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LeMat, I saw your new redhawk on another thread and really like the way it looks with those old wood grips. My question is how do I take off the bantam grips the new redhawks come with? Do you just pry them off or do you pull them down like other hogue grips? I just didn't want to damage them or have them not fit right anymore. Please advise, thanks. James
 

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There is a special "tool" that should have come with your Redhawk. It's a small, black plastic "U" shaped wedge that you insert between the grip panels and the backstrap about 1/2" from the bottom of the grip frame.

It spreads the grip apart and you kind of just finagle it down and it should slide off. The Hogue grip panel locator (which is different than the factory Ruger one) has a nipple on each side. Your basically spreading the grip so that the panels come free from those.

You won't be able to use the Hogue grip panel locator for the factory wood grips, but Brownells still sells them.

Jeff Quinn has a couple of real good pictures on his site that will make it make sense. ;)

http://www.gunblast.com/Ruger-Redhawk4.htm
 

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If you don't have the tool, you can use credit cards stuck in either side, one on top of the other till you get it wide enough to gt them off.
 
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