Wood Hogue Monogrip On My Single-Six
I'm in the process of setting up my 6-1/2" Stainless Single-Six as more of a target and hunting revolver. I bought a set of wood Hogue Monogrips to begin the project. I received some good tips by reading all of the online reviews, and I had them installed in less than 20 minutes. I have pretty big hands, so they fit my grip perfectly. I know that most people hate the way they look, but looks are not a consideration for this Single-Six. The wood is beautiful and they fit perfectly. I can really shoot well with them, so I am really happy with them. I read complaints that the stirrups scratched up the gun, so I put a coat of tape over the polished grip frame, eliminating this problem.
Now it's on to the scoping process, and I'm going with a Leupold scope and the Weigand mount. I'm going with the white brushed aluminum scope and mounts. I may end up bead blasting the gun before I'm done, but I want to see how the polished gun looks with the scope setup first.
When I'm finished I'll post a picture of my project and I won't even mind if you dis the grips. I understand that there are two distinct opinions. That's why I went with the wood as opposed to the rubber. I have a set of Pachmayr's, and I much prefer the look of oversized wood as opposed to oversized rubber.
Anyway, I'm excited to bring a new life to my 36 year old Single-Six. It has always been accurate, so I hope it works out well being scoped. I almost always hit with it, so I'm hoping it will shoot some nice groups scoped. I still have my old Flatgate with open sights for non-scoped plinking. It's nice seeing my old buddy with a new look, and I even have a good place to rest my little finger when I'm shooting.
I fired about 20 WMR today, and with the new grips the feel is very close to shooting .22 LR, so it has noticeably tamed down any noticeable barrel jump with the magnum rounds.