D.E. Collins Grips for S&W K-frame RB...

D.E. Collins Grips for S&W K-frame RB...

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    D.E. Collins Grips for S&W K-frame RB...

    Hello. I recently found a grip maker I didn't know existed! Browsing his site, I found that I liked what I saw. I contacted Mr. Collins to see if a set of stocks for a round butt K-frame were available and the set I wanted was.

    I sent in my cashier's check last week and today I received the grips. They are of Black Ash Burl and are laminated with
    darker colored wood on the front and rear of the grip straps.
    (These are Picture ID #336 on his site.)

    Intended for use on an S&W Model 10 4" Heavy Barrel, I was pleased to note that they "press" into place and have no movement even before being screwed on; in short, they fit very well.


    Here you can see the fit on the front of the grips below the triggerguard.


    ...and from the bottom.


    And a side view from the rear.

    Comfort is very subjective, but I do find these stocks extremely comfortable, but more importantly just enough thicker and with enough "filler" on the front to handle the loss of lateral control I was having with thinner grips.

    They will work with speedloaders but were this revolver intended strictly for defensive purposes I would very slightly relieve the area behind the cylinder when in the open position.


    A view of the Collins grips on the revolver.

    I fully admit that there are less expensive choices and I've had really good luck with certain makes and models of rubber grips, but on a blued gun I prefer wood when possible. So far I am quite pleased with the quality, fit, and looks of these grips.

    I suspect that they have found a "home."

    If interested in Mr. Collins' work, his site has very good pictures, his prices, and contact information.

    www.collinscraftgrips.com

    Best.


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    Wow that is fantastic. You find all the good stuff. I wonder if he makes 'em for Rugers... guess I'll go find out.

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    Thx Steve - I wouldn't say aesthetically they are major choice for me in pure looks but one thing I will not deny - is the apparent extremely fine craftsmanship - they are exquisite in that department. Wonderful work.

    Certainly someone I doubt many of us know about at all - and always good to know who is out there.

    Great - and thx for the report, as always.
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    Hello. You are most welcome. That "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" holds true with grips like anything else I'd suspect.

    Take care and best.

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    Those looks like some well made grips ill have to look around and see what else he makes grips for.

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