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Old February 7th, 2010, 09:11 AM   #1
 
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Super Blackhawk Hunter Standard vs Bisley

Thinking of pulling the trigger on Super Blackhawk Hunter. What's the difference between the standard version and the Bisley. Is Bisley easier to grip for accuracy? Plan on scoping gun. Any recommendations on scope also appreciated.



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Old February 7th, 2010, 09:17 AM   #2
 
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Bisley grip frame, Bisley hammer, Bisley trigger. Many like the Bisley configuration when using heavier loads as it allows a slightly different roll under recoil, an easier roll for the shooter to absorb recoil. Others don't care for it. handle one and see how it fits your hand. personally, I prefer the Bisley configuration much better. Enough so that there's 12 or so Bisleys here now and more to be done.
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I have the SBH Hunter with the standard SBH grip and really like it.
I have tried the Bisley grip and didn't care for it.
The SBH Hunter is a pretty hefty gun and doesn't really need the Bisley grip. The recoil is very controlable with the regular gripframe.

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I have the SBH Hunter with the standard SBH grip and really like it.
I have tried the Bisley grip and didn't care for it.
The SBH Hunter is a pretty hefty gun and doesn't really need the Bisley grip. The recoil is very controlable with the regular gripframe.

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+1 But thanks to all those who need the Bisley frame and allowing me the opportunity to score a SBH Liberty grip frame for a song. SBH frames don't bite back if you have the proper hold on them, IMO.

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FWIW, the trigger from a Bisley, only fits in a Bisley gripframe. The dimensions of the area that fits through the hole in the triggerguard are bigger on the Bisley trigger. It can be done, but you will be working the files for awhile. The more popular thing is to put Bisley hammers on other models, because it sits lower and the nice Victorian styling.
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I went with the standard plow handle grips for my SBH Hunter... My hands (and fingers) are way to small to take advantage of the Bisley grips.
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FWIW, the trigger from a Bisley, only fits in a Bisley gripframe. The dimensions of the area that fits through the hole in the triggerguard are bigger on the Bisley trigger. It can be done, but you will be working the files for awhile. The more popular thing is to put Bisley hammers on other models, because it sits lower and the nice Victorian styling.
Installing a Bisley hammer with a non-Bisley grip frame results in similar work being needed. Either gotta enlarge the hammer slot, or re-radius the hammer bump.
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Installing a Bisley hammer with a non-Bisley grip frame results in similar work being needed. Either gotta enlarge the hammer slot, or re-radius the hammer bump.
Yeah, sorry I forgot the legwork of that. I read his question literally. I guess he was thinking about picking up a hunter, and pondering grip frames.
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I opted for the bisley grip on a couple Blackhawks but have other Blackhawks with the regular plow handle too. To each his own I guess, they are both winners really.
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I like the Bisley grip, but on heavy recoiling handguns I prefer the standrd plow handle.
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Well since it seems to be divided almost equally, I decided to get a Bisley Hunter to compare to my Standard Hunter. I plan to compare with several loads from mild to almost wild and sell off the one that comes up lacking (at least that's what I told the better half )
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