May 13, 2005, 05:30 PM
Just received these today, bought used from another member. They look great on my favorite gun, my M65 3". One question, though. They fit nicely where they meet each other all around, on the front strap and around the round butt and at the base of the back strap. Near the top of the back strap they are (wider? thicker?)than the grip of the gun. (They do not fit flush all the way up the back strap.) I can't imagine they are supposed to be that way as it seems they would be abrasive while shooting, but they fit so perfectly everywhere else it's hard to believe they are a mistake. What gives?
May 14, 2005, 08:34 AM
lots of people have trouble with eagle grips not fitting their guns. I almost purchased a used set for my SP101 but there was about 1/4" of space in various places. Terrible workmanship.....
May 14, 2005, 03:21 PM
I agree. I have bought a couple different sets of Eagle grips and none of them fit perfect. :barf: By contrast, Hogues almost always fit perfect and are usually less money. :)
But, if you want the "Secret Service" style of grips and you have a somewhat less than "super-popular" revolver (like a Ruger Speed Six) then Eagle is the only game in town. :rolleyes:
May 16, 2005, 10:05 AM
This is really strange to me. I mean, the grip of a K-frame hasn't changed in how many years!? Is there another medium frame revolver out there that has a grip that close to a k-frame-but not exactly? I'm thinking the seller may have thought they were for a K frame when they were really made for something else. I would be surprised, though, if this were the case. As stated, they fit perfectly all around except for the top of the back strp. I'd be surprised if there was a gun that was so like a S+W "K" everywhere else and just a little different in that one spot, but then, I was surprised when these grips didn't fit in the first place. :confused:
May 19, 2005, 12:25 AM
many years ago, i bought a set of eagle secret service boot grips for a j frame. when i took the grips home, i found the fit to be so poor, i returned it to the store. i was told by the store owner to use some sand paper and fit the grips myself. not wanting to spend money on ill fitting grips, i requested the other set of eagle boot grips he had. these were not much better. but at least they sort of fit. years later, i heard of a real good deal on another set of new eagle secret service grips for a ruger sp 101. thinking eagle should have improved their products over the years, i purchased these. again, i found the grips to be ill fitting, mostly in certain small areas. i called eagle and was told to send the gun to them along with the grips, and they would fit them perfectly at no charge. i chose not to do that considering the hassle and expense of shipping a firearm to them. after all, who wants to buy ill fitting grips?
eagle secret service grips are real nice looking. i don't know what the problem is with a company that can't get it right? perhaps they sell so many grips, they feel they can justify producing ill fitting grips since most people won't complain.