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    What Grip..?

    I have been pondering this and I now ask the question. What handgun grip feels the most natural in your hand? I am not asking what grip you shoot best with but rather what grip on a handgun feels just right to you? I love S&W N & K Frames, Glocks, CZs, and Browning High-Powers; is one of these the handgun grip that just plain feels right to me? No, the honor goes to “OLD UGLY” (1911A1). The 1911A1 grip just plain feels like an old shoe to me. What grip style feels the most natural in your hands? Regards, Richard

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    I got to agree with you again Richard. Old JB got it right. On my revolvers I have to fine a slimmer grip as I have small hands. That's why the Python was my all time favorite. Their grips were slimmer than a S&W. Here's a picture of my revolvers. Python .357 top, S&W 19-4 .357/ with Hogue stocks, S&W .44spl/ slim grips from the factory.

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    On my S&W revolver, I've tried the stock finger grooved rubber Hogue, finger grooved/checkered custom wood by Hogue, plain Eagle grips and finally a set of plain custom wood Hogue's. Strangely, my small hands fit the last set, plain smooth wood grips by Hogue. Here's a photo:



    Sigsauer's are a very good fit. Beretta's are nice. Glock's are ... Probably the best auto fit for me is my Walther P99.

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    Browning Hi-Power/P35, no question about it. It's like it was made for my hand.

    The Glocks I favor don't feel especially good to me. I trade that for their excellent combination of reliability, light weight, simplicity, commonality, and relative ease of shooting.
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    My vote goes to ole' slabsides also. 1911 with thin checkered walnut or rosewood grips is heaven. Colt SAA is hard to beat also.

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    My edict goes to the son of Saint John M. Browning 1911.

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    My P99...thats one of the reasons I bought it.

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    The 1911 grips, much like the grip of my Model 39-2 is a bit too narrow for these hands. I'll have to agree with Mike's assersion that the Grand Puissance has a better feel to it than the 1911. The Sig P220 and Ruger P90 are the best feeling .45ACP autos that I've held, especially with the Hogues. In 9mm so far I've found the Beretta 92FS and the Hi Power to have the best feel to them. I also like the feel of Smith & Wesson's N and K frames, of course.

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    I really like the P99 with the large insert in the handgrip. It points very well for me and I feel like my hand it pushed higher the harder I squeeze the grip, but with the ease of mind that there is almost no way to get bit by the slide. Recoil even with the .40 is extremely manageable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mdnitedrftr View Post
    My P99...thats one of the reasons I bought it.
    Ditto!

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    For me, its the................

    Ruger Super Blackhawk. My hand just sort of forms naturally around it, with my thumb instinctively resting on the hammer spur. Could be conditioning.

    Bob Wright

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    The Walther P99 with the medium grip insert and my Ruger Vaquero with the stag grips... Both point naturally and feel great...

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    My STI. I've cutomized it by applying a sand texture to the grip. It may be because this gun spends about 30 hours a week in my hands during dryfire and livefire practice. It's also under cut and smoothed out.
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    1911 with the flat mainspring housing,Browning HiPower,CZ'z and last but not least the S&W Sigma..That is the current model,SW9VE..They all feel just great in my hands so they get lots of use..

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