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Ruger Blackhawk Grips

#1 Post by FlyGuy » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:29 am

I am looking for advice. I have my eyes set on my next purchase. A Ruger Blackhawk chambered in .30 Carbine. I have my reasons for being set in that caliber. The major one being that I try to have at least one Rifle and one Pistol of each caliber I own. Believe me, the 30-30 BFR is fun. That said, along the way I picked up a New Auto Ordinance M1 Carbine. I have since learned that there are only two pistols manufactured that fire that round. The most interesting is the AMT AutoMag III. Unfortunately, it is out of production and highly expensive in the used market. The remaining choice is solid, Ruger Blackhawk.

Now, here is my question. I have large hands and find the grip one finger too small. I own a New Vaquero and as much as I love the gun, it is not the most comfortable in my hand. Doing my research and even handling a Blackhawk at my LGS I found the two grips similar. I was fortunate enough that day to also hold a Super Redhawk. Loved it. My pinkey was resting comfortably on the grip. Does anybody have any advice on aftermarket grips, conversion kits, or accessories that would enlarge the grip.

I have asked the Google machine about this and tried to sort through the myriad of information, to no avail.

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Re: Ruger Blackhawk Grips

#2 Post by eelj » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:26 am

Having been a Blackhawk owner since 1975 and having hands proportionate to my 6'4" frame I have found the rubber Hogue mono grips to be ideal. They just spoil the cowboy effect of a single action but the Ruger with adjustable sights is not a cowboy gun.

If you indeed buy this model before you shoot it be forewarned, ear plugs are not enough, you will need very good muffs. It is an ear drill when it goes off.

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#3 Post by senorgrand » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:38 am

Another vote for Hogue monogrips...ugly, but comfy.

I have seen wood grips similarly styled, but cannot for the life of me remember where. :(
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Re: Ruger Blackhawk Grips

#4 Post by FlyGuy » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:51 am

eelj wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:26 am
If you indeed buy this model before you shoot it be forewarned, ear plugs are not enough, you will need very good muffs. It is an ear drill when it goes off.
That's what I hear and am willing to anyway.

Thank for the tip. Y'all mean this guy?
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#5 Post by senorgrand » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:23 am

yup
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#6 Post by eelj » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:38 am

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Re: Ruger Blackhawk Grips

#7 Post by MayhemVI » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:30 pm

I love the term "ear drill". And I like being warned about them too. ;)

I don't see myself buying one but I would be interested in a "Recoil Report" when you get yours.
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#8 Post by Inquisitor » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:15 am

I’d shoot one. I almost bought one a few years back.

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#9 Post by tonguengroover » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:33 pm

If you like wood try this guy out. He makes them himself. https://texasgrips.com/product/ruger-bl ... d-xr3-red/
I got a pair of mesquite on order for my New Ruger Blackhawk. They are a half inch longer so the pinky fits!
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Re: Ruger Blackhawk Grips

#10 Post by FlyGuy » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:55 am

tonguengroover wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:33 pm
If you like wood try this guy out. He makes them himself. https://texasgrips.com/product/ruger-bl ... d-xr3-red/
I got a pair of mesquite on order for my New Ruger Blackhawk. They are a half inch longer so the pinky fits!
I like these.
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Re: Ruger Blackhawk Grips

#11 Post by tonguengroover » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:33 am

Thought about the Holly grips, but did order the medallions. Can't wait, its gonna be like a whole new pistol.
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