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Old November 20, 2020, 08:46 PM   #26
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Here I have Eagle Secret Service grips in rosewood on three out of four little Smith & Wessons:

And here a pair of elk stag from Eagle on a "Super" Blackhawk .45:

Never had a problem with any as to fit. Be aware that the rosewood is not Brazillian rosewood but is an Indian rosewood.

I have been well satisfied with all of my purchases from Eagle.

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Old November 21, 2020, 12:16 PM   #27
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I have just a single experience with Eagle. Bought a pair of their Heritage grips for a 629 and wasn't real happy with the fit - there was a small, but noticeable gap between the top of the RH grip and the frame. Called Eagle and was told that there's a lot of variation in the dimensions of S&W frames (funny - never had a fit problem with other manufacturer's grips) and that I could send them the gun at my expense and they'd custom fit the grips, which I wasn't about to do. I liked the grips otherwise and you really had to look to see the gap, so I ended up keeping them as is, but haven't gone back to Eagle because of that.

FWIW, I recently put a pair of Altamont conversion grips on an old 586 I bought that had been converted to a round butt and they fit so well you would think they'd been molded to the gun.
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Old November 21, 2020, 01:28 PM   #28
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OP is from 2006.
Eagle Grips is alive and apparently well though. Assuming it's the same guys.
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Old November 21, 2020, 01:37 PM   #29
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It seems if you order from Eagle, ya spin the wheel, ya takes ya chances..... and your chances ain't very good.

I tried a pair of Eagle grips some years ago. Pretty much garbage. Didn't fit worth a d--n. My advice is don't waste your time or money.
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Customer service is terrible.
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Old Yesterday, 10:54 PM   #31
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I had a S&W 42 with Eagle Secret Service grips and they were good looking and functional. However that revolver was made in the 60s and I think the grips were too.
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