Grips - checkered or smooth?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Triggernosis, May 26, 2010.

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  1. Triggernosis

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    Which do you like and why?
     
  2. bflobill_69

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    Always been a fan of the Goncalo Alves target grips... so Checkered =P

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  3. GUNKWAZY

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    I tend to prefer Sssmmmoooth myself.
    The checkering usually is a little rough on the hands if you're shooting a lot.
    Also, if using a exotic wood with nice grain on a grip, it usually takes away from the beauty of the natural grain if you checker the grip.
    I'm goin' with Sssmmmoooth.:D

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  4. The Lone Haranguer

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    I don't like sharp or deep checkering. With a heavily recoiling revolver this actually abrades and chafes my hands, and I don't have soft hands. Between dull checkering and smooth (but not slippery) I have no real preference.
     
  5. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator Staff Member

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    a properly fitted grip...to your hand...doesn't need checkering to let you retain a control when firing a pistol
     
  6. notbubba

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    Smooth.
    I prefer smooth in a revolver, but in some models checkered is OK.

    On a lever rifle checkering is just 100% WRONG!
     
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    I prefer checkered on DA revolvers and smooth on SA revolvers. I sometimes wear fingerless gloves, a carry over from my black powder shooting. Use what you are comfortable with, it's shouldn't be a fashion statement.
     
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    Depends on the gun, caliber and purpose. I use both.
     
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