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Old 10-15-2020, 09:34 PM
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Dad passed away in 2016, but I am still finding things that I brought home after his funeral. This last Sunday I opened a box and found many different types of S&W revolver and pistol grips. To include a set a J frame target grips. I have several back issues of different publications (Shooter's Bible, Guns & Ammo, Guns) from the Seventies in which they state the J frame target grips won't fit the Bodyguard. Well I don't know what is going on because this set fits like a glove. I acknowledge they look rather odd on the Model 49, but they fit my hand very nicely. Have to get to the range to see how they handle with live ammo. Genuine vintage grips. Fairly certain the grips were made in the seventies and my Model 49 was manufactured in 73. They go together. The grips will not be staying on it permanently. When I'm on-duty it will still wear the Pachmayr Compac grips. Figured folks here would get a kick out of the old style grips though.
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Old 10-15-2020, 11:08 PM
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I like the look -- a bunch!

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-16-2020, 12:31 AM
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Interesting. I have a 49 and an extra set of those square butt grips. Have to say, I'm not crazy about the look but I'll bet it helps shooting quite a bit. Almost comfortable.
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Yeah, me too. I thinks they're a fine application.

As writers are want to do on occasion, as we all are, the author likely meant the earlier Centennial models. They would not fit because of the smaller stock circle on the Centennial.

Those target grips would work equally well on a Top Break DA in .38 S&W.
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I like it just fine. Glad you were able to find a combination that works for you!
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looks like a hundred pound anchor on a 10 foot boat
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Looks don’t matter if it helps to shoot it well. J frames are know to hard to shoot well. The extra purchase on those stocks might just help.
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Looks donít matter if it helps to shoot it well. J frames are know to hard to shoot well. The extra purchase on those stocks might just help.
I've never liked those little J-frame magna grips. Even when carrying concealed it wears the Pachmayr Compac grips, but I like how the target grips fit my hands - regardless of the lack of visual appeal.
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If you like it, thats all that matters
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