A few short years ago I would never have put wooden stocks on a pistol of mine.
Pachmayr made more than a couple of bucks off my and my preference for non-natural materials.
I am not sure what changed in me.
The Springfield 1911 might have been the turning point. It came with what I think are the vilest set of wooden stocks I have ever felt in my palms. Just, yuck.
So I went to my parts box dug out my USGI plastic ones that came off my Dad's old Rem-Rand. They never looked right on the pistol because they were well worn and the gun was new.
Then The Lovely Harvey while accompanying me at a gun show saw "The Grip Guy's" display and wonder what I thought of those pretty rosewood stocks and didn't I have a gun they fit on?
I admitted they were pretty and all but... Too late, she was negotiating with the seller.
Five minutes later and after answering questions from the vendor through Harvey, I had a set.
They ARE pretty and feel great in the hand. And they've been on my .45 except for a photo here and there ever since.
Now I find I actually like wood. It's warm, it's attractive... and now I prefer it.
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