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Old 09-18-2020, 10:26 AM
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Hi! First-time poster here, though I've lurked on the Forum for years...

When I bought my used 5906 a while ago, I was doing research online about replacement grips. I stumbled upon a 2012 thread in the Indiana Gun Owners forum about white "parade grips" for the 59xx series pistols. My S&W 5906 - Page 2

It was love at first sight.

When I couldn't find any other reference to these or any potential source for them, I decided to have my own made up via Cerakoting a new grip. Here's the result:



(Sorry for the image size. And yes, the metal needs some work - it was a police trade-in - and that's going to happen soon!)

What do you guys think?

Hot... or not?

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Old 09-18-2020, 10:40 AM
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Very nice. A wine connoisseur may say that your 5906 has notes of BBQ.
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Old 09-18-2020, 12:40 PM
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I like the way it looks in the picture, especially how you darkened the S&W logo. I think it would look better on a dark pistol for the contrast, but as we know, the black/blue 3rd Gens are somewhat scarce outside of the 915/910.

I think your grip would look better on a 915. I’m not sure how well the cerakote coloring on delrin (xytel?) will hold up, or if it will resist dirt, sweat and flung lubricant and powder schmeg.

Haha, I hope it doesn’t come off as a backhanded compliment — I think it looks nice in the picture but I don’t know if it could (or should?) start a trend.
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If I recall right, one of the semi autos was offered with a light gray grip in the early 1990's.
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Old 09-18-2020, 03:43 PM
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Hey kid, nice looking combination. Dont lurk, jump in. The water is warm and the beer is ice cold!
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I think that it looks good. Only time will tell on durability.
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Old 09-19-2020, 09:15 AM
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Welcome to the S&W Forums! You made a great entrance and I like the parade grips. Some judicious polishing on that 5906 and you will have a nice BBQ gun.
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Old 09-21-2020, 12:54 AM
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If I recall right, one of the semi autos was offered with a light gray grip in the early 1990's.
Back then, my local rage had a 3913 with light grey grips as a rental pistol.
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Back then, my local rage had a 3913 with light grey grips as a rental pistol.
Perhaps a 3913NL.
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Red face Ya got me...

Thanks, guys. Yeah, it is sorta BBQ gun-like, now that I consider it. I agree they'd look nice on a blue gun, but I sold my 459 and have no blue 3rd gen pistols.

I thought the ceramic coating was supposed to be pretty durable; isn't that the point? But asa BBQ gun, I don't think hard-core durability is going to be a main focus/problem. Time will tell.

Pass me one of those cold ones, willya?
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Perhaps a 3913NL.
yes! that"s it.
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Picked up a 5903TSW today with white grips. Must be what you are talking about. Never seen white S&W grips before. Police trade in.

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I will have to look through my stash because I picked up a pair of white grips for a 469 many years ago. I have never been able to find any info on them.
Enjoy that great piece!
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If I recall right, one of the semi autos was offered with a light gray grip in the early 1990's.
I know they offered them on the 3913 LS Ladysmith. My local indoor range had one as a rental gun.

Oops, posted 2 months ago already!
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