Grips - feeling like Goldilocks


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TrakHack
January 30, 2011, 06:16 PM
Guys, I'm hoping you can help a gal out with my current shooting-related frustration.

I just got done at the range, and while I met my goal and was able to repeat it, I am bothered by the amount of "futzing" I do trying to get my grip right. This has bothered me for the past few weeks. I know without a consistent grip that I'm not going to make reliable progress.

So, this brings me to the actual grips I'm using. I practice with a .22 Colt Cobra and have used both the original walnut checkered service-style grips as well as a pair of Jay Scott pearlized grips. They are both the same approximate size and shape, and so I have approximately the same struggle to get my grip on the gun to feel right. My hands are fairly small; for reference I usually wear a ladies size small glove and my ring fingers are sizes 5.5 and 6.

I'm going to arrange another lesson with my instructor to dissect the issue further, but I'm wondering if folks here have any suggestions for different grips to try or articles that discuss grip technique with a revolver in depth.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions or thoughts. :)

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sixgunner455
January 30, 2011, 09:54 PM
Something made of rubber will give you a more tacky grip. The gun will not slip around as much as wood or pearl grips.

On my Detective Special (an all-steel gun in .38 Special, similar to your Cobra) I use a Hogue Monogrip in rubber. I do not have small hands, but my hands are relatively long and slender. I did not enjoy the original walnut grips on the Colt, but the rubber grips are great. You may find that the Hogue grips work will, or an Uncle Mike's boot grip may work for you as well.

Good luck!

NMGonzo
January 30, 2011, 11:41 PM
something rubber with palm swells

bannockburn
January 31, 2011, 03:27 PM
Try grips4guns.com, badgercustomgrips.com, or gunbroker.com for different grips for your Colt Cobra.

Dave T
January 31, 2011, 04:34 PM
Your struggle does not surprise me. I never met anyone in 10 years of firearms training who said or believed the factory stocks on the small frame Colts fit them. As other's have suggested one of the rubber grips available will suit much better. You might also consider what are called "Boot Grips" by one of the semi-custom makers. Some people don't like the tackiness of rubber and these would be an alternative.

Dave

TrakHack
January 31, 2011, 05:35 PM
Thanks very much for the replies.

Your struggle does not surprise me. I never met anyone in 10 years of firearms training who said or believed the factory stocks on the small frame Colts fit them.

This makes me feel *much* better. I actually have three of the short D frame Colts, so once I find something that works I'll get at least the two that I shoot outfitted. The third one can have the pearl grips and serve the purpose of looking pretty.

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