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Are you evil wheel-gunners satisfied now?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by bushmaster1313, Mar 13, 2011.

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  1. bushmaster1313

    bushmaster1313 Member

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    First you make me buy this 27-2 then you give me grief for the Pachmayr's I put on it.

    Are you satisfied now?

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  2. MartinS

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    Glorious, but why don't you put Pachmayrs on it?
     
  3. Guillermo

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    no

    I want LESS competition for fine old guns...not more
     
  4. bushmaster1313

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    I had Pachmayr's on it - but that caused me to catch flak:

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  5. SaxonPig

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    Much better.
     
  6. CraigC
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    I'll sleep better tonight but fancy walnut Herrett's Ropers would be better. :p
     
  7. Standing Wolf

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    I fell for the common "knowledge" that Pachmayr rubber grips reduce perceived recoil in the late 1970s. "Ugly," I told myself, "but useful."

    To my considerable surprise, rubber grips actually don't reduce perceived recoil. What's needed is a "handle," whatever it's made of, that fully fills your palm. Pachmayr grips tend to be fairly thin, and so fill only part of most palms. They're good for people with uncommonly small hands, but leave average and large palms largely unfilled. The more you spread out the area of recoil, the less of it you'll feel per square inch.

    That said™, neither Smith & Wesson nor Colt factory stocks ever fit my hand well: too small at the tops, too thick at the bottoms. I've found the best results with Herrett's and Nill's. Cheap? No. Quick? No. Better? Lots!
     
  8. CraigC
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    Excellent post!!!!

    Not to sound elitist or snobbish, but I really think that if more people actually tried real, hand-filling custom stocks, the rubber grip market would wither. I think folks migrate towards rubber grips for the reasons you mentioned, for the misconception that they absorb recoil, because they're cheap, readily available and more people are more familiar with them. Not because they are actually better.
     
  9. DM~

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    Yer welcome... Now get a M-29-2 to go with it!

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    I don't give a d@m how my handgun grips "look", as i'm only after performance! I'm a hunter, and i'll use what gives me the tightest groups. SO, i paid my dollars waaaaay back when, and had Herett make me a set of custom grips "for my hand", for my M-19 and also a set for my M-29. I wasn't a new shooter, i was already winning many of the long range matches i attended, and the custom grips DID make my groups shrink...

    Anyway, about that time i tried my first set of Pachmayr grips, and i was amazed that my groups shrunk even more! There's no doubt to me the rubber grips made me a better handgun shooter! And YES, they do feel like they lessen the recoil to my hand a bit...

    Today, many thousands of rounds later, the wood grips are long gone, and only Pachmayrs are on my "serious" hunting/defence handguns! As like i said, i'm out for what works best, not what looks best...

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    bushmaster1313

    Yes, infinitely much better. Thank you for your due diligence in this matter. See we're not so evil after all.
     
  12. bushmaster1313

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    T'was the kitty that convinced me:

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  13. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Well satisfied, I will take the "kitty" too~! :D :D
     
  14. H. Faversham

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    bushmaster1313, don't kid yourself. Wood hurts!
    Sure, wood is beautiful, but, for a K/L-Frame with full house magnum ammo, if it doesn't cover the backstrap and completely fill your hand in the right places, while letting you comfortably reach the trigger (which means a custom made set just for you), save yourself the pain.
    Off the shelf wood and factory wood is for admiring, while Pachs or Hogue Monogrips are for the field and range.
    Rubber does absorb some recoil, especially in the web of your hand. Ask the guys who shoot the absurdly painful (with wood) S&W Model 329.:eek:
     
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    MUCH better! Love magnas on the 3 1/2" N frames . . . a classic look, ala a '57 Chevy Bel Air convertible
     
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    Hello friends and neighbors // Well done, I dislike handsome vintage firearms looking like any other clone out there.

    The Pachmyer grips have a way of doing just that.
     
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    Very smart kitty!
    Mine flinches & runs when I pull out a gun to play with.
    (using snap caps of course)


    By the way, that M27 looks mahvelous!
     
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    To hell with them all it's your gun put what you want on it. They don't have to carry or shoot it.
     
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    I do believe that comfort and performance are what we were talking about. Looks are important but secondary to shooting comfort. Fit is the most important aspect. "Wood only hurts" if your grips don't fit your hand.
     
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    What, no T-Grip?
     
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    Ahahahah!!!!!!!!

    Victory!
     
  22. Walkalong

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    Yes, much, much better now. :)

    We have a cat that looks very much like that one. He's a good cat. He was a stray that adopted us.
     
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    Dang, beat me to it! That beautiful gun cries out for a T-Grip! Perhaps a bronze one?
     
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    Damn thats a NICE revolver - sure don't build them like that anymore.
     
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    Needs a set of Ropers. :p

    Also cool pirate cat. :)
     
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