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Offline Silver Creek Slim

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Checkered Pistol Grips?
« on: March 03, 2004, 10:34:50 am »
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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2004, 11:42:27 am »
Yep! Factory hard rubber US grips. Just wish USFA would have kept the eagles on them!
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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2004, 11:50:23 am »
Like 'em for 2-handed shooting.  Don't like 'em for 1-handed.

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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2004, 11:55:37 am »
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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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2004, 01:36:09 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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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2004, 01:44:17 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.  :o Yes, match DQ.  :'(

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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2004, 04:02:13 pm »
Yikes!  Good reason for checkered grips.

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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2004, 04:05:53 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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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2004, 05:39:10 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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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2004, 07:52:02 pm »
Howdy......
I have used both types of grips, the smooth ones just feel better.

Good shootin......
Vern... 8)

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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2004, 08:30:53 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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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2004, 11:09:41 am »


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No the Fandrizzle was 2 years ago.   It was the the year before at the Fandeluge. ;D

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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2004, 12:40:18 pm »


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Was that at Fandrizzle?  ;)

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No the Fandrizzle was 2 years ago.   It was the the year before at the Fandeluge. ;D

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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2004, 05:36:42 pm »
Like them smooth, a full day's shooting with checkered grips tends to make the palm's sore.

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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2004, 07:29:08 pm »
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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2004, 04:23:43 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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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2004, 11:26:55 am »
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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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2004, 11:32:29 am »
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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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2004, 03:02:16 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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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2004, 03:04:27 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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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2004, 04:31:16 pm »
Prefer Gunfighter checkered on RV's, smooth one piece on Colt's, go figger.

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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2004, 07:35:53 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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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2004, 07:44:06 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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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2004, 09:10:29 am »
Glad to see you made it over here, Hi Seas.

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Re: Checkered Pistol Grips?
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2004, 03:48:51 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 ;D

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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