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    Extended grips for the Ruger Blackhawk

    I've always preferred the longer Bisley grip, especially when the sixgun is chambered for a hard kicker like the .44 mag or .45 colt with 'Ruger only" loads.
    The Bisley really tames the recoil.
    I started loading for the .357 a couple months ago when I got an older S&W 686, and when I saw a Blackhawk Convertible for sale, I bought it too, as I wanted another single action in that caliber.
    The old plow handle grip just seemed a bit too short for such a large revolver. I don't like to have to curl my pinky underneath.

    I heard about a few makers offering "extended" grips that had the wood extend down 1/2" and cover the bottom of the grip frame.
    I looked at Texas Grips website and decided that some grips in Mesquite would be nice being a resident of the Southwest.
    I ordered them with the Ruger medallions, adds $15 to the cost for a total of $95.
    The maker, Henry Lance, also does Holly, Birdseye and Curly Maple, Rosewood, Walnut, Ebony and a couple different laminates.
    https://texasgrips.com/product/ruger...ended-xr3-red/
    They are quite a bit thicker than factory grips. My hands are all that big, I like the extra length but wish they were a bit thinner.
    For someone with big hands they'd be perfect.
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    Beautiful lookin’ grips/wood, but definitely a little thick!
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    WOW I like that and also find I need larger grips for my big paws. I will look into this as i was considering making some of my own and have never done that kind of work, so might rather purchase them.
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    Looks good.
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    Purdy. I sure love them Blackhawks.
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    Nice. I like a big thick grip, and I'm small, only 5'7". They just feel better. Went to the website, no grips listed for the Italians. That's too bad, I was all set to flog the credit card.
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    A Company named "Sile" used to make a similar wood grips for the Super BlackHawk back in the early 80's. Very similar and was only 40 bucks.
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    OK, sandog, Texas Grips owes you a commission. (grin)

    I have one of those SuperBlackhawk 4.62" .44 Mags, and it has the regular Blackhawk grip. With the stout 300 grain loads I use in this pistol, I found recoil uncomfortable enough that I didn't like firing the gun.

    I ordered, received, and installed a set of their Extended grips in the dark laminate. They fill the hand very well and ought to distribute recoil much better. In addition, I don't find my pinky hanging halfway off the grip bottom.

    Thanks again for posting about the company, their grips appear to be a solution to having a pistol I liked but didn't like to fire.

    I didn't want to reduce the load, I think a .44 mag load should have a little hair on its chest. I intend to test-run tomorrow, but I can already tell I;ll like them.
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    Yeah--your pinkey hanging off the end of the stock small grip just feels funny. The Std Super B-Hawk grips were just too small. The gun typically rolls up on recoil and the small trigger guard can also bite you. That is why I convert mine to the Bisley grip frame on all my big bore conversions: 500 Linebaugh, 454 Casull, etc.
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    The Bisley IS the grip design for the hard-hitters.
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