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Old November 1, 2020, 01:37 AM   #26
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The Ruger Shopkeeper models do come with birdshead grips.
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Old November 1, 2020, 10:43 AM   #27
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I reckon “birds head grip” is the proper name for it, yep.

Having recently discovered the joys of the .32, such a gip on a single six would be quite a dandy little bbq gun. For big boomers??? Heck no.
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Old November 1, 2020, 10:49 AM   #28
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There is a massive difference between saying, "I prefer this" and saying, "I prefer this and if you prefer something else, you're doing it wrong". In which case, I think you're 180° from reality. From reading the rest of your rhetoric, I'd say you really have no clue what you're talking about. The Ruger Bisley is the best platform for handling heavy recoil. When you're sending 430's down range at 1350ft/sec, there is no "crutch" that will make up for poor technique. Poor technique sends the front sight into your forehead.

Modern double actions are great, if you want all the recoil forces into your palm. Personally, I'm at my limit with a Smith and Wesson 44 magnum. A Ruger Bisley 475 is more comfortable for me to shoot than a heavy load in an N frame.
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Old November 1, 2020, 11:00 AM   #29
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I much prefer the Bisley grip for heavy magnum loads.
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Old November 1, 2020, 01:23 PM   #30
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First, I am sad to say, I've never owned a SBH dragoon style grip frame (square back or hunter style) revolver. I do have a after market hunter grip frame that I bought from Brownells, but the screw holes were 'off', so never got a round to fitting it to a revolver. But I am familiar with Bisley and the standard plow handle grip frames. I have been 'bit' with the hammer in the back of hand with hot loads with the standard and some knuckle rapping too. The Bisley doesn't appear to have that problem. You feel more push/slap into the hand rather than a full roll... Now most (talking 99.9%) of my shooting is under 1200fps no matter what the caliber, so the plow handle suits me down to the ground from .22 to .45 Colt. Note that I don't mind the Bisley but prefer the plow handle. I pick up a plow handle, and it just feels 'right'. The Bisley feels 'ho hum'. Pick up a RedHawk/GP-100, or other DA, and it feels awkward. Personal preference.
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Old November 1, 2020, 04:14 PM   #31
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I reckon “birds head grip” is the proper name for it, yep.

Having recently discovered the joys of the .32, such a gip on a single six would be quite a dandy little bbq gun. For big boomers??? Heck no.
I've seen birdshead grips on Ruger Vaquero revolvers in .357. They must be horrible to shoot. I don't think Ruger ever actually named the bigger calibers with the grips "shopkeepers" but I think a lot of people would know what type of grips you are referring to when one says shopkeeper. As far as I know the only ones actually called shopkeepers are the Bearcat versions.
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