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Old 01-07-2017, 03:46 PM
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New to me Ruger Red Hawk.. 44 mag, 5.5"

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Old 01-07-2017, 05:06 PM
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I've got the Pachmayr Presentaton grips on my RH. They fit my hand very well...

The factory grips were much too small...
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Old 01-07-2017, 05:28 PM
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Second what Bayou52's got. They just "feel right". That 5 1/2 inch is going to let you know when you're shooting "Sven" loads BUT those Presentation grips will tame it immensely. The grips on it may be good for you too. Try them first before you get another set.

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Old 01-07-2017, 05:38 PM
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I did try these grips a bit today. seem too narrow. and yes this thing has a little kick to it.. not like shooting my 1911 .45 acp...lol
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Old 01-08-2017, 01:38 AM
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New to me Ruger Red Hawk.. 44 mag, 5.5"

Attachment 49185 Any suggestions on Grips?
The ones pictured work best for my hands. I tried a few others before finding one I liked. I remember the Hogue grips I tried, that I did not like at all. My hands are not large.
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A long long time ago...

Pach's were much preferred on issued/duty 38s but I wouldn't have a sporting magnum without the softer rubber Hogue type grips, guess it's because you're just short of a "white knuckle" grip on the heavy hitters.
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Nice gun. I had the same one in 7-1/5 inch. Same grips. I agree that the grips are a little thin.
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Old 01-08-2017, 10:48 AM
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After a little digging in my gun stuff, I found my old grips off my RH 7 1/2 " I like the thickness of these, feel much better, I remember I put the rubber ones on the old Red Hawk for a reason, lol but if I remember correctly, I couldn't hit chit with it, maybe because the grips didn't fit me?? we'll see..
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A good glove can take away a lot of the "thinness". I have Gorilla hands, so what works well for the "average Joe" doesn't work well for me. No my hands are not O'Dell Beckam big, but for nearly everything "hand gun", they are too big, so I wear Harbingers weight lifting gloves with the wrist wrap.



And partly because of these in both wrists



I realize they aren't "Tacticool" but neither am I.

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Great idea on the gloves.. I'll try that.. Man, sorry on your wrists, hope they don't give ya too much pain..
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I can still handle "OOFdah Sven loads" in my Redhawk, but only with the glove.

Thanks, the wrists don't bother me as much now that I gave up mechanicing, but I can still set them off. if I get "stupid" and forget to wear my braces when doing strenuous work . . . . like shoveling snow

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I have a Redhawk in 41 magnum. I use the pachmeyer grips. they are basically a bigger softer style shaped like the factory grips. They work well even with T-Rex killing loads coming out of the barrel.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:02 AM
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Looks like the Pachmayr Presentaton grips you have, I'm gonna probably try me some.. Thanks
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I prefer the Hogue Monogrip with finger grooves.
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I have Gorilla hands, so what works well for the "average Joe" doesn't work well for me.
There's a reason there are so many grips out there. It's because there's an infinite number of different hands

Fortunately I don't have any "hardware" installed, but I've used my hands a lot over time, and I've broken bones from my finger tips to my elbows on both sides. I find that a wider grip puts less stress on my hands than a narrow grip, soft or hard.

It's hard to recommend a grip though, but when you find a set that works, buy two.
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I prefer the Hogue Monogrip with finger grooves.
How are they for thickness?
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New to me Ruger Red Hawk.. 44 mag, 5.5"

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What is wrong with the Pachmayrs on the Red Hawk?
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Hogue and Pachmyer are your two best bets unless you want to get something custom.
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New to me Ruger Red Hawk.. 44 mag, 5.5"

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The one you have on there already is about as good as it gets.
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