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Old 01-11-2021, 09:25 PM
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i posted these photos in another thread I started about ill fitting grips on an new 327. I contacted both Altamont and S&W about the issue. Altamont replied first advising try S&W then they would see what the could do.
S&W advised they are ordering me a new set of grips. I don't think this will help and I tried the grips on a 21-4 round butt N frame and the fit correctly. The problem seems that the top of t he 327 frame is a bit shorter than other N frame round butts. The first photo is 327 2nd is the 21-4.

EXACTLY the reason I took them off my 3" 686+ 3-5-7 series. Those points dug into the web of my hand in a way that made shooting .357 magnums a literal pain. I've seen this a many Altamonts. For whatever reason they don't follow the contour of the backstrap. As for looseness, never had an issue with the locating pins in their proper holes.
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Old 01-11-2021, 09:48 PM
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You can use the screw as a button to push the opposite grip out.
Just back it out enough so that the head is above the grip panel, and use it to push the other side free.
Gotta be careful when doing that, as there is the risk of pushing the threaded escutcheon out of the opposite grip, if the grip is on really tight on the frame, and the escutcheon fit in the grip is not so tight.

I've done it, and then needed to glue the threaded escutcheon back into the grip because it would no longer stay in place, as it is a friction fit.

A better way is to remove the grip screw and then use a long punch or screw inserted in the grip screw hole to push on the underside of the opposite grip panel.

Basically the same principle, except you're pushing on the solid grip, instead of the escutcheon in the direction that pushes it out of the grip.
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