Eagle Grips Problem


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Coot
August 19, 2006, 10:04 AM
Just got a pair of checkered ebony Secret Service grips for my 3" S&W 686-3, but am unable to get the right side on at all, and the left sticks out at the top of the frame leaving a very sharp edge.

I like the appearance of them, and wonder if it's worth sending them back and trying another set, or if they all will fit similarly?

Has anyone had good luck getting a second pair to fit?

Thanks for your replies.

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Deanimator
August 19, 2006, 01:41 PM
If I'm not mistaken, Eagle says their grips require fitting.

I've got a set of Ajax fake ivory grips for my Norinco M1911A1 and they fit perfectly.

GrandmasterB
August 19, 2006, 04:23 PM
Sounds like every pair of grips I have gotten from Eagle. You can send them back, but the next pair may not fit either. If you want the grips you can modify them yourself or send your gun to Eagle and have them fit the grips.

I have always decided to do a little inletting and sanding myself until the grips fit to my satisfaction.

Billy Sparks
August 20, 2006, 10:34 AM
Exactly what GrandmasterB said. I REALLY like Eagle grips especially the secret service grips but I generally have to lightly removed a little wood to make them fit good.

Coot
September 1, 2006, 11:27 PM
Well I sent back the first pair, and 29 days after first ordering them I got a second pair which fit ok, not great: for $100+ seems like they should have better quality control.

I like the looks of their Secret Service grips, but doubt I'll buy again from them. Spegel grips next time?

Golddog
September 2, 2006, 11:24 AM
If you want wood boot grips, try the Hogue wood Bantams. Their subtle contours make them the most comfortable and best at recoil control.

Lucky Derby
September 2, 2006, 04:14 PM
I have five sets. I only had to fit one set. The hole for the pin at the bottom of the grip frame needed to be enlarged for my Charter Bulldog. The rest are for S&Ws and none required fitting. They are great grips. Next time I will try Hogue Bantums. I was unaware of them until this week.

Coot
September 2, 2006, 08:25 PM
I've always had great luck with Hogue's fit, but sadly they don't make a K/L frame bantam for a square butt.

The Lone Haranguer
September 3, 2006, 10:50 AM
It was a few years ago, but I have Secret Services on a Colt Agent which fit perfectly. I ordered some "Classics" for a 1975 S&W Model 29 which would not fit, but they fit perfectly on a 1981 Model 25-5. I found difficulty in fitting other maker's grips to the 29, so it is possible that this gun's frame dimensions are a little "off." But the really bad thing about the Classics was that they forgot to inlet the left panel to clear the extractor star and cartridge rims! I sent them back and they came back within a week (including transit time both ways) with the panel properly inletted and sanded down.

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