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    Great revolvers don't fit my hand

    I love the look of the Colt New Service, the 1917, the Official Police, etc. But when I try to shoot one, I am disappointed. I find that I need to adjust my grip to cock it, and then adjust my grip again to aim and shoot. The only time these guns work well for me is if I install custom grips or rubber Pachmayrs. In comparison, the grips on a new S&W fit me very naturally. Are others unhappy with the original Colt grips on these types of Colt guns? What do you do, if anything?

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    Have you tried a Tyler T with service stocks?

    On D-frames with service stocks I usually wrap my pinky finger under the gripframe like a SAA. This wasn't a conscious decision I just noticed one day that I was doing it instinctively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjwils View Post
    I love the look of the Colt New Service, the 1917, the Official Police, etc. But when I try to shoot one, I am disappointed. I find that I need to adjust my grip to cock it, and then adjust my grip again to aim and shoot. The only time these guns work well for me is if I install custom grips or rubber Pachmayrs. In comparison, the grips on a new S&W fit me very naturally. Are others unhappy with the original Colt grips on these types of Colt guns? What do you do, if anything?
    These Revolvers were meant to be fired 'Double Action'.

    So, you are going about things wrongly - if 'cocking it' and then, having to re-adjust your grip!

    Shoot them 'DA'.

    No grip adjustment then will be needed.

    If I were to be shooting DA Revolvers in 'SA', it would mess me up also, I am sure.
    Last edited by Oyeboten; 10-16-2013 at 11:24 PM.
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    An irony for me, is that as much as I love Revolvers, none of them fit my Hand well.

    The Colt .45 Automatic, ( as it was prior to the A1 modifications anyway ) DOES fit my Hand well!

    Revolver wise, I recently found out that I grasp them about like old Jelly Bryce did, one handed of course, and, Fingers all scrunched up below and a little behind the Trigger Guard.

    Grasping it more or less 'high' like that, I could saw off an inch or more of the Revolver Grip at the bottom and never miss it.

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    The sooner you adapt the stocks to your hand the happier you'll be. Different stocks and "grip adaptors" can make a world of difference. Remember, we're all built differently and one size fits all isn't necessarily the norm. Small revolvers give me problems so I get thicker stocks and/or add a grip adaptor like a Tyler T or Pachmyer to compensate. Medium to large frame handguns aren't an issue for me.
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    like others have said DA's should be shot by just pulling the trigger. it's takes time and practice. once you get better at it you wont want to shoot them single action again. if you must shoot them single action use your weak hand to cock the hammer. that way your grip can remain unchanged.
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    I love to shoot both Colt and Smith & Wesson double-action revolvers in single-action mode and don't have any trouble with it. I'm grateful I'm not required to use them double-action only. I do some double-action practice for proficiency but enjoy shooting that way less. I enjoy the single-action feature for accuracy work, especially at distance.
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    Suggest you buy one of these great revolvers

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    This is the same gripe Walter Roper had. Get some Roper grips and a gun with a King cockeyed hammer and u are good to go.

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    If all of these guns were meant to be fired double action, why did Colt come up with the beavertail hammer? Or, why even put a spur on the hammer at all?

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