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Old April 12th, 2017, 04:09 PM   #16
 
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I just got home from work, and can handle some Rugers now...

And I think I get it.

Bob Wright showed his solution, but all I saw was a couple of nice pistols.

Here's a better look at that issue- This is my Super black hawk next to my Old Army. I can see clearly now that there are two grip sizes and the Super Blackhawk has more room on the grip.



Funny I hadn't noticed that before.

And about the pinky thing.

Here's how I held the thing before. Whack! Take that, knuckle!



And here's how I'm going to hold it from now on. Plenty of breathing room.



I totally get it now.

Thanks, guys! My knuckle is happier already!

I will post up a range report as soon as I can burn some ammo, but I'm confident that this is the secret I was looking for!




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I just got home from work, and can handle some Rugers now...

And I think I get it.

Bob Wright showed his solution, but all I saw was a couple of nice pistols.

Here's a better look at that issue- This is my Super black hawk next to my Old Army. I can see clearly now that there are two grip sizes and the Super Blackhawk has more room on the grip.

Funny I hadn't noticed that before.

And about the pinky thing.

Here's how I held the thing before. Whack! Take that, knuckle!

And here's how I'm going to hold it from now on. Plenty of breathing room.

I totally get it now.

Thanks, guys! My knuckle is happier already!

I will post up a range report as soon as I can burn some ammo, but I'm confident that this is the secret I was looking for!

Good luck and keep us posted...
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I've noticed that sometimes (Not always) it will smack my middle finger right on the knuckle when it kicks, and while it doesn't really cause an injury it does hurt a little.
I've not had that problem with my SBH BH.


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Now that's a good lookin' pistola...
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I bought a 4 5/8" SBH several years ago. I love the little cannon. But shooting decent, not heavy loads beat the middle finger of my shooting hand purple. I tried the pinky under the grip hold and that helps but long shooting sessions are more tiring.

I ended up with a set of the Hogue rubber grips and they cured the purple digit syndrome. However they are UGLY. Comfortable and great shooting but UGLY. After deer season last year I bought a set of Hogue single finger groove Pau Ferro grips and they were a big improvement over the rubber grips. Recoil isn't a problem, the gun rides up enough to allow you to quickly cock the hammer. Accuracy is as good or better and my middle finger is unmolested.



The big plus is that the gun now looks good enough to wear to an informal Texas BBQ.

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Ever notice when you see a Super Blackhawk for sale it is always "hardly shot" and has "most of a box of ammo with it"?

I've bought several over the years that had 44 rounds left in the box (shot on cylinder) and that was it...they do kick but the worst kicker if you hold it wrong is a little 9mm Makarov.

Weight lifter gloves available in most sporting goods or online sports equipment stores can be helpful..
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Just a plus 1 on the weight lifter gloves. I got mine at Walmart and wear them everytime out. I shoot several hours in a row and for several days in a row. They are flexible, non restrictive, open finger, and padded. $8 ?

You can solve that busted knuckle issue and your overall perception of recoil drops dramatically.
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The two Super Blackhawks I showed had the square backed trigger guards. These are easier on the knuckle than the round cacked trigger guards. For me, anyway.

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Exactly my point. I don't know why it happens either.

I learned a long time ago that getting good accuracy requires doing the same thing every time. Same grip, same trigger pull, same follow through. I try to be consistent when I shoot.

So, if that's true then it should feel pretty much the same every time I shoot it.

Except it doesn't. Last time I went to the range I shot a box of 50 through this pistol and it whacked me three or four times. (I didn't count. it wasn't a lot of times)

I would sure like to stop doing that all together.
get a glove it happens... Thankfully you don't have the square trigger guard..

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Another vote here for different grips on the order of Hogue or similar design in wood.

Such grips fill in the area behind the trigger guard,and also project below the grip frame heel.

My 44 SBH literally drew blood at the bottom of my palm,and busted knuckle.
A set of good looking wood Badgers,similar in design and size to Hogue rubber made all the difference,a very comfortable shooting gun.

For me,the Bisley grip is of little help.Same issues with open spacing behind the trigger guard.
I recently bought a Talo SBH Bisley 44 3.75 inch- so looked forward to my first Bisley and possibly all time favorite SA but just could not deal with the crunch,and pinky under jus' not right,for me after years of Badger grip hold. Bisley custom grips that fill the area behind the trigger guard are just not available."Gunfighter" style of no help.
I should have ordered the Plow Handle Talo and changed the grips!

(Tired of waiting for a Ruger truly new model five shot 44 mag,I traded the Talo for a S&W 69,and dealt with the same ol' factory grip issue- swapped the Model 69 standard grip with S&W 500 Hogue grip,a critical aspect. The 500 grip design offering the same benefit of additional fill behind the trigger guard and downward extension...same thing only different)
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Range Day

The weather was nice, and my honey doos were pretty much caught up... I went shooting.

First, let me thank all the good people that advised me on shooting this pistol. It's a seriously powerful hand cannon and it needs to be handled correctly or it's gonna hurt.

I bought a "Biker" style fingerless glove with padding in the palm, made of leather. And I used the pinky under grip. I supported with my other hand and used a firm grip but not a choke hold.

I fired a whole box of American Eagle 240 grain hollow points.

Yes, I felt the recoil but it never whacked my knuckle and at no point was it painful. I could have easily fired a second box of ammo if it weren't so pricey.

Again, Thank you guys for telling me how to shoot this bad boy.

Now for pics and a range report.

*Disclaimer- I'm an old man with shaky hands and poor vision. I fired from sandbags and used a red dot sight. The following groups are probably showing more of what I am capable of rather than what the pistol can do.

Here's pics:

The pistol as it looked today. That's a Vortex Venom red dot. It mounted easily and worked perfectly. It seems to hold it's zero and adjusted easily. I like it. The target behind it gives an idea about the group sizes shown.



Here's a 100 yard target with six shots on it.



And a 25 yard group.



And last but not least, I managed to find a round from behind my 100 yard target. That AE hollow point looks perfect to me. I think it would be pretty effective, don't you?

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Pretty dern good shootin' pard!

You could see the red dot at 100 yards?

I wouldn't be able to see it at 25 yards! LOL.
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That's fine shooting, Frank. Glad it worked out for you.
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