between the available wood types?
Functionally, there is zero difference between the woods. Visually there is a tremendous difference

When I got my first 1006, I wanted something better looking on it. Unfortunately, Hogue was not yet making wood grips for Smith & Wesson 3rd Generation auto loaders. Please forgive the decades old image



I was fortunate to get a early set of grips, a Very Early set. These were manufactured in Brazilian Rosewood and have been in use on my 1006 since Hogue first displayed than at the SHOT Show.

The fit of Hogue's grips has been wonderful on all the sets I have ever handles

Many of the Hogue grips that I use are not checkered. The uncheckered grips make the firearm feel a little bit thicker.

To provide a bit of imagery on different woods, both checkered and not, here we go with some images. Sorry but none of these will not be 3rd Gen S&Ws



Coco Bolo




Tulipwood




Coco Bolo




Another Brazilian Rosewood




Goncalco Alves



The Brazilian Rosewood on the SIG P220 darkened over the years. This was my primary sidearm for many, many years and it often sat next to my skin since I wore it under a shirt

Kingwood is also very nice, but I do not have it sitting on an auto loader at the moment, so here is a set on a revolver



I do have a few other Hogue equipped Smith & Wessons, but no photographs

With the woods it is going to be whatever suits your fancy
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I had a 4566 that I put some checkered Hogue grips on, but they were huge and made that wonderful single stack auto feel like a fat double stack gun. Not a good fit for my hands at all. They were checkered too otherwise I would have tried just sanding them down to slim them. I got rid of them pretty quickly.

This was around 8 or 10 years ago, so they may have changed their specs since then.
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