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Old 11-14-2012, 09:54 PM   #11
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This might just be me, but if I only squeezed hard enough to hang on to the pistol I would be plowing the dirt in front of the target. My wrist would break early resulting in low shots. My wife was watching my knuckles turn white when I was shooting my P95. She was picking on me about "trying to strangle the gun." It might have appeared I was squeezing to hard but I was hitting a rifle target every time.

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Love my SP101. Replaced the $hitty Ruger grip after the first range session. Solid gun. Totally inferior stock grip.
Gonna have to disagree about the stock grips. I did have to replace the cheap plastic inserts though.
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Sweet looking grip. I like the finger grooves on my Hogue grip. But that is one nice looking gun.

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As others stated, the stock grip was not for me.
First thing I did (even before shooting) was replace the grip with Hogue grips.

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I agree with the small grips on the Ruger's. I had a chance to shoot my Bro's 357 Blackhawk 50th year Anniversary model. After he shot the first load, his thumb was bloody from the sharp frame piece at the butt, and the target was still clear. I took the next six and also didn't hit the target at 25 ft. The loads were 158 gr. Buffalo Bore which may have been part of the problem, but I could not get a comfortable grip on that gun. With my S&W 27 & target grips I can chew a ragged hole at that range. We talked about swapping out those little wood pieces with something that would fit his hand, but I don't think he has done that yet--too much fun with his new Springfield 1911.

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Old 11-20-2012, 01:42 AM   #16
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The Hogue rubber grips made a world of difference for me. First, the accuracy improved greatly (the factory grips are too small for accuracy beyond 15 yards). Second, the "finger bashing" went way down because the Hogue grips don't allow the subject finger to get caught behind the trigger guard. And, if you don't like rubber, they also come in hard nylon (which can be shaped for each user).

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I have a Security Six in 4" which was also my work/carry gun for at least 15 years and God willing will never part with. But that being said, when firing magnum loads I definately have my Pachmeyer grips on. The stock Ruger grips are just too small for my hands. The Pachmeyers smooth out the recoil and allow for much faster target re-acquisition. Sometimes I put the Ruger grips on to fire .38's but even then the Pachmeyers are just a better grip for me. Now I carry my Glock 23, 90% of the time. But I will always keep my Ruger.

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Original type grips on Colt, Ruger and S&W da revolvers all force the middle finger to sit behind the trigger guard; recoil causes the 'knuckle banging' and one's grip really isn't all that much an issue. So, one must install proper grips which fill in the area aft of the trigger guard, or a Tyler T-grip that does the same thing.

Aside from getting one's middle finger knuckle banged rather severely, one also feels the fingers being 'twisted' to fit. So control and comfort are better all around.

Picture one is a S&W M27 with Fitz 'Gunfighter' grips. The 'hollow' aft of the trigger guard is completely filled.

Picture two is a Colt Detective Special with the original grips. Note the big gap behind the trigger guard. Picture three is the same Detective Special with a human hand (mine) holding it in firing mode. Note how high the middle finger is on the grip.

Three is a S&W M&P (model 10) with a grip adapter and my hand holding it. Note the difference in where my middle knuckle is located. It might seem minor, but it makes a great difference in comfort and control.

Don't anyone be concerned over how high my thumb is riding - the point of the pictures is to show where the griping fingers fit and how the adapter works.

Also note with nearly all semi-automatic pistols, the middle finger is never twisted behind the trigger finger. It is practically impossible for recoil to run the trigger guard into the other fingers.

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Original type grips on Colt, Ruger and S&W da revolvers all force the middle finger to sit behind the trigger guard; recoil causes the 'knuckle banging' and one's grip really isn't all that much an issue. So, one must install proper grips which fill in the area aft of the trigger guard, or a Tyler T-grip that does the same thing.

Aside from getting one's middle finger knuckle banged rather severely, one also feels the fingers being 'twisted' to fit. So control and comfort are better all around.

Picture one is a S&W M27 with Fitz 'Gunfighter' grips. The 'hollow' aft of the trigger guard is completely filled.

Picture two is a Colt Detective Special with the original grips. Note the big gap behind the trigger guard. Picture three is the same Detective Special with a human hand (mine) holding it in firing mode. Note how high the middle finger is on the grip.

Three is a S&W M&P (model 10) with a grip adapter and my hand holding it. Note the difference in where my middle knuckle is located. It might seem minor, but it makes a great difference in comfort and control.

Don't anyone be concerned over how high my thumb is riding - the point of the pictures is to show where the griping fingers fit and how the adapter works.

Also note with nearly all semi-automatic pistols, the middle finger is never twisted behind the trigger finger. It is practically impossible for recoil to run the trigger guard into the other fingers.
Wow! Those photos really bring home the differences. A great explanation, and thanks for pointing out by name the grip adjustments. I will definitely research them.
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