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Old April 13, 2009, 10:22 AM   #1
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digs into my hand

Mornin', anyone else have this problem? Both my revolvers seem to do this but the 1851 really hurts. It has a pointedness to the rear of the grip that digs into the heel of my palm everytime I fire. I tried to put a small piece of foam on it but tried this AM and that didn't help much. ( arthritis, one of the joys of old age) If anyone has had this, what did you do? Thanks for any help, John
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Old April 13, 2009, 10:28 AM   #2
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Place only your first 3 fingers around the grip/trigger of the Navy, little finger below the grip, see if that helps.
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Old April 13, 2009, 04:10 PM   #3
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Piettas are notoroius for their trumpet bell grip profile. You probably need to switch over to 1860 Army grips. They're longer and aren't as sharp in the back.
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Old April 13, 2009, 07:05 PM   #4
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Yup!

I came up with two Remingtons (Both ASM and one steel and one brass) and I had to use Smokin Gun's suggestion on mine. I am not doing anything but getting the feel for the performanceof these pistols so I have been using a two hand stance exclusively. So my left hand goes over the grip and hand and little finger and god knows what else.

I use a modified two hand stance when I shoot my Colt Sheriff's model. I hold the grip in my right hand and genuflect (not Catholic but I'll try anything that keeps me right with the lord when I shoot this pistol) with my left hand. This pistol has chain fired on me so I am not taking any chances.
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Old April 14, 2009, 12:45 PM   #5
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Thanks, I'll try to change my grip and if that doesn't work maybe I'll try to change the grip on the revolver. I assume you have to replace the brass also when you change the wood? John
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Old April 14, 2009, 03:29 PM   #6
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The 1860 Army grip of the same Mfg. should interchange with out a problem. You will have to get a backstrap/grip and trigger guard and wood grip of the same Mfg.

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Old April 14, 2009, 03:59 PM   #7
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What Smokin_Gun said.

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Old April 15, 2009, 06:27 AM   #8
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if the grip is cutting into your hand, are the grips finished smoothly, the wood matching the brass strap and no edges sticking out ?
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