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Old 06-13-2018, 05:02 PM
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Do you have any explanation for the shorter anterior side of the rubber grips of several L/N frame revolvers, allowing little if any space at all for the pinkie?
Although not huge, my hands are bigger than average.
Just handling is not a major issue, but after using, quite an uncomfortable feeling/pain lasts for a couple of days after shooting along the pinkie and all the ulnar side of the forearm up to the elbow.
No problems with longer extending grips.

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Old 06-13-2018, 08:41 PM
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No idea but I usually replace factory grips with a wood Hogue no finger groove grip. My hands are bigger than average by a little bit but I've never noticed your concern. Not to hijack your thread but I shoot either handed. Left eye dominant but my parents made me a rightie. As I got older I started shooting left handed bc sight picture looked better. Im faster w big bores right handed but more accurate shooting leftie. Try this handle grips with either hand and you'll find some grips are left handed and some are right handed even in the same mass produced models. This is for wood grips or materials other than rubber. Can't see the difference but you can feel it. If you ever see me at a grip dealer at a gun show you'll laugh seeing me handle all the grips of a particular style looking for the lefties. My old smith thought I was nuts until I got him to try it. He now calls me when he finds lefties to see if I need that particular style grip. Will say never seen that w a set of factory Magnas.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:02 PM
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I have large hands and have experienced this same feeling.

The only plausible logic I can come up with is that most things in life are a compromise. Concealed grips are cut short to reduce or eliminate printing in carry applications. The abbreviated grips are made for carry and not necessarily shooting comfort or accuracy.

The second thing not readily apparent that I've discovered about rubber grips is that they feel really good in my hand, full size ones. They feel even better the harder I grip them. This sets up a chain of events that I first noticed when my knuckles were turning white, my trigger finger yanking, and my shots pulling low and left....not good.
I like wood grips with a tapered Plain Clothes bevel on the butt end.
They are comfortable to shoot, manage recoil well and don't print against my clothing.
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I assume you're referring to the bantam grips, they are cut shorter for concealment purposes. If you have large hands they can be a little short.
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I assume you're referring to the bantam grips, they are cut shorter for concealment purposes. If you have large hands they can be a little short.
Nope, I am referring to the grips as in the attached picture, that outfit several N frame revolvers. It doesnít seem to me that cutting the anterior lower angle would increase much the concealement of a gun thatís anyway big, while may make shooting much less comfortable for somebody.
Since such pinkie-short grips are more diffuse than longer ones a reason must exixst, but I wonder what is it..
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