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Old 09-08-2018, 08:24 AM
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Hello everyone. I have a 627 PC and I just bought an R8. I plan on putting some different grips on them and I stumbled across the Hogue Big Butt grips. What purpose does this grip configuration serve?
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Old 09-08-2018, 08:27 AM
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Don’t know if it’s what they’re made for, but have seen them on “Bullseye” guns in the past.


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I can't see this being useful for anything except shooting from a bench so the butt is supported, or to keep the gun horizontal for display.
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They are very comfortable for me. I like the smooth ones without finger grooves, as shown in the picture. The bottom part helps control recoil and gives the bottom finger of your support hand a place to grip. Good for matches with fast draw required because it funnels your hand to the same grip every time very quickly. Good for shooting prone, gets the sights up higher so they're easier to see and line up with the target. Shooting off a bench works with regular or big butt grips.

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They were originally designed for the Bianchi Cup Competition where some shots are taken prone. The Big Butt allowed the shooter to "ground" the butt of the gun for a more stable platform.

Since then they have been adopted by many action pistol shooters. The extended grip gives the shooter someplace to put the pinky of their support hand, thus mitigating muzzle flip.

Hogue, Nills and KSD all make Big Butt grips, but probably the oldest "extended" grips were those designed by Bill Davis originally used for PPC. They are long enough that two screws were used to secure them to the grip frame - one behind the trigger guard and one below the grip frame at the butt.

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I think they are butt ugly.
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Toolguy and Pizza Bob have it right. In addition, I have seen ICORE shooters go prone and use the Big Butt to support the gun. Some members of the Hogue family are avid revolver shooters in competition.

For me, the most important value is getting the correct grip on the speed draw for steel shooting. We who use them generally shoot our guns rather than admire or despise their looks.
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Olympic Free Pistols have had big butt grips for at least 50 years. There's must be some advantage to free hand target guns.
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Olympic Free Pistols have had big butt grips for at least 50 years. There's must be some advantage to free hand target guns.
Kernel: that set of stocks looks like several butts!
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I think the whole idea is to position the shooter’s grip the same every time. Consistency is the name of the game. Same grip, same aim, same stance, same breathing, same trigger will get the same results after much practice. Particularly in bullseye events. Try to eliminate as many inconsistencies as possible. I watched my Dad and his team do it repeatedly.

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I installed a pair of Hogue big butts on my 929 and like them. To me they help drawing the gun from a holster and acquiring a fast and secure grip, serve to guide the hand and fingers to their proper place with each draw. They are also comfortable for acquiring a consistent two-handed grip. I only have them on one gun and don't know that I'll get more, but I do see them as being useful and comfortable.
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I think the whole idea is to position the shooter’s grip the same every time. Consistency is the name of the game. Same grip, same aim, same stance, same breathing, same trigger will get the same results after much practice. Particularly in bullseye events. Try to eliminate as many inconsistencies as possible. I watched my Dad and his team do it repeatedly.
This is the correct answer - look at custom Fung Grips used by Bulls Eye Shooters- designed to force you to make the same grip every time.
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Kernel: that set of stocks looks like several butts!
I shot a friends 22 target pistol with a grip similar to those and it was quite comfortable to shoot and to stay on target with them ..

They are not very good looking though ..
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There is a purpose for them Op.. Bullseye competition I'm sure. But dang they are uglier than hell.

I prefer stock Magna's and a Tyler-T grip for grip acquisition/purchase while shooting and certain concealed carry.

To each his own!
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