For me it's an issue primarily with J frames, especially the newer style latches. I have to consciously force my strong hand thumb lower otherwise it will get bloody real quick. With L/N frames and older style latch j frames I can maintain a more relaxed grip. Also I can maintain a relaxed grip on the Colt DS and the colt cylinder latch doesn't bother my thumb. I am not recoil shy and have shot many revolvers but these SW latches are very sharp. I usually grip with both thumbs down, I don't cross/wrap my thumbs
When you guys grip the 64x you can see how close your thumbs joint is to the cylinder latch...the newer latches are especially bad for me. I've fired couple older pre lock J frames and they don't rub nearly as bad
Last edited by TxFlyFish; February 16, 2013 at 11:56 PM.