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Grip distance ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 635 G, Apr 26, 2010.

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  1. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    How can you shorten the distance betwee the trigger & the grip on a gun without getting a new stock?

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  2. RickN

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    Have a gunsmith cut your trigger and move it back in the guard.
     
  3. jimrich60

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    Unless your gun has an adjustable trigger, or can be fitted with such, this will be fairly difficult. What some have done is to use body putty or some such to build up the pistol grip where necessary to place the hand in a better position with regards to the trigger. May not be very esthetic, but will get the job done. Or perhaps a stock maker or the like could modify the pistol grip area by cutting out a section and inserting a new differently contoured pistol grip section. This is one area of stock fitting that seems to be fairly neglected in most discussions of stock fit by many (except for the pros of course) but it is, in my opinion, one of the more important parts of a good stock fit.

    Jim R
     
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    somebody makes a stick-on grip shortner, rubber, in two sizes. Try Shotgun Sports Magazine or Southwest shooters supply.
     
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    I had a gunsmith cut the trigger blade and attach it 3/16 inch further back like RickN. The Etchen style grip would Not have solved the problem for me.
     
  6. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    I shoot a release trigger. The grip distance on my old gun was 31/4". My current grip distance is 311/16". Some times I short shoot targets as I'm moving the gun. The trigger is very fast. Could the additional length have an effect on trigger control.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
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    Two choices that do not involve a new stock:

    1. Adjustable trigger will allow you to move trigger shoe to preferred position.

    2. Build up grip section using bondo or a product like miracle putty.

    If you have a palm swell be careful of option #2 - you might have to move the palm swell forward too if the change in grip length is significant.

    I used a combination of both options to accomplish the perfect fit on my son's gun prior to having a new custom stock made and the grip area was given a lot of attention during fitting - result was an exact match.
     
  8. JerryP

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    If you can't reach the trigger wood will need to be removed from the rear of the grip. Changing the front of the grip will not get your finger closer to the trigger.
     
  9. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    A release trigger that is too fast will certainly lead to short shooting the target.
     
  10. wlc

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    How do you measure grip distance?
     
  11. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Measurement is from the bottom forward edge of the grip to the center
    of the trigger.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
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