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 Grips for Colt Python and Diamondback?
Monkey-man  [Member]
3/23/2011 8:44:24 AM
I have a 4" Python and 4" Diamondback. I hate the grips, the angle and shape do not suite my style. The best grips I've ever used on a revolver are Herrett Target grips but I'm looking for something less bulky with a similar angle and shape. Any suggestions?
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dfariswheel  [Member]
3/23/2011 4:00:16 PM
A lot of Colt revolver owners like the Hogue Mono-Grip. These are more compact and offer a shorter reach to the trigger.
The stirrup mounting device that has to be slipped over the bottom of the grip frame can be a PITA to mount because of the small parts but this system gives the most solid grip mount of them all.

The Python models come in fancy woods or rubber, the Diamondback in wood.

Here's my 4" stainless Python with the rubber Mono-Grip:



Badger also makes some nice grips:

http://www.badgercustomgrips.com/

Monkey-man  [Member]
3/24/2011 10:36:16 AM
Thanks for the pic and link.

I did some shooting with the Python yesterday, I find myself having to re-grip the gun after a couple shots. The backstrap angle is allowing the pistol to rotate backwards in my hand. What I need is a grip that encases the backstrap and reduces the grip angle, have you ever seen a revolver grip like this?
dfariswheel  [Member]
3/24/2011 3:38:13 PM
The Hogue's prevent the "roll-up" common to Colt's fitted with Colt Target grips.
This is because of the much more shaped and fitted contours of the Hogue grips which prevent roll-up due to the much better shape of the grip. Hogue's stay put in your hand.

Pachmayr, of course makes several types of rubber grips, including models that cover the back strap.
The Pachmayr "Gripper" is probably the best of them.

http://www.pachmayr.com/

I think the Badger grips are available with a covered back strap.

And of course, Herrett's is still in business and making custom fitted grips:

http://www.herrett-stocks.com/

What I'd suggest is picking up a set of the rubber Hogue's and trying them., If you don't like them, you're not out much and you can sell them.
If you like them, buy a set made of your favorite wood.
Note that Hogue does offer wood options like with or without finger grooves. Read the web site.

Most of the non-Colt grips don't have the roll-up problems because of the better shaping and contours. The Colt Target grips were specifically designed for single action target shooting in the early 50's. Most non-Colt grips are designed for double action shooting and eliminate the rolling in the hand problem.
FreeAmerican  [Member]
3/24/2011 7:10:28 PM
aren't the Official Police and Python the same grip frame?? I might have something for you
fxntime  [Team Member]
3/24/2011 7:21:08 PM
Originally Posted By FreeAmerican:
aren't the Official Police and Python the same grip frame?? I might have something for you


I think they are as I have a set on a pre python OP target .38 spl. I put the original plastic grips in storage and just tossed on a set of Packy rubber grips. Fit perfectly.
dewatters  [Member]
3/25/2011 5:24:59 PM
Hogue also has rubber Monogrips that will fit the Diamondback frame. This is the model designed for the Colt Magnum Carry, but I know that it also fits the post-1972 Detective Special. My only worry is whether there would be enough clearance for the Diamondback's hammer.
louisianarebel  [Team Member]
3/25/2011 5:46:42 PM

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Stronghorn  [Member]
4/3/2011 8:46:21 PM
Originally Posted By Monkey-man:
I have a 4" Python and 4" Diamondback. I hate the grips, the angle and shape do not suite my style. The best grips I've ever used on a revolver are Herrett Target grips but I'm looking for something less bulky with a similar angle and shape. Any suggestions?


Whatever you do, make damn sure you keep the originals to
save the guns value.

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