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Old May 1, 2008, 05:35 PM   #1
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Round or Square Grips?

I recently bought a S&W 629 V Comp Performance Center (N Frame) that came with wood grips. I'm thinking of getting some rubber grips but dont know how to tell if I need "round" or "square" or if it matters.

How can you tell which fits? Do they both fit as long as it's for an N frame? My guess is the gun currently has a "round" grip? Is it as easy as it sounds.....round grips look round at the bottom and square looks square?

Thanks for helping the newbie out!
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Old May 2, 2008, 03:36 PM   #2
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Yep, it's that simple

And then again it isn't. It depends on if you are talking about the shape of the grips, or the shape of the frame they fit.

Take the grips off your gun. Regular N frame Smith's have a "square" profile grip frame. Notice how your "round" grips fit over the "square" grip frame.

There are some models of S&W that have a "round" grip frame. Even some N frames have been made this way, so check the shape of your frame. Round butt frames need grips made for them to fit correctly. Square butt frames will not fit round butt grips at all.

So, talking about the shape of the grip, round and square is simply the shape of the bottom of the grip. When talking about the gun they are to fit on, round butt and square butt makes a difference in which grips are needed.

If you are looking at grips for a standard N frame, they are made to fit over the "square butt" grip frame, no matter what the shape of the grips. If they say they are round butt grips, then they probably will not fit on a standard (square butt) grip frame. If you are unsure, call the maker. I'm sure they will try to explain it to you better than I can.

Good Luck.
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