If the question is which would I buy, I would buy the round, because of the versatility. The round would conceal better, but if I wanted the square for OC or the range, I can always get square grips for it.
Never tried a round butt but, have read a lot of other people's opinions. Seems most prefer the round for concealment and supposedly a better grip for double action shooting. I have read that the original magna square butt was designed for single action shooting which is why the grip frame is so high to make reaching the hammer easier. When DA shooting became more "mainstream" those grip adapters became popular to fill in that high grip frame.
I find it really easy to conceal my square butt though. About the only time I get any printing is AIWB with a t shirt due the the square butt grip edge. I have always wanted to pick up a round butt to try.
Love me a nice round but, when I was active duty I carried in an upside down holster that put the grip just below the ribs and the round butt was much more comfortable plus the round butt just fits my hand better.
Big "square" target grip's on my (used to be my dad's) Model 19, with a "replica badge" on the butt of it. I like it that way, not unlike what @Mike in Texas said. NOT like I'm ever going to be changing it anyway. It came with "stock grip's", with a "Tyler T Grip" (My dad got it from a DPD "desk sergeant" whom bought it new, & sold it, claiming "he didn't like it"). I Bought a set of Pachmayr grip's and tried those also. I didn't like them, as they made it a "round butt". That's when I bought the target grip's. My Dad liked those, as his hand's were a little larger than mine (LARGE). When he hired in with the Constable's office, I had the "butt plate" made. He only carried it when he wore a uniform, in his "Sam Browne rig". (He was a plain clothes detective). It's stayed like that since.
Love me a nice round but, when I was active duty I carried in an upside down holster that put the grip just below the ribs and the round butt was much more comfortable plus the round butt just fits my hand better. View attachment 347879
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