Odd gun setups people have

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by FlSwampRat, Apr 4, 2020.

  1. FlSwampRat

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    When dealing in pre-owned firearms you see some strange ways people have their guns set up. Odd finishes, engravings, stocks, etc.
    This is the strangest grip setup I've seen in awhile.

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    Early mullet gun,

    yet people wonder where Glock got the idea for the 19x from..
     
  3. .455_Hunter

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    I chuckle when people put HUGE grips on compact carry guns.
     
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    Why is putting a more comfortable grip on a gun odd?
     
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    Kinda defeats the purpose of a small concealed carry gun.
     
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    True, but grips are cheaper than another gun, so if you need a dual sport it'll work.
     
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  7. fxvr5

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    We don't all have the same hand size. We don't all the same body type.

    Some folks don't like the small grips because they don't fit their hand. If they don't fit their hand, they don't shoot them well. Larger grips solve that problem, and many folks can conceal them as easily as the smalls grips, and the larger grips can be easier to get ahold of and draw with when concealed.

    Since we all talk about how important it is to put the rounds on target, it seems that anything that would help us do that is a no-brainer.

    I've put some bigger grips on a Colt snubby and might do the same with a J-frame because it's tiny grips make it difficult for me to shoot it well. The bigger grips are no more difficult for me to conceal.
     
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    If the hand warrants the grip - makes perfect sense to me.

    I will, admittedly at least smile at the irony.

    But then too - for a great many years - my favorite AR was my exactly 16 3/16 inch barreled rifle with an A-2 stock with an SP-1 buttplate. LOVED that gun and still would - had I not sold it to the last of many fellas who begged to buy it after shooting it.

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    Well, to my mind, no one buys a 2" barrelled revolver for target use. It's a strictly defensive gun. I have a 2" bbl .357 and I don't think in all that time I've fired more than 100 rounds out of it. I verified I can hit a target well enough for defense and have shot it a few times since to make sure the hole still went all the way down the barrel. Something with service sights and a sight radius so short as to be almost useless for target purposes isn't going to be my go to for even casual plinking. Therefore a comfortable grip isn't as much a priority as concealability in this type of weapon IMHO.

    And that is why I think having grips on your concealed carry that are as large as the gun itself is odd.
     
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    Yeah, 2" guns are not generally target guns. But that's not the point. If larger grips help someone shoot it better for self defense (at any distance), that's the only thing that matters. Just because you don't think it isn't necessary for you, doesn't mean it isn't necessary for someone else.
     
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    I bet the guy who had that grip made had a lot of trouble with anything that had a handle, such as spoons, forks, knives, being too small for his hands. I heard, Andre the Giant had to use a pencil to rotate the dial of the old dial phones.

    Just who was the previous owner, Andre the Giant?

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    I don't know, but thinking of someone with Andre or Shaq size mitts holding that gun made me think of Will Smith in Men In Black when he gets that teeny alien gun.

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    I wonder if it's a flexibility issue...

    I can comfortably hold and fire a Colt New Service and a Beretta 92FS without drama, yet can fully accommodate the round butt on an S&W I-frame (not even a J). The wooden N-frame "target" grips seem rather like holding a 2x2, but drop on a pair of Pachmayr Presentations and I am good to go. I dislike Tyler T-grips because they position my fingers exactly where I don't want them.

    But yes, YUGE grips on a smallish gun does kinda defeat the purpose.
     
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    Small gun + large grip = comfort...not always the most aesthetic combination. My SP101 with Hogue Monogrips looked similar. It was comfortable to shoot...but U-G-L-Y in my opinion. Forced me into a set of Pachmayr Diamond Pro's.
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    I'm digging the top strap dipped in naval jelly look. o_O
     
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    Does this count?
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    You choose such a gun for concealability -- and then compromise its concealability with big grips (which is the part of the gun that's hardest to conceal.) If you're going to do that, get a longer barrel (which is easy to conceal -- and to shoot accurately, too.).
     
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    Yup, that's what's going to print on someone's shirt or jacket.
     
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    It's not that simple. There's the issue of comfort and concealability. I tuck a revolver under the belt for appendix carry. A longer barrel is much less comfortable (painful), and a longer grip on my small revolvers is no more difficult for me to conceal.

    People want to make this a black and white situation, but it isn't. It's an individual-unique situation. People learn what works best for them and that's what they do.
     
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    I still want a Noisy Cricket like the one in MIB.
     
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    That one is perfect for my wife. EUREKA! She can't find anything in her handbag -- problem solved!
     
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    How you like those Diamond Pro grips?
     
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    For me they're very comfortable , because they're a little chunkier they fit my hand well. I have them on my SP101 and found them to be the perfect match. Accuracy actually improved. I tried a set on my LCR, and accuracy deteriorated. I think it's the way that small gun sets up with that grip...but then again I put them on my 3" LCRx22WMR and I haven't notice any difference with accuracy even though it's the same frame. Go figure!

    Because they're pretty chunky they don't conceal well either.
     
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    There might be specific circumstances involved.

    In my case, I really like my LCR 38 special, but I have XXL hands and it was hard for me to control with the tiny factory grips.

    I put the slightly larger LCRx grips on it, and now I can shoot it MUCH better.

    For most of the year I carry in the cargo pocket of shorts. The longer grip is just as easy to conceal and carry, and is a little faster for me to draw.

     
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    i have these on my S&W 624 hunting revolver and they make 240,s at 900 fps easy to controll.
     

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