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    Got My Thai Hardwood Grips For The Taurus 605 Today

    Pretty fast delivery from Thailand. The good...the price was great. The feel of the grips is good...smooth and nice figure in the wood. Getting the OEM grip off no issue...drove out the roll pin. There is a slight ...very tiny chip out of the bottom left panel in the rear cutout. The design of the grips leaves the backstrap of the frame exposed...not sure how that will feel on heavy recoil. I think that they do look nice however. Of course, the feel of the grips under fire will negate any positive look if it's not as good as the original.

    The cons are as follows: The fit at the rear exposed frame leaves something to be desired. The chip may be addressed if I decide to do some woodworking to improve the fit to the frame. I was expecting that the wood grips would be larger than the OEM rubber grips and they are not. They are basically the same configuration in wood.

    Another minor annoyance is the brass screw is too long and extends slightly through the other side.

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    I love that color! It really makes the gun pop! But the fit and chip would start to grow on me. And returning something to Thailand may not go smooth.
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    My first thought was that those would look good on my Black 605. Then the chip and the fit changed my mind. I would have to do some custom fitting and fix the chip. I do like the looks of the wood grips though.
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    Yep. I'm happy for you. Looks like a fun hand slapper.

    Beautiful exotic wood, finger grooved, a combat grip that fits your brand new heater... so what if it has a few warts? Fix it. You got what you paid for, right?
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    Boy, those do look great. My #1 priority would be the screw protruding. That'll chew up some skin.
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    I have to agree, the looks rate higher than the OEM rubber grips. However the chips and fit would be just cause to return them. Let us know how smooth the return process goes please.

    FWIW, this does not look like the usual quality of grips that have come from this Ebay Seller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberdog1 View Post
    My first thought was that those would look good on my Black 605. Then the chip and the fit changed my mind. I would have to do some custom fitting and fix the chip. I do like the looks of the wood grips though.
    These guys usually negotiate a credit against the original price...they don't want them back either.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lomax View Post
    Yep. I'm happy for you. Looks like a fun hand slapper.

    Beautiful exotic wood, finger grooved, a combat grip that fits your brand new heater... so what if it has a few warts? Fix it. You got what you paid for, right?
    Hand slapper...LOL ..

    The price was right...it was on auction rather than Buy it Now...the checkered ones are priced around 45-50 bucks. These weren't anywhere near that.

    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    Boy, those do look great. My #1 priority would be the screw protruding. That'll chew up some skin.
    It extends enought to irrate, but not cut. Still it has to be addressed. The part of the wood that stands proud of the frame has an edge on it that has to be relieved even if I don't sand them down to match the steel.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonrjen View Post
    I have to agree, the looks rate higher than the OEM rubber grips. However the chips and fit would be just cause to return them. Let us know how smooth the return process goes please.

    The OEM grip is surprisingly comfortable even under the stout recoil. It remains to be seen how these will do. They do have the exposed backstrap like the Hogue rubber. The seller guards his Ebay rating and requests that contact be made before giving anything less than 5 stars. A bit disingenuous I think.

    FWIW, this does not look like the usual quality of grips that have come from this Ebay Seller.
    I have not seen Jaruwan P's name on their offerings in a while. This is from a seller with a different name. Jaruwan is probably retired in the Seychelle Islands.
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    Thank you for this post, czechbikr.

    As for me, I would want something to cover the backstrap, and a better fit also. I think I would look at either the Pachmayr Renegade grips, or the Altamont grips at grips4guns.com. Just my opinion on good woood grips.

    Then again, I do have an older Pachmayr Compact grip for a small frame Taurus revolver on my 605 that I won't sell or trade for anything grip wise.
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    I'm familiar with Jaruwan's name as I have browsed his ebay grips for quite some time but have never purchased. He had some sales as recent as a month ago but currently nothing is listed. His reviews have been positive. I sent him an email via ebay just to see if he is still in the biz.
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