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Old June 13, 2018, 03:30 PM   #1
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Stock grips on M25. Sacrilege or improvement?

Just for fun I got some stock grips for my M25.

I like them better than the target grips.

More "classic-er"

Whatcha think?

I kept the target ones too.

Just in case.

For some reason I can't get TWO attachments to work.

So here:

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File Type: jpg M25 cased2.jpg (198.3 KB, 244 views)

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Old June 13, 2018, 04:02 PM   #2
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It looks good! I keep the rubber grips on mine because they fit my XL hands better, but the wood sure looks better.
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Old June 13, 2018, 04:29 PM   #3
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The magna stocks are preferred by many
including myself.

Often the Tyler T Grip Adaptor or a version of
it is added.

For many hands, the so-called target stocks are
just too large, even clunky though they look good.
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Old June 13, 2018, 05:18 PM   #4
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Here you go:
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Old June 13, 2018, 05:34 PM   #5
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I have the stock grips and Tyler adapter on my HEII, and it works OK, but prefer the Eagle Heritage coke bottles on my Model 22.
I didn't like the factory magnas even with a Tyler.
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Old June 13, 2018, 05:42 PM   #6
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Often the Tyler T Grip Adaptor or a version of
it is added.
+1. Unless you have incredibly small hands.

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Old June 13, 2018, 06:20 PM   #7
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What engineering change version is your Model 25? I prefer S&W wood stocks, but that set does not seem to fit the display box.

Beautiful set of stocks High Valley Ranch.
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Old June 13, 2018, 06:29 PM   #8
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Whatcha think?

I kept the target ones too.
Your gun - you do what you want...

I prefer the oversize target grips that came with your M25.
IMO - you did do the right thing though to hang onto them. Good job.
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Old June 13, 2018, 07:26 PM   #9
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Beautiful set of stocks High Valley Ranch.
Not my stocks. I just helped the OP load the photo attachment
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Old June 13, 2018, 07:40 PM   #10
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The target style grips were factory original on the Model 25:




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Old June 13, 2018, 07:41 PM   #11
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HighValley, thanks.

I did get the attachment in the OP but it's not very noticeable.
I have a pair of rubber Pachmayrs also but they don't fit me well.

I have smaller hands.

Part of the change is for "tradition." I just like the classic looks of the smaller ones and NO they don't fit the box.

But I can arrange for a good fit whenever I want with a screwdriver.
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Old June 13, 2018, 07:45 PM   #12
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Actually, I've seen them come originally with both types of grips.

I might have retained the "target" ones if they had been the checkered instead of smooth.

But I shoot both ways just fine.
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Old June 14, 2018, 04:15 AM   #13
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As mentioned above try a Tyler T Grip with your standard stocks as it makes all the difference in shooting comfort. The T is a bit pricey today but still available.
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Old June 14, 2018, 05:28 AM   #14
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A Tyler T Grip with your standard stocks as it makes all the difference in shooting comfort.
I'd agree with this in spades. The smaller magna type with a grip adapter fit my hands to a T. Far better than any of the oversize S&W target grips supplied for the past 30 years or so. The earlier version "Coke Bottle" target grips fit me far better but still not as well as the magnas with a grip adapter.

Btw I buy size "L" gloves for what it is worth. Without the grip adapter, the magnas leave a large space behind the trigger guard that make maintaining a consistent grip all but impossible for me. YMMV, Rod
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I always thought Magna's look a little small on N-frames, but if you like them, no reason not to use them. I admit they don't feel bad at all. With Magna's I do like a grip adapter, in either N or K frame.

My favorite grip is the Smith & Wesson Presentation grip. The look of the target grip, but thinner and slightly longer.

On a Model 18-4



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The T is a bit pricey today but still available.
There is also the "BK" grip adapter available. About $30.00 or so. About the same thing as a T-grip, but made from a rosin that work just fine. You can do a search for "BK grip" and find them.

Best thing about them is you can order them online, and have them in hand in a day or two.
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Old June 14, 2018, 06:51 AM   #16
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Ditto on the
BK adaptors.

I have them as
well and get them
in a day or two.

Tyler T takes weeks
and months some
times.
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Old June 14, 2018, 10:23 AM   #17
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Bob Wright, are those M25's in your post?
The cylinders look too long for 45 ACP. They look like M29 44 mags.



I didn't know Tyler made an adapter for the N frame. Will think about that.
I wouldn't use the small grips on most N frames but the 45 ACP recoil is so negligible that it seems to work fine for me.

I did put Tylers on my Colt Detective Special.



What an ordeal. Missed emails and months for delivery.
No good. '

Hadn't heard of BK grips. May try that black one for the N frame.

Then again...it's only a maybe.
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Old June 14, 2018, 10:37 AM   #18
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OP, since your M-25 has a target trigger and target hammer; target grips seem like the natural match. But, if you prefer the Magnas, go with it.
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Old June 14, 2018, 10:46 AM   #19
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yup.
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Old June 14, 2018, 10:48 AM   #20
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Another consideration is that the smaller grips don't poke so far out of your pocket when you carry it unobtrusively in your Levis.
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Old June 14, 2018, 10:51 AM   #21
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The cylinders look too long for 45 ACP. They look like M29 44 mags.
The S&W M25 came in .45 Long Colt - or .45 Colt if you prefer, in addition to .45 acp.
I forget the dash number of the .45LC.
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Old June 14, 2018, 11:05 AM   #22
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yup, you're right.

For some reason I never think of the M25 in 45 Colt.
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Old June 14, 2018, 12:19 PM   #23
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The 25-2 is .45 ACP, and the 25-5 is .45 Colt. I've got both of them.

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Old June 14, 2018, 04:04 PM   #24
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I came this -||- close to getting the Jerry Miculek when I was questing for the Target 1955 Model.

It was worth the wait. It is the MOST accurate ACP I've ever shot.

Factory ammo:


My handloads 3.6gr Bullseye and 185 gr lead HBSWC bullets.



Goot nuff fer a old geezer.
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Old June 15, 2018, 08:23 PM   #25
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As has already been noted, my Model 25s were .45 Colt. Model 25-5, as I recall.

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