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« on: March 03, 2004, 11:34:50 am »


I kind of like these polls, if you didn't notice. Besides, it increases the traffic here.

What say y'all?

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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2004, 12:42:27 pm »

Yep! Factory hard rubber US grips. Just wish USFA would have kept the eagles on them!
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2004, 12:50:23 pm »

Like 'em for 2-handed shooting.  Don't like 'em for 1-handed.

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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2004, 12:55:37 pm »

Like 'em for 2-handed shooting.  Don't like 'em for 1-handed.

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Why is that? Are they gunfighter grips?
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2004, 02:36:09 pm »

I like smooth sides for one handed shooting as it allows the gun to roll back a little making it easier to get thumb on hammer for next shot.

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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2004, 02:44:17 pm »

The problem I found at the Valentine's Day shoot, in 20 degree weather with smooth grips and cold dry hands, the pistol might roll back too much and land on the ground.  Shocked Yes, match DQ.  Cry

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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2004, 05:02:13 pm »

Yikes!  Good reason for checkered grips.

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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2004, 05:05:53 pm »

Yikes!  Good reason for checkered grips.

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That's what I was thinking.  BTW, it was a 7 1/2" 1875 Remington. I have stripped the vanish and am now hand-rubbing with Linseed Oil. I will try this before I checker them.

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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2004, 06:39:10 pm »

Some are checkerd some aren't.  My Vaqueros have Colt style hard rubber type grips that are checkered.  I like them better than smooth grips.  My new model Smiths have one of each.  One has grips that are worn smooth.  I would like to find some replacements.

My Colt clones have smooth grips and I don't like them as well.

I have always shot Duelist and the only problem I ever had was with some Stag grips that got slippery when it was raining.  These are the grips I replace with the Colt style on the Vaqueros.

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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2004, 08:52:02 pm »

Howdy......
I have used both types of grips, the smooth ones just feel better.

Good shootin......
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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2004, 09:30:53 am »

I have always shot Duelist and the only problem I ever had was with some Stag grips that got slippery when it was raining.  These are the grips I replace with the Colt style on the Vaqueros.

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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2004, 12:09:41 pm »



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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2004, 01:40:18 pm »



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« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2004, 06:36:42 pm »

Like them smooth, a full day's shooting with checkered grips tends to make the palm's sore.
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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2004, 08:29:08 pm »

Yup, on My Colts.
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« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2004, 05:23:43 pm »

I just fitted some checkered Eagle Gunfighter buffalo horn grips to my SS RV's. They will match the buffalo horn and german silver handle on my bowie knife. I shoot the RV's two handed and my Colt clones and Schofields duelist. The clones and Schofield grips are smooth for the same reason Doc listed above.
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« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2004, 12:26:55 pm »

Checkered Bisley grips.  I shoot duelist.  Better recoil control with my stout .45 load and easier purchase of hammer for my short thumb.  Doc Shapiro's point of one handed recocking noted.

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« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2004, 12:32:29 pm »

Checkered Bisley grips.  I shoot duelist.  Better recoil control with my stout .45 load and easier purchase of hammer for my short thumb.  Doc Shapiro's point of one handed recocking noted.

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Are those Ruger Bisleys? Where did you get the grips?

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« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2004, 04:02:16 pm »

Yes, Ruger bisleys. I purchased Altamont simulated Ivory which look OK, (Nothing like the TruIvory on my Bird'shead Ruger but they look good).  It has been a few years but the phone number for Altamont is 800.626.5774 or 217.643.3125

They had sent me a catalog.  Good luck.
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« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2004, 04:04:27 pm »

Yes, Ruger bisleys. I purchased Altamont simulated Ivory which look OK, (Nothing like the TruIvory on my Bird'shead Ruger but they look good).  It has been a few years but the phone number for Altamont is 800.626.5774 or 217.643.3125

They had sent me a catalog.  Good luck.
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« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2004, 05:31:16 pm »

Prefer Gunfighter checkered on RV's, smooth one piece on Colt's, go figger.
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« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2004, 08:35:53 pm »

I have checkered grips on my Rugers.

When I shoot duelist, I generally use smooth.  Hadn't thought of that, really.  Some of my pards that are very good duelists use checked though.
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« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2004, 08:44:06 pm »

Mine are plain right now.  Eventually I'd like to get them Laser engraved(shallow checkering that won't eat your hands up with hot loads).
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« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2004, 10:10:29 am »

Glad to see you made it over here, Hi Seas.

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« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2004, 04:48:51 am »

I have the original smooth grips on my Vaqueros. I`ve never tried checkered ones.

I never have enough time to shoot my hands sore, so thats not a problem! I`m wonderin if those checkered gunfighter grips could be the thing for me. When shooting in the cold, the smooth ones are a bit to jumpy. And the summers are short over here..

Hmm... Seems like I`m just trying to find an excuse to buy those "gamer" grips Grin

For looks only, I think stag is the very nice.. I have one pair of stag grips, but another set is hard to come by these days.

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