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A Grip for every Season?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Duster340, Feb 5, 2015.

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  1. Duster340

    Duster340 Member

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    Hey Folks,

    Anyone else routinely practice with and swap out grips for different seasons? I just hit the 1000 round mark with my Bulldog firing a few hundred rounds while wearing each grip.

    I like the factory grips for extended range testing of hot handloads:
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    Pachymar Compacts for covered conceal:

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    Old Style Bulldog grips ...just cause I love the look! They conceal pretty well too.

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    And "Skinny" grips that disappear with an IWB when wearing T-Shirt and shorts, or in a coat pocket.

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  2. eldon519

    eldon519 Member

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    I try not to tinker with them if I can help it just so that I can develop a higher level of intimacy through consistent practice. I only change them up until I find what I like.
     
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    NO!!

    Pick one, and then Dance with the One who Brung ya!!!!

    Skill comes through becoming so familiar with a gun through practice & muscle memory you can shoot and hit with it with your eyes closed.

    Changing grips when you change your clothes is doing none of that any good.

    rc
     
  4. Duster340

    Duster340 Member

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    Well I hear what you guys are saying, and I agree. The key word is "Practice". Which I do a lot of.

    I probably should have elaborated more in my original post.

    Now I'm not saying I swap grips every time I change clothes, but rather with the seasons. During the summer months I rather carry my Bulldog well concealed wearing the skinny grips with zero printing when bumming around in a tank top and shorts. When the weather cools in the fall/winter and sweaters/jackets come into play the Pachymar compacts go on. The soft factory grips are nice when testing out lots of small batches of handloads in a single sitting. That said, I do my bi-weekly practice with the grips I have on the gun at any given time, skinny in warm months and chunkier in cool months.

    For me, it provides flexibility and choices for CC without having to pop for another carry gun to fill a niche.

    Thanks for the candid feedback .

    Be well
     
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