View Full Version : What grips for Officers Model Target

Alex Johnson
May 23, 2000, 02:43 PM
I've got an old Colt Officers Model Target in 38 special. The gun is in great shape with one exception, it has no grips. Until I have the time (and that's limited at the moment) to build myself a set of walnut grips I will need to find some temporary substitutes. I have taken a fancy to the reproduction hard rubber grips that Brownells is offering, but I have a problem. I don't know what frame and grip style the Colt officers model has. Is it the Police Positive? Or is it the Official Police? Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated and a definite help to get this fine old gun back on the range.

Daniel Watters
May 23, 2000, 03:28 PM
The Officers Model Target and the Offical Police are both E-Frames.

BTW: If you want a set of grips for general range use instead of display, grips designed for the Python (I-Frame) should also fit.

May 23, 2000, 06:33 PM
Agreed.Mr.Watters is correct that Python grips will fit.I do believe it is an I-Frame,though.(Heavy sucker,ain't it?)I have Pachmyr Presentation grips on mine.

"Until that time,Eustus,until that time."-from Soldier In The Rain

Alex Johnson
May 23, 2000, 08:58 PM
Thanks guys, I ordered a set of grips for the Official Police this afternoon. I guess I'll find out whether they fit. In any event I'll make a set of correct walnut grips for it before too much longer.