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Old September 11th, 2019, 01:44 PM   #1
 
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Texas Grips ‘Extended’ Single Action Revolver Grips



Guys with medium and larger hands have been tucking their little finger under the handle of their single action revolvers since the introduction of Colt’s Navy Model. This isn’t a big problem with early Navy-gripped blackpowder and cartridge revolvers—and their modern clones—owing to their light weight and relatively mild recoil.

The later, heavy frame Blackhawk & Vaquero can be a chore to handle using this two-finger grip; especially with ‘Ruger/Contender’ loads. The previous fix required a Ruger Super Blackhawk, Hunter or Bisley grip frame, fitting it to your frame, refinishing as necessary and then buying a set of grips to match. With Ruger factory grip frames well over a hundred bucks (when you can find them) this can be a fairly expensive proposition.

Texas Grips offers an alternative in their extended grips for Ruger single action revolvers. At 1/2 inch longer than standard grips and with a proportional flare at the butt, it offers a Dragoon sized grip that preserves the plow-handle profile. The owner, Henry Lance offers these grips in a number of attractive hardwoods and laminates, but Mesquite got the nod for my old Vaquero.

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Old September 11th, 2019, 01:49 PM   #2
 
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How come I didn't know about those guys before I made my "taller" grips for my Single-Ten? Look at my thread under "Projects".
Coulda saved me some time, I guess.
Mesquite looks good.
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Old September 11th, 2019, 02:42 PM   #3
 
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These grips flare out laterally, making the bottom of the grip, where the (little) gripping finger is the shortest, the widest point. Whether this presents a problem is determined by the size of the hand.
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I have the larger Texas Grips on my .357/.38 Flattop Blackhawk, and I like the grips a lot.
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Oh yes, mesquite looks awesome.
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Mods, I apparently posted this in the wrong sub-forum. Thanks for moving it.
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