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Which Make revolver for really small hands?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by marklbucla, Apr 22, 2009.

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  1. marklbucla

    marklbucla Member

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    Which make revolver is good for small hands? A Smith K frame is too large and we're hopefully going to try and see a J frame today. Aside from a Ruger SP-101, Are there any other manufacturers that have a particularly small grip and length of pull?
     
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    Colt clones.:)
     
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    S&w m-60
     
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    The Model 60 is a J Frame - but different from the ubiquitous Airweights.
     
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    Smith 642
     
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    Aside from the SP-101? Can't think of any. My experience is that all Ruger revolvers have much shorter backstrap-to-trigger distances than S&Ws.
     
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    Have you looked at any round butt K frames?
     
  8. rcmodel

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    S&W LOP, measured straight back from face of trigger to rear of grip frame:
    J = 2 7/8".
    K = 3 1/4".

    There is no difference in LOP between a square-butt and a round-butt.

    The only difference is grip circumference at the lower part of the stocks.

    Colt clones?
    Who is making Colt clones?

    rc
     
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    North American Arms made some really small revolvers for really small hands. As in, possum hands.

    Seriously, if a Colt Army Special or Smith Model 10 wooden grip is too big for your hands, you've got REAL small hands.
     
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    The Charter Arms .38spl line all have small grips and you can get a Pink frame for you wife. :D

    :evil:
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    This sounds more like an imagined problem due to lake of experience then a real problem.

    S&W has been making revolvers that everyone could shoot for an awful lot of years!

    Even the big N-frames were GI issue during WWI, and many of those guys were a lot smaller then we are now.

    My wife has shot every size S&W made very well, for going on 50 years, and she is less then five foot tall with tiny hands.

    rc
     
  12. marklbucla

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    After coming back from the fun shop today, it does sound like a J frame is in order.

    After watching Jerry Miculek's Pro Tips on S&W's site, we're further convinced that the K frame is just too large for my wife to shoot. With Hogue's Bantam grips on it, her finger pretty much forms a L around the trigger and barely has the finger strength to pull it DA. Shooting it SA is no problem, but I can't imagine that this would be advised vs. getting a J frame.

    And yes, the Smith 60 is at the top of the list, along with a 63 for practice.
     
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    My SP101 has a pretty small grip, but it's larger than the Smith j-frames I've shot. My answer would depend on what you want the gun for, but if it's a general purpose gun you want, you might like a Smith model 60 Pro or model 60 5". They have decently long barrels, adjustable sights, and ejector rods that are a little longer than the typical j-frame pocket guns.

    The 3" SP101 is also nice. I think the older factory grip is a little smaller than the current one. You could buy them used.

    S&W k, l, and n-frames can have small grips on them; look up Pachmayr Compac grips or Hogue Bantam grips and you'll see what I mean. Eagle Grips' Undercover model is also nice, but I think it's custom.

    Funny, I made this same suggestion on a different forum for a different reason today.

    Edit: Sorry, looks like I was typing this up the same time you were making your reply. You might try Eagle; they make some of the most petite yet shootable grips for the j-frame, and same probably goes for k & l frames.
     
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    The old Colt 'Police Positives'...same size as the S & W 'J Frame', and Six Shots instead of 'five'...

    Perfect for smaller size Hands...

    Good looking, too...
     
  15. Revolver Ocelot

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    like has been said before, looks like any j frame would be your best bet
     
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    Seems like the concept of gripping the gun so that it lines up with your forearm is relatively recent. With a lot of older guns, especially from the late 1800s, the trigger reach is so long, there's just plain no way to hold them that way.
     
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