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Origin of Huge Grips on 25-2?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by bluetopper, May 4, 2009.

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  1. bluetopper

    bluetopper Member

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    I just picked up today a 25-2 Model of 1955 45acp. Been wanting one a long time and I'm thrilled to acquire it. Found it on one of the gun forum classifieds on another site for $440 shipped.
    Anyway, it's got the largest set of grips on it I ever saw. Does anyone know the origin/brand of these? Was there a specialty use for these grips?
    Thanks......
    25-2grips.jpg
     
  2. Indifferent

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    Back in the days of cave men, if needed, you could burn the grips to keep you warm.... The other theory is you bought Andre the Giant's gun.
     
  3. Oro

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    I think those are a pair of discontinued Hogue Target grips. They were for target shooting, obviously. What a great deal you found. That looks awfully nice.
     
  4. Walkalong

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    Great deal. Super guns. Don't know about the grips.
     
  5. huntershooter

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    Yes, those are Hogue "Target" grips.
     
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    MrBorland, looks like your link hit the nail square on the head. They were made for prone competition.

    Thanks for the info and compliments guys.
     
  8. Bill from NJ

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    The Hogue Big Butt grips allowed the revolver butt to be placed on the ground for maximum stability and increased accuracy.

    Regards,
    Bill
     
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