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Round Butt K-frame Grips from D. E. Collins...

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Stephen A. Camp, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. Stephen A. Camp

    Stephen A. Camp Moderator In Memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    Hello. I recently found a grip maker I didn't know existed! Browsing his site, I found that I liked what I saw. I contacted Mr. Collins to see if a set of stocks for a round butt K-frame were available and the set I wanted was.

    I sent in my cashier's check last week and today I received the grips. They are of Black Ash Burl and are laminated with
    darker colored wood on the front and rear of the grip straps.
    (These are Picture ID #336 on his site.)

    Intended for use on an S&W Model 10 4" Heavy Barrel, I was pleased to note that they "press" into place and have no movement even before being screwed on; in short, they fit very well.

    Here you can see the fit on the front of the grips below the triggerguard.

    ...and from the bottom.

    And a side view from the rear.

    Comfort is very subjective, but I do find these stocks extremely comfortable, but more importantly just enough thicker and with enough "filler" on the front to handle the loss of lateral control I was having with thinner grips.

    They will work with speedloaders but were this revolver intended strictly for defensive purposes I would very slightly relieve the area behind the cylinder when in the open position.

    A view of the Collins grips on the revolver.

    I fully admit that there are less expensive choices and I've had really good luck with certain makes and models of rubber grips, but on a blued gun I prefer wood when possible. So far I am quite pleased with the quality, fit, and looks of these grips.

    I suspect that they have found a "home."

    If interested in Mr. Collins' work, his site has very good pictures, his prices, and contact information.



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