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Old 05-29-2020, 03:32 PM
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python grips

Found theses at CDNN $59.99 I already have a set from Altamont coming or I would jump on these

https://www.cdnnsports.com/media/cat.../tar9000_1.jpg

COLT PYTHON WALNUT CHECKERED GRIP WITH MEDALLION
Manufacturer: ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT
Model: PYTHON
Material: WALNUT
SKU: TAR9000
UPC: 088234685781
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COLT PYTHON CHECKERED GRIP WITH MEDALLION

Manufactured by the same manufacturer that made Colt Python grips.

Made from high quality dark walnut with checkering and a gold Colt medallion. A very fine replacement grip for your Colt Python revolver.
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Old 05-29-2020, 03:42 PM
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I love my Python and will never part with it , but the original grips just do not fit my hands. I replaced a set of Herrett's on day one , then went to a Coco-Bolo Hogue. The originals are safely tucked away.
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Old 05-29-2020, 04:07 PM
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Given the prices of original genuine Colt Target grips, those are a viable option.

They can be improved by sanding the "thumb rest" areas to round off the sharp edge, which is the way the new Colt factory Python grips are done for Colt.
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Old 05-29-2020, 04:26 PM
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I love my Python and will never part with it , but the original grips just do not fit my hands. I replaced a set of Herrett's on day one , then went to a Coco-Bolo Hogue. The originals are safely tucked away.
I wish I would have put my originals away
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Old 05-29-2020, 07:17 PM
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The last two sets of OEM Colt grips I bought from CDNN turned out to be cheap knockoffs that didn't even fit properly. I've had good luck buying most stuff from them, but anything purported to be OEM Colt should be viewed with suspicion. Their Colt magazines are often fake as well.
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Old 05-29-2020, 08:19 PM
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Don't care for the Python's original stocks. Don't like the dimensions, the plain wood, or the finish. The stocks seem cramped to grasp, the wood is drab, and the finish is thin and brittle, prone to flaking.

I don't change the grips out on my six-inch blued Python because then it wouldn't be "original." I don't get enough shooting use out of it to warrant custom stocks.
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Old 05-30-2020, 05:47 PM
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Don't care for the Python's original stocks. Don't like the dimensions, the plain wood, or the finish. The stocks seem cramped to grasp, the wood is drab, and the finish is thin and brittle, prone to flaking.

I don't change the grips out on my six-inch blued Python because then it wouldn't be "original." I don't get enough shooting use out of it to warrant custom stocks.

I have Hogue exotic hardwood grips on practically all my D/A revolvers , Colt , S&W , and Ruger.
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Old 06-20-2020, 08:31 PM
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Don't care for the Python's original stocks. Don't like the dimensions, the plain wood, or the finish. The stocks seem cramped to grasp, the wood is drab, and the finish is thin and brittle, prone to flaking.

I don't change the grips out on my six-inch blued Python because then it wouldn't be "original." I don't get enough shooting use out of it to warrant custom stocks.
Itís interesting, the original Pythons had an insane amount of polishing on the naked steel before was either blued or nickeled that the finish on the Pythons was so gorgeous that the only S&W on par with it was the 27 and the 57.

But the S&W grips in their material and form put the Colt Grips to shame. The shape of the Python stock Grips are ugly.
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Old 06-21-2020, 04:26 PM
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Colt always did a better job of spreading the money spent to build them.

S&W directed the money to external appearance of the bluing and the nice grips with a usually rougher internal finish.

Colt spread the money pretty equally on the bluing and the internal finish, with not much spent on the grips, figuring most people would change them out anyway.

People complain about the shape of old Colt Target grips, forgetting that they were designed for formal early 1950's single action target shooting, at which they work well.
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Old 06-21-2020, 06:23 PM
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Colt always did a better job of spreading the money spent to build them.

S&W directed the money to external appearance of the bluing and the nice grips with a usually rougher internal finish.

Colt spread the money pretty equally on the bluing and the internal finish, with not much spent on the grips, figuring most people would change them out anyway.

People complain about the shape of old Colt Target grips, forgetting that they were designed for formal early 1950's single action target shooting, at which they work well.
The Colt Python Trigger in Double Action is Butter Smooth. Smoother then S&W. However, you can stage the S&W trigger easier then the Python Trigger.

That said, I have had a few N Frames that had an amazing smooth Double Action Trigger in their own right.

New out of the Box S&Ws do have stiff triggers, but they still stage well.

A slicked up S&W is a thing of pure awesomeness though.

The new Pythons look really promising. I will get one when the hype dies down and they are around at MSRP.
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Old 06-22-2020, 09:37 AM
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The CDNN grips appear to be the same type I ordered a year or so ago from another vendor. No, they are not identical to OEM Colt grips, but they fit me well. I have a set of Herretts for the gun, but they just don't fit my hand as well.
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Old 06-22-2020, 09:53 AM
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Given the cost of an original Colt Python, they should wear nothing less than this...

https://www.rogersgunsandgrips.com/p...r-grips-kbpr2/

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Old 06-22-2020, 12:36 PM
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Given the cost of an original Colt Python, they should wear nothing less than this...

https://www.rogersgunsandgrips.com/p...r-grips-kbpr2/

Adios,

Pizza Bob<---I'd still rather have a S&W
Those look really good, beautiful wood, nice shape and checkering right up until you get to the bottom where they have that huge swell. and that ruins the look entirely.
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Old 06-22-2020, 02:26 PM
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Found theses at CDNN $59.99 I already have a set from Altamont coming or I would jump on these

https://www.cdnnsports.com/media/cat.../tar9000_1.jpg
I bought a set of those, unimpressed, the look really plain and dull, like they been over-coated with waterborn urethane.
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:06 AM
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the stock colt grips are to large for may smaller hands so I got a set of rosewood grips and the Org grips are stached away.

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