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doc540
07-31-2009, 4:07 PM
Finally received not just my Tyler T grip adapter, but a set of Tyler's micarta grips for my carry Agent.

As you can see, they are longer below the butt than the factory grips, so I doubt I'll keep them. I was hoping they were more of a boot grip and the same length below the butt as the originals. I didn't clarify that as I was ordering them.

However, the quality is excellent and the Tyler T folks are great to deal with.

I've included pics of Jim Badger's boot grips for size comparison purposes. I've been carrying it with the Badgers, and they shoot well for my hand size and conceal well.

At this stage of the game, and I have not shot them yet, I'm leaning toward just using the factory wood grips and the Tyler T grip adapter. They feel VERY natural in my hands and conceal better than any other grip I've tried so far.

Hope this helps someone.

Tyler T Adapter and Tyler T Micara Grip
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/grips/Grips007-1.jpg

Colt Factory Grip and Tyler T adapter
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Colt%20Agent/Grips001-1.jpg

Thickness comparison: Badger, Tyler, Colt
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/grips/Grips013-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/grips/Grips012-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/grips/Grips010-1.jpg

Rudolf the Red
07-31-2009, 10:10 PM
Nice piece. Go Colt wood with T adapter.

dfletcher
08-01-2009, 12:00 AM
I have a late 50's Cobra with factory and the Tyler - works fine, looks right. What I don't understand about Tyler - when you order they say they don't carry their stuff in stock, they wait for you to order before they make them. And they always say it will be 4 weeks or so for the order to be completed - but the TGrip shows up about 10 days later. :shrug:

doc540
08-01-2009, 6:16 AM
I have a late 50's Cobra with factory and the Tyler - works fine, looks right. What I don't understand about Tyler - when you order they say they don't carry their stuff in stock, they wait for you to order before they make them. And they always say it will be 4 weeks or so for the order to be completed - but the TGrip shows up about 10 days later. :shrug:

Yeah, but Anna and Brian are good people. They've been overwhelmed with business since the Obamarama hit town and are working their tails off.

And they're currently moving into a larger facility to help stay up with demand.

Better sooner than later!:D

Freagan
08-01-2009, 8:33 AM
Those Badger grips sure are purdy :tt1:

doc540
08-01-2009, 8:45 AM
Those Badger grips sure are purdy :tt1:

Thanks
the DS wears them well, too

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Colt%20Detective%20Special/ds4-2.jpg