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Old 09-09-2018, 05:38 PM
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Default Grips, Straight vs Curved (DAO Shooters, Please step inside.)

I've been a TDA (DA/SA) shooter since I first fired a Model 659 back in the 1980s.

Lately, I've been trying to broaden my horizons by practicing with some of the DAO (Double Action Only) pistols I have acquired or converted.

I have average size hands and I tend to shoot the straight and curve grips equally well in TDA.

But when it comes to DAO, I struggle with the straight grips and find it much easier with the curved grips.

I believe this is not because the curved grips are larger but rather that they change the angle of my trigger finger.

I'm referring to the double stack 9mm and 40s&w full size pistols.

This puzzles me as S&W saw fit to equip all of the DAO pistols I've seen with straight grips (as well as all of the 40s).

What are your opinions?

Why did S&W eschew the curved grip for the straight grip except on the 5906?

DAO (and TDA) shooters, please lay it out for me.

John
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Old 09-09-2018, 08:27 PM
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When I acquired my 4043 it had the curved/humped grip. The 4044 I had came with the straight grip. I preferred the curved grip to the straight one. My guess would be that the moderately thinner grip aided in trigger reach?
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Old 09-09-2018, 09:30 PM
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I shoot the TDA better with the straight backstrap, and the DAO better with the arched.
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Old 09-09-2018, 11:40 PM
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Curved grip,either with the 1911 or the S&W family I shoot a lot better with.It is just a matter of''hand fits the gun'' and because of this,I am not about to start a fight with anybody else since this is very subjective.
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