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The Fuzzy Farrant stocks have a reputation for being extremely ergonomic and comfortable. They seem to be seldom used these days because of age and requiring the gun's frame to be cut! Has anyone ever handled a Colt with them installed? How did they feel during shooting?
 

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In an old Guns & Ammo annual I have here, maybe 1972, there's an article about custom grips and it shows a snub Python and Diamondback guns with grips by Farrant. They look fantastic, but they show the guns with the grips off and both guns have the front bottom corner of the grip frame cut off to acomidate the deep little finger groove of the grips.
 

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I have them on a 6" stainless Python and they are incredible.......got the grips from a Forum member, the style you do not cut the frame for.....years ago I had a 6" S&W M19 that I did lop off the front corner of the frame, felt a little ill doing it....once I started shooting the gun, never gave it a second thought....have had a lot of second thoughts about giving the gun away however. I always keep an eye out for those grips.....I'd buy a gun I did not own to fit the grips, that is how impressed I am with them. He was a retired LA cop if I recall, and died about 10 years ago.
 

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I had an Officers Model Match about a year ago that when I removed the stocks realized the frame had been corner cut for a pair of the Farrant stocks. I looked for a pair to fit but never could find them. I have since traded the gun away.
 

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The era of his grips was mid 1960s to mid 1980s I think.......the gun store shelves were loaded with DA Colt and S&W revolvers that people bought to carry and shoot.....and there are few grips better for DA shooting than those.
 

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Fuzzy Farrant made stocks for both chamfered and uncut frames. They are extremely comfortable. Farrant was one of a set of LA pistol grip makers associated with the LAPD shooting team. Others were Walter Stark, Joe Blackford and Hogue. There are minor differences from maker to maker in this group, but they have generally similar characteristics.

Here's a late '40s OP with what I believe are Blackford thumbrest stocks and a replacement rib sight. This one has the beveled grip frame as well as a jeweled hammer and trigger. It shoots just fine.



 
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