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Got these grips from an ebay seller today, came in the mail and promptly screwed them on...only to find they are a lot bigger grips. :???:

They are comparable to S&W target size grips in girth and height, fat in the palm swell as well. So, if you've got big paws they should work just fine...trouble is my old hands are thick and kind of short in the fingers.

I'm going to leave them on for awhile, try to get use to them. What do you guys think...

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This is same gun with the original grips on it...they are about the size of S&W magna style.


 

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I think they look great. I been thinking about going to wood grips for my 85 UL. What did those cost you on e-bay if you don`t mine me asking?
 

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When I first viewed these new grips, (actually they are used) the seller did not post what they fit...he didn't know per usual with ebay sellers.

So, looking at the picture of them I reasoned they might fit my taurus because of their height which was 4.75 inch high...that's all I had to go on.

I thought they would be the same size as the ones that were already on the gun, but was wrong about that...they are bigger and fuller like the S&W target stocks.

He had a buy now price of $9.95 plus $5.00 postage. Guess no one else needed them as I got them for that price.

I'm still chaffing at not getting that model 441 with the sexy Hogue woodies in Tulip wood...which is kind of orange color. That gun and grips went for $421.01 on Gunbroker auction...I crapped out at $377 which was my self imposed limit.

If you're looking for grips on Gunbroker, punch up pistol parts, then maybe type in the search window the type of grips you are looking for.

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Tracker Backer, I think they look nice, but the real question is how do they fit your hand & what you think of them. If they feel good to you & fit your hand it's a great deal. Frank
 

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Here is an unusuall photo I took yesterday, it shows the revolver resting upside down on its sights on the wood paneling background.

Then the photo was flipped to appear right side up...kind of winter weird, hey what?

I think I can live with these grips, but won't know for sure until next spring thaw...we got 2 to 3 foot snow drifts at the range right now.

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Photo now flipped to appear like its rightside up...but it ain't. ;D

 

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I have a Taurus 80 (3") that has the slim wooden Taurus grips that are the same size as the grip frame, plus I have the larger Taurus wooden grips like yours on my 431 (3") and 441 (6"). If I'm grouping from the bench the larger grips work better, if I'm shooting offhand the smaller grip gives me better trigger control. Average size hands. In any case, all are better than goodyears Pachmayr or Hogue, the finger grooves are never in the right places.
 

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I just got this reply from the woodmeister at Hogue's grips, he doesn't seem to be able to come up with the orange tone slight grain Tulip wood grips...like the gun I lost out on at the auction.

But he has sorely tempted me on some Coco Bolo grips that look pretty darn terrific, waiting to hear back from him if the grips in the picture is the actual ones I'd be getting.

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Those are beautiful grips. Does the guy that makes the grips, is he part of Houge or independent..
This could be a great asset for people looking for custom grips :D
 

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The fellow is [email protected] , the manager of the wood shop design dept. at Hogues.

This is day two since I've asked about buying the grips, no reply yet...speed is not one of their better attributes.

I need a price and informed that the grips I've seen here, are the ones I'll be getting.

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Well dang it! :mad:

Its been a whole week, and haven't heard diddly from Richard the woodmeister at Hogues.

I would have bought those grips he sent a picture of to me, but he never answered back.

Hogue website people are about as good as Taurus mfg. co. website people...Is anyone in there? (from Pink Floyd lyrics)

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