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palm swell?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by redfin, Apr 21, 2013.

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  1. redfin

    redfin TS Member

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    up till now all my guns never had a palm swell,(citori,beretta)i just bought a used ultra xt with a palm swell.its very weird feeling.i guess if you have large hands it might be good. any one else feel the same? joseph
     
  2. Sky Buster

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    Yes!. I had to reduce the palm swell on my MX-2000. It just
    didn't fit my hand and was not comfortable.
     
  3. threedeuces

    threedeuces TS Member

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    Like they say, it all depends on the size.
     
  4. Ed Y

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    I have big hands. I guess they're normal and that's why they make the swells that way.

    Ed Yanchok
     
  5. Rollin Oswald

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    Palm swells are great IF (and only if) they fill the palm of your hand and position your trigger finger the right distance from the trigger. Otherwise, they're more trouble than they're worth.

    Bear in mind also, that if you shoot wearing gloves when it is cold, the palm swell will no longer fit your hand.

    Rollin
     
  6. BAD 303

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    They can cause gun canting issues many times.
     
  7. kraiza

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    Palm swell also can correct the canting of a gun.
    Like anything else it all in the fit.
     
  8. Tron

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    Palm swells are a must for me. That said, a gun with a palm swell that doesn't fit YOUR palm is worse than not having one at all.
     
  9. shannon391

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    Slap a blob of bondo on the grip, put on a latex glove, mount the gun and grip it like you normally do, wait till the bondo gets hot in your hand, presto instant perfect palm swell fit.

    Tom Smith taught me this cheap trick!
     
  10. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    I fully agree to what Rollin said.
     
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    Shannon 391. What kind of bondo and will it adhere to a PFS. Grip respectfully ,rob mize
     
  12. hunter44

    hunter44 Well-Known Member

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    I used a flat sheet of "Rat Grip" to make a grip with finger grooves & a small palm swell for a PFS grip...........works great, easy to do.
     
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