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grip comfort   General Military Discussion

Started 30-Oct by smg762; 536 views.
smg762

From: smg762

30-Oct

looking at larger pistol rounds like 7.5FK,  are there any ways to make these comfortable for smaller shooters. 

for example a heavily angled grip to reduce the percieved length, or a cutaway in the grip so your fingers can wrap round the mag instead of the grip.

with older SMG like uzi, was the grip pretty large, like a 7.5KF?    has anyone handled double stack 45's or similar large rounds, what are your thoughts

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graylion

From: graylion

30-Oct

very relevant question of one considers it as a service catridge

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stancrist

From: stancrist

30-Oct

smg762 said:

looking at larger pistol rounds like 7.5FK,  are there any ways to make these comfortable for smaller shooters.  for example a heavily angled grip to reduce the percieved length...

That may be possible.  Awhile back there was a thread wherein a .300 BLK PDW with such a grip was discussed.  I don't know how well it would work with 7.5 FK.

smg762 said:

has anyone handled double stack 45's or similar large rounds, what are your thoughts

I found the grip of a double-stack .45 was too large for my hand.  The 9mm Hi-Power grip was about the ideal size and fit.

renatohm

From: renatohm

30-Oct

stancrist said:

I found the grip of a double-stack .45 was too large for my hand.  The 9mm Hi-Power grip was about the ideal size and fit.

That's only one of the reasons why 9mm is just about perfect for pistol use - its balance between size, punch, weight, reliability (nice taper)... is simply very hard to beat.

If I were to change it for something else it would be something with similar diameter and COAL, and if possible just as easy to control.

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gatnerd

From: gatnerd

30-Oct

smg762 said:

looking at larger pistol rounds like 7.5FK,  are there any ways to make these comfortable for smaller shooters.

There are a number of ways.

-Metal vs Polymer mags. Metal mags are slimmer then polymer mags, allowing for a thiner grip.

-Grip contouring. Using shaping and grooves / textures in the grip can make it more comfortable vs a 'slab' grip. The Walther PPQ .45 for example is more comfortable to hold then the single stack 1911. 

-Grip reduction. Just minimizing all grip volume outside the mag. Lone Wolf did this with their Glock .45 frame, and the result is their frame feels slimmer in hand then a factory Glock 9mm frame.

smg762

From: smg762

9-Nov

could you applie the CRYE PDW style grip but on a smaller scale, ie. with a  45mm cartridge, in a luger style grip. would that actually reduce the percieved length of the ammo

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