Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by allisd17, May 25, 2022.
If you are new to SA revolvers it may be a bit of technique to it also. Letting it roll up some in your hand may be a better option than fighting to keep it on target.
There are larger, more hand filling wood options out there but I can't recall a maker of them now.
Ok thanks. I've had this Blackhawk for over 40 years, just tired of dealing with the wimpy grips.
They are extended and wrap around the bottom. Love'm.
Thanks. Those are nice looking and actually give a place for the little finger to go!!!
Yes pinky real-estate. lol That was my biggest beef with the gun, my hand felt cramped.
You'll love them. They fit perfect. The owner switched up to a CNC machine when he started to get swamped.
The price is still the same as I bought those at least 2 years ago.
It's just like a new gun.
These are from a company in Wilson, North Carolina, N.C. Ordnance.
They have some good grips and reasonable prices. I'm of the old school - pinky under the butt, let it roll with the recoil, and use the web of my thumb as a "stop."
I'm old but I must not be old school, lol. I like all my fingers on the grip, just seems more stable to me. I have just average size hands but have always preferred fat grips on handguns.
I really like the Dragoon grip frame on the RSBH for that reason. I have a square palm and average size hand - however, I do have to wear the XL size blue nitrile gloves because of the width of my palm, so maybe that makes the difference? Keeping the pinky under the butt gives better control. You get pitch with the thumb & pinky, yaw with the ring/middle fingers and roll with the palm/wrist. All the trigger finger has to do is control the trigger. Give it a try. Or not. Up to you.
I've had the Blackhawk since 1975 and have put thousands of rounds downrange with it. Used to do well with it in silhouette shoots back in the day and have always shot accurately with it. I've never liked the grip in all that time but never got around to "pulling the trigger" on upgrading the grips. I figure it's time to give it a shot.
An eBay seller:
I think these are Badger grips. I’ve had them for 15-20 years. These are the only finger groove grips I have and they work for me. The factory grips allowed my middle finger to take a beating from the trigger guard with heavy 45lc loads.
Apparently, Colt didn't think so on their 1st Generation SAA.
Must be why I ain't got one. hehe
These plain rubber type grips work well, giving good pinky room.
Are easy to install and relatively inexpensive.
Downside - they are sort of ugly.
Those white grips look great, especially on a blued gun! The Ruger medallions are a nice extra touch too. I also have a tendency to go with faux ivory/white grips when I can find them for my guns.
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