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Old May 15th, 2017, 03:27 PM   #16
 
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Old May 16th, 2017, 04:05 AM   #17
 
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I got a pair of gloves back in the 90s don't know if they still make them. they were called impac gloves, made to wear when using impac tools.
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Full power .44 magnum loads are manageable in my Super Blackhawk but in the 5.5" Redhawk, they chew up the webbing between my thumb and index finger. I've tried weightlifting gloves, bicycle gloves, Hatch KSG 500's but none work for this situation. As I love the original grips, Hogues or Pachmayrs are not an option.
Researching the web brings up Gripswell GS-33 and Pro-Aim as 2 possible solutions but before ordering one or the other or both, I'd like to hear if anyone has experience with either of these or if there is another brand possibly better than these.
When grips are compromised, maybe because you like the look of them, the ammo should be adjusted rather than the equipment.
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My 5.5" Redhawk came to me with Pachmayr Grippers (love them on my old style Taurus 66), and I bought Presentations for it as well (I like them on my Python 8").
I wasn't thrilled with either shooting full power 240-260gr loads, so I picked up a set of factory little woodies-they actually work really well for me! I ran 100rds of full power and 81 rds of 1100fps (both 240's) last weekend and I was surprised the blackstrap didn't bother me at all, my trigger finger fit better, and now I can manipulate the hammer one handed with confidence.
I've got smaller hands, but work construction so I'd image that helps for the web not getting tore up (even though I have a scar running right down the "gripping part" from yanking a gen 1 22/45 out of an ex wife's hands).

If the factory grip fits you, I too would recommend shorty gloves from a Harley type bike shop, they usually have a thin layer of padding across the gripping area of palm/thumb.
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I have a set of riveting gloves. No fingertips, but tough leather with padding in the palms for when it's your turn to buck.
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When grips are compromised, maybe because you like the look of them, the ammo should be adjusted rather than the equipment.
While .44 Special velocities would be easier to handle, .44 magnum velocities are what I plan to hunt with therefore practice with full power loads is preferable to me.
Yesterday I met the owner of Pro-Aim shooting gloves [he only lives a few miles from me] and I bought a pair of his fingerless gloves. I may not shoot this weekend but after I give them a test run, I'll be back to report how they did.
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