My hands are roughly the size of a grizzly's, seriously they are freakishly huge! Particularly my palms. So I just bought my first 1911. I picked up the Ruger SR in the commander style, Full size frame, shorter barrel. Sits in my IWB holster wonderfully! I have been very happy with it and I feel that as far as 1911's go, it is a great introductory gun. My future has a few more 1911 purchases in it for sure!!
Anyway, this weekend I spent some time at the range and put about 500 rounds through the gun, my hand was pretty sore. In particular the area of my palm that is engaged by the bottom corner of the grip where the magwell ends. As it is my palm/hand hangs over that quite a bit. I was looking at a Smith and Alexander magwell extender, and I though that might be a possible solution to my discomfort.
Anyone who has installed this option care to chime in on the comfort of the add-on? I would love to hear from those with bigger hands if possible. As of right now it is my only hang up with the 1911 frame.