Just scored an excellent condition Colt Detective Special that will likely become the primary carry piece once I put a few hundred rounds and a couple of IDPA matches through it.
The only mod I will make to the gun is a set of grips to replace the oversize, square-butt ones that came with the gun.
What grips have you put on this gun that really soften the square-butt profile but still give you a solid grip on the gun? The only ones I have found have been Hogue, but there have to be more out there.
I have also been advised that Barami makes their excellent Hip-Grips for this gun, but they tend to be a bit slick for my preferences. Unless I find something else from the forums then, I may go for the Baramis.
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October 2, 2006, 09:46 PM
The more or less "standard" grip for the Colt "D" frame guns is the Pachmayr Compac.
This is a round butt rubber grip with a cut for the little finger.
Colt used this grip on later guns, and is still about the best grip available for a Detective Special.
It's small enough to conceal well, but offers a really good grip.
October 2, 2006, 11:47 PM
October 3, 2006, 12:58 AM
Lots of grips out there for the D frame Colt:
www.cdnninvestments.com (have a pair of their checkered walnut grips on my Viper. They work great)
Or the best rubber grips on the market:
October 3, 2006, 11:37 AM
I put Badger grips on mine and recommend them. I got a lot of "finger slap" with the original grips.