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    Default 44 Redhawk Grips?

    I recently bought a 4 inch Redhawk with the factory Hogue grips. Initially the grip was comfortable, and still is if I use 44 Special or light magnum loads, but full power loads seem to push the back of the grip frame directly into the pocket of my gripping hand. I have very large hands and realize that the geometry of trying to get my fingers around the grip and into the trigger guard creates an uncomfortable hold. I wonder if some other large handed brethren have any advice on a style or make of grip that will make shooting this 44 more comfortable. Thanks for your time and help.

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    I personally found the Houge Bantam grips the best feel for my 5.5" Redhawk. It allowed me to cock the hammer without adjusting my grip and keeping my bead on target, which I couldn't do with regular houge grips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Cor15:19 View Post
    I recently bought a 4 inch Redhawk with the factory Hogue grips. Initially the grip was comfortable, and still is if I use 44 Special or light magnum loads, but full power loads seem to push the back of the grip frame directly into the pocket of my gripping hand. I have very large hands and realize that the geometry of trying to get my fingers around the grip and into the trigger guard creates an uncomfortable hold. I wonder if some other large handed brethren have any advice on a style or make of grip that will make shooting this 44 more comfortable. Thanks for your time and help.
    In several Redhawks I've always preferred the original style of wooden grips. I tried most of the others including Hogues, but the plain old factory wood just does better in both single action and double action. You're right, though. It depends on the size and shape of the individual hand. Indicating nothing but hand shapes in my neighborhood, almost everyone I shoot with prefers the original wood. You should be able to find some cheap or free from others who swapped, so it shouldn't be much trouble to pick up a set and try them.

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    +1 for wood. To me rubber on a revolver just prevents me from getting a tight hold and allows the gun a running start at the back of my hand. Rubber on an auto is okay since it does not cover the back strap and autos recoil much less.
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    I've been looking into some of Hogue's wood grips. The ones without finger grooves. I initially had the same problem you are, so I tried Hogue's rubber grip and didn't like it. Also tried Pachmayr's rubber grip, but found it to be even worse on my hand than the factory grip, since the seam where the two halves mate together is in the middle. When you shoot, that seam pushes into your hand and the halves try to separate, which tears up your hand even more. So I went back to the factory grip as of now. Eventually I might get around to buying the Hogue wood ones.By the way, does anyone know of any fake ivory grips for the Redhawk? I've always liked the look of stainless with ivory grip, but I can only find them for the Blackhawk.

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    I've got a used Redhawk 6" 44 Mag that somebody put black rubber Pachmyer "Presentation" grips on it. (doesn't have finger grooves) The grips are just too large for my hands, but maybe they would work for you. If you want to try swapping grips, I'm game...


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    Hoosier,
    Try Eagle Grips, pretty sure they make some. They also have Buffalo horn grips that are pretty slick. I use their secret-service grips on my J-Frame, I like em!

    www.eaglegrips.com

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    Thanks, jay51. I'll check them out.

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    I didn't mind the feel of stock grips but preferred a more classic look. While he was at it I had my gunsmith round off the backstrap for a round-butt grip.

    Now I like the way it looks as well as how it shoots.

    Randy Selby did the work for me. Fantastic gunsmith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy View Post
    I didn't mind the feel of stock grips but preferred a more classic look. While he was at it I had my gunsmith round off the backstrap for a round-butt grip.

    Now I like the way it looks as well as how it shoots.

    Randy Selby did the work for me. Fantastic gunsmith.

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    Sharp, he did a good job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy View Post
    I didn't mind the feel of stock grips but preferred a more classic look. While he was at it I had my gunsmith round off the backstrap for a round-butt grip.

    Now I like the way it looks as well as how it shoots.

    Randy Selby did the work for me. Fantastic gunsmith.

    Billy

    Looks great. I love the round butt on your Redhawk. It's something to consider.

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    Try here and see if anything interests you?
    http://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB/view...light=redhawks
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    Quote Originally Posted by S.B. View Post
    Try here and see if anything interests you?
    http://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB/view...light=redhawks
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    Thanks for the link. I think I'll contact Herrett's and see what they recommend.

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