Anyone have a set of these? How do they compare to the originals or Eagle heritage ones? How is the fit and finish? The pictures online look good but I haven't seen any in person or know anyone who has so I've been a little hesitant to order a set for my 29. Any opinions or information on these grips would be greatly appreciated.
Post by nolongcolt on Jun 25, 2019 17:15:34 GMT -5
The grips in my avatar on my 26-1 S&W are those grips. I like them, but have no real experience with originals or the Eagles, so not much help. They definitely feel better than the big ol oversize target grips.
Last Edit: Jun 25, 2019 17:17:35 GMT -5 by nolongcolt
I have the Altamont Cokes on my 629, it is a round butt so these are the conversion grips. They have a great feel, but the wood under the dished area near the cylinder release is very very thin, that would be my only complaint.
Post by harveylogan on Jun 28, 2019 9:33:12 GMT -5
I acquired the Eagle Cokes for my 625/ Power Port/ 6.5”/45Colt that when I got it had rubbers. I wished I would have asked for the grips in unfinished form. The feel is exactly what I was looking for. The finish was the issue, they were so over polished, wavey & wonky. My gun is a RB and I wanted a conversion to SB. The area where the Backstrap entered the grips was horrible. The bottom edges were rounded off. Eagle does not use any kind of finish on their grips, they sand them to a very fine grit and the polish with compounds.
It took me quite a bit of very fine careful hand work to straitened out the above, but after I was done they turned out really nice and I’m happy with the feel and they look good.
If I were to order another set I would talk w/ them and request that they leave the final finish to me, it would be easier to accomplish.
To answer my own question, I called Altamont today. The reason the cutout area is thinner is to work with current speedloaders. They will also work with moonclips as they are smaller in diameter than the speedloaders.
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