Federal standard pressure 125-grain Nyclads have a surprisingly noticeable amount of recoil in my alloy frame Colt Agent when it is sporting wooden grips. After firing a mere thirty-rounds during a range session, the pain in my arthritic right hand insisted that it was time for me to make a change. Early this year, I did just that.
Years ago my Colt Agent wore Pachmayr grips but I butchered them horrifically with a knife in an amateurish attempt to make the grips work with speedloaders. Ultimately, I tossed those grips in the trash and settled on using the Cobra style panels, often with a Tyler "T" Grip. Since then I have taken to using speed-strips instead of speedloaders, so there was no real reason (other than nostalgia) for me to stay with the Cobra style grips.
I was surprised to find the Pachmayr grips I needed were still available. Pachmayr is one of the few outfits that still supports Colt D Frame revolvers.
Pachmayr has grips to fit both versions.
Pachmayr grips are identical to the factory grips adorning my Colt Detective Special. With my bluejeans, pocket carry is a bit more difficult with the Pachmayr grips than it was with the Cobra style grips.
Pachmayr grips than I did with the Cobra grips? Nope. The difference is in the COMFORT. The Pachmayr grips are 100% pain free, which is motivation for me to practice with this airweight snubnose more often.
Pachmayr grips put the fun back into my old Colt Agent.