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Old 05-16-2011, 05:45 PM   #11
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Have you tried shooting a Bisley?
I have handled a revolver with a Bisley-style grip and didn't really find it appealling, but i didn't shoot it.

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You shoot your GP100 in SA?

You don't like Cowboy or Bisley style grips?

I don't know what to tell you. . .
It's my favorite target pistol, and i usually do that SA.

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How's this grip for the Blackhawk:
That is beautiful, but it's more the angle or that the grip seems to attach more to the back of the frame or something.

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Don't know what to tell ya, man. All the SA revolvers I've ever seen are in the traditional "Cowboy" style..
That's all i've seen too.

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Last I heard S&W was still making revolvers. DA which can be fired SA. You can get a TC if you dont mind a single shot.
I think the S&W revovlers look very nice. I think their 500 would be a bit much for my needs; i'll have to take another look at their big-bore stuff.


I guess the real problem is that i love my lil GP100 too much, and other revolvers just can't match its rugged good looks.
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:33 PM   #12
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Well, I'm a little perplexed. Exactly what are you looking for?

What's wrong with using the DA revolver single action? Consider a Smith & Wesson or a Dan Wesson. With the Dan Wesson, grip possibilities are nearly unlimited as it lacks the conventional grip straps.

Custom grips can be made for nearly any revolver to suit your whim.

Or, if it just has to be a single action, consider the S&W Schofield or one of its replicas.

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Old 05-18-2011, 05:04 PM   #13
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This is a New Model Ruger Blackhawk. It keeps a soft-ball sized group @ 25 yards. The grips on the gun are made from Black and White Ebony, over-sized, finger-grooved and pretty much tailored to fit a larger hand, but everyone that has shot the gun has no trouble with them and notices a dramatic increase in recoil management and easier follow-up shots.

The second set shown is Walnut Burl, also over-sized, but traditional style. I use them in the woods, as they were about 1/2 the cost of the B&W Ebony. The larger size (even larger than Bisley's) also enables a good solid one or 2 hand grip, with all 4 fingers making full contact.

The grips do cost money, but are worth every penny.

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If the above images don't satisfied your taste, then I don't know what to tell you. . .

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perhaps something like this? Cimarron Uberti Thunderer 45 LC Birdshead Grip : Revolvers at GunBroker.com

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Gello, shoot a Bisley. You'll love it. Diggs, you say that gun shoots a softball size group at 25 yds, I see why you didn't believe me about the oil can. My .44 Bisley will hit a walnut at 25 yds.

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Bisleys suck and Ruger Bisleys are the worst.

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Here's a paper from 25 yds. I don't spend much time with it as I've had a million projects going on since I got the gun, but I'd love to see what another .44 can do. . . maybe you can give me some pointers?

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I viewed this thread and got all excited when I saw the Ruger Redhawk Hunter with the ring cutouts. I thought I might be able to trade you out of it. Then I read it wasn't yours.

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Orangello, it's only obvious that you have never fired a single action revolver...Bisley or not.
A Single Action revolver will truly speak to those who are listening.
The S/A has a unique feel all unto it's own...some more than others. A Single Action handgun is designed to push and "roll in the hand" upon recoil...whereas when a D/A gun is fired, will be more of a recoil back into the hand (a direct push-back into the palm).

If you're not "listening" to and "feeling" your handgun, then it doesn't matter...choose some popular D/A gun & be on with you. However, if you have the patience & time to reflect on how a handgun speaks to you, then I'd bet an antiquated S/A will fill a basic unknown feeling in your being...

I first came to respect the S/A language through a 10.5" Ruger SBH .44 Mag...it was 12 long years later until I owned my own. And for my own preference, I choose the fat Herrett's smooth grips over the Ruger originals...

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