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Old 12-19-2012, 03:55 AM   #51
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none i can think of! but i ain't calling my grips turds!
Me neither, at least not until I make some coprolite grips for mine.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:08 PM   #52
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I remember seeing a video many years ago in which the doophus Jeffie Cooper carried on for about 3 minutes that handguns have stocks, not grips, and people that call them grips are ignorant.

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maybe they ought to be just called "doodads", like "My Ruger Blackhawk has rosewood doodads".

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I haven't seen too many people refer to them as "handles". Most people here call them grips.

You find "handles" on brooms, mops, hammers, and axes. Definitely NOT on guns.
what about the " broomhandle " mauser?
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Broomhandle Mauser? Just sayin'



What about the great lanyard/leash controversy? That gets way too little discussion IMHO.
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what about the " broomhandle " mauser?
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I remember seeing a video many years ago in which the doophus Jeffie Cooper carried on for about 3 minutes that handguns have stocks, not grips, and people that call them grips are ignorant.
Many years ago revolvers were the most common weapons. It is very common to see the term stock applied to revolver grips by people like Houge and pachmayr. Jeff Cooper never thought folks would start carrying them there new fangled semi auto's made by someone in Europe.

In Jeffiees time Europe was in shambles from WWI & WWII. The Europeans were having a hard manufacturing enough bricks, much less pistols.
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