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older double action question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by punkndisorderly, Aug 26, 2011.

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  1. punkndisorderly

    punkndisorderly Member

    Nov 17, 2008
    Galveston, TX
    I've seen older double action revolvers (guessing 60's production) with a finger grooved part added in the area behind the trigger guard. It looks like the intention is to lower the shooters grip on the stocks by 3/4 of an inch or so.

    Never seen a production revolver with them in the 20 years i've been shooting. What are they for? I was always taught a high hold was better. Was this a passing fad at some time?
  2. pendennis

    pendennis Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    Probably what you saw is what's called a "T" grip.

    They're made by Tyler T Grip Co. They've also been made by Pachmayr and S&W. The intent is to lower the hand grip on revolvers which have "service" type stocks. They lessen the "bite" on harder recoiling revolvers.

    The same thing is accomplished with target-style and combat stocks.
  3. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Member

    Jan 8, 2011
    Yep, it is a grip adapter, with the Tyler T being the most popular...They work great to fill up your hand, but not make the gun bulky. They also work great at keeping your middle finger out of the "well" behind the trigger guard, which often cause it to take a good beating....They are far from a passing fad. They been around 50 years and people are still buying them.

    I have several snubs with Tylers on.


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  4. Lawdawg45

    Lawdawg45 Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Central Indiana
    I agree with ColtPythonElite, these are valuable add on's. Folks are discovering that with the after market combat grips, their girth makes the use of a speed loader impossible, but the T-Handle doesn't interfere at all.

  5. CajunBass

    CajunBass Member

    Jun 2, 2005
    North Chesterfield, Virginia
    I'm a big fan of the Tylers T-grip. They've had some problems recently, and gotten a lot of bad internet press, but apparently are back up and running again. I recently received two I'd ordered a few months ago, and the quality was as good as they were "back in the day." I need to order a couple more.

    Most any revolver standard grip is too small for me. Add a T-grip and they're as perfect as anything man-made can be. They do have a great "retro" look to them too.
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