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Soft top combs

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Francis Marion, Oct 24, 2009.

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  1. Francis Marion

    Francis Marion Well-Known Member

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    OK guys, I'm opening up the flood gates.You need good info, screw wickipedia, screw the mainstream media, go right to the source. Been thinking about a soft top comb. Info and a good source would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    They're good.

    John C. Saubak
     
  3. Jawhawker

    Jawhawker TS Member

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    Enjoy them.

    Greg Hissem is your man at 316-706-0395
     
  4. WoodsonEnt

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    Steve,

    I have used them on several guns. As mentioned by Martin above, Greg Hissem is very good. I had him do one on a BT99 for me. Also, you can try Ken Rucker of Speedbump Stockworks, Todd Nelson of The Country Genleman, Rod Stumbo of Rod's Custom Stocks, Tron of Tronspace Gunworks, Tom Larkin of The Stock Shop, plus many others that I forgot to mention. There are several options out there. Are you wanting a duplicate soft comb, or just making your comb, a soft comb?

    Matt Woodson
     
  5. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    Agree with pheasantmaster!

    Greg Hissem.

    Curt
     
  6. Francis Marion

    Francis Marion Well-Known Member

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    Matt,
    Which ever is the better way to go. I know both are a possibility. Probably cheaper to do mine, right.
     
  7. KEYBEAR

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    Think about this I have had a soft top comb did,t like it at all . If you do YOUR comb on your gun it may hurt resale ?? But if you have one made it,s a plus .
     
  8. Rollin Oswald

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    Steve,

    Before having a soft comb installed, might it not be worth investigating what might be creating the need for one? Why treat a symptom while ignoring the cause?

    Rollin
     
  9. WoodsonEnt

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    Steve,

    Yes, it is cheaper to use your existing comb. But as ALF99 stated it may hurt resale of gun. Some people like them and some don't. If you have your regular comb plus the addition of a seperate Soft Comb....it may help resale. Also, as mentioned above by Rollin, why are you considering a Soft Top? If it cheek slap, there may be a better and cheaper solution. If you want one because it feels better to you....then go for it.

    Matt Woodson
     
  10. Francis Marion

    Francis Marion Well-Known Member

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    Good point on getting to the heart of the real problem. Already did that. Worked with one of the stock guys at the Missouri Fall handicap. He pointed out my fit issues and I adjusted the stock accordingly. Feels great now, just a ton different then before. Slowly getting used to it. I was mostly curious about them. The one guy who I know that does have one loves it.I just wanted some more feed back. I also e-mailed Greg Hissem, waiting for a reply.I e-mailed Tom Larkin a week ago, no reply yet.
     
  11. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    I've used one for many years. Can't shoot a hardtop without bleeding.
     
  12. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    I use a soft comb (gooey comb) on my precision fit stock. Like Barry, I can't get through a round without a stock drawing blood otherwise (I even have had the 28ga open me up before I went to a soft comb). A lack of padding in the cheeks, and high, sharp cheekbones will do it every time.

    What brand of gun are you looking to get a soft comb for? You may want to consider a Gooey comb (for which I am a dealer), if you let me know what kind of gun you want to put it on, there may be a drop-in unit available for you.
     
  13. DANNY

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    Steve, If there is any way possible, try someone else gun that has one on it before having yours done. Allems made a real nice one for my KX5, they made it from scratch because I did not want to modify my factory comb, gun had a nice piece of wood on it. I used it a couple of times & did not like it at all. It is still sitting on top of the gun cabinet. That was about 2 yrs. ago. Danny
     
  14. Jeff P

    Jeff P Well-Known Member

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    Got a perazzi soft top comb stock for sale. Good condition, plain P gun wood, no forearm...$450.

    PM me.
     
  15. Barry C. Roach

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    If you have a Pgun and their adjustable stock, theirs is, in my opinion, the best soft top. Zero maintenance.
     
  16. Francis Marion

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    I knew the thread warriors wouldn't disappoint. You need info, TS.COM is your place. I have an XT combo. Grag Hissem replied to my e-mail last night.He was very informative and willing to guve me a few tips to avoid getting a soft top. What a guy. If I do decide to move forward with this, I will definately have him do it. The info about cheekbones makes sense to me. My face is far from the fat side, with high cheekbones. I even asked him about a soft top rollover comb. Don't know if it's possible, but looks comfortable.I would also have him do a seperate comb, not the factory.
     
  17. Francis Marion

    Francis Marion Well-Known Member

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    Going to give it another month or so before I decide to go with a soft top or not. Greg Hissen made a suggestion that seems to be working. Very helpful and willing to work with you. Even for free. If I do get one, Greg Hissen will definately get my business.
     
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