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Old May 14th, 2017, 10:18 AM   #1
 
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Gloves for the Redhawk

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.



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Single action revolver with Bisley grips for me.
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Redhawks did the same to me when I had the stock wood grips on mine. Put Herretts made to fit my hand on and no more problems and got a better grip on the gun, too.
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I don't understand sticking by the original grips when they clearly are at the root of your problem. I make no bones about it I like Pachmayr and Hogue rubber grips. They are ugly as sin but they are for function not beauty.

I have used gloves in the past and I just bought some mechanix impact gloves and cut out the trigger finger. Did what I was looking for. I used them on a 5 1/2 inch Super Blackhawk that for me was a knuckle banger.
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I use weight lifters gloves from Wally World for shooting Ruger Only .45 Colt loads.
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I prefer a rubber grips instead of using gloves. With gloves, you lose feel of the trigger.


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Even with a long 7.5" barrel my Redhawk hurt my hand with full power loads. I wear thin camo gloves often while hunting, but they don't offer much cushion. I want to feel the trigger and don't want to have to be wearing any special gear to shoot my .44 magnum. Pachmayr Decelerators did the trick for me. The layer of cushioning rubber covering the steel grip frame made all the difference in the world.
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Try fingerless motorcycle gloves. Works very well for me with hot loads or if it is very cold at the range.
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Gloves?? We don't need no stinkin' gloves!

Sorry, but I can't help on the two gloves you mentioned. Good luck on finding a solution.
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Thanks all for your input. Yes sensitivity to the trigger is a concern of mine and the Pro-Aim line does have a half finger model so I'm leaning toward giving them a try.
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Thanks all for your input. Yes sensitivity to the trigger is a concern of mine and the Pro-Aim line does have a half finger model so I'm leaning toward giving them a try.


I forgot about half gloves. I read that leather belaying gloves for climbing work well.


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I use actual made for shooting padded glove. Fingerless too. I put Hogue Bantum grips on my Redhawk also, but the glove does help immensely.
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Mechanix gloves might work. They're pretty durable, padded, and still allow a decent amount of dexterity. Still, as other's have said I'd personally be looking for a grip that fits better.
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Mechanix gloves might work. They're pretty durable, padded, and still allow a decent amount of dexterity. Still, as other's have said I'd personally be looking for a grip that fits better.
I use mechanix gloves while shooting my .44 mag redhawk and .44 mag S&W 329 pd. Both have nice rubber hogue grips though, but I find that the non-slip pleather on the gloves helps minimize thrashing my hands. They don't completely take out the bite, but make it tolerable without losing too much feel in the fingers.
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