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Old 09-10-2011, 03:37 PM
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Default What size backstrap do you use?

I've got short fat fingers but the largest grip feels the best and I shoot the most accurately with it.
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Old 09-10-2011, 03:47 PM
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I prefer the small. As far as size and comfort go its the closest to my 1911 and P99. I tried them all and shot extremely accurate with the small. FWIW, I have decent sized hands. YMMV.
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I have fairly large hands with a 10.5" span from thumb to pinky. Oddly enough, the small back strap works best for me on the full size and on the compact M&P's.
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Old 09-10-2011, 04:47 PM
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Just got my M&P 40 yesterday and shot for the first time today. So far, I am most comfortable with the large (with beaver tail.) My primary before this was a Smith 1006, so maybe thats why.
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Old 09-10-2011, 05:38 PM
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Have a mid-size (4") .45 and even with large hands, prefer the small, since my EDC is usually a 1911.

At the LGS where I work, I've sold 2 to customers who, due to industrial accidents, have lost portions of their hands/fingers. They were thrilled with the feeling of the 9's/.40's with NO grip panel.
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:18 PM
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I don't have very large hands at all, but on my .40 FS I prefer the large. If I put the large grip on my compacts, I feel like I'm holding a golf ball with a slide on it. So for the compacts it's the small that works best for me.
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:55 PM
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I use a medium on my 9mm 4.25" pro but a large on my 9c. I experimented with the different sizes and this combo seems to yield the best all around results. It works out well since the M&P22 I've got is basically the fixed medium backstrap.
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I usually used the medium, however I installed the small one, and then added the pachmayr grip sleeve with finger grooves, and this thing is now awesome!!!!! The best $12 I ever spent on a weapon. Try it, you'll like it!!!
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:51 AM
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Large seems to work for me. It is the only one I have had on when shooting, and I have not switched to the others to see if accuracy improves.

With my also big hands I am used to encountering smaller grips, like my Gen III compact, and I have no problem with it.
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:06 AM
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I've used the one that came on the M&P40 (which I guess is the medium one) up to now, but I felt like the gun was flopping around a bit in my hand unless I used more trigger finger than I like. So after my last range session (I've only had three with this gun) I switched to the large which felt a bit better dryfiring. I'll see how it feels on my next range session.
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I use the medium size backstrap on both my 9c and my 45c.
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Try using the backstrap that allows you to drop your magazines with your thumb, without shifting your grip. That should be the proper one to use.
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I have 3 and use the small backstrap on all 3.I have long fingers but the small is more like the 1911 grip.
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I like the feel of the small backstrap, but I go back and forth between that and the medium ...

I'm looking to get a CT laser on my MP.45, and figure getting used to the medium back strap would a good idea.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:24 AM
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I have the CT Lasergrip installed which seems to be closest to the medium backstrap with more palm swell (batteries add width). I was concerned that the CT would be too large for my small'ish hands but it fits wonderfully.

Before the CT I used the medium backstrap.
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i have an m&p fs and use the medium because my hands arent the biggest. i shoot a lot more accurately with the medium as opposed to the small
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:08 PM
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I like the feel of the large grips much better. Guess it feels more like my 5906 or something. However, I shoot much better with the medium grips and since it's my carry gun, mediums it is. Go figure...
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