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Old 03-10-2011, 11:26 AM   #15571
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I have found that using a grip that fits your hand properly does a lot to making shooting comfortable and controllable. The axe handle grips that S&W puts on their revolvers are about the worst designed grip I have ever seen or handled. I put Hogue or pachmeyer grips on my revolvers. My 2.5" model 66 wears pachmeyers on it's round butt and is very comfortable to shoot even with full power 357's.

If you have to really squeeze the grip on your handgun to shoot it try changing your grips. Straining to maintain your grip just adds more muscle tension tremors to your shooting. Hardly conducive to good shooting results.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:37 AM   #15572
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I probably grip the 44Mag snub or the 500s a little more firmly than, say, a 357 or 45ACP, but not by much. When I was shooting IPSC a lot and used mostly 45ACP or 40S&W I'd sometimes get to where I was holding the gun so loosely that I'd start having FTF malfunctions.
I start gripping firmer when the brass starts hitting me on the forehead.
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:12 PM   #15573
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Duracoat finish.

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Old 03-10-2011, 12:12 PM   #15574
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I start gripping firmer when the brass starts hitting me on the forehead.

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Old 03-10-2011, 12:28 PM   #15575
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Duracoat finish.

That is so completely horrid that I kind of like it.
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:29 PM   #15576
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Is there a gun safe thread? I haven't found it....
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:33 PM   #15577
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Duracoat finish.

My girlfriend Lynn, who died suddenly and unexpectedly in July of 2009 (RIP Lynn), worked as a comptroller for four John Deere dealerships in central Montana and had done so for about 15 years. She hated anything yellow and/or green. She had, shortly before her death, expressed an interest in learning to shoot a handgun. If she were still living I'd be falling all over myself trying to get her one of these!!
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:36 PM   #15578
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Is there a gun safe thread? I haven't found it....
I vaguely recall one, or maybe there was a discussion of safes within the confines of a gun thread, but that was a while ago.....
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:52 PM   #15579
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By the way, I went and handled the SP101 I've been looking at. I tried the trigger and this one isn't too bad, the DA pull is not light, but is very smooth and consistent through the full length-of-travel. The SA pull has a very small amount of creep, then a fairly crisp let-off. It was better than I remember from the most recent one I shot. I suspect that a few hundred rounds of ammo and some dry firing would help. My OTD price would be $419.99 which I'm thinking isn't bad at all.
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:10 PM   #15580
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Is there a gun safe thread? I haven't found it....
I just got an Amsec. You are welcome to drop by and see.

Sure seems to fit the bill (I also like the Sturdy)
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:12 PM   #15581
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Isn't that Deerecoat?
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:32 PM   #15582
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By the way, I went and handled the SP101 I've been looking at. I tried the trigger and this one isn't too bad, the DA pull is not light, but is very smooth and consistent through the full length-of-travel. The SA pull has a very small amount of creep, then a fairly crisp let-off. It was better than I remember from the most recent one I shot. I suspect that a few hundred rounds of ammo and some dry firing would help. My OTD price would be $419.99 which I'm thinking isn't bad at all.
thats a deal. Plus Rugers respond well to marrying the trigger....
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:37 PM   #15583
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By the way, I went and handled the SP101 I've been looking at. I tried the trigger and this one isn't too bad, the DA pull is not light, but is very smooth and consistent through the full length-of-travel. The SA pull has a very small amount of creep, then a fairly crisp let-off. It was better than I remember from the most recent one I shot. I suspect that a few hundred rounds of ammo and some dry firing would help. My OTD price would be $419.99 which I'm thinking isn't bad at all.
Pick up a set of wolff springs for the SP101 and it will lighten up that trigger pull nice. Even with the lightest spring (9lb iirc) it consistently and reliably lights off the primers. WHile youre in there you can use a but of jewlers rouge to polish up the slidey bits in the trigger. And a hogue grip.
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:15 PM   #15584
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+1, mine too! A 6.5" S&W 27 manufactured in '58, given to me for Christmas by my dad in 1966. Still have her; here she is:




That's what I'm talkin 'bout!
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:25 PM   #15585
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By the way, I went and handled the SP101 I've been looking at. I tried the trigger and this one isn't too bad, the DA pull is not light, but is very smooth and consistent through the full length-of-travel. The SA pull has a very small amount of creep, then a fairly crisp let-off. It was better than I remember from the most recent one I shot. I suspect that a few hundred rounds of ammo and some dry firing would help. My OTD price would be $419.99 which I'm thinking isn't bad at all.
I recently put a Wilson spring kit in mine - decent difference in DA, huge difference in SA.
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