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Chesster
January 12, 2009, 10:27 PM
I am looking to replace the black grips on my Rodeos with some wood or staglike grips. What are the best for the money with the least amount of fitting required?

Riot Earp
January 13, 2009, 01:50 PM
I have read that www.westernandwildlifewonders.com has grips that fit the USFA guns, with no (or minimal) fitting.

CraigC
January 14, 2009, 11:31 AM
Unfortunately, there will be no off the shelf grips that will fit properly. Colt's and replicas are notorious for their variations and thus, most aftermarket grips are supplied oversized. I can highly recommend BarS for their TruIvory and fitting is free. All you have to send is your grip frame halves.

http://www.truivory.com

Riot Earp
January 17, 2009, 07:23 PM
I ordered a set of Tru Ivory grips for my '75 Remington. The material was okay, but the grip contour was awful -- too thin at the top and too fat at the bottom. I couldn't hold the gun without my hand slipping up the grip. If you order from them, make sure you specify the thickness you want, at the top, middle, and bottom.

Hawg
January 17, 2009, 08:38 PM
Sounds like they used the original dimensions.

James K
January 17, 2009, 09:23 PM
IMHO, the USFA grips are the only ones that actually are the same as the original first gen Colt grips. The new Colt grips are not the same.

Fitting grips is tough even with original guns and original grips. The reason is that both Colt and S&W (and I think USFA) fitted the grips to the unfinished frame, then polished them down together before sending the frame off to be final polished and blued. So no two grips are ever quite alike, even on successive serial number guns.

Jim

CraigC
January 18, 2009, 12:00 AM
Sounds like they used the original dimensions.

Sounds like it. They can be ordered just about any thickness. I order mine with only a slight taper towards the bottom, with flat bottoms.